Photos and emails take up final days of testimony as Nxivm trial wraps up - 2019-06-15
It's hard to believe the Nxivm trial is wrapping up already. Today we have for you Dianne Lipson's report on Thursday's testimony. As we said when the trial started, the defense planned to call no witnesses, and Keith Raniere himself would not be testifying. Dianne said she'd be giving us a report later on Friday's doings in court, as well as a Saturday court conference. Here's her impression of Thursday's session…
Thursday started with more direct testimony from FBI Agent Brian Booth, IT specialist and Senior Forensic Examiner. We have still not reviewed the contents of one of the folders on Keith's hard drive. The day before, the witness had shown metadata indicating that the images were from November 2005, (when Camila would have been 15 years old.) These images were published only to the jury. A woman from the government team stood in front of the jury box, showing hard copies of the images. The jury members' expressions were intent and serious as image after image was shown. One's woman's mouth hung open, as if she couldn't believe what she was seeing. When I looked at Keith, his head was down and he was writing furiously.
Once again we were shown a form of metadata called exif. The exif data showed that the images were created November 2, 2005 and November 24, 2005. Exif metadata had been explained to us as the most reliable of the different types of metadata. Agent Booth said the time sequence between the photos was sporadic, therefore there didn't seem to be a timer involved.