"C$3 ounsel for Ms. Maxwell requests that the Court refuse to "confirm" [Giuffre's] proposed course of action and instead, consistent with today's [earlier court order], direct the parties confer as they have been on proposed redactions to Ms. Maxwell's deposition prior to its release", the motion concludes. "In light of Ms. Maxwell's letter, counsel shall confer, and the material previously ordered unsealed shall be posted on the docket no later than 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2020".
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit affirmed a federal judge's ruling from July, saying the lower court was correct to reject "meritless arguments" from Maxwell, who is accused of procuring young girls for Epstein.
They noted that portions of the transcripts relate to perjury charges in the indictment she faces.
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Trump famously dismissed the controversy around Maxwell's arrest, "wishing her well" despite her knowledge of his own involvement with Epstein. She faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted. "Such information could allow her to contact and intimidate witnesses, destroy evidence relevant to the investigation, or alert other targets of the investigation", prosecutors wrote. "We DENY the motion to consolidate this appeal with all the impending appeal in United States v. Maxwell".
But prosecutors said showing that Maxwell was not part of the abuse of some women could not be used to argue she did not join the abuse of minors from 1994 to 1997.
The push to unseal the deposition came from Giuffre and the Miami Herald newspaper, which had investigated Epstein's conduct and his successful effort in 2007 to avoid federal sex trafficking charges.
It has been announced that the documents may be partially redacted in order to protect the names of innocent people or people unrelated to the charges against Epstein and Maxwell. He spent 13 months in jail, paid settlements to victims and remained a registered sex offender. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.