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Deposition of Jeffrey Epstein friend Ghislaine Maxwell released as sex case heads toward trial

  • October 22, 2020

More than 450 pages of a legal deposition of Ghislaine Maxwell, the accused procurer for late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, were publicly released Thursday after a long court battle.

The question-and-answer session between a lawyer and Maxwell, a wealthy British socialite, in April 2016 was released as part of a years-old civil case as her criminal case in the same Manhattan federal court heads to trial.

The deposition was taken in a defamation lawsuit brought by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, a woman who has accused Maxwell and Epstein of sexually abusing her.

The lawsuit was previously settled, but the deposition had been sealed until the Miami Herald waged a successful effort to get it released. Maxwell’s lawyers had strongly opposed its release.

Epstein, 66, was a former friend of Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, as well as Britain’s Prince Andrew.

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