The Lasting Harm: Witnessing the Trail of Ghislaine Maxwell

Lucia Osborne-Crowley

£22.00

Billie recommends: 

“This is not a light read by any stretch but it is a vital one. As both a court reporter and a sexual assault survivor Lucia Osborne-Crawley uses her expertise and personal experience to give a detailed examination of the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell. Every sentence is chosen with such precision and every story shared is essential to furthering the reader’s understanding of the lifelong effects of sexual violence. This trauma-led report sensitively handles the stories of the Epstein victims while refusing to shy away from the truth. Osborne-Crowley uses the world’s largest trafficking case to give a damning inditement of law enforcement and the judicial system’s part in cultivating the culture of silence that protects perpetrators and continues to harm victims.”

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The explosive account of the trial of the century

‘Powerful, vivid and affecting. A compassionate account of the consequences of crime’ DAVID NICHOLLS

‘Urgent, necessary and courageous’ ELIZABETH DAY

‘The definitive voice on the Epstein horror.’ OWEN JONES

‘I understand – and sympathise with – the feeling you might have that you already know the Jeffrey Epstein story. But I am not here to tell you a story about Jeffrey Epstein, or even Ghislaine Maxwell. I am here to tell you the stories of ten women, many of whom have never spoken at length before, about the real impact of sexual trauma on their lives.’

In November 2021, Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted of five counts of sex-trafficking of minors, and now faces 55 years in prison for the role she played in Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of four girls. The trial was meticulously covered by journalist and legal reporter Lucia Osborne-Crowley, one of only four reporters allowed into the courtroom every day.

The Lasting Harm is her account of that trial, a gripping true crime drama and a blistering critique of a criminal justice system ill-equipped to deliver justice for abuse survivors, no matter the outcome.

Centring the stories of four women and their testimonies, and supplemented by extra material to which Osborne-Crowley has exclusive access, The Lasting Harm brings this incendiary trial to life, questions our age-old appetite for crime and punishment and offers a new blueprint for meaningful reparative justice.

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