Documents detailing Ghislaine Maxwell's ties to Jeffrey Epstein released

Jeffrey Epstein was offering advice to Ghislaine Maxwell as late as 2015, according to newly unsealed documents, despite her lawyer's statement that the British socialite had "no contact" with the disgraced financier in a decade.

"Lawyers for the two anonymous Epstein accusers from the court documents wrote: "(They are) seeking documents regarding Epstein's lobbying efforts to persuade the government to give him a favorable plea arrangement, including efforts on his behalf by Prince Andrew and former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz.

Responding to a Maxwell email a few days later, Epstein wrote: "You have done nothing wrong and I (would) urge you to start acting like it". He suggested she go outside and hold her head high, "not as an (escaping) convict". "Go to parties, deal with it", added Epstein, a convicted sex offender who killed himself in prison past year while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.

Maxwell, 58, is accused of helping Epstein recruit and abuse underage girls, including one as young as 14, in London and the United States during the 1990s. Victims say they were farmed out to some of Epstein's wealthy associates. She faces six counts, including perjury, and up to 35 years in prison if convicted.

Among the newly released documents were emails Maxwell and Epstein exchanged in January 2015, when Giuffre's allegations were getting a new round of media attention.

Maxwell's lawyers repeatedly had tried to block their release, arguing that they could prejudice her trial.

One email, sent from Epstein's email address but written in Maxwell's voice, appeared to be a draft statement or set of talking points for Maxwell to use in defending herself.

Epstein's email was in response to a message from Maxwell, who had asked Epstein if one of his other ex-girlfriends, "Shelley", would come forward and say that she previously dated Epstein - a request that appeared to be an attempt to distance her ties to Epstein in the public. It is not clear as to who or what "shelley " is a reference to.

Giuffre also discussed wondering why Clinton was on the island while she was there and spoke about it with Epstein, reported CNN.

"Ghislaine told me that she flew Bill Clinton in. I think she was from end 99 to 2002". "She's the one that procured me, told me what to do, trained me as a sex slave, abused me physically, abused me mentally", she said. "Being a woman, it's disgusting", Giuffre said.

"They have alleged these materials are needed to prove their allegations that, after Epstein signed the non-prosecution agreement his performance was delayed while he used his significant social and political connections to lobby the justice department to obtain a more favourable plea deal".

Giuffre over the years has told her story to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but no charges were brought based on her allegations and she is not one of the three alleged victims in the current criminal case against Maxwell.

The royal vehemently denies this.

Much of what appears in the documents unsealed late Thursday in NY has previously been reported, including Giuffre's claim that Epstein and Maxwell turned her into a "sex slave" and trafficked her to a long line of wealthy and powerful men.



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