If you thought Jeffrey Epstein's (alleged) death was the end of the story last year, you are sorely mistaken.
This case and story are only beginning folks.
And it just got real hot in here after freshly unsealed documents from a prior court case are naming names.
How about Bill Clinton for one.
Oh, and how about a Prince? Prince Andrew.
And a high-powered attorney? Alan Dershowitz.
And this is just the start folks.
The YouTube comments are absolutely amazing:
Here is more context, from Forbes:
A highly anticipated trove of old court records from a settled defamation lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell by alleged victim Virginia Giuffre were released late Thursday evening, and reveal more information surrounding the dark saga of Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged sex ring of underage girls, including:
A 2015 email from Epstein to Maxwell that appears to be a draft of a statement Maxwell could provide to the press about the allegations surrounding them.
“Since [Jeffrey Epstein] was charged in  for solicitation of a prostitute I have been the target of outright lies, innuendo, slander, defamation and salacious gossip and harassment,” part of the email to Maxwell reads.
Maxwell claimed to not have been in touch with Epstein for a decade, however, in her July 14 request for bail.
Giuffre, in a May 2016 deposition, said Maxwell acted as a “helicopter pilot” to Epstein’s private island in the Virgin Islands, and that Maxwell told her she flew former President Bill Clinton to the island, although Clinton has previously denied ever visiting there.
A 2014 document filed by two unnamed women claiming to be Epstein’s victims says one of the women—Jane Doe #3—was kept by him as a “sex slave from about 1999 through 2002.”
The 2014 document also names former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz as one of the people Jane Doe #3 was trafficked to; in an emailed statement to Forbes, Dershowitz said, “I demanded release of these documents. They contain no new accusations that were not made public in Guiffre’s prior lawsuits. The reason I wanted them released is because they contain smoking gun emails and a manuscript that prove in Guiffre’s own words that she never met me and made up the entire story.”
“The court is troubled—but not surprised—that Ms. Maxwell has yet again sought to muddy the waters as the clock ticks closer to midnight,” wrote U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska in response to an earlier request to delay the documents’ release. She ordered the unsealing during a July 23 hearing.
Over 600. That’s how many pages of documents were released. Along with the depositions and other documentation, communications from Giuffre and Maxwell’s lawyers were also included.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
The Court of Appeals on Friday afternoon granted Maxwell’s request to delay the release of her 2016 depositions in this case, after Preska ordered them unsealed during the July 23 hearing. Maxwell says they contain confidential information that is subject to a protective order from the case’s 2017 undisclosed settlement. The depositions purportedly include Maxwell answering lurid questions on her sex life. Maxwell’s lawyers argued against the documents’ release, saying that the contents are embarrassing and press coverage of them could impact her right to a fair trial.
The documents were released after Maxwell’s lawyers seemed to pull every stop to prevent them from being made public. A Wednesday letter for reconsideration, which Preska called an “eleventh hour request,” was denied. Maxwell is being held without bail in a Brooklyn federal prison on charges of enticing and transporting minors as part of Epstein’s alleged sex ring, along with committing perjury during her 2016 depositions that are part of the Giuffre defamation case. Giuffre claims that Epstein and Maxwell forced her to have sex with their famous and powerful friends, including Prince Andrew and Dershowitz. Maxwell entered a not guilty plea to her charges and has denied all previous allegations. Prince Andrew and Dershowitz have also previously denied Giuffre’s allegations. Epstein died by suicide in a Manhattan prison August 2019 while awaiting trial for federal sex trafficking charges.
And from Courthouse News:
From an explosive correspondence with Jeffrey Epstein to more allegations against powerful men like Bill Clinton, Alan Dershowitz and Prince Andrew, newly released files from an old lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell became public on Thursday following a yearlong records battle.
One five-year-old email has what reads like a statement by Maxwell slamming the press and denying any participation in a sex-trafficking scandal.
Only it was Epstein who wrote it.
“Since JE was charged in 2007 for solicitation of a prostitute I have been the target of outright lies, innuendo, slander, defamation and salacious gossip and harassment,” Epstein wrote “GMax” in an email dated Jan. 21, 2015.
The remainder of the wordy missive slams the press for “headlines made up of quotes I have never given, statements l have never made, trips with people to places I have never been, holidays with people i have never met, false allegations of impropriety and offensive behavior that l abhor and have never ever been party to, witness to events that l have never seen, living off trust funds that l have never ever had, party to stories that have changed materially both in time place and event depending on what paper you read, and the list goes on.”
Maxwell wrote days later: “I would appreciate it if shelley would come out and say she was your g’friend — I think she was from end 99 to 2002.”
The identity of the “shelley” whom Maxwell wanted to depict as Epstein’s girlfriend is unclear.
“ok, with me,” Epstein replied a day later. “You have done nothing wrong and i woudl [sic] urge you to start acting like it. go outside, head high, not as an esacping [sic] convict.”
In a failed bid to win bail, Maxwell claimed that she has not been in touch with Epstein in more than a decade, an assertion undermined by the correspondence.
Previously anonymous, Maxwell’s prominent accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre had been known as “Jane Doe 3” before publicly claiming to witness Clinton on Epstein’s private island and to have been passed on for sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew and Dershowitz. Newly unsealed documents add more detail to those claims.
“One such powerful individual that Epstein forced then-minor Jane Doe #3 to have sexual relations with was former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, a close friend of Epstein’s and well-known criminal defense attorney,” the document continues. “Epstein required Jane Doe #3 to have sexual relations with Dershowitz on numerous occasions while she was a minor, not only in Florida but also on private planes, in New York, New Mexico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.”
That claim is not new: Giuffre and Dershowitz have sued each other over the allegations, but the unsealed records show her alleging that Dershowitz had self-interested motives to negotiate a controversial plea deal for Epstein that purported to shield his co-conspirators.
“Thus, Dershowitz helped negotiate an agreement with a provision that provided protection for himself against criminal prosecution in Florida for sexually abusing Jane Doe #3,” the Jan. 2, 2015, document states.
In a much earlier document from 2011, Giuffre gave an initial interview with her attorneys Brad Edwards and Jack Scarola, where she mentioned Clinton’s name six times among the cast of characters whom she saw on Epstein’s island.
When asked whom else she saw with the former president, Giuffre replied: “Ghislaine, Emmy, and there was 2 young girls that I could identify.”
Clinton denies any wrongdoing, and Giuffre does not accuse him of misconduct, though she called sexual orgies a “regular occurrence” at Epstein’s U.S. Virgin Islands home.
Asked about hearing Epstein boast “Bill Clinton owes me favors,” Giuffre mused: “Yes. I do. It was a laugh though. He would laugh it off.”
Emphasizing she did not know whether Epstein was serious, she added: “It was just a joke.”
President Trump also received a name-check in the interview in recounting how she met Maxwell in the first place.
“I was working at Donald Trump’s spa in Mar-a-Lago, and I was prompted by Ghislaine to come to Jeffrey’s mansion in Palm Beach that afternoon after work to make some extra money and to learn about massage,” she told her lawyers in 2011, an account she would continue to repeat in the future.
Asked whether Prince Andrew would have information, Giuffre told her lawyers in 2011: “Yes, he would know a lot of the truth.”
“Again, I don’t know how much he would be able to help you with, but seeing he’s in a lot of trouble himself these days, I think he might,” she added. “So, I think he may be valuable. I’m not too sure of him.”
Those exchanges, and others, hit the public after a federal judge angrily told Maxwell that she can no longer delay their release.
Fighting bitterly against the new rush of documents, Maxwell kept filing new challenges until hours before a deadline first imposed last week.
U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska skewered one “eleventh-hour request” on Wednesday and wrote another blistering ruling to offer new reasons to delay again as the countdown ticked toward the close of business Thursday.
“The court is troubled — but not surprised — that Ms. Maxwell has yet again sought to muddy the waters as the clock ticks closer to midnight,” Preska wrote in a ruling that hit the court’s docket 4:55 p.m. Eastern Time.
Minutes later, Maxwell’s attorney Laura Menninger asked for “emergency forthwith phone conference,” but the docket remained silent for roughly an hour and a half before Preska neatly rejected the request.
“Counsel shall proceed with unsealing as previously ordered,” she added at 6:39 p.m. Eastern Time.
Another three hours would pass for the highly anticipated documents to finally see the light of day.
Giuffre filed suit five years ago against Maxwell, whose depositions in that case form the basis of two now-pending perjury charges against her.
The NY Post reports that Dershowitz denies all allegations:
Attorney Alan Dershowitz defended himself from sex abuse claims Friday after his name appeared in a slew of unsealed documents related to a since-settled defamation case involving Ghislaine Maxwell.
The emeritus Harvard Law professor was accused of having sex with then-minor “Jane Doe #3” — identified in court documents as Virginia Roberts Giuffre — and witnessing Jeffrey Epstein and others sexually abusing girls and young women.
The allegations, lodged in a 2014 court filing, reemerged in more than 600 pages unsealed Thursday night in Giuffre’s 2015 defamation case against Maxwell.
Dershowitz claims the document dump exonerates him.
“I demanded release of all documents because they contain emails and manuscripts proving in Guiffre’s own words that she never met me,” Dershowitz said in a tweet Friday morning. “I knew they would repeat her false accusations against me, Al and Tipper Gore and others, which her own lawyers admit are ‘wrong’.”
He added, “There are no new accusations against me in the documents I got unsealed. All her accusations were made in suits she filed years ago. They were false then and now, as shown by her emails and manuscript that prove I never met her.”
In 2016, former attorneys for Giuffre previously said it was a “mistake” to have accused Dershowitz of sexual misconduct.