Senator Lauren Book, Founder/CEO of the Lauren’s Kids Foundation Reacts to Ghislaine Maxwell Verdict

legislation changes to protect sexual abuse victims

Ghislaine Maxwell is a dangerous predator who helped Jeffrey Epstein groom, exploit, and traffic dozens of vulnerable young girls — building trust only to abuse it in the most sinister ways. Despite evading justice for years, today’s verdict shows that what’s done in darkness will always come to light and that survivors’ voices matter. The brave women who testified in the trials against Maxwell and Epstein not only held their own abusers accountable, but also paved the way for other survivors to come forward and with the knowledge that they too can be heard and believed. Times have changed: no matter how rich and powerful, if you seek to harm or exploit children, justice will be served.