Lawyers Ask Judge to Refer to Epstein's Alleged Madam as 'Ms. Maxwell' Instead of 'Defendant'
"For clarity's sake, your Honor, we're not replacing every instance of the word 'defendant' with 'Ms. Maxwell'. We tried to pick the ones which made sense", he said.
"They're trying to make her appear human. As a person instead of the cold description of 'defendant', which also makes her sound defensive, as a criminal", he added. "I wouldn't say it's rare. It's unusual. At the end of the day, it's a subtle way to influence the jury. But no one is acquitting or convicting due to it. Nevertheless, anytime a defence lawyer labours over every possible minute detail to win a case it's a good thing".