Ghislaine Maxwell last minute tried to stop unsealing bomb court documents that might reveal "intrusive" details about her sex life.
The 58-year-old's legal department sent a letter to New York judge Loretta Preska on Wednesday asking her to rethink Maxwell's filing from a defamation case with Epstein prosecutor Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
They also asked to prevent the deposit of a Jane Doe from being unsealed.
Maxwell's lawyers argued that the statements were confidential and under a protective order, and the federal attorneys in her sex trafficking case misused the documents to raise charges, including perjury.
The cache with newly sealed documents should be published by Thursday at the latest, judge Preska decided last week.
Maxwell's lawyers had struggled to keep the documents locked up, calling the statements "a series of (efforts) to force Maxwell to answer intrusive questions about her sex life."
The most recent filing is because Epstein victims fear that sex videos and photos that have been abused may be described as part of the unsealed evidence and eventually shown in court during Maxwell's criminal trial, DailyMail.com may disclose.
Ghislaine Maxwell tried last minute to stop unsealing bomb court documents that could reveal "invasive" details about her sex life
Although the case is separate from the criminal case against Maxwell alleged to have found girls aged 14 and older to abuse Epstein, there is some overlap as one of the unsealed deposit files is linked to her perjury charges.
Maxwell's lawyers wrote, "Ms. Maxwell's two filing protocols have been labeled" confidential "and are subject to the protection order. Both transcripts ended up in the hands of the government, which brought charges against Ms. Maxwell and accused her of, among other things, perjury in her certificate of deposition.
"This is a serious violation of the protection regulation and deserves the initiation of contempt."
"We are also writing to request a reconsideration of the Court's judgment of July 23, 2020, which states that the records of Ms. Maxwell's deposit in April 2016 and Doe 1's deposit should be fully unsealed (except by non-party names) We acknowledge that a re-examination request is an extraordinary request, but we suggest that it be reasonable in the circumstances.
“There have been new facts since Ms. Maxwell objected to unsealing the transcript of her deposit, and there is a need to correct clear errors or to prevent apparent injustices related to the unsealing of the transcript.
"We respectfully ask the court to keep Ms. Maxwell and Doe 1's deposit records, as well as any sealed or edited orders or papers that cite or disclose information from the transcripts (" Filing Material ").
& # 39; We are not looking for unnecessary delay; However, if the Court rejects our request for reconsideration, we would like to relieve the second circuit. In the event that the Court rejects this request for reconsideration, we therefore ask the Court to suspend the unsealing of the deposit material for at least two working days, so that we have time to file an application for the unsealing order to be filed with the Second Circuit until an appeal is filed becomes. & # 39;
Epstein victims fear that sex videos and photos in which they are abused may be described as part of the unsealed evidence and eventually shown in court during Maxwell's criminal trial, DailyMail.com may disclose. Pictured: Epstein survivor Virginia Roberts Giuffre
As interest in Maxwell's case grows, Epstein victims are worried that twisted sex tapes and photos that abuse them may be shown in court during Maxwell's criminal trial.
High-profile lawyer Lisa Bloom, who represents six Epstein victims, says her clients are "very concerned" and she hopes the prosecutor will first notify the victims if they want footage of them used in court.
"We know the FBI got hundreds of photos a year ago, but what about the footage, what about the video? We know that Epstein has absorbed a lot, ”she said.
"Even with the news about the photos, my customers were very concerned." "Are your nude photos of me in the hands of the FBI right now?" "You are very concerned about it." Show me minors in a sex act? & # 39;
“My customers want to know if there are any pictures that have been retrieved from Epstein's house, and they still worry a year later.
"Should one of these recordings be presented in court, we would first like to be notified when one of our customers is shown."
Another lawyer, Florida-based lawyer Spencer Kuvin, who also represents six Epstein victims, said his clients were "incredibly embarrassed and upset" that footage could be broadcast in a courtroom.
"Any active law enforcement that can include videotapes or fear of the prosecutor using videotapes will worry my clients," he said.
"After saying that my clients want Ghislaine Maxwell to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, as well as all co-conspirators."
