Prince Andrew, Michael Jackson, Donald Trump, Stephen Hawking and David Copperfield mentioned in released court documents

Hundreds of pages of documents from a lawsuit related to accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein were released Wednesday. The 943 pages of documents include nearly 200 names.

The much-hyped trove of documents did not appear to reveal much new information about Epstein and his clients. However, more documents are expected to be released in the coming days. More than 100 people are named, some accused of crimes, while others in court documents make allegations or are potential witnesses.

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Epstein had many high-profile connections, including former US presidents, foreign prime ministers and Britain’s Prince Andrew. He also met Hollywood stars, leading academics, people in the modeling and fashion industry and other public figures. Some of the names were previously known through other means, although they were withheld from the public in the lawsuit. Many of the names belong to people who have not been charged with a crime.

Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew. Michael Jackson and David Copperfield

The publication includes references to Johanna Sjoberg, who claimed that Prince Andrew grabbed her breast while sitting on a couch inside Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan apartment in 2001.

Buckingham Palace has previously said the claims by Epstein’s secretary are “categorically untrue”.

Shoberg, whose deposition is being unsealed for the first time, worked for Epstein and has said he sometimes pushed her over the edge with sexual massages.

Former US President Bill Clinton is also mentioned in the court documents. According to the records, Joanna Shoberg testified that Epstein once told her that Clinton “likes little ones,” referring to girls. Mr Clinton had an affair with a 22-year-old White House intern while he was US president.

Shoberg also testified that she had met Michael Jackson at Epstein’s mansion in Palm Beach, Florida.

The records include testimony from Maxwell confirming that Clinton traveled on Epstein’s private jet, but she did not know how many times.

Mr. Clinton flew in Epstein’s plane on humanitarian trips to Africa in the early 2000s and at the time praised Epstein as a dedicated philanthropist, though he said he later cut ties with him.

When reached for comment, Mr. Clinton’s representatives referred to a statement he issued in 2019 saying he “knows nothing” about Epstein’s crimes.

One notable new name is the famous American magician David Copperfield, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a teenage model and is described in the documents as a friend of Epstein’s. The magician has not been accused of anything improper related to Epstein.

The reference to Trump

In her testimony, Joanna Shoberg also recalled a time she was with Epstein on one of his planes and the pilots told them they had to land in Atlantic City. Epstein then suggested they contact Donald Trump.

“Jeffrey said, fine, we’re going to call Trump and we’re going to — I don’t remember the name of the casino, but — we’re going to the casino,” Joanna Shomberg said.

Joanna Shoberg later said in her deposition that she never massaged Trump. Trump is not accused of wrongdoing related to Epstein in the documents.

Billionaires, hairdressers and lawyers

Other names revealed on Wednesday included billionaire Glenn Dubin and his former private chef Rinaldo Rizzo. Previously released documents revealed that Rizzo claimed that Epstein and Maxwell once visited the American billionaire investor’s home with a 15-year-old Swedish girl, who told him the pair asked her for sex and that her passport had been taken.

Others named include Tony Figueroa, founder of Limited Brands and former Victoria’s Secret CEO Lex Wexner, and Epstein accusers such as Johanna Sjoberg and Annie Farmer.

One portion of the documents accused Jeffrey Epstein of forcing an underage girl to have alleged sexual relations with prominent attorney Alan Dershowitz. The girl was allegedly forced to have sex with Dersovich in Florida, New York, Mexico, the US Virgin Islands and on private planes, the documents state. Dersowitz also allegedly witnessed the sexual abuse of other minors by Epstein and several others.

Joanna Shoberg also testified that she heard her employer calling someone to find girls in Hawaii to send to celebrity hairstylist Frédéric Fekkai.

A new package of documents is also coming

This is the first package of documents to be unsealed as part of a Dec. 18 court order, with more expected as part of the order.

The disclosure of the names is part of a defamation lawsuit from 2015. Virginia Giuffre, also known as Virginia Roberts, had taken legal action against convicted trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell, a close friend of Epstein’s who essentially supplied him and his friends with minors.

The newly unsealed documents include records such as depositions from Maxwell and Giuffre. Some of the nearly 200 people previously known as “J Doe” in court documents have been identified. But other names have remained sealed, including those of child victims.

In ordering the release of the list, New York District Judge Loretta Presca said many of those named in the lawsuit had already been identified by the media or in the criminal trial of Maxwell, who was convicted of sex trafficking and is serving a 20-year sentence in federal prison . However, it is emphasized that the names of the accusers who were under 18 will remain anonymous.

Inclusion in documents not recently drafted is not an indication of wrongdoing or violation of the law. The names of some victims remain redacted due to the sensitive nature of the crimes, according to the courts.

Epstein was indicted in 2019 on federal charges of running a sex trafficking ring in which he allegedly sexually abused dozens of underage girls.

Epstein committed suicide in prison while awaiting trial. Prosecutors in New York charged Maxwell with sex trafficking allegations involving multiple victims. He was sentenced in 2021.

What Jeffrey Epstein wrote in his email about the claim about Stephen Hawking

Jeffrey Epstein was ready to offer money as a “reward” to any friend or acquaintance of Virginia Giuffre, the American woman who publicly accused him of sexual abuse and exploitation, who could prove that her allegations were untrue.

The above was written by the tycoon himself in an email he had sent to Ghislaine Maxwell on January 12, 2015, shortly after Giuffre took legal action against him. The email was released yesterday along with other court documents linking the financial adviser to prominent names in the American and British elite.

In the email sent to his former lover and accomplice in the abuse of underage girls, the pedophile mogul said: “You can offer a reward to any of Virginia’s friends, acquaintances or relatives willing to help disprove her allegations. . The most powerful [ισχυρισμοί] it’s the one with the dinner with Clinton and the new version in the Virgin Islands that Stephen Hawking participated in an orgy with minors.’

It is recalled that the famous theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who suffered from motor neuron disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), passed away in 2018. He was almost completely paralyzed and communicated through a speech-generating device.

According to the Daily Mail, the British scientist had visited the infamous Epstein Island in 2006 during a conference on a neighboring island, and had been photographed there. In particular, he had attended a barbecue and participated in a guided tour of the seabed with a submarine, according to the Telegraph.

It is unclear why the American pedophile – who took his own life in 2019 – wanted to deny the unproven claim in question. It is worth noting that many famous artists, politicians and businessmen visited his island from time to time enjoying his hospitality.

Source: First Theme