RAINN Statement on Guilty Verdict in Federal Trial Against Ghislaine Maxwell


Washington, D.C. – Today, RAINN released the following statement after a jury convicted Ghislaine Maxwell on charges related to sex trafficking and sexual exploitation of minors:

“We are relieved that Maxwell will be held accountable for her predatory behavior and her role in grooming young women for abuse by Jeffrey Epstein. We are grateful for the brave survivors who came forward to hold Maxwell responsible for her part in his criminal enterprise. We hope that this verdict helps even more survivors see that perpetrators can be held accountable, no matter how powerful or well connected.” - Erinn Robinson, RAINN press secretary




RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, educate the public, help organizations improve their sexual assault prevention and response programs, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, free, confidential help is available 24/7 by calling 800.656.HOPE (4673) or visiting online.rainn.org.

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