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The judge releases a second set of documents from the Epstein case that contain little revelation

The judge releases a second set of documents from the

The avalanche of paper doesn't stop. A day after lifting the confidentiality of the summary of contents of 40 documents, the judge released this Thursday another 19 documents containing hundreds of additional pages of the summary of a civil lawsuit related to the Epstein case. In both cases, the documents correspond to the summary of the lawsuit filed in 2015 by one of the victims, Virginia Giuffre, against Epstein's mistress and partner Ghislaine Maxwell, which led to an out-of-court settlement. Unlike the new batch, which contained some interesting statements about Prince Andrew, Donald Trump and Bill Clinton and incriminating statements against businessmen and politicians, the new documents are of less interest.

This is also a heterogeneous set of roles. There is a transcript of a hearing of the lawsuit; References to medical and psychological reports on Virginia Giuffre, the plaintiff; emails; Statements from some additional witnesses; Suggestions for lists of additional witnesses as well as motions and pleadings containing legal formalities. The most interesting thing is probably what you can't read. There are several documents whose fragments are still redacted, including the names of some witnesses linked to sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his cell in a maximum-security Manhattan prison in August 2019 before being charged with sexual violence became a crime against minors.

Unlike the first part, there is no exhaustive account of Epstein's victims and his conspiracy. The emails include numerous messages exchanged between the plaintiff and Sharon Churcher, a journalist for the British tabloid Sunday Mail who told the story of Giuffre and her relationships with Prince Andrew. It also includes a statement from the victim in which she does not seem very convinced about the content of the published messages: “I would not say that they were false.” “I would simply say that he published them as journalists who Taking their words and turning them into something else.”

There is also another email in which Giuffre claims that Clinton went to the offices of Vanity Fair and threatened them not to write sex trafficking articles about her good friend. [Epstein]“.

There are some previously known repeat documents, including one from another case in Florida. In it, two victims, whose identities remain anonymous, are asking to join a lawsuit alleging they were forced to have sex with celebrities, politicians, presidents, “a well-known prime minister” and others. Further details will be announced about Prince Andrew. “Stranger #3 was forced into sexual relations with this prince as a minor in three different geographical locations: London (at Ghislaine Maxwell's apartment), New York, and Epstein's private island in the Virgin Islands. from the United States.” States (in an orgy with numerous other underage girls). “Epstein ordered Stranger #3 to give the prince everything he asked for and demanded that Stranger #3 inform him of the details of the sexual abuse,” the text says.

A calendar of scheduled statements also appears; a list of a hundred proposed witnesses, similar to that which already appeared in the first batch, repeating names already published but leaving others hidden; requests for medical reports; the statement of an unidentified victim; that of a doctor; that of an ex-boyfriend of the victim and that of a detective who was involved in the case.

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In general, the new batch adds little to what has already emerged from the major pedophilia and sexual abuse scandal orchestrated by Epstein. Even with regard to the documents known on Wednesday, there is not much new.

Epstein was arrested in Palm Beach, Florida, in 2005 after being accused of paying a 14-year-old girl for sex. Dozens of other minors reported similar sexual abuse, but prosecutors finally allowed the financier to plead guilty in 2008, even though he was a single victim. He served 13 months in a work release program.

The Miami Herald's investigation renewed interest in the scandal, and federal prosecutors in New York filed sex trafficking charges against Epstein in 2019. He committed suicide in prison while awaiting trial. His partner, heiress Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of media tycoon Robert Maxwell, was convicted of sex trafficking of minors in June 2022 and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

It is the Miami Herald that requested the release of the documents, which the judge ultimately agreed to.