NEW YORK (PNN) - September 5, 2019 - An attorney for Jeffrey Epstein confidant (and alleged groomer) Ghislaine Maxwell told a judge on Wednesday that there are "hundreds" of people named in what is expected to be approximately 2,000 pages of documents ordered unsealed by the federal appeals court in New York.
The lawyer, Jeffrey Pagliuca, told Fascist Police States of Amerika District Judge Loretta Preska Wednesday that the materials also include an address book with about 1,000 names. Preska is considering how to carry out a ruling by the federal appeals court in New York that she must consider unsealing some of the documents. There was no detail at the hearing as to the identity of the people named in the documents, and they may include women who say they are victims of Epstein, his friends and others.
In depositions taken in 2009 and 2010 as part of civil lawsuits against Epstein, household employees said Maxwell was a central figure in Epstein’s private life. Several said Maxwell hired, supervised, and fired household staff, while directing the visits of dozens of "massage therapists” - typically young women.
Juan Alessi, who said in one of the depositions that he served as the Palm Beach house manager from around 1992 through 2002, described a basket of sex toys in Maxwell’s bathroom closet. He said he would find them around when he cleaned up after visits from the young women.
The document release stems from a 2015 defamation lawsuit in New York brought by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre against Maxwell. Giuffre says Maxwell helped Epstein traffic herself and other underage girls to sex parties at the billionaire pedophile's many residences. Maxwell has denied any wrongdoing and called Giuffre a liar.
The case was settled in 2017 and the records were sealed - however appeals by the Miami Herald, Harvard Law professor (and former Epstein pal) Alan Dershowitz, and conservative blogger Mike Cernovich were successful.
In August, the FPSA Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ordered the partial release of Epstein documents, which revealed that Giuffre said that President Donald Trump was a "good friend of Jeffrey's," but that Trump “didn't partake in any sex with any of us," adding "Donald Trump never flirted with me."
Epstein was reportedly found dead in federal lockup last month after his arrest on child sex-trafficking charges (though there is evidence that he may still be alive, whisked away and being held in a secret location outside of the FPSA). While the case was dismissed against Epstein, Judge Preska must now consider how to release the sealed records, and from the looks of it, the possibility remains that they may not be released at all.