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Ghislaine Maxwell, who is charged with assisting accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, is scheduled to go on trial on Nov. 29. Social media posts are circulating a photo that falsely claims to show Chief Justice John Roberts in an affectionate pose with Maxwell. The photo actually shows Maxwell with a French modeling agent facing sexual assault charges.
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Ghislaine Maxwell, an associate of accused sex trafficker Jeffery Epstein, was arrested last year and charged with "enticing a minor to travel to engage in criminal sexual activity, transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity" and conspiracy and perjury.

Maxwell is being held without bail ahead of her federal trial, which is set to begin Nov. 29 in New York City.

As we've reported, social media posts have falsely tied Epstein and Maxwell to various political leaders and celebrities, including Bill Gates, Chris Wallace and the wife of Dr. Anthony Fauci.

In the latest bogus claim, posts circulating on social media purports to show Maxwell in an affectionate pose with John Roberts, the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

A Facebook post shows two photos side-by-side: Maxwell with an unidentified man and Roberts' photo from the Supreme Court website. The caption reads, "That's right Roberts we got yer number now. Tick ~ Tock!"

A post on Twitter shows the same photo of Maxwell with an unidentified man with the caption, "Justice Roberts. What a lovely photo. #JusticeRobertsIsCompromised"

But Roberts isn't the man pictured with Maxwell, nor does the image show that he was linked to Maxwell or Epstein.

The photo originated in an article on July 3, 2020, on the French news website 20 minutes. The caption on the photo reads: "French agent Jean-Luc Brunel and Ghislaine Maxwell on Jeffrey…
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