A 418-page filing interrogating Ghislaine Maxwell about her sex life was released today.
The bomb document was released Thursday morning after Maxwell's lawyers fought with all their might to keep the deposit private. It comes from a defamation suit against Maxwell by Epstein prosecutor Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
In the course of the heated tipping, Maxwell refused to answer questions about her sex life with Epstein, denied having attended orgies, and declined questions about underage girls, including a 13-year-old who was at Epstein's house.
President Bill Clinton and Britain's Prince Andrew were also raised during the conversation. Maxwell insisted that Clinton had never been to Epstein's "Pedo" island.
She also circumvented questions about Giuffre's allegation that Prince Andrew used a Spitting Image doll to pat her in Epstein's New York home. Giuffre has claimed she was ordered to have sex with Prince Andrew, which he has vehemently denied.
Maxwell is currently in jail awaiting trial for luring 14-year-old girls to Epstein for abuse between 1994 and 1997.
New York prosecutors claim she got engaged when she was deposed when asked if Epstein had "a program to recruit underage girls for sexual massage."
Maxwell said flatly, "I don't know what you're talking about."
A 418-page filing interrogating Ghislaine Maxwell about her sex life was released Thursday
Maxwell's attorneys previously said the deposit concerns attempts to "force Ms. Maxwell to answer intrusive questions about her sex life". A picture of a topless Ghislaine was submitted as evidence
Maxwell's attorneys have previously said that releasing the deposit would affect their right to a fair trial.
In their ruling, the judges said, "We cannot conclude that the district court misused its discretion in ordering the unsealing of the tipping materials."
The deposit is part of thousands of files being published in the course of defamation proceedings initiated by Virginia Roberts Giuffre against Maxwell. Giuffre can be seen with Maxwell and Prince Andrew
The ruling reads: “The District Court rightly found that the filing records were court documents with a presumption of public access and did not misuse its discretion in rejecting Maxwell's unfounded arguments that their interests displaced the presumption of access.
"In the order of the district court, the correct legal framework for the individual review of the materials to be unsealed was formulated and applied."
The deposit comes from Virginia Roberts Giuffre's libel case against the former British celebrity.
She is an Epstein victim who claims she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew, which he denies and that Maxwell cared for her.
Maxwell settled the defamation case in 2017, but media organizations have requested that the documents on the case be published and they are published on an ongoing basis.
Giuffres attorney David Boies said he was "happy" with the judges' decision.
He said, "It is an important step in defending the public interest in understanding the scope and extent of Jeffrey Epstein's ring of sex trafficking and efforts to hide it."
Boies was one of the attorneys who made the deposit in 2016, which resulted in two perjury charges, which Maxwell is also charged with.
The verdict is the latest legal setback against Maxwell, who was arrested in July and is viewed as his right-hand man by many of Epstein's victims.
During a hearing last week, Maxwell's attorney Adam Mueller said the release of a document so central to one of the prosecution's six charges in their criminal case could harm a jury.
The New York Circuit Court of Appeals found the British celebrity's argument against his release to be "unfounded".
Maxwell, 58, is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn while she awaits trial for sexual trafficking
Mueller said the deposit "should never have been filed" and the arguments for the clearance "failed".
Judge Jose Cabranes said Maxwell refused to answer questions in the deposit, "Is that not correct about consensual sexual activity involving adults?"
Mueller said, "Some of the questions we didn't want to answer, but questions and answers were given."
He cited two parts of the deposit which he said contained "a positive testimony on intimate matters".
Mueller said, “There are cases where our customer answers no to questions that ask for intimate information, and rejecting certain intimate behaviors is as instructive as admitting to doing that behavior
“As far as I do not remember the answers or will not answer or no, the questions themselves, these were key questions that presuppose and answer and presuppose a basis for evidence for the answer. The questions themselves were problematic.
“It's like asking a question like 'When did you stop beating your wife? "And there are many examples of this throughout the deposition.
Judge Cabranes asked, "Is it fair to say that your client did not deny knowledge of underage minors, right?"
Mueller said, “I'm just reluctant to answer the question because the deposit is sealed at the moment. I can try to speak broadly to avoid revealing something that is sealed in the moment. "
Maxwell, 58, is currently in jail awaiting trial for luring girls aged 14 to see Jeffrey Epstein between 1994 and 1997 for the purpose of molesting them
The documents already published have given crucial new insights into the Epstein case.
The first batch was unsealed last August, and in them Giuffre named a number of famous men who allegedly were involved in the abuse of girls by Epstien.
These included former Senate majority leader George Mitchell, Epstein's attorney Alan Dershowitz, billionaire Glenn Dubin, former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, late MIT scientist Marvin Minsky, and modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel.
A second tranche of documents was released in July of that year and included an email from Maxwell to Epstein in January 2015 when Giuffre filed an affidavit of her allegations.
In the message, Maxwell urged Epstein to go public through one of his British friends in order to discredit the allegations against him.
Epstein emailed Maxwell, “You did nothing wrong, and I urge you to act like that. Go head high outside, not as a fleeing convict.
The latest development comes after the New York Daily News reported that lawyers for alleged Epstein and Maxwell victims tried to get the same prosecutors who charged them to do so back in 2016.
David Boies, who represents Giuffre among other Epstein victims, made a case four years ago for Amanda Kramer, the chief prosecutor for human trafficking in the southern borough of New York.
He said they could "establish beyond any doubt that there is a massive sex trafficking ring," but Kramer refused.
She reportedly said this had already been investigated, referring to the plea made by Epstein in 2007 with the Florida federal prosecutor.
Under that sweet agreement, Epstein only served 15 months in jail, but Kramer was apparently reluctant to guess what her colleagues in Florida were doing.
It was not until the 2018 Miami Herald report was published that Epstein was finally arrested by prosecutors in the southern borough of New York in July 2019.
Epstein hanged himself weeks later while awaiting trial, and Maxwell was arrested in July of that year, almost a year to the day Epstein was arrested.
She denies all charges against her and is due to be on trial next summer.