Maxwell files claim Prince Andrew tried to get Epstein off the hook

New documents released on Ghislaine Maxwell's dealings with Jeffrey Epstein

"I would appreciate it if shelley would come out and say she was your g'friend - I think she was from end 99 to 2002", Maxwell wrote to Epstein.

The government also charges Maxwell lied during her April 2016 testimony when she denied knowing Epstein engaged in sex with underage girls or that she was present during such encounters.

"Contrary to Prince Andrew's very public offer to cooperate with our investigation into Epstein's co-conspirators, an offer that was conveyed via press release, Prince Andrew has now completely shut the door on voluntary cooperation", stated then-attorney Geoffrey Berman.

US District Judge Loretta A. Preska had ordered them released, but Maxwell's lawyers appealed her ruling to the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals.

Epstein killed himself last summer while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

The deposition was taken in a now-settled civil defamation lawsuit against the British socialite by Ms Giuffre, who had accused Mr Epstein of having kept her as a "sex slave" with Ms Maxwell's assistance. "Being a woman, it's disgusting", Giuffre said. Though she refused to name them in the 2011 phone call, she famously later claimed they included the Queen's son Prince Andrew, Next Top Model scout Jean-Luc Brunel, and Epstein's lawyer, Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz. Maxwell was recently arrested on federal charges that she recruited at least three girls, including one as young as 14, for Epstein to sexually abuse in the 1990s.

According to one of the emails unsealed Thursday, Epstein appears to have drafted a press statement for Maxwell: "Since JE was charged in 2007 for solicitation of a prostitute I have been the target of outright lies, innuendo, slander, defamation and salacious gossip and harassment; headlines, made up quotes I have never given, statements I have never made, trips with people to places I have never been, holidays with people I have never met", Epstein wrote on Jan 21, 2015.

In an email on January 24, 2015, Maxwell appears to try to distance herself from any intimate relationship she had with Epstein, a former hedge fund manager. She's the one who abused me on a regular basis.

Others were allegedly a part of Epstein's group included United Kingdom royal Prince Andrew, former Vice President Al Gore, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Epstein's former defense attorney Alan Dershowitz.

Numerous documents unsealed by the court Thursday had been available publicly before.

Giuffre also reports seeing former President Bill Clinton on Epstein's private island. More documents are expected to be released Monday, including parts of Maxwell's deposition.

In the newly released documents, Roberts lashes out at what she claims was Andrew's involvement in the financier's activities.

Her lawyers said they should be blocked since she now faces criminal charges.



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