Unlicensed court documents have been revealed by a court between UK socialite Griseline Maxwell and late US sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Epstein told Ms. Maxwell that she had “done nothing wrong” at the 2015 exchange, which appears to contradict her earlier claims of not contacting him.
And in a statement, prosecutor Virginia Giffrey says that Ms. Maxwell was equally involved in sexual trafficking as Epstein.
Ms. Maxwell faced trial in the case in July and pleaded not guilty.
- Who is Ghislin Maxwell?
- Jeffrey Epstein: Financier Accused of Sex Trafficking
He remains in custody in New York, charged with trafficking minors for Epstein and Peregery. If convicted, he can face up to 35 years in prison.
Epstein died in prison on 10 August 2019 as he awaited his trial on sexual trafficking charges. His death was scheduled for suicide.
What documents have been released?
A New York court on Thursday ordered the cancellation of dozens of papers late.
There is a 350-page paper containing the 2016 testimony of Virginia Giffrey, who has alleged that she was forced to have sex with Epstein and her friends. Ms. Maxwell now faces a civil defamation suit against her.
- Full Giuffre statement
There has also been an email exchange between Ms. Maxwell and Epstein since 2015, which shows how worried he was about the possible fallout from the case.
Police reports and flight logs from Epstein’s private jets have also been unheard of.
Ms. Maxwell’s lawyers fought to keep the papers secret.
They have managed to obtain a temporary block on two additional documents – a statement related to Ms. Maxwell’s sex life and another statement, this time from an anonymous Epstein prosecutor.
They may still be released on Monday, although further court challenges are pending.
What’s in an email exchange?
An email sent by Epstein to Ms. Maxwell on January 21, 2015 stated that a statement appears to be used by Ms. Maxwell to defend any allegations against her.
Ms. Maxwell sends an email on January 24, trying to distance herself from any romantic relationship with Epstein, saying: “I’d appreciate it if Shelley would come out and say she was your girlfriend – I think She was 99. By 2002. “
Shelley’s identity is unclear but Epstein writes back a day later that it is “well, with me”.
He also says: “You have done nothing wrong and I urge you to act (act) like going out. Head high, not as guilty of escapping (sike). Going to parties. This Tackle. “
In her request for bail on July 14, Ms. Maxwell’s lawyers said she had not been in contact with Epstein for more than a decade.
What is in a deposit material?
This is the testimony of Virginia Giffrey, who alleges that she was recruited by Ms. Maxwell to work at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate some 20 years ago “for the purpose of being smuggled”.
She alleged that she was in sexual encounters in Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean and in their homes in Palm Beach and New York.
A lot of the names in Ms. Giffrey’s transcript say that she was associated again with the black type.
In the newly released statement, she says: “Jeffrey and Gislain connect hip to hip, okay? So they both smuggled me. Gasseline had brought me for the purpose of trafficking. He smuggled me in with many people. Get it done. “
She says: “Graslin Maxwell [is] The one who abused me regularly. She is the one who bought me, told me what to do, trained me as a sex slave, abused me physically, abused me mentally. He is the one I trust, in my heart, he is worthy to come forward and he is judged more than anyone. Being a woman it is disgusting. “
Ms. Giffrey also alleged that she engaged in sexual activity with Ms. Maxwell in a pool in the Virgin Islands, with “a lot of girls” she also described as a “girl on girl” activity.
In a 2016 statement, Ms. Maxwell denied all allegations leveled against her by Ms. Giffrey.
“Virginia is a complete lie and everything she has said is a lie,” she says. “Therefore, on the basis of those lies I cannot speculate on what anyone else did or did not do … Everything he said is a lie.”
What are the allegations on Ms. Maxwell’s face?
Prosecutors allege that between 1994 and 1997, Ms. Maxwell helped the Epstein groom girls at the age of 14. They have said that they expect “one or more victims” to testify.
Ms. Maxwell’s four allegations relate to the years 1994–97, when she was also, according to the indictment, one of Epstein’s closest associates and in an “intimate relationship” with her. The other two charges are 2016 felony charges.
The indictment states that Ms. Maxwell assisted, facilitated and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein’s misbehavior with minor girls, among other things, to help recruit Epstein, the groom and ultimately the victims known to Maxwell and Epstein for 18 years. Abused at an early age.
Who is Ghislin Maxwell?
Ms Maxwell is the daughter of the late British media mogul Robert Maxwell.
A well-connected figure, he is said to have introduced Epstein to several of his wealthiest and powerful friends, including Bill Clinton and the Duke of York (who was in the 2015 home of touching a woman in Jeffrey Epstein’s American home in court Were accused in the papers, although the court later dismissed the charges against Duke).
Buckingham Palace has stated that “any suggestion of indecency with lesser minors” by the Duke was clearly untrue.
Ms. Maxwell, who has been out in public since 2016, was arrested on July 2 at her remote property in Bradford, New Hampshire.
Epstein Sex Trafficking Case: Timeline
- 2005: One of the alleged victims of Jeffrey Epstein aged 14 reported it to police in Palm Beach
- 2006: Epstein is charged with unlawful sexual act with a minor
- 2007: A plea deal struck – instead of facing federal sex-trafficking charges, Epstein pleaded guilty to two charges of prostitution, including a minor
- 2008: Epstein receives 18 months sentence after plea
- November 2018: The Miami Herald publishes an explosive investigation into the mistreatment of Epstein, the plea deal, and dozens of women
- July 2019: Epstein is arrested again, accused of sexual trafficking of girls under several years
- August 2019: Epstein is found dead in his prison cell while awaiting trial
- 2 July 2020: Ghislin Maxwell is arrested by FBI from his New Hampshire home
- 14 July 2020: Ms. Maxwell is not guilty of charges of trafficking minors for Epstein and is denied bail