A federal appeals court on Monday ruled that a 418-page deposition in which Ghislaine Maxwell is interrogated about her sex life should be released to the public.
Lawyers for the former socialite had fought against its release, but the three-judge Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York found their arguments to be “without merit.”
Maxwell stands accused of procuring underage girls for convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The deposition is linked to thousands of files existing in a defamation case brought against Maxwell by one of Epstein’s alleged survivors, Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
One of Maxwell’s lawyers had argued in June that the deposition contains efforts “to compel Ms. Maxwell to answer intrusive questions about her sex life.”
Those questions were answered, according to the lawyer, because his client had “a strong expectation of continued confidentiality.”
The deposition could become public in a matter of days.
— HLN (@HLNTV) October 20, 2020
Ghislaine Maxwell Sex Life Testimony Will Be Made Public
Ghislaine Maxwell is currently being held in prison, charged with multiple sex trafficking and sexual assault offenses, along with two counts of perjury.
It is alleged not only that she provided underage girls for Epstein, but that she participated in the abuse herself.
It was in July that a judge ordered the release of a trove of documents in the lawsuit against Maxwell.
Amongst those documents are police reports from Epstein’s home, flight logs from his private jets, and the deposition which lawyers claimed involved “intrusive questions” about Maxwell’s sex life.
BREAKING: Second Circuit AFFIRMS a lower court’s order to unseal documents related to Ghislaine Maxwell’s civil case, including her allegedly incriminating deposition.
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) October 19, 2020
A witness interview document claimed former President Bill Clinton visited Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean.
The witness – Giuffre – made statements in a transcribed conversation to that effect, though no definitive proof of her allegations has yet to surface.
“I remember asking Jeffrey [a] ‘What’s Bill Clinton doing here?’ kind of thing, and he laughed it off and said, ‘Well, he owes me a favor,’” she said, according to the documents.
“He never told me what favors they were. I never knew. I didn’t know if he was serious. It was just a joke.”
Bill Clinton was at Epstein’s island with Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, and “2 young girls.” pic.twitter.com/NG8PbaZLNt
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) July 31, 2020
Bill Clinton’s Intimate Dinner
Reports surfaced weeks ago that Clinton had allegedly invited Maxwell to a “cozy” dinner in 2014.
The former President’s advance team, according to a Daily Beast report, secured seating for Maxwell and her now rumored husband, tech CEO Scott Borgerson.
At the time, Epstein had already been convicted of procuring for prostitution a girl below the age of 18 in 2008, and Giuffre had publicly accused Maxwell of being involved in the trafficking.
Following Epstein’s arrest in 2019, Clinton’s press secretary Angel Ureña tweeted a statement in which he admitted to taking a “total of four trips” on the convicted sex offender’s plane, which was known as the “Lolita Express.”
Bill Clinton will speak just before Joe Biden’s wife Jill at the DNC next week. Will anyone ask him why he shared a provably false statement about his relationship w/ Epstein? Logs show Clinton on 27+ flights w/ Epstein totaling at least 6 (not 4) trips.https://t.co/5vAtD9nuls https://t.co/GVdFZ3uFz3 pic.twitter.com/PEOg68YI1T
— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) August 11, 2020
An analysis by Fox News in 2016 showed former President Bill Clinton traveled on Epstein’s jet 26 separate times, and that several of those trips involved him ditching his Secret Service detail.
Spencer Kuvin, a lawyer representing several of Epstein’s victims, celebrated news of Maxwell’s deposition being made public.
“Everyone who was a part of the Epstein sex ring should be concerned,” he warned.
UPDATE: The Daily Beast reports that “the long-secret testimony of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged accomplice, Ghislaine Maxwell, has finally been made public.”
Via The Guardian:
A court document containing potentially sensitive information about Ghislaine Maxwell and her relationship with the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was unsealed on Thursday morning in New York just moments before a court-imposed deadline.
Roughly a dozen Maxwell files have been unsealed, with the first one on the docket covering Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre’s counsel alleging Maxwell dodged a question “about allegedly ‘adult’ sexual activity related to Jeffrey Epstein”.
The unsealing of Maxwell’s deposition, which she had given during past civil litigation, came after an appeals panel ruled it could be released, and a lower court effectively decided that it should be released as soon as possible.
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