According to court filings, Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend and an alleged accomplice who is currently in jail, awaiting trial, will file a new motion for release on bail.
CNN reports that Maxwell’s attorneys told the court that she has “assembled substantial information that was not available to present” when she was denied bail at her initial hearing. Her lawyers are proposing a new bail package would be co-signed by family members and friends “who were unable to come forward at that time.”
Unsealed filings revealed on Friday show that Maxwell’s legal team told a federal judge that her new bail application “will rely on sensitive and private information that, if made public, would be highly damaging to both Ms. Maxwell and third parties,” in part because the third parties would be subject to harassment and scrutiny by the media.
Her lawyers also told the judge that Maxwell would provide a report prepared by an accounting firm that summarizes her financial condition over the past five years and discloses all of her assets, including assets held in trust and assets being held by other family members. Maxwell’s murky finances were one of the reasons she was denied bail.
Ghislaine Maxwell will file the new bail application under seal on Dec. 7, with a redacted version to be filed publicly.