Horrifying details from the unsealed documents

Horrifying details from the unsealed documents

The temporary court win for Maxwell came one day after a trove of court documents was released regarding the legal entanglements of Epstein, the convicted sex offender who was declared dead last August after being found hanging in a prison cell in New York City, where he was awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking charges.

Her deposition had been taken in April 2016 for a now-settled civil defamation lawsuit against the British socialite by Virginia Giuffre, who had accused Epstein of having kept her as a "sex slave" with Maxwell's assistance.

Giuffre, who was recruited by Maxwell for Epstein as a masseuse when she was 16, has alleged that she was forced to have sex with a number of powerful men including Britain's Prince Andrew, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, former Senator George Mitchell, and French modelling agent, Jean-Luc Brunel.

Ms Giuffre wrote in her manuscript the duke whispered "sweet nothings" into her ear and kissed her neck while on the dancefloor of London's Tramp nightclub, during an evening out with Epstein and his ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell.

Giuffre says Epstein told her "everyone owes him favours".

The girls were flown to the island from all over the world as Giuffre claims many of them spoke in a European language that she gathered was either Russian or Czechoslovakian.

Maxwell, who dated Epstein for a brief period in the 1990s, is in custody while awaiting trial on charges of trafficking minors for her former partner.

She was arrested on July 2 and has been held in a Brooklyn jail after a judge denied bail, calling her a flight risk. Giuffre said the former president stayed in one of the villas on the island at the time that she and two girls from NY were also on the Island.

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The Guardian quoted an unnamed friend of the prince, saying there was no proof of any of these actions.

"Ok with me. You have done nothing wrong and I woudl (sic) urge you to start acting like it". The judge rejected the attempts and accused Maxwell's defense team of trying to "muddy the waters".

Prosecutors accuse the 58-year-old of recruiting and grooming girls as young as 14 to be abused by Epstein and farmed out to some of his wealthy associates.

Judge Loretta Preska denied Maxwell's request to block unsealing the documents, and responded to Maxwell's attorney's request to stop the documents' release with, "The court is troubled - but not surprised - that Ms. Maxwell has yet again sought to muddy the waters as the clock ticks closer to midnight".

Among the newly released papers were emails Maxwell and Epstein exchanged in January 2015, when Ms Giuffre's allegations were getting a new round of media attention.

Lawyers for Maxwell said on July 10 in a court filing requesting bail in her criminal case that she had not been in contact with Epstein for "more than a decade".

One email, sent from Epstein's email address but written in Maxwell's voice, appeared to be a draft statement or set of talking points for Maxwell to use in defending herself. She faces six counts, including perjury, and faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted.

"I have been the target of outright lies, innuendo, slander, defamation and salacious gossip and harassment", it says.

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