July 15, 2021
A federal court in New York unsealed dozens of documents Thursday in the sex traffickingcase against Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged madam for disgraced financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Many of the 52 documents pertain to a prior defamation lawsuit involving one of Epstein’s accusers. There is also a motion for a protective order filed by Maxwell’s lawyers to limit the amount of information about her finances they had to hand over.
Judge Loretta Preska last month ruled to unseal dozens of documents about Maxwell’s personal affairs and documents from Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre’s defamation lawsuit. Maxwell’s attorneys had opposed the move. Giuffre has alleged that Epstein and Maxwell trafficked her when she was 17 years old. She is now in her 30s.