Ghislaine Maxwell and U.S. in Battle Over Naming of Her Accusers

Ghislaine Maxwell: lawyers ask judge to stop accusers from posting evidence online

But she also delayed the release of the depositions through Friday to give Mr Gee time to appeal.

Details of Ghislaine Maxwell's life are set to be revealed after a court decision.

US District Court Judge Loretta Presca agreed to delay postponement of the documents until Monday evening unless the district court ordered them to be sealed.

Ghislaine Maxwell appears via video link during her arraignment hearing where she was denied bail for her role aiding Jeffrey Epstein to recruit and eventually abuse of minor girls, in Manhattan Federal Court, in the Manhattan borough of NY on July 14, 2020 in this courtroom sketch.

She is being held in a Brooklyn jail after the judge overseeing the criminal case called her a flight risk.

"The parties are directed to prepare for unsealing in accordance with the Court's order of July 23, 2020, the documents listed in Exhibit A to Plaintiff Virginia Giuffre's Opposition to Defendant Ghislaine Maxwell's Objections to Unsealing Docket Entries 143, 164, 172, 199, & 230", the order stated.

She faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted.

Maxwell attorney Ty Gee wrote prosecutors should not have had access to the deposition, which remains under seal through a protective order.


Meanwhile, prosecutors said on Tuesday some witnesses in the criminal case against Maxwell may face harassment and intimidation and could be reluctant to cooperate with the government if defence lawyers are allowed to discuss them publicly.

Socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, driven by Britain's Prince Andrew leaves the wedding of a former girlfriend of the prince, Aurelia Cecil, at the Parish Church of St Michael in Compton Chamberlayne near Salisbury, England on September 2, 2000.

Ms. Maxwell, 58, incarcerated since her July 2 arrest at her New Hampshire estate, has pleaded not guilty to charges alleging she sometimes joined in the abuse of the girls, which included one who was 14.

The perjury charges pertain to Ms Maxwell's answers to questions posed by lawyers in the civil case, including whether Epstein had a scheme to recruit underage girls for sexual massages.

"I don't know what you're talking about", Maxwell responded, Gee noted.

A U.S. judge on Wednesday denied Ghislaine Maxwell's last-ditch effort to keep a potentially damaging deposition from becoming public, as the jailed British socialite defends herself against criminal charges that she aided the late financier Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of girls.

Giuffre's lawyer, Sigrid McCawley, argued that public interest in the case "weighs in favor of unsealing Maxwell's deposition, not against it".

The lawyers also expressed "substantial concern" that any witnesses, including Maxwell's alleged victims, "will seek to use discovery materials to support their civil cases and future public statements".

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