File photo: Ghislin Maxwell spoke at the Arctic Circle Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland in October 2013. Arctic Circle / Handout with RERS
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Dozens of new documents related to Grislin Maxwell’s dealings with Jeffrey Epstein were released to the public on Thursday, as the British socialite defended herself against criminal charges she accused of sex of late financier girls Exploitation was supported.
On July 23, U.S. District Judge Loretta Presca in Manhattan ordered the release of a large chunk of more than 80 documents from a 2015 civil defamation lawsuit against Maxwell by Virginia Giffrey, who accused Maxwell of helping her “Sex Slave” on Epstein “. .
On Thursday, Maxwell filed an emergency motion with the federal appeals court in Manhattan to block the release of two additional documents, including an April 2016 statement related to her sex life and a statement by an unnamed Epstein prosecutor.
Maxwell’s lawyers said that making their trial public could make it difficult if not impossible “to find an impartial jury for their criminal trial.”
The two deposits, and materials that disclose or disclose the information contained in them, were expected to remain sealed until at least Monday, based on the rules of the appeals court.
Materials included in Presca’s July 23 order included flight logs from Epstein’s private jet; And police reports from Palm Beach, Florida, where Epstein’s home was, among other documents.
Maxwell, 58, pleaded not guilty to helping recruit Epstein and eventually abused three girls from 1994 to 1997, and committed the crime by denying her participation under oath.
He was arrested on July 2, and was held in a Brooklyn prison after a flight risk by a judge. Maxwell’s trial is scheduled for next July.
Epstein was hanged in a Manhattan prison at the age of 66 in August last year, while awaiting trial from 2002 to 2005 on charges of sexual exploitation with women and girls in Manhattan and Florida. He also pleaded not guilty.
Reporting by Jonathan Stampel in New York; Editing by Mr. Navratnam