Ghislaine Maxwell's Deposition Transcripts Unsealed

Headline Roundup October 24th, 2020

Transcripts from the 2016 deposition of Ghislaine Maxwell, alleged accomplice in Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking ring, were unsealed Thursday after an ongoing legal battle between Maxwell and Virginia Giuffre, who accused Maxwell and Epstein of sexually abusing her and other girls who were underage. The transcripts show Maxwell repeatedly denying she had any part in recruiting and grooming minors for sexual activity with Epstein and others. Giuffre alleged that some of the men she was instructed to have sex with included Prince Andrew of Britain and former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell. The 400 pages of transcripts, however, appear to have these and other names and sections redacted. In July, Maxwell was arrested by the FBI in New Hampshire.

Coverage from all sides of the political spectrum covered the story; some coverage from the right focused on details from the 400-page deposition, as well as the others who were allegedly involved. Some coverage from left-rated outlets framed Maxwell's repeated denial as "combative" and evidence of her "loyalty" to Epstein.

Ghislaine Maxwell's Deposition Transcripts Unsealed

From the Right
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More than 400 pages of deposition transcripts that had been sealed in a defamation case involving Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, were released on Thursday morning following a Tuesday court order.

The documents were unsealed after U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska ordered their release by 9 a.m. Thursday. They include transcripts of two days of depositions from 2016 of the often combative British socialite, 58, and related documents, along with the deposition transcript of an anonymous accuser.

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From the Center
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Ghislaine Maxwell's answers to questions about the sex-trafficking operation she allegedly ran with the late Jeffrey Epstein were made public Thursday as a federal court released Maxwell's 2016 deposition. The transcript is more than 400 pages long, but it has been redacted to protect the privacy of some people it mentions.

The transcript is finally being unsealed after a back-and-forth legal battle between Maxwell and Virginia Giuffre, who has accused Maxwell, Epstein and others of sexually abusing her when she was a minor. In it, Maxwell repeatedly denies "recruiting" girls...

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From the Left
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A defensive and combative Ghislaine Maxwell, the onetime partner of Jeffrey Epstein, insisted in long-sealed court testimony made public Thursday that she had no knowledge of the deceased financier having sexual contact with minors.

The 2016 testimony — submitted in a lawsuit — was unsealed after Maxwell’s attorneys battled for months to keep it secret. Maxwell was charged earlier this year with trafficking minors in concert with Epstein and with lying under oath in the testimony about her knowledge of Epstein’s activities. Several of Epstein’s accusers have said they were...

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