Judge Keeps Ghislaine Maxwell’s Secrets Under Wraps

The judge's reasoning was laughably lame.

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Past all the tedious, but likely true, memes about Jeffrey Epstein not hanging himself, there remains the question of his associate Ghislaine Maxwell. The daughter of a UK press baron who had shadowy connections to the world of espionage, Maxwell remains incommunicado and in custody in NYC.

Her potential revelations of who, what, and how Epstein’s operation worked are daggers pointed at the heart of the American political,  entertainment, and legal establishments. Thus, on a pretext that recalls Cotton Mather, an NYC judge made sure those revelations would remain private by keeping certain embarrassing facts out of the public record and thus safe from scrutiny. Upon hearing such, international pervs, princes, and former American presidents from Arkansas breathed a deep sigh of relief.

NY Post: “A federal judge on Thursday agreed with Ghislaine Maxwell’s request to keep certain details in the criminal case against her secret — finding that information would be too “sensational and impure” to reveal to the public. U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan issued a ruling on redactions that Maxwell had asked for regarding transcripts the government filed under seal last month. Maxwell, 59, is charged with recruiting and grooming girls to be sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein in the 1990s — and for lying under oath. She was busted last July and has been held in jail on the grounds that she’s a flight risk. Her trial is scheduled for July.”

“Those portions of the transcript, which were redacted in the civil matter, concern privacy interests and their disclosure would merely serve to cater to a ‘craving for that which is sensational and impure,’” Nathan said in the order. “The interest in protecting the safety and privacy of those individuals outweighs the presumption of access that attaches to those documents,” Nathan wrote.

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We live in a society where the most depraved things the human mind can imagine are glorified by pop culture and readily available to anyone with a computer. Even long before that, Americans and people in general have showcased a love of the sensational by the multigenerational success of supermarket tabloids. A trip to the grocery is not complete for many Americans without running into sensational and ridiculous headlines like “Alien Baby Wins On Wheel of Fortune”, “Lochness Monster Graduates From College”, and “Democrats Offer Sound Policy Proposals.”

So for Judge Nathan to quash the public exhibition of evidence because it is too “sensational and impure ” to modern American sensibilities is shutting the barn door fifty years after the horses got out. In fact, by now, the horses are retired and living active senior lifestyles in Boca Raton.

This is an attempt to protect famous deviants from public exposure. But some celebrities have already been hit on this matter and for some very bad stuff. Which means the stuff we don’t get to see, for now, must be beyond gross and embarrassing to the powers that be. I’ll get the popcorn.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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