Dozens of court documents pertaining to the case of Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged former madam of the late billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, were unsealed this week after the disgraced British socialite lost her battle to keep them hidden.
The New York Post reported that 52 documents were unsealed overnight between Thursday and Friday, and they mostly relate to a long-settled defamation lawsuit filed by one of Epstein and Maxwell’s most outspoken accusers, Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
“Finally we are getting some transparency. There is hope,” Giuffre tweeted afterwards. “There is hope. We must maintain vigilant in order for the truth to see the light of day.”
Judge Orders Ghislaine Maxwell's Private Documents To Be Unsealed. Finally we are getting some transparency.There is hope.We must maintain vigilant in order for the truth to see the light of day. #FreedomIsntFree #UnityAgainstPedos @ArtisticBlower https://t.co/X2MzhTNUs6
— Virginia Giuffre (@VRSVirginia) July 11, 2021
The documents that were unsealed include Maxwell’s attempts to quash requests from Giuffre to obtain her financial records and handwritten call logs of messages left for Epstein in the early 2000s, many of which were from Maxwell herself.
One of the message seems to be from someone rescheduling an appointment for the afternoon because they “need to stay in school.” A second message is someone rescheduling because they wanted to go to the movies, while a third mentions being in “college.”
Another message is a request from someone to stay at Epstein’s Florida mansion to “help train new staff with Ghislaine,” and another says someone is going to “meet with Ghislaine and go with her to the Ranch,” presumably referring to Epstein’s New Mexico estate.
Other documents that were unsealed were part of Maxwell’s deposition in the defamation case where she is asked about the ages of the women brought to Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion for the rub-downs.
“The ones that I did recognize were roughly my age,” she responded. “The ones I don’t know, I wouldn’t have a clue.”
Portions of the explosive 2016 deposition of Rinaldo Rizzo, a former chef for hedge fund manager Glenn Dubin, were unsealed as well. He claimed Epstein and Maxwell brought a disoriented 15-year-old Swedish girl to Dubin’s home.
In his deposition, Rizzo alleged that the underage girl was left sitting on a barstool in the kitchen as he and his wife were preparing the evening meal.
“She proceeds to tell my wife and I that… ‘I was on an island, I was on the island and there was Ghislaine’” and another woman. “She said they asked me for sex, I said no,” Rizzo claimed. “And she is just rambling … And she says yes, I was on [Epstein’s private] island, I don’t know how I got from the island to here.”
“And I said this is nuts,” Rizzo added, with the girl saying she did not have a phone and “Ghislaine took” her passport. “At that point she said that she was threatened … She says yes, I was threatened by Ghislaine.”
Maxwell has spent nearly a year in prison awaiting trial on various charges related to her allegedly grooming young girls for sex with Epstein, and sometimes participating in the abuse herself. Her trial is set to begin later this month, and she has plead not guilty to all charges, claiming that she is innocent from the start.
Epstein killed himself in prison in August of 2019 while awaiting trial on various sex charges of his own.
This piece originally appeared in UpliftingToday.com and is used by permission.
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