Alleged victim of longtime CNN producer John Griffin moved to ‘protected environment’

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The 9-year-old Nevada girl whose adoptive mother allegedly flew her to Vermont for a week of sex abuse at the hands of longtime CNN producer John Griffin has, according to her lawyer, been moved to a safe home in Connecticut.

“You can just imagine how traumatic it is to be exposed to something like this, and especially to a child of that age,” Joel Faxon, representing the girl in a civil lawsuit against Griffin, told Fox News Digital. “She’s in a protected environment now, and thank God she’s there.”

In the trials last week, he sought a pre-trial trial against Griffin as part of a lawsuit on behalf of the girl, identified only under the pseudonym Jane Doe. Under Connecticut law, it would allow the plaintiff to secure assets before the case is settled – and tie up Griffin’s wealth if anything should happen.

Inserted: John Griffins 2020 mugshot from a Vermont DUI cover.  Background: Griffins $ 2 million ski lodge in Ludlow, Vermont.

Insert: John Griffins 2020 mugshot from a Vermont DUI cover. Background: Griffins $ 2 million ski lodge in Ludlow, Vermont.
(Vermont State Police / Fox News Digital)

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“My biggest interest is securing Griffin’s assets so he can never afford to do this to another child,” said Faxon, a well-known civil litigation attorney in New York, Vermont and Connecticut. “I’ve done a lot of sex trafficking cases over the years, and they’re getting more and more depraved as time goes on.”

It’s a unique feature of Connecticut’s legal system.

“There is no mechanism in the federal court to get a prior statement,” Faxon explained. “You can only outsource a person’s assets after you have a lawsuit or a disposition that has been handed down for a judgment. But we have a procedure in Connecticut where we can get an advance disbursement.”

To that end, he is seeking a $ 15 million outlay on Griffin’s assets. He added, however, that this does not mean that a possible judgment can not exceed this amount.

Griffin is awaiting trial on federal charges of child sex trafficking and attempted child sex trafficking.

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Between April and July 2020, Griffin allegedly invited three women and their underage daughters over “for the purpose of sexual training,” according to the federal indictment. Only the Nevada woman accepted him for his offer, according to prosecutors.

The longtime senior producer on CNN, John Griffin, was indicted by a large jury in Vermont "with three cases of use of an intergovernmental trafficking facility to try to entice minors to engage in illegal sexual activity."

CNN’s longtime senior producer John Griffin was indicted by a Vermont grand jury “for three counts of using an intergovernmental trade facility to try to lure minors into engaging in illegal sexual activity.”
(Twitter)

She faces state charges there, and although Griffin was mentioned by name in the criminal lawsuit against her in August 2020 and had his units seized by the FBI a week later, he was not charged until last month.

Griffin reportedly paid the woman more than $ 3,000 to fly to Boston and then live in her multi-million-dollar vacation home in Vermont for a week of sex crimes involving her young adopted daughter.

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The evidence against Griffin allegedly includes a drone video he took showing a “completely naked 9-year-old girl” standing next to him in his underwear, according to court documents.

“When confronted with this video during an interview with FBI agents, Griffin’s first response was simply to suggest that he was not looking at the naked girl, despite the fact that she was standing so close to him that she could touch, “reads the prosecutor’s remand note.

Former CNN senior producer John Griffin's Vermont chalet, where he is accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl

Former CNN senior producer John Griffin’s Vermont chalet, where he is accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl
(Fox News Digital)

Fox News does not use the woman’s name to avoid revealing the child’s identity.

CNN immediately fired Griffin last month after hearing about the allegations.

“Prior to his arrest and indictment, we had no knowledge of the case,” a CNN spokesman told Fox News Digital. The media also said no CNN-owned devices issued to Griffin were seized when police issued a search warrant on his electronics in September 2020.

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If the former TV producer is convicted, he risks life in prison. He pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail in Vermont.

His lawyer, David Kirby, declined to comment on the civil case.

Fox News’ Rebecca Rosenberg contributed to this report.

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