Disgraced financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein reportedly committed suicide in jail while awaiting trial on August 10, 2019, prompting theories over his death to emerge.
Judge Loretta Preska ruled on Thursday that documents about Maxwell’s confidential affairs should be unsealed within the next two weeks. The judge argued that unsealing the documents, which have been long sought after by the press, would not impede Maxwell’s right to a fair trial as her lawyers have claimed.
Among the documents set to be made public within two weeks will be Maxwell’s legal efforts to squash requests from Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who sued Maxwell for defamation, to obtain her financial records, the Daily Mail reported.
Giuffre’s lawyers demanded Maxwell produce a wide range of documents including “funding received from the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Foundation,” per court filings.
The judge ruled that the documents relating to a request from Giuffre for email accounts Maxwell kept secret from the court also be revealed. The potential revelations could implicate a number of powerful individuals including Prince Andrew of the British royal family, and others who had close personal ties to Maxwell and Epstein.
The Daily Mail reported:
The documents are part of a tranche of material gradually being released by Judge Preska from the defamation case Giuffre filed against Maxwell in 2016 for calling her a liar.
Giuffre claims Maxwell recruited her when she was 16 and took her to Jeffrey Epstein to be repeatedly raped and abused, including by Prince Andrew, which he denies.
The defamation case was settled in 2017 but after requests from the media organization the documents are gradually being unsealed.
In the hearing at New York’s federal court, Judge Preska said she was not impressed by Maxwell’s argument that “continued unsealing of these materials implicates her right to a fair trial in her pending criminal case” which is due to start in November.
Giuffre’s lawyers also seek to make public Maxwell’s tax returns, balance sheets and financial statements for companies she controlled including the TerraMar Project, Maxwell’s non-profit organization. The documents would include every detail of the funding Maxwell received from the Clinton Global Initiative, the Clinton Foundation, and the Clinton Foundation Climate Change Initiative.
While it’s unknown if the Clintons will be directly implicated in the documents, details on the matter will be made clearer after the documents are unsealed.
Bill Clinton’s relationship with Maxwell and Epstein was exposed after the financier was arrested in July 2019. Clinton reportedly flew on Epstein’s private jet dozens of times and was photographed receiving a neck massage from Chauntae Davis, one of Epstein’s victims who worked as a flight attendant on the airplane, which was infamously called the “Lolita Express.”
According to the Daily Mail, other documents to be unsealed relate to a request for information regarding an “undisclosed email account” Maxwell allegedly kept secret from the court in breach of an order to hand it over.
“Ms. Giuffre is aware of two email addresses that appear to be the email addresses defendant used while Ms Giuffre was with defendant and Epstein, namely, from 2000 – 2002,” said Giuffre’s lawyers. “Defendant has denied that she used those accounts to communicate, but she has not disclosed the account she did use to communicate during that time, nor produce documents from it.”
Emails already disclosed to the public show some of Maxwell’s personal communications with Epstein, which show the dead pedophile advising his confidante to hold her head up high and stop behaving like a “convict” after she faced accusations from Giuffre in 2015.