The first batch of sealed court filings about the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was made public Wednesday, revealing some associates that included celebrities, politicians, and other prominent figures.
U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska last month ordered the materials to be released after Jan. 1., which will be rolling out more names over the next few weeks.
Epstein was facing multiple sex trafficking charges when he hanged himself in a federal jail in New York in August 2019.
Epstein was known to have had relationships with well-known figures and politicians, including former President’s Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, who had flown on one of Epstein’s planes at least once, and a video was uncovered in July 2019 of Epstein and Trump partying together.
Giuffre made no allegations of wrongdoing against Clinton. A Clinton spokesperson said the former president was unaware of any criminal activity at that time.
“In a 2011 interview, Ms. Giuffre mentioned former President Bill Clinton’s close personal relationship with Defendant and Jeffrey Epstein. While Ms. Giuffre made no allegations of illegal actions by Bill Clinton, Ms. [Ghislaine] Maxwell in her deposition raised Ms. Giuffre’s comments about President Clinton as one of the ‘obvious lies’ to which she was referring in her public statement that formed the basis of this suit,” the document says.
“Apart from the Defendant and Mr. Epstein, former President Clinton is a key person who can provide information about his close relationship with Defendant and Mr. Epstein and disapprove Ms. Maxwell’s claims,” the document continued.
Additional associates of Epstein’s, including Prince Andrew, are named in the documents.
This is a developing story and will continue to be updated.