Ghislaine Maxwell’s legal team spoke out this week to beg a judge not to “let the cat out of the bag” by unsealing a trove of potentially embarrassing documents from her case against Virginia Roberts Giuffre, the alleged former sex slave of the late billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Daily Mail reported that Maxwell’s lawyers argued that her chance of a fair trial could be destroyed if the deposition that she gave in 2016 is released to the public. In their filing, her attorneys said that the deposition includes “intimate, sensitive and personal” information about Maxwell which would “spread like wildfire across the Internet” of it is released.
Though part of the deposition was released last month, other pages of it remain under seal while the 58 year-old British socialite appeals their release in a Manhattan court.
“If the unsealing order goes into effect, it will forever let the cat out of the bag,” Maxwell’s lawyers argued, adding that the unsealing would cause irreversible and unconstitutional negative publicity. They also said that releasing the documents would undermine the “truth-seeking function” of Maxwell’s trial by leading witnesses to “recast their memories of events from decades ago.”
Maxwell was arrested last month on six charges related to her allegedly grooming young girls for sex with Epstein. She has since been remanded to a prison in New York City after a judge deemed her to be a significant flight risk given her immense wealth and international connections.
Earlier this month, Maxwell whined about the “onerous” conditions she’s faced in prison, including 24/7 camera surveillance and guards taking notes on her every move. Her lawyers sent a letter to the judge asking that she be moved out of solitary confinement, and into the prison’s general population.
“It has become apparent that the BOP’s treatment of Ms. Maxwell is a reaction to the circumstances surrounding the pretrial detention and death of Mr. Epstein,” the lawyers argued in the court filing. “As a result of what occurred with Mr. Epstein, Ms. Maxwell is being treated worse than other similarly situated pretrial detainees.”
So far, Maxwell’s efforts to get out of solitary confinement have not paid off.
This piece originally appeared in UpliftingToday.com and is used by permission.
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