Jeffrey Epstein news: Inside the bombshell reports coming out
On Thursday, July 30, U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska unsealed the documents to a now-settled defamation case leveled at Ghislaine Maxwell by Virginia Roberts Giuffre. The forty-seven documents included hundreds of pages of deposition transcripts & previously unseen documents.
Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers argued to keep the documents sealed as they believed it would damage Maxwell’s defense in the current case against her. The Giuffre defamation lawsuit against Maxwell was filed in 2015 after Maxwell accused Giuffre of lying when Giuffre stated that Maxwell had ordered her to have sex with several men.
The defamation case was privately settled in 2017 and its documents have remained sealed for years. Here’s some of the bombshell news concerning Ghislaine Maxwell and her ties to the Epstein sex trafficking scandal.
Previously unseen documents
Among the forty-seven documents unsealed on Thursday were email exchanges between Ghislaine Maxwell & Jeffrey Epstein that have never before been viewed. The news was that the emails between Maxwell & Epstein date from January 2015, contradicting Maxwell’s lawyers’ claims that she hadn’t been in contact with Epstein for more than a decade.
The 2015 email was dated after news broke that Virginia Roberts Giuffre had come forward with a story accusing Epstein & Maxwell of sexual misconduct. In the typo-riddled email, Epstein advises Maxwell to, “go outside, head high, not as an escaping convict. go to parties. deal with it.”
Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s deposition
Another inclusion in the unsealed documents is a transcript of Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s deposition given in May 2016. Giuffre states in her deposition that Maxwell & Epstein forced her to have sex with several men using the code word “massage. Giuffre also said that Maxwell recruited her to give Epstein a “massage” when they met in 2000.
Giuffre, who met Epstein & Maxwell when she was working at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s Palm Beach resort, cited her employee records to confirm she was sixteen at the time. Giuffre also lists the names of several men she remembers being forced to have sex with including Glenn Dubin, Stephen Kaufmann, Prince Andrew, Jean-Luc Brunel, Bill Richardson, and Marvin Minsky, George Mitchell, and Alan Dershowitz.
The names listed by Giuffre match another document unsealed in the federal court case against Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges. The men accused have denied the allegations against them including Bill Richardson who called the charges “completely false” and George Mitchell & Alan Dershowitz who claimed to have never met Giuffre.
Alan Dershowitz insists he’s innocent
The unsealed documents contain allegations from another Jeffrey Epstein accuser known as Jane Doe #3. The accusations from Jane Doe #3 match Giuffre’s statements about Epstein’s private island as an “orgy” filled with underage girls and that she was also ordered to have sex with various men. Jane Doe #3’s statement alleges she had sex with Prince Andrew & Alan Dershowitz.
The Maxwell defamation lawsuit documents reflect that Giuffre’s lawyers Paul Cassell & Bradley Edwards acknowledged they were wrong to bring a separate defamation suit against Dershowitz during the lawsuit against Maxwell. Cassel & Edwards admit they failed to do their due diligence to prove Dershowtiz’s guilt.
Alan Dershowitz now claims that the unsealed documents prove that he was never involved in any sexual misconduct crimes. He also claims that the documents further prove Giuffre’s story kept changing and that she made up the accusations. Dershowitz stated that he never saw Epstein do anything “improper” and that Giuffre & Jane Doe #3’s accusations were for financial gain.
Remaining unsealed documents
One document that was not unsealed on Thursday was Ghislaine Maxwell’s deposition from the defamation case. Judge Loretta Preska denied Maxwell’s request to block the release of the deposition but delayed the unsealing to Monday so Maxwell could have an appeals court review the matter.
Judge Preska ruled that it was the public’s right to have access to the information in the sealed documents. Judge Preska stated, “In the context of this case, especially its allegations of sex trafficking of young girls, the court finds any minor embarrassment or annoyance resulting from Ms. Maxwell’s mostly non-testimony . . . is far outweighed by the presumption of public access.”
Other documents from the defamation case that would remain sealed are several medical records. The documents that mention the women who prefer their accusations remain anonymous will continue to redact the victim’s identities.