A multitude of sealed court filings linked to the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein are set to be disclosed this week. The decision by United States District Judge Loretta Preska has paved the way for revelations concerning the names of influential individuals, including Prince Andrew and former President Bill Clinton, as reported by NDTV.
The unsealing process, initiated this week, is unraveling Epstein’s intricate web of associations with high-profile figures. This development follows a case filed by Virginia Giuffre against British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who stands accused of complicity in Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking activities.
Giuffre, alleging defamation by Maxwell for denying claims of sexual trafficking and abuse during her minor years from 1999-2002, had seen Epstein’s prosecution cut short by his untimely demise in August 2019 amidst ongoing legal scrutiny.
Bill Clinton: A Frequent Mention
Referred to as “Doe 36,” Bill Clinton was mentioned 50 times in the sealed records. Although Giuffre did not directly accuse Clinton, she asserted witnessing him with two young women on Epstein’s island—a claim he vehemently denies. Flight records, however, reveal Clinton’s use of Epstein’s plane for international trips post-presidency.
Johanna Sjoberg, another victim, testified in the records that Epstein once mentioned Clinton “likes them young.” Notwithstanding these mentions, there are no direct accusations of misconduct against Trump in the documents.
Donald Trump: Unmentioned Misconduct
Sjoberg’s testimony also includes a mention that, in 2001, while traveling to one of Donald Trump’s casinos in New Jersey, Epstein promised her he would get in touch with him. However, the documents do not contain accusations of wrongdoing against Trump.
Other Figures in the Shadows
The documents delve into connections with various other personalities, including the late Michael Jackson and magician David Copperfield, mentioned by Sjoberg without any accompanying allegations of wrongdoing against them.
The French modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel, who passed away in a Paris jail in 2022 while awaiting rape charges, and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson are also cited. Giuffre alleges forced sexual encounters with figures like Richardson, who denied ever meeting her before his death last year.
Other notable personalities mentioned include Google co-founder Larry Page, billionaire hedge fund manager Glenn Dubin, Professor Stephen Hawking, Nobel laureate Lawrence Krauss, comedian Chris Tucker, actor Kevin Spacey, Victoria’s Secret magnate Les Wexner, and model Naomi Campbell. According to the court documents, these figures are reported to have visited Epstein’s Island, adding further layers to the unfolding narrative.
As the sealed documents are unveiled, they cast a revealing light on the breadth of Epstein’s connections and the allegations that surround his associates, opening a new chapter in the ongoing saga of one of the most infamous cases in recent memory.