Top-class lawyer Lisa Bloom, who represents six Epstein victims, says her clients are "very concerned" about the footage
Of the six young Kuvin representatives in the Epstein case, two were involved in the original case against the now deceased billionaire in 2007/2008. One of these women was in the affidavit, says Kuvin.
He told DailyMail.com: "One of the things my customers were worried about back then was that there were cameras in Epstein's house in Palm Beach that recorded various sexual acts they might have been involved in, and that It was unbelievable to be embarrassed and upset as young women that they can be seen in these pictures and that they can be used in any law enforcement. & # 39;
The lawyer added, "We would ask that the federal government be destroyed after the prosecution is complete if the federal government has this material."
The upcoming release of the unsealed documents could include details about Maxwell's sex life that her lawyers previously tried to prevent from being released, in connection with a seven-hour, 418-page deposit that Maxwell gave that her legal team described as "extremely personal." . secret & # 39 ;.
They will also include communications between Maxwell and Epstein as of January 2015, when Roberts made explosive charges against them in court records.
Roberts claimed in the newspapers that she had been forced to have sex with Prince Andrew three times when she was just 17, on Epstein's orders.
The case decided last Thursday was originally brought by Roberts, a 36-year-old mother of three, who lives in Australia and bears her married name Virginia Giuffre.
The upcoming release of the unsealed documents could include details about Maxwell's sex life that her lawyers previously tried to prevent from being released, in connection with a seven-hour, 418-page deposit that Maxwell gave that her legal team described as "extremely personal." . secret & # 39;
She sued Maxwell for defamation in 2015 because Maxwell accused her of lying.
Roberts said in court records that Maxwell had recruited her and other girls into a sex trade ring for "politically connected and financially powerful people."
The case was settled in 2017 for an undisclosed sum, but media organizations sued that documents should be published in the case.
Judge Loretta Preska decided last week that 80 documents – spanning hundreds of pages – should be released by Thursday
Speaking at the Manhattan Federal Supreme Court last week, Judge Preska said Maxwell's right to privacy had been offset by the need to make the documents public.
She went through dozens of documents, including Giuffres statements and various boring-sounding legal documents.
However, the content could be explosive and include new evidence against the wealthy elite who socialized with Epstein.
The lawsuit for the release of the documents was originally filed by the Miami Herald and her reporter Julie Brown, whose series on Epstein, entitled "Perversion of Justice" in 2018, re-focused the case and led to his arrest last July.
As a result, there are thousands of pages of documents that are continuously published.
Every time a person's name appears, they will be notified and have the opportunity to object to the publication of their name.
There were two John Does in this last batch, but according to court records, they didn't file any complaints when asked to comment.
The Second Circuit had already ordered 2,000 pages of documents to be published in August of last year, one day before Epstein killed himself.
The documents contained the unpublished manuscript of a treatise by Epstein prosecutor Virginia Roberts, describing her years of abuse by him.
The documents will also include communications between Maxwell and Epstein as of January 2015, when Virginia Roberts filed explosive charges against her in court records. Roberts claimed in the newspapers that she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew (pictured together) three times when she was 17 years old on Epstein's orders
There were testimonies from Epstein's pilots, his former employees, and flight logs that showed how he traveled around the world with his victims and famous people like Bill Clinton.
Among those interested in the defamation case are lawyers for a "John Doe" who appears to be someone mentioned in the documents.
His identity is unclear, but former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barack is one of the powerful men accused of involvement in Epstein.
On Monday, Maxwell's team of lawyers struggled to label incriminating nude photos and sexualized videos of Maxwell as "strictly confidential" in their lawsuit against sex trafficking.
Prosecutors and Maxwell's attorneys are currently working on an agreement on how to handle sensitive documents in the high-profile case before handing over the evidence they want to use in court.
The reference to videos appears in a proposed version of the agreement filed by Maxwell's lawyers.
The proposed arrangement states that all "highly confidential information" that both sides wish to use in the case remains sealed and can only be viewed behind closed doors with lawyers present.
"Very confidential information includes nude, partially nude, or otherwise sexualized images, videos, or other representations of people," the court documents said.
The wording of the legal filing suggests the U.S. Attorney General for the southern district of New York could be on explicit photos and videos for her explosive case against Maxwell, the alleged wife of the late billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
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