A federal court has released the sealed deposition of Ghislaine Maxwell from a 2016 case in which she was questioned regarding sex trafficking involving Jeffrey Epstein.
The report is telling of the accusations against both Epstein and Maxwell – Alleged recruitment of underage girls for sexual purposes. The report also alleges what the public has been told more recently about President Clinton, Alan Dershowitz, and Prince Andrew.
The deposition also shows Maxwell denying all of these claims, and employing legal tactics such as “I don’t understand what you mean by female,” which is revealing to the level of care given to the choice and interpretation of verbiage.
NPR appears to be doing the same. They are reporting that the prominent names we mention were not in the report. NPR reports:
The names of several well-connected men whom Giuffre said were involved in Epstein’s alleged activities do not appear in the redacted version of Maxwell’s deposition.
But shortly after, they continue:
Maxwell’s deposition includes redacted passages that might refer to some of those men. Notably, she was asked about a puppet – similar to a doll Giuffre has previously said was used in a sex game with Prince Andrew. Giuffre has said the puppet was created to resemble the prince.
However, it is more obvious than this. Beginning on page 420 of the document, a full index has been included with line references – in alphabetical order at that – and the deciphering has been reported and demonstrated by Slate.
While this information stems from a case in 2016, Maxwell was arrested again in July of 2020 for having procured underage children for Jeffrey Epstein.
Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself in a jail cell on August 10, 2019. He had been arrested on charges of sex trafficking of a minor and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking.
The New York Times reported that police forcibly took Maxwell in July, where she had phones wrapped in foil. The police assumed this was an attempt to evade law enforcement. The New York Times report also stated:
The prosecutors also said that since Ms. Maxwell’s arrest, more people have expressed a willingness to provide the authorities with information, which the government said would be reviewed and “has the potential to make the government’s case even stronger.”
Read the full deposition below. This is a case that is being watched closely by the public, and justifies people who follow movements like QAnon who sends anti-child-sex-trafficking messages.