Unveiling Epstein’s Secrets: What We Learned from the Newly Released Court Records

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On Wednesday, hundreds of pages of previously disclosed court records related to alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein were made available to the public. Under a court order dated December 18, this is the first set of documents to be opened; further records are anticipated in the upcoming weeks.

Almost 200 identities are anticipated to be included in the entire number of records, including information that has not yet been made public. These names may include those of politicians, well-known businessmen, and some of Epstein’s accusers.

It did not seem that any shocking findings were contained in the initial round of documents. A significant portion of the data included in them has already been made public by news stories and other legal actions. However, this is the first time that the court-filed records have been made publicly available via the legal system.

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers declared in a statement on Wednesday that the client “has consistently and vehemently maintained her innocence.”

Excerpts from depositions made with Maxwell and Virginia Roberts Giuffre are included in the records. Additionally, there is a declaration from Johanna Sjoberg, who humorously described Prince Andrew caressing her breast while shooting pictures in the document.

Although Sjoberg’s tale has been made public, her deposition has never before been made public. She claimed to have occasionally worked for Epstein and that he occasionally put pressure on her to do sexualized massages that were more than she felt comfortable doing.

According to a court document submitted by Virginia Giuffre’s solicitors on Tuesday, Prince Andrew and she previously agreed an out-of-court settlement in her complaint alleging sexual assault against him. The accusations made against Andrew are refuted by him.

As previously reported, the transcripts of the depositions include a number of well-known figures, including Andrew and the former US president Bill Clinton.

In her 2016 deposition, Sjoberg recalled that Epstein had discussed Bill Clinton with her.

She recalled that “he once said that Clinton likes them young, referring to girls.”

She acknowledged that Epstein had “dealings” with Clinton when asked if Epstein was a friend of hers.

In 2019, a representative for former President Hillary Rodham Clinton attested to her ride on Epstein’s private aircraft, but said she was unaware of the financier’s “horrible crimes.”

On Wednesday, a representative for Hillary Clinton restated her denial from 2019 and informed CNN that it had now “been nearly 20 years since President Clinton last had contact with Epstein.” Regarding Epstein, Clinton has not been charged with any crimes or misconduct.

Johanna Sjoberg also mentioned in her evidence that she was aboard one of Epstein’s flights when the pilots told them they had to land at Atlantic City. Epstein then advised them to get in touch with Donald Trump.

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Jeffrey said, “That sounds great. We’ll call Trump and head to a casino. I can’t remember the name of the casino, but we’ll go to the casino.” stated Sjoberg.

Sjoberg then admitted in her deposition that she never gave Trump a massage. In the materials, Trump is not charged with any Epstein-related misconduct.

The Trump campaign has been contacted by CNN for a statement.

In her deposition, Giuffre said that Maxwell had given her instructions to have sex with a number of persons, including Prince Andrew, computer wizard Marvin Minsky, renowned French scout Jean-Luc Brunel, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, and American financier Glenn Dubin.

Giuffre’s claims were first made public in 2019, and a Dubin representative stated in a statement that year that “Glenn and Eva Dubin are outraged by the allegations against them in the unsealed court records and categorically reject them.” At the time, the comment was covered extensively, appearing in publications including Vanity Fair, the Hill, and the Washington Post.

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Three names that were kept a secret on Wednesday are still attached to that same section of the deposition. Giuffre claims that Maxwell gave her instructions to engage in sexual intercourse with a fully blotted out name, the “owner of a large hotel chain,” and a “unnamed prince”.

The paper does not make it apparent if Giuffre went on to have sex with any of the individuals listed.

The lawyers’ legal motions are among the other documents that were not sealed.

The files are from a settled lawsuit filed by American Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who said that Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s ex-girlfriend, helped with the abuse and that Epstein had sexually molested her while she was a juvenile.

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Numerous purported victims and their connections have been recognized in the media and have given public interviews. Being included in the recently released unredacted papers does not imply any misconduct or infraction of the law.

According to court documents, the identities of some victims are still withheld since the crimes were so sensitive.

2019 saw the federal accusations against Epstein for allegedly running a sex trafficking operation in which he molested several minors.

While in custody awaiting trial, Epstein committed suicide. Maxwell was charged with sex trafficking with many victims by New York prosecutors. 2021 saw her conviction.

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