2,000 pages of secret files pertaining to a 2015 lawsuit from one of Jeffrey Epstein’s “sex slaves” have been made public. Virginia Giuffre Roberts filed this lawsuit against Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, which settled in 2017. Maxwell was named by Epstein’s victims as his “procurer”. Files released were private until August. An appeals court ordered pages reflecting public interest should be public.
Though 2,000 have been released, there are around 10,000 files in total. Around 8,000 of the files remain secret from the public. Unreleased files are still under review for release or not.
Around 1,000 People Named in Jeffrey Epstein Documents
Epstein’s address book names around 1,000 individuals associated with him. Maxwell’s lawyer claims the documents could implicate “hundreds” as being involved in Epstein’s crimes. The files include accusations from Roberts that Jeffrey Epstein and associates abused her. This included “numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known Prime Minister, and other world leaders.”.
Many names have yet to become public record. Public names include former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former Democratic Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell. This was due to a document that recorded questioning of Roberts. She claimed Jeffrey Epstein and Maxwell had her have sex with these men.
Fate of the Unreleased Documents
Many documents remain private as of right now. U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska has ordered the lawyers of each party categorize the remaining documents. The Jeffrey Epstein documents are to be determined by category if they should be released. This comes after courts denied a proposal from Maxwell’s lawyer to only black out social security numbers and the names of underage victims.
Additionally, this comes a day after one person named wrote to Preska. The man asked that his name would not be public. Furthermore, the “John Doe” said that naming unnamed individuals would “damage their reputation”. Doe’s lawyers were also in attendance.