Convicted child-sex trafficker to the rich and famous, Ghislaine Maxwell
Convicted child sex trafficker to the rich and famous,
Ghislaine Maxwell has indicated through her lawyer to federal Judge Loretta Preska she would not object to disclosing the names of eight 'John Doe' customers in response to the civil lawsuit brought against Maxwell by Australian victim, Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
The court documents outline Maxwell will reveal the identity of eight men who abused young women procured by her and her billionaire paedophile boyfriend, Jeffrey Epstein.
Giuffre’s attorney had earlier in the week filed a request for the names to be revealed.
Women as young as 14 were groomed by Maxwell who lured them into sex-trafficking by arranging foot massages to her boyfriend Epstein.
Epstein allegedly committed suicide awaiting trial by hanging himself in his New York jail cell in 2019.
“After careful review of the detailed objections submitted by Non-Party Does 17, 53, 54, 55, 73, 93, and 151, counsel for Ghislaine Maxwell writes to inform the Court that she does not wish to further address those objections,” said the letter to Judge Preska.
“[G]eneralized aversion to embarrassment and negativity that may come from being associated with Epstein and Maxwell is not enough to warrant continued sealing of information. This is especially true with respect to this case of great public interest, involving serious allegations of the sex trafficking of minors,” Guiffre's attorney Sigrid McCawley wrote.
Victim of Ghislaine Maxwell's elite child sex-trafficking ring, Virginia Roberts Giuffre
“Now that Maxwell’s criminal trial has come and gone, there is little reason to retain protection over the vast swaths of information about Epstein and Maxwell’s sex-trafficking operation that were originally filed under seal in this case.”
McCawley said the court has already rejected other similar arguments for anonymity and the same standard should apply to the eight ‘John Does’ who still remain anonymous in court documents.
“Upon review of the objections of those Does, it is apparent that their objections essentially mirror objections to unsealing that this Court has already rejected: that unsealing certain documents might be embarrassing, would expose non-parties to media attention, and could result in some unfortunate association between the non-parties and Jeffrey Epstein or Ghislaine Maxwell.” McCawley stated.
The letter was sent the same day the federal court decided to uphold Ms. Giuffre’s case against Prince Andrew.
Facing sentencing in June after being found guilty of sexually abusing young girls she potentially could spend the rest of her life in prison.