U.S. judge awarded British ladies Gisline Maxwell It is allowed to call a psychologist who specializes in how memories are distorted over time to testify in her trial on sexual abuse allegations.
Maxwell’s lawyers were accused of abuse by prosecutors for recruiting and training underage girls for the late financier Jeffrey Epstein. They said that they planned to call American psychologist Elizabeth Loftus to be confident that people might be confident The “false memory” of sexual abuse described in a specific way testified without deliberately lying.
Loftus is a professor at the University of California, Irvine. He has testified in hundreds of trials, including in the murder trial of real estate heir Robert Durst and the rape and rape of former film producer Harvey Weinstein. Acted as a defense witness in the trial of sexual assault allegations. Both were found guilty.
U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan of Manhattan said she will allow Loftus to testify in an order issued on Monday. The opening statement of the trial began on November 29.
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Federal prosecutors asked Nathan to limit Loftus’ testimony, calling some of her views “unreliable.”
They specifically cited her view that the information people hear about an event can change their memory of the event.
Nathan said she would admit some of the testimonies of Loftus and Parkeditz. Parkeditz was another psychologist provided by the defense as an expert, but did not specify which testimonies were acceptable.
Dietz is expected to refute the testimony of the prosecution witness Lisa Rocchio, a psychologist who is expected to discuss how underage sexual abuse victims are “trained” by their predators.
Maxwell, 59, pleaded not guilty to eight sex trafficking and other crimes.
Prosecutors said Maxwell encouraged girls to give Epstein “sex massage.”
Epstein committed suicide in a Manhattan jail cell in 2019 at the age of 66 while awaiting trial for sexual abuse charges.
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Reporting by Luc Cohen; Editing by Grant McCool