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I have been reading a story in The Wall Street Journal about the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s procurer (of young girls to feed his sexual appetite), and a mention of what her defense team will do gave me pause. Many of the witnesses will be some of those young girls (grown up now), who will tell their stories of wild parties and sexual abuse at the many homes of the late (and not lamented) Epstein. They will probably mention that Maxwell was the one who contacted them at first and persuaded them to attend those parties.
Her defense team will bring to the stand experts on “false memories” in their attempt to convince the jury that the women falsely remember their experiences with Epstein and Maxwell, and that they weren’t really abused at all. The experts will emphasize that, for the experiences that took place so long ago, the women simply can’t remember correctly what went on, even if they are not bald-faced lying.
Now, this brought to mind another occasion, one where a woman was certain that a person had sexually abused her over 35 years ago, and, funny thing, she was believed and supported by crowds of supporters. Christine Blasey Ford swore that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had abused her at a party they both attended while they were in high school.
Once again, the left tries to have it both ways. Women both can, and cannot, accurately report on experiences they had a long time ago. I am hoping that Maxwell’s defense team is unsuccessful at painting the accusers as confused about what really happened to them at Epstein’s parties. And I wonder if anyone will bring up the case of Ford vs. Kavanaugh.Published in