“After months of legal battles, a trove of new documents was released Wednesday overnight under a federal judge’s order, including a much anticipated deposition from July 2016 that shows a combative and evasive Ghislaine Maxwell, the 59-year-old longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein, dodging detailed questions about his accusers.
In Maxwell’s heavily redacted deposition, she repeatedly insists she had little knowledge of any of Epstein’s sexual partners or proclivities, although acknowledging she recognized many of his accusers as friends of Epstein. She is asked about her own sexual relationship with Epstein, but her responses are redacted.
The contents of Maxwell’s depositions are significant because she faces criminal perjury charges related to her responses in those sworn statements. Maxwell has mounted an aggressive legal battle to keep her testimony sealed, and her lawyers have been successful in persuading the judge to redact many of the salacious details about her sex life from the July 2016 deposition.