A series of documents relating to the disgraced late financier Jeffrey Epstein will open soon, according to a report.
O daily mail reported on Friday thatcourt documents containing ‘indecent’ allegations relating to 167 of Jeffrey Epsteinassociates, victims and employees of ‘, must be made public:
The material will be made public in the coming months and, DailyMail.com can reveal, is expected to include information pertaining to at least one ‘public figure’.
The documents refer to “alleged perpetrators” or individuals accused of “serious crimes,” as well as police and prosecutors, according to a statement filed on Wednesday.
Documents can be made public because those named have not objected to their release, as per the Correspondencewhich named Prince Andrew — the Duke of York — and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz as two individuals believed to be mentioned.
Both men denied wrongdoing, and Guiffre acknowledged that she may have misidentified Derschowitz, according to the Correspondence.
According to Correspondencethe documents stem from a defamation lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell, which at the end of 2021 was condemned of various sex crimes in connection with her relationship with Epstein. The author of the case was Virginia Giuffre, formerly Virginia Roberts, who alleged that Epstein and Maxwell sexually exploited her when she was a minor.
the process alleged Maxwell “unfairly subjected Giuffre to public ridicule, scorn, and disgrace, among other things, calling Giuffre a liar” to discredit Giuffre’s claims.
Maxwell and Guiffre settled the case in 2017, Court House News reported at the time.
In July 2020, Maxwell’s attorney requested that US District Judge Loretta A. Preska kept two of her depositions in the Giuffre case sealed after Preska ordered them to be made public, NBC 4 reported.
Preska denied Maxwell’s request to reconsider her original request, but ultimately granted her a stay so that she could appeal.noted the NPR
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted Maxwell a stay pending appeal, but, in October 2020, the court finally stated Preska’s original decision to release the deposition transcripts.
An affidavit in which she stated, “I can’t think of anything I’ve done that is illegal,” and repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, was released days later, as the New York Times documented.
the case is Giuffre v. MaxwellAt the. 20-2413, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
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