Longtime associate and former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, lost her appeal in court to keep her deposition sealed.
On Monday, a court ruled against Maxwell’s bid to keep her 428-page testimony from April 2016 to remain sealed.
Second district three-Judge Court of Appeals ruled against Epstein’s former girlfriend.
“We have reviewed all of the arguments raised by Defendant-Appellant Maxwell on appeal and find them to be without merit,” the judges said.
Maxwell also lost her petition to consolidate her case from the Southern District of New York criminal charges. Her lawyers argued preserving her presumption of innocence by retaining the deposition sealed.
On the other hand, a lawyer of various Epstein’s victims praised the ruling.
“This is good news for not just the victims of Epstein, but for victims everywhere,” said Atty. Spencer Kuvin.
Atty. Kuvin said the courts should not be a participant in the history of Epstein and his associates' attempts to shy away from public scrutiny, adding that everyone part of the predator's sex ring should be concerned.
After the pedophile’s death, in September 2019, U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska hinted that several people could be implicated once the documents are released to the public. Another lawyer said some of the information would be “life changing” for the people involved.
“In some of these documents, there are literally a thousand people,” Judge Preska said.
Epstein committed suicide in August 2019 in prison, where he was convicted in Manhattan, New York. He reportedly hanged himself with a bedsheet end tied around his neck while the other end tied at the top bunk in his cell.
Several noted with suspicion that former President Bill Clinton was a close company of Epstein. Clinton was documented to have had trips using Epstein’s private jet, and even went to Epstein’s island where the predator and his guests allegedly sexually assaulted young girls.