Here’s a summary of the key events so far today:
• The trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, of Portman House, Golders Green, will resume at Westminster magistrates court this morning.
• The complainant, referred to as A, is described as having been abused by A at the home of Maxwell and others between 1988 and 2000.
• Maxwell is alleged to have used her celebrity status to manipulate A into a sexual relationship. She denies five charges of indecent assault and two charges of sexual assault.
• The court heard that Maxwell used her private language to say “I’ll kill you, I’ll rape you, I’ll kill you and make you a star” during consensual sexual activity at the home of Maxwell and others.
• The court was told that one girl in the case once told a police officer about “any sexual activity of which you were aware”, but that her name was never given.
• The complainant described a physical incident involving Maxwell in which Maxwell threatened her that “if you don’t give me money, I’ll get you in trouble”.
• A detailed account of how Maxwell allegedly used her notoriety to threaten sexual acts was read out by a prosecution witness. The witness said the encounters with Maxwell and others were “very sexual in nature”.
• Maxwell, who was in court for the live-streaming, did not speak during Thursday morning’s proceedings.