Maxwell Can’t Block Release of Racy Testimony, Court Says – Bloomberg

Ghislaine Maxwell can’t prevent the release of a 2016 deposition she argued would prevent her from getting a fair trial on charges that she participated in a sex-trafficking scheme with former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein.

A federal appeals court in Manhattan on Monday refused to overturn a decision by a federal judge who authorized release of a deposition from a defamation lawsuit brought by one of her alleged victims, Virginia Giuffre.
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Ghislaine Maxwell Deposition Must Be Public, 2nd Circuit Affirms

A deposition believed to show Ghislaine Maxwell perjuring herself by denying knowledge of Jeffrey Epstein’s sex-trafficking empire must be unsealed, the Second Circuit ruled on Monday. 

“We cannot conclude that the district court abused its discretion in ordering the unsealing of the deposition materials,” the three-judge panel wrote in an unsigned summary order.

Maxwell’s indictment is for now the only source of what has been disclosed from her deposition, showing her denying any knowledge of a pipeline that supplied Epstein with underage girls to perform massages — encounters that escalated to sexual assault.  

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s privacy does not justify keeping deposition sealed, Epstein accuser says – Reuters

A woman who said she was a victim of Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking told a U.S. appeals court that Ghislaine Maxwell’s desire for privacy failed to justify the continued sealing of a deposition that the British socialite has fought to keep out of the public eye.
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