Ghislaine Maxwell tried to pass herself off as a prude — by balking at questions about a “laundry basket of sex toys” and nude photos — in a 2016 deposition that was made public Thursday.
The 465-page transcript of the deposition includes hundreds of denials from the longtime Jeffrey Epstein associate, who claimed she knew nothing about his alleged sexual abuse of underage girls.
Maxwell also squirmed when probed about her sex life during the seven-hour grilling session by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s lawyer, Sigrid McCawley.
“Did you have a basket of sex toys that you kept in the Palm Beach house?” McCawley asked.
The question was followed by several objections from Maxwell’s lawyer, with McCawley repeatedly rephrasing the question.
“You have to define what are you talking about,” Maxwell answered at one point.
“A sex toy meaning a vibrator of some kind, sometimes they are called dildos, of that nature, anything like that?” the lawyer asked.
The British socialite — who has been accused of “gagging and raping” one victim with a sex toy — replied, “I don’t recollect anything that would formally be a dildo, anything like that.”
“How would you describe sex toys?” McCawley followed up, to which Maxwell answered, “I wouldn’t describe sex toys.”
A transcript of the marathon deposition was ordered unsealed by an appeals court earlier this week, in a decision that upheld a previous one by Manhattan federal Judge Loretta Preska. It was taken as part of a since-settled defamation case filed against Maxwell by Giuffre, a longtime Epstein accuser.
McCawley also grilled Maxwell on whether she took nude photos of Epstein’s alleged underage victims.
She answered by saying it was possible she took pictures of people “that were somehow semi or had some clothing on or no clothes on” but claimed that “at no time were any of these pictures remotely inappropriate.”
In fact, she insisted any photos she took were family friendly.
“The types of — first, I took very few and they were always by request, this was a picture you could put on your — gift to your parent or to your grandparents to put on their mantel piece,” Maxwell said. “It would be a very benign sort of attractive picture where you wouldn’t see anything.”
At one point deep into the deposition, Maxwell lost her cool during a line of questioning of whether she first met Giuffre at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, where Epstein had a mansion.
“I am going to put on the record, Ms. Maxwell very inappropriately and very harshly pounded our law firm table in an inappropriate manner,” McCawley noted for the record. “I ask she take a deep breath, and calm down. I know this is a difficult position but physical assault or threats is not appropriate, so no pounding, no stomping, no, that’s not appropriate.”
Maxwell piped up, “Can we be clear, I didn’t threaten anybody.”
Maxwell, 58, is behind bars awaiting trial on charges she recruited and groomed young women to be sexually abused by her and Epstein — the convicted pedophile who committed suicide in jail last year.
Giuffre has long claimed she was forced to have sex with Epstein as a teen and pimped out to his powerful pals, including Prince Andrew.
The royal has denied the allegations.
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