The former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein appeared in court for the first time in person since she was arrested last July.
The hashtag #SheWas16 trended on Twitter Friday in a show of support for Zephaniah "Zephi" Trevino, who supporters say was a victim of child sex trafficking and has been wrongly accused of murder.
The Wyoming Republican declined to comment on whether her GOP colleague, who has repeatedly attacked her, should resign.
Gaetz referenced allegations against him in a speech he gave at a Women for America First event on Friday night.
In a statement, the women called on other elected officials to speak out in support of the congressman amid allegations that he had a sexual relationship with teenage girl.
"She's deserves to be treated as Ghislaine, presumed innocent," Ian Maxwell said.
The lawmaker criticized the Justice Department for concluding that a former labor secretary used "poor judgment" in granting accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein a plea deal in 2008.
A Texas woman risked her life by jumping from a large moving vehicle to avoid becoming a sex slave at the hands of her captors
Whistleblowers worry that the group was chosen for its religious leanings and that more qualified groups were snubbed for funding.
Ghislaine Maxwell's depositions were temporarily blocked from public release on Friday, pending the outcome of an appeal.
Giuffre says she spent time with Epstein not only as someone who would fulfill his sexual desires, but also get trained as someone who could "recruit" other young girls.
Epstein laughed and claimed that Clinton "owed him favors," according to Giuffre. "He told me a long time ago that everyone owes him favors. They're all in each other's pockets."
There are several A-list celebrities and politicians allegedly tied to the Epstein sex scandal, including former President Bill Clinton and current President Donald Trump.
Numerous people on Facebook and Twitter posted that Wayfair CEO Niraj Shah stepped down after rumors about sex trafficking made waves on the internet, but the rumors are false.
Ghislaine Maxwell pleaded not guilty at her bail hearing Tuesday, as her lawyers maintain that she "vigorously denies the charges, intends to fight them and is entitled to the presumption of innocence."
Maxwell's anonymous accuser, known as Jane Doe, said Friday that Ghislaine Maxwell is "just as evil as Jeffrey Epstein"
Maxwell's arrest comes nearly a year after the financier, who was facing federal sex trafficking charges, was found dead inside a jail cell.
Senior U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska ruled Wednesday that Giuffre's lawyers had come into possession of the documents improperly and ordered them to be destroyed.
The director of the Bureau of Prisons said that "any allegations of misconduct are taken very seriously by the agency and will be responded to appropriately."
It was one of a number of denials the Duke of York gave in an hour-long BBC interview that questioned his ties to the pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre has long claimed she was held as a sex slave by the deceased financier and that Epstein made her have sex with the British royal.
The woman claimed she was rarely allowed to leave the house.
A number of irregularities around Jeffrey Epstein's high-profile death aroused immediate suspicion and provoked a backlash from stakeholders in his prosecution who wanted to see the trial run its course.
The girl told detectives that she was on several videos having sex with the man at that apartment, and that she had even gotten pregnant and been forced to have an abortion.
Largely operating in Tidewater, Virginia, the trafficking ring involved 10 adult women and two underage girls.
The victims responded to ads for modeling jobs—with promises to receive $5,000—but were then allegedly forced to perform sexual acts on film.
On Wednesday, Ito revealed past contributions from Epstein totaling $1.2 million for investment purposes and $525,000 for the lab budget.
A tear-stained federal courtroom on Tuesday oversaw the final stages of the prosecution of Jeffrey E. Epstein.