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The names of acquaintances and associates of wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, including former U.S. presidents and British royalty, were disclosed on Wednesday in a batch of court documents linked to a 2015 lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell. These documents, the initial set of over 200 anticipated to be unsealed, are part of a defamation case filed by victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre. Maxwell had previously dismissed Giuffre’s allegations, leading to a settlement in 2017. Maxwell later received a 20-year prison sentence for her involvement in recruiting young girls for Epstein’s exploitation, posthumously after Epstein’s death.

The released court papers mentioned figures like Prince Andrew, Donald Trump, and Bill Clinton, though they contained little new information beyond what was already public knowledge. Some documents had been released in prior court cases, and Epstein’s high-profile connections had been extensively covered in the media.

In December, U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska ordered the documents’ release, providing until January 1 for individuals to appeal if they wished to remain unnamed. Victims who were minors at the time of abuse were not named, although some had previously spoken publicly about Epstein’s actions.

The documents primarily offer limited insights into the actions of individuals other than Epstein. A 2016 deposition from Epstein’s victim Johanna Sjoberg references politicians and figures in the U.S. and abroad. Celebrities like Bruce Willis, Cameron Diaz, Cate Blanchett, Kevin Spacey, Naomi Campbell, and Leonardo DiCaprio are mentioned but not accused of assisting Epstein. Connections to Epstein led some high-level executives to resign, and French modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel, implicated in scouting girls for Epstein, died by suicide in 2022.

The documents affirm the vast scope of Epstein’s alleged sex-trafficking ring and his influential social network. Prince Andrew, mentioned in the papers, faced accusations of inappropriate touching and rape. Despite repeated denials, he settled a 2022 lawsuit with Giuffre, relinquishing military titles and public duties under public pressure.

Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender, preyed on young girls under the guise of massages that escalated into sexual acts, according to a 2019 indictment. His victims, some as young as 14, were paid for sexual services and recruiting others. Epstein initially faced charges in 2006 but secured a lenient sentence. Reinvestigation in 2018 led to his arrest in 2019 on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. Epstein died by suicide in 2019, prompting continued investigations and Maxwell’s conviction for sex crimes in connection to Epstein.

Here are other names high-profile mentioned in the documents:

Bill Clinton

The former president was mentioned in the documents released on Wednesday, in Sjoberg’s testimony that Epstein had told her “Clinton likes them young, referring to girls.” She also said that she knew Epstein had “dealings” with Clinton but did not know they were friends until later media reports.

The former president’s ties with Epstein has long been the subject of media scrutiny