I met Donald Trump at 14 and flew with Prince Andrew, claims Ghislaine Maxwell’s accuser

Ghislaine Maxwell’s accuser told a court in New York on Wednesday how she was introduced by Jeffrey Epstein to Donald Trump at his Florida resort and took part in one of his beauty pageants, as the defence challenged her memory of the alleged abuse she suffered. On the third day of the trial, “Jane” – … Read more

Ghislaine Maxwell trial latest: I wish I never received $5m from Epstein victims’ fund, says accuser

During cross-examination on Wednesday, Ms Menninger asked Jane about apparent discrepancies between her descriptions of Ms Maxwell’s role on Tuesday and earlier conversations with prosecutors before Maxwell’s July 2020 arrest. “When you spoke with the government in December 2019, with your lawyers there, you told the government at that time you were not sure whether … Read more

Ghislaine Maxwell was in the room during Jeffrey Epstein abuse, says accuser in sex-trafficking trial

The first accuser to take the stand in the sex-trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell broke down on Tuesday as she described how the British socialite “fondled” her breasts and forced her to take part in orgies with other young girls. The woman, known by the pseudonym “Jane”, pointed Ms Maxwell out in the New York … Read more

Clare Wheeler proves timing is key in Matildas’ draw with USA

Isn’t football, in the end, all about the timing? Matildas midfielder Clare Wheeler had barely been on the pitch three minutes, thrown into the lumbering final stages of Australia’s second friendly against the USA in Newcastle on Tuesday, when she made what turned out to be a game-changing — and possibly career-defining — tackle. Loading Seeing American midfielder … Read more

Ghislaine Maxwell trial: Jeffrey Epstein’s private pilot testifies on day two of court case

In her opening statement on Monday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Pomerantz said prosecutors would present flight logs that included the names of Maxwell and some of the alleged victims. “The defendant and Epstein made young girls believe that their dreams could come true,” Pomerantz said. “They were exploiting kids. They were trafficking kids for sex.” Maxwell’s defense … Read more

Live: Australia takes on USA in second friendly in Newcastle

Revenge is a dish best served in humid, rainy Newcastle Good evening and welcome to the ABC’s coverage of the Matildas’ second and final friendly against the USA! My name is Samantha Lewis and I’ll be taking you through all the action live from McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle. It’s been a warm, sprinkly afternoon … Read more

Matildas score late to snatch draw against world champions USA

The Matildas have drawn 1-1 in their second and final friendly match against world champions USA in their last hit-out before January’s Asian Cup. Australian winger Kyah Simon clawed a goal back in the dying stages of the game in Newcastle, cancelling out an early goal from American striker Ashley Hatch in the fourth minute. Matildas … Read more

Ghislaine Maxwell trial: British socialite in New York court facing sex-trafficking charges

The jurors selected to preside over Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial will remain anonymous and be indentified only by their number. However, the 12-person panel (with six alternates on standby) answered questions on the public record, with their names kept under seal. The selected group of jurors includes a broad cross-section of New York City … Read more

USA claim 3-0 win over Australia in the first of two friendlies

Full-time score: USA 3 – 0 AUS. Well, that was perhaps not the game any of us were expecting. The USA have proven once again why they’re the number one team in the world: the depth of their squad, reaching right down into the uncapped ranks, is stellar. Goalkeeper Casey Murphy was particularly impressive on debut, … Read more