A new order issued by Judge Loretta A. Preska on January 3, 2024, grants the disclosure of certain names connected to Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking crimes.
The document referenced as Number 1319 provides a 14-day period for those affected to file an appeal prior to its release.
This ruling follows Ghislaine Maxwell’s recent interview with her attorney in which she broke her silence concerning her 20-year sentence for assisting Epstein in recruiting underage girls for sexual abuse.
This interview was conducted prior to the expected publication of over one hundred individuals implicated in the case.
Doe 107 and Doe 110 have both appealed the unsealing of documents. Doe 107 has been granted an extension until January 22, 2024 to provide evidence that such action would pose a physical threat to her as documented in entry 1318 of the court records.
The inquiry from Doe 110 is currently under review. All other unsealed records, as stated in the December 18 Order, will be filed by the involved parties later today.
Arthur Aidala, Maxwell’s legal representative, spoke on NewsNation’s Cuomo regarding gender dynamics related to this scandal.
Maxwell did not comment directly on the impending unmasking of associates but instead pointed out what she believes to be a gender-based disparity in accountability.
Arthur Aidala: “She’s got, I don’t think she has anything to talk about, except maybe that if you look at this crime, this overall crime, it’s all about men abusing women for a long period of time. A lot of men. That’s what we’re waiting for, this list. And there’s only one person in jail, a woman. It’s not one guy behind bars for all of these crimes.”
NewsNation Correspondent Brian Entin refuted Aidala’s statement, asserting that Maxwell had brought the young girls to Epstein
Aidala responded, “First of all, she is absolutely and unequivocally denying all of that. She always has. What’s interesting is that the woman involved in this lawsuit, who was just mentioned by Professor Dershowitz in reference to Virginia Giuffre, didn’t testify at the trial. She didn’t testify in the criminal trial against Ghislaine Maxwell. So, no, Ms. Maxwell has nothing to say to anyone. She’s had ample opportunity; she’s been in prison for quite some time now. It’s not a pleasant place to be. She’s had plenty of time to come out and speak, but she has nothing to say.”
Facing a potential 20 year sentence, Maxwell’s persistent denials of the allegations against her present her as an example of misplaced loyalty.
However, Aidala refutes this notion by suggesting that her faithfulness lies not with Epstein, but rather with herself and the truth.
Ghislaine Maxwell’s attorney told me she has “nothing to say” about Jeffrey Epstein or the list of associates we are waiting to see.
Full interview: pic.twitter.com/fhjaFrff9Y
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) January 3, 2024
Maxwell expressed shock after hearing of Jeffrey Epstein’s death in prison, recalling her conviction for sex trafficking.
“I believe he was murdered. I am shocked,” Maxwell said.
Ghislaine Maxwell says she believes Jeffrey Epstein was murdered and that she wishes that she never met him‼️ pic.twitter.com/XDSYxjsmRt
— Censored Men (@CensoredMen) January 23, 2023