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Ghislaine Maxwell discovers "critical new information" that will affect her criminal and civil cases


Ghislaine Maxwell's legal team has come across "critical new information" that will impact both her criminal sex trafficking case and her civil libel case as they continue to battle it out, according to court files filed Monday night, potentially keep explosive documents under lock and key.

The former British celebrity's attorneys did not go into detail about what they might have discovered in the court record. All they said was that they learned of the information last Friday and that they were under a court order.

Last month, New York Justice Loretta Preska ordered a series of unsealed documents relating to a defamation lawsuit against Maxwell brought against Maxwell in 2015 by Jeffrey Epstein's "sex slave" Virginia Roberts Giuffre.

More documents will be unsealed in the coming weeks as the non-parties and parties identified in the papers are given due process to object to unsealing.

The 58-year-old had fought with all her might to keep the latest documents under lock and key, in particular her deposit and that of a Jane Doe. In a flood of files at the last minute, she managed to keep the bomb deposits secret a little longer.

Now she is trying to delay the unsealing process of other unpublished documents and is asking them to pause them for at least another three weeks.

Ghislaine Maxwell's legal team has come across "critical new information" that will impact both her criminal sex trafficking case and her civil libel case as they continue to battle it out, according to court files filed Monday night, potentially keep explosive documents under lock and key

The former British celebrity's attorneys did not go into detail about what they might have discovered in the court record. All they said was that they learned of the information last Friday and that they were under a court order

The former British celebrity's attorneys did not go into detail about what they might have discovered in the court record. All they said was that they learned of the information last Friday and that they were under a court order

Maxwell's request came before her team complained about conditions in the Brooklyn prison, where she will be held before her trial next summer.

She was recently taken from the suicide watch but is searched multiple times each day and is constantly monitored by the guards, her lawyers said in a separate file on Monday evening.

The searches and surveillance should stop, her lawyers said, while asking that she be released from solitary confinement and placed with other inmates.

Last month, New York judge Loretta Preska ordered a series of unsealed documents relating to a defamation lawsuit against Maxwell brought against Maxwell by Jeffrey Epstein's "sex slave" Virginia Roberts Giuffre (pictured).

Last month, New York judge Loretta Preska ordered a series of unsealed documents relating to a defamation lawsuit against Maxwell brought against Maxwell by Jeffrey Epstein's "sex slave" Virginia Roberts Giuffre (pictured).

Her legal team says she's only faced the "onerous" conditions because her ex-boyfriend Epstein died of suicide pending trial.

They claim she was "never suicidal and never identified risk factors for suicide," but is woken every few hours at night and forced to wear special clothing.

She was also forced to undergo body scans, attorney Chris Everdell wrote in a letter to the judge, and is even being watched while calling her lawyers.

& # 39; wife. Maxwell is treated worse than other similarly pretrial detainees, which severely affects their ability to prepare a defense, ”he said.

His letter asked that Maxwell be "released for the general population and granted the privileges accorded to other pre-trial detainees."

Everdell also requested that she be given more computer time to review the plethora of documents relating to her case.

In addition, his team asked that she be given the names of three anonymous women who they accuse of grooming and abusing her.

"Maxwell cannot prepare for or receive a fair trial without this information," argued her lawyers.

Jeffrey Epstein was originally charged with sex trafficking in Florida in 2006 before facing a 53-page FBI charge the following year.

Maxwell's request came before her team complained about conditions in the Brooklyn prison, where she will be held before her trial next summer. Her legal team says she's only faced the "onerous" conditions because Epstein died of suicide pending trial

Maxwell's request came before her team complained about conditions in the Brooklyn prison, where she will be held before her trial next summer. Her legal team says she's only faced the "onerous" conditions because Epstein died of suicide pending trial

She was recently taken from the suicide watch but is searched multiple times each day and is constantly monitored by the guards, her lawyers said in a separate file on Monday evening. Pictured: Brooklyn's MDC where Maxwell is being held

She was recently taken from the suicide watch but is searched multiple times each day and is constantly monitored by the guards, her lawyers said in a separate file on Monday evening. Pictured: Brooklyn's MDC where Maxwell is being held

In 2008, he was offered a controversial plea in which he was sentenced to 18 months in prison for recruiting underage prostitutes.

He was then arrested again in July 2019, charged with sex trafficking, and transferred to a maximum security prison in Manhattan.

On August 10, he was found unconscious in his cell with a neck injury and later died in what was officially classified as suicide.

Epstein had been on a suicide watch but was deposed a few days before his death, on condition that he was placed with a cellmate and monitored closely.

But the day before his body was found, his cellmate was stripped, not replaced, and the guards could not control him.

Maxwell, who is accused of acting as Epstein's "wife" by finding young women to abuse and then "training" them to suit his needs, was arrested on July 2 in a New Hampshire mansion .

The celebrity, who once mingled with celebrities, presidents, and royalty at high-profile parties, was relocated on July 6 to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, once described by a judge as "like a third world country."

The prison guards, different from those in whom Jeffrey Epstein died last year, were jailed for rape of female prisoners, while the prison lost power for an entire week last winter and locked inmates in freezing, dark cells stayed.

Maxwell faces six counts in total – four related to child trafficking and two of perjury for lying under oath in a previous human trafficking litigation.

If convicted on all counts, she will be sentenced to 35 years behind bars.

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