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Maxwell’s defense seeks difficult balance in attacking accusers

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By Brendan Pierson (Reuters) – As Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers cross-examine her accusers, they face the difficult task of casting doubt on their credibility without seeming too aggressive toward women who say they were abused, legal experts say. Prosecutors have accused the British socialite of recruiting young girls to be sexually abused by financier Jeffrey Epstein, who died by suicide at 66 in a Manhattan jail cell in 2019 while awaiting trial on sex abuse charges. Maxwell has pleaded not guilty. Maxwell’s attorneys have already cross-examined three of the four women cited as victims in the…

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