This week will see the release of hundreds of sealed court documents connected to infamous late-sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, marking a key legal milestone.
According to NDTV, United States District Judge Loretta Preska declared that there is no legitimate reason to keep the identities of well-known people secret, such as Prince Andrew and former President Bill Clinton.
The unsealing procedure, which started this week, has exposed Epstein’s relationships to well-known people in the wake of a lawsuit brought by Virginia Giuffre against British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who was accused of helping Epstein with his purported sex trafficking operations.
Giuffre claimed that Maxwell had defamed her by downplaying her allegations of being abused and sexually trafficked as a youngster between 1999 and 2002. But when Epstein committed suicide, the prosecution was put on hold.
The sealed records name Bill Clinton, aka “Doe 36,” fifty times.
Giuffre did not name Clinton, but she said she saw him on Epstein’s island, which he denies ever visiting, with two young women. Flight records demonstrate that he took post-presidency international travel aboard Epstein’s aircraft, notwithstanding his denials.
Documents show that Johanna Sjoberg, a different victim, stated in court that Epstein had informed her that Clinton “likes them young,” a reference to girls.
According to Sjoberg’s testimony in the documents, Epstein assured her that he would contact Donald Trump when they visited one of his New Jersey casinos in 2001.
She told the pilots that their plane would not be able to land in New York and that they would have to make an emergency landing in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and the BBC reported that “Jeffrey said, ‘Great, we’ll call up Trump.”
Furthermore, the records contain no allegations of wrongdoing by Trump.
When asked if she ever gave Trump a massage during the deposition, Sjoberg said, “No.”
Which other people are they?
The records also include references to magician David Copperfield and late pop icon Michael Jackson, both of whom Sjoberg claims she met through Epstein, though she made no accusations against them.
The records also include information about Jean-Luc Brunel, the French modeling agent who committed suicide in a Paris prison.