Ghislaine Maxwell’s defense called another of Jeffrey Epstein’s one-time paramours to the stand on the final day of her defence: a former Miss Sweden and New York City doctor who told the jury that she trusted the financier with her young daughters and denied taking part in a group sexual encounter with a key accuser.
Epstein and Eva Andersson-Dubin remained friends after breaking up and, in 1994, she married another moneyed financier, Glenn Dubin, with whom she had three children.
One of the key accusers in the trial, identified in court only as “Jane” to protect her identity, testified that a woman named “Eva” joined a group sexual experience with Epstein.
On Friday, Ms Andersson-Dubin was asked by one of Ms Maxwell’s attorneys if she had ever been in a group sexual encounter with Jane.
“Absolutely not,” she responded.
Asked if she had ever been in a group sexualized massage of Epstein with Jane, she responded: “I have not.”
Later, Ms Andersson-Dubin acknowledged having issues with her memory upon cross examination.
“It’s very hard for me to remember anything far back,” she said. “My family notices it, I notice it. It’s been an issue.”
The Dubins have denied knowing anything about Epstein’s sexual misconduct, but were publicly supportive of Epstein when he initially was prosecuted and convicted of sex crimes in Florida in 2008. As the Dubin children – including two daughters – grew up, they sometimes joined their parents on flights with Epstein, Ms Andersson-Dubin said.
She testified that Epstein was fond of her children and the children viewed him like an uncle, sometimes calling him “Uncle F,” an apparent abbreviation of his name, minus the “J.”
When Ms Andersson-Dubin was asked by a defence lawyer if she ever witnessed any inappropriate conduct between Epstein and teenage girls, she responded: “I did not.”