Ghislaine Maxwell trial adjourned for day after attorney falls sick

Federal judge says attorney 'ill and has to get care'
Sketch of Ghislaine Maxwell in federal court during trial, Dec. 9, 2021
Posted at 11:37 AM, Dec 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-09 15:12:31-05

NEW YORK — The sex-abuse trial of Ghislaine Maxwell has been paused because an attorney on the case has gotten sick.

U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan told the in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday that an attorney was "ill and has to get care."

She said there was no reason to believe the illness was related to the coronavirus.

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The judge sent jurors home for the day, telling them to expect to return Friday.

Maxwell, 59, has denied charges she groomed teenagers to give financier Jeffrey Epstein sexual messages.

The government had been expected to end its case by the end of the week.