Ghislaine Maxwell says 2016 deposition should be kept out of public eye
Aug 22 2020
Ghislaine Maxwell on Thursday urged a USA appeals court to block the release of a deposition on the grounds it could destroy her chance for a fair trial on criminal charges she aided the late financier Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of girls.
Newly released documents from a Ghislaine Maxwell civil suit revealed that Epstein'saccuserVirginia Roberts Giuffre named model and Project Runway judge Heidi Klum as one of many celebrities she witnessed on the plane, nicknamed the "Lolita Express," despite Klum denying she'd ever boarded the jet.
Alongside the constant observation, Maxwell is being woken up several times in the night, her lawyers say, having her personal phone calls restricted, and does not have a desk.
She is facing charges of facilitating Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of young girls between 1994 and 1997 - charges she denies.
Some documents from the defamation case were released last month.
The lawyers also said an unsealing would cause irreversible and unconstitutional negative publicity, and undermine the "truth-seeking function" of Maxwell's trial by leading witnesses to "recast their memories of events from decades ago".
A spokesperson for Clinton did not immediately respond to our questions about the Facebook post. Oral arguments are scheduled for September 22.
The government said it has already given defense lawyers more than 165,000 pages of evidence, including search warrant applications and subpoena returns.
"[The Bureau of Prisons] has made the determination that, at present, the defendant should not be fully integrated into the dorm-style accommodations of the general population", prosecutors wrote in a Thursday letter to U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan.
Prosecutors also last week rejected Maxwell's claim that she is being treated "worse" than other inmates at the Brooklyn jail where she is being held. He'd previously been convicted of procuring an underage girl for sex in 2008.
Epstein who was awaiting trial on child sex abuse charges died after hanging himself in his NY jail cell in August 2019.
Epstein, who hung himself at a Manhattan jail in August previous year, was accused of using his private plane to transport minor girls to his luxury homes in New York, Palm Beach, New Mexico, and Paris.
Even though it's nearly been a year since Jeffrey Epstein died, his ghost still haunts his victims and his friends.
Current U.S. President, Donald Trump, has been repeatedly linked to both Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.
Some of the abuse is alleged to have taken place on Little St James, a spot in in the US Virgin Islands which Epstein bought for $7.95million in 1998.
Epstein was accused of using his private plane to traffic sex slaves around the world.