Judge orders Ghislaine Maxwell to turn over docs revealing funding from Clinton Foundation, Bill’s role

A judge has ruled that Ghislaine Maxwell must turn over documents related to her personal affairs, including records that may reveal more about her finances and her relationship with the Clintons.

That’s according to the Daily Mail, which cited court documents to report that lawyers representing Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims, were demanding a vast array of documents from Maxwell including “funding received from the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Foundation.”

Given two weeks to produce the documents, U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska also ruled that documents relating to a request for email accounts that Maxwell allegedly kept secret from the court should also be made public, the Daily Mail reported.

Giuffre, who claimed she was sexually abused by Epstein and Maxwell, who she said recruited her when she was 16, filed a now-settled defamation lawsuit against Maxwell in 2016. The documents are part of the material gradually being released by the judge.

The alleged victim, who also claimed that she was sexually abused by Prince Andrew, which he denies, is quoted as saying Maxwell “trained me as a sex slave.”

In jail since being arrested last July, Epstein’s former girlfriend pleaded not guilty to charges that she recruited teenage girls for the late billionaire between 1994 and 2004 — Epstein allegedly committed suicide in jail in 2019.

Maxwell’s tax returns, balance sheets, and financial statements for companies that she controlled were among the documents Giuffre’s lawyers sought.

“From January 2012 to the present, produce all documents concerning any source of funding for the TarraMar Project (Maxwell’s nonprofit) or any other not-for-profit entities with which you are associated, including but not limited to, funding received from the Clinton Global Initiative, the Clinton Foundation (a/k/a William J. Clinton Foundation, a/k/a/ the Bill, Hilary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation),and the Clinton Foundation Climate Change Initiative,” Preska ruled.

It remains to be seen if the Clintons turn up in the soon-to-be-released documents.

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Bill Clinton’s relationship with Epstein and Maxwell has been highly scrutinized, In addition to flying on Epstein’s private jet, which is also known as the “Lolita Express,” the former president was photographed while receiving a neck massage from alleged Epstein victim Chauntae Davies, who worked as a flight attendant on the plane.

There are unsubstantiated claims that Clinton and Maxwell had a secret affair.

According to the court documents, Giuffre’s lawyers requested information from an “undisclosed email account” that Maxwell kept secret from the court.

More from the Daily Mail:

In a publicly available filing, they state: ‘Ms Giuffre is aware of two email addresses that appear to be the email addresses defendant used while Ms Giuffre was with defendant and Epstein, namely, from 2000 – 2002.

‘Defendant has denied that she used those accounts to communicate, but she has not disclosed the account she did use to communicate during that time, nor produce documents from it’.

Over four pages of redacted text, which will be made public in two weeks, Giuffre’s lawyers argue why it should be made public.

 

Maxwell was set to go on trial on July 12 on the sex trafficking charges, but a judge granted a request in May to delay the trial until the fall after two new charges of sex trafficking a minor and sex trafficking conspiracy were added.

“Such an adjournment would plainly give the defense team sufficient time to prepare for trial in light of the additional charges contained in the S2 indictment while also ensuring that the trial proceeds without undue delay,” U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan said at the time.

Last week, after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court released comedian Bill Cosby from prison, throwing out his 2018 conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004, Maxwell’s attorneys cited a non-prosecution agreement similar to one at the center of his release.

“We respectfully submit this letter to bring to the Court’s attention the recent decision by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. William Henry Cosby Jr., J-100-2020 (Jun. 30, 2021), in which the court vacated Mr. Cosby’s conviction and sentence because the District Attorney’s Office that prosecuted him failed to live up to its express promise not to prosecute Mr. Cosby for the same crimes for which he was later convicted,” her legal team wrote. “Ms. Maxwell’s case presents a similar situation.”

A 2007 non-prosecution agreement Epstein signed with federal prosecutors in Florida is what the lawyers are referring to.

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