Ghislaine Maxwell lost her appeal to delay or stop the unsealing of documents

Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts **FILE PHOTOS**

Has anyone visited Tatler recently? Their highlighted special section on their main page – just for this week, maybe? – is for all of their coverage on Ghislaine Maxwell. Which is incredibly interesting, right? Tatler, the bible of the aristocrats and toffs, is not amplifying the Finding Freedom excerpts from other outlets. No, they’re amplifying the saga of Maxwell, a half-British “socialite” human trafficker who is most closely associated with a dead pedophile and a rapist in the British royal family. They’ve been doing a lot of coverage on the back-and-forth legal issues with the “unsealing” of Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s lawsuit, including the deposition given by Ghislaine. Those records were unsealed last week but the judge also ordered a delay in the unsealing so that Maxwell’s lawyers would have time to appeal. The appeal was denied, but Maxwell’s lawyers are being given another chance to appeal. Anyway, it’s confusing and after all of that, I’m going to use CNN’s coverage, because they explained it better:

A federal judge delayed the unsealing of a deposition of Jeffery Epstein’s former girlfriend and alleged accomplice to allow her time to appeal its release. US District Judge Loretta Preska denied Ghislaine Maxwell’s request to block the release of depositions from a 2016 civil lawsuit Wednesday but delayed the unsealing until Monday so Maxwell could ask an appeals court to review the matter, according to court documents.

Maxwell, 58, was charged by federal prosecutors in early July for allegedly helping recruit, groom and ultimately sexually abuse minors as young as 14 as part of a years-long criminal enterprise with Epstein. She pleaded not guilty and was ordered jailed pending trial. She is also charged with two counts of perjury.

The deposition Maxwell’s legal team is fighting to keep sealed is connected to a 2015 defamation case brought by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claimed Epstein sexually abused her while she was a minor and that Maxwell aided in the abuse. The case was settled in 2017.

Unless an appeals court rules against it, the deposition and documents relating to it will be unsealed on Monday. Additional documents Judge Preska ruled on last week will be unsealed Thursday as scheduled. Those documents include emails and depositions by others, including Giuffre and anonymous women who also claim to have been abused by Epstein.

[From CNN]

So basically, the bulk of the documents are still temporarily under seal and Maxwell still has time (tomorrow??) to appeal. But it sounds like we’re probably going to be getting a big document dump on Monday. Which will be interesting for many reasons. As Forbes pointed out, Prince Andrew should be VERY concerned about the contents of both Ghislaine Maxwell’s deposition AND Virginia’s deposition. Virginia apparently detailed the three instances where Maxwell and Esptein trafficked her to Andrew. Once the documents are unsealed, this will be an even bigger story, basically.

Prince Andrew leaves home after receiving the sack from the Queen

Ghislaine Maxwell is seen in this court sketch as she appears before NY Judge Alison Nathan

Photos courtesy of WENN, Backgrid.

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  1. detritus says:

    Does anyone else get anxious when a ‘good’ thing is about to happen?

    Like I don’t trust the world to give us justice sometimes and when it looks like it might happen I get worried.

    • Mary says:

      In these times? Yes!!!

    • Miss V says:

      Absolutely! 2020 has been a complete mindf*ck and I’m at the point where I believe anything can happen!

    • Lavande says:

      Yeah because when you take it as a given , something crazy wrong happens . Like I was happy that the UK may help the Hongkongers with all that’s been happening in China/Hk. But just today China said they will not recognize the passports that the UK was going to help out with, basically locking HK people into China

    • Sarah says:

      Yes!! Ever since I woke up the day after the Brexit vote (I’m British) all my trust has gone and I anticipate the worst.

    • Dilettante says:

      Like when Hillary was supposed to win…and didn’t. I’ve been anxious about upcoming good news ever since.

  2. Ariel says:

    Don’t underestimate the rich, powerful perverts of the world. I’ll believe those documents are being release when they actually get released and published as news.

  3. Jules says:

    She’s just trying to buy time at this point. I know the main focus is on Andrew, and it should be… but we gotta realize she has dirt on a lot more people, government officials and the rich and famous. Her and Epstein lived and thrived on blackmail. Per survivor reports, they had hidden cameras everywhere, connections to Mossad. If you know you are about to get outed, what do you do?
    All we can do is sit back and watch for anyone to make any interesting plays.

  4. Tiffany says:

    Oh well….so, what are you guys having for dinner? I am thinking gyro’s.

  5. Mamasan says:

    I have a feeling an “accident” will befall her this weekend.

    • Tia says:

      If she’s the only person with standing to apply to keep the documents sealed, surely she’s only at risk once they are published? Until then, she’s the only thing preventing some powerful people being exposed all over the press.

      I suspect she arranged it that way. She may have no morals whatsoever but she is not stupid and she learnt at her father’s knee how to protect herself (although he may well have also been ‘suicided’. His death was dubious to say the least).

      • Golly Gee says:

        I’m not familiar with the American justice system, but after Epstein died, no more files were opened because the case was considered closed. If she dies this weekend, will those files remain closed also, because there is no longer a case against her? If this is the case, she will likely not see Monday.

  6. cisne says:

    i wish she spends the rest of her natural years on this earth in a US penitentiaary in general pop and that it is at least 10 yrs !

  7. Izzy says:

    If this appeal is granted, I hope Anonymous hacks someone and dumps everything online.

  8. Banana says:

    the documents will likely just be glossed over or some of information redacted like the epstein flight logs

  9. cisne says:

    #nolessthan10yrs; #rikers4ghislaine; #rikers4alltherapist;