The case involving Ghislaine Maxwell has just taken another dramatic turn.
A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday approved the unsealing of documents from a civil lawsuit against Maxwell, the alleged madam of deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Maxwell is currently in jail awaiting a trial on charges that she helped recruit girls who were sexually abused.
Of note, U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska ruled that flight logs (among other records) from Epstein’s private jets must be released, which could open the floodgates of celebrities, lawmakers, and prominent world figures who associated with Epstein and perhaps took part in sexually abusing young girls.
Over Maxwell’s objections, U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan said the presumption the public has a right to access large portions of the more than 80 documents at issue outweighed Maxwell’s arguments for keeping them under wraps, including that they could prove embarrassing. […]
Preska also said personal identifying information contained in the documents, as well as the names of many “non-parties,” will be redacted. […]
They include flight logs from Epstein’s private jets, deposition testimony in 2016 in which Maxwell’s lawyers said she was asked “intrusive” questions about her sex life, and police reports from Palm Beach, Florida, where Epstein had a home.
The records are a part of a lawsuit brought by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre against Maxwell that was settled in 2017.
One of Epstein’s most famous guests aboard his private jet is former President Bill Clinton, as Breitbart News previously noted:
Fox News reported in May 2016 that Clinton went on at least 26 trips aboard Epstein’s plane — the “Lolita Express” — between 2001 and 2003, according to flight logs from the Federal Aviation Administration. Listed as the destination for those trips were exotic locales like the Azores, Singapore, Brunei, Norway, and Russia, among others.
On at least five of those excursions, the flight logs denote that Clinton was not accompanied by any Secret Service personnel. The former president, though, did occasionally travel in the company of Maxwell and Sarah Kellen, Epstein’s former assistant.
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Earlier this month, federal officials arrested Maxwell in New Hampshire.
The judge denied bail for Maxwell, who has been accused of facilitating the sexual abuse of young girls in the mid-1990s by Epstein.
Maxwell’s trial is currently scheduled for July 2021.
Epstein was arrested in July 2019 on federal charges of sex trafficking of minors.
He was found dead in his cell in August 2019 under suspicious circumstances, though his death has been tentatively ruled a suicide.
A former friend of Maxwell said that she “has tapes of two prominent US politicians having sex with minors.”
While this news was breaking, a new book claims that Maxwell had an affair with President Bill Clinton.
The book claims that the former president — who has denied cheating on wife Hillary Clinton with Maxwell — reportedly engaged in the escapades during overseas trips on Epstein’s private plane.
The book also alleges that Clinton visited Maxwell at her Upper East Side townhouse on several occasions.
President Donald Trump also raised eyebrows last week when he was asked about Maxwell.