A federal judge has ordered that additional documents in a now-settled civil suit involving child predator Ghislaine Maxwell be unsealed except for her sexual dealings.
Judge Loretta A. Preska ordered the unsealing on Tuesday during a court hearing. However, she did allow portions involving Maxwell’s sexual activity to remain private. Some documents from that settled lawsuit between Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre were made public in October. This includes a 2016 deposition that was forced on Maxwell due to her being unresponsive in the case.
Preska gave all parties until January 27th to make the documents public. Some aspects of the docs to be unveiled are the names and testimony of witnesses in the case, known as Doe 1 and Doe 2. Former butler to the late Jeffrey Epstein, Juan Alessi, is said to be one of the Does. He has publicly revealed that he provided testimony and previously referred to Maxwell as “the devil” who had direct knowledge of Epstein’s child sex trafficking ring.
Other documents being made public are Palm Beach County police documents and all Alan Dershowitz references, who was the attorney who represented Epstein. Giuffre has alleged that both Maxwell and Epstein forced her to have sex with the lawyer, though he has adamantly denied any sexual contact with her.
Redacting Maxwell’s sexual behavior was a point of contention for Giuffre’s attorney, David Boies. He felt that Maxwell’s sexual behavior was relevant to the public.
“It showed the nature of her relationship with Epstein. It showed her capacity and inclination to engage in exploitative sexual activities. It went to her credibility, including with respect to assertions she made about her sexual activities,” Boies told the Herald.
Ghislaine Maxwell has maintained her innocence.