A US appeals court just dealt Ghislaine Maxwell a huge blow.
The court decided that Maxwell’s 418-page deposition, taken in April 2016 for a settled civil defamation lawsuit against her will be made public.
US District Judge Loretta Preska said that Maxwell’s attorneys gave “meritless arguments” to block the testimony from being released.
The order coincided with Preska’s July decision to release the deposition of other documents and testimony from the 2015 defamation lawsuit by Virginia Giuffre.
Maxwell’s lawyers said it’s bad publicity to disclose “intimate, sensitive, and personal details” from the deposition that could undermine her ability to defend against criminal charges that she helped Epstein. Her team claims that Maxwell cooperated with the deposition because she was told it would remain confidential and releasing it would violate her right to defend herself.
Let’s be clear, she cooperated because the Epstein circle never thought they would get caught or be held accountable for what they were doing.
Maxwell, 58, has pleaded not guilty in helping Epstein groom underage girls to have sex with some of the most powerful people in the world.
Her trial is scheduled for next July.
Giuffre was a teenager when Maxwell groomed her into the Epstein circle where she was groomed and trafficked for sex.
Both Giuffre and the Miami Herald newspaper pushed to have Epstein investigated and also pushed to get the 2015 lawsuit documents published.
Some of the most powerful people in the world have been implicated in the Epstein scandal including former President Bill Clinton and Britain’s Prince Andrew.
The media has largely protected Clinton, when the cable station Lifetime did a feature on the woman Epstein traffic for sex they only showed one image of the former President. Instead, they constantly showed images of President Trump who kicked Epstein out of his Mar -A Largo resort because he solicited an underage girl for sex. However, Clinton was mentioned several times in the 2015 deposition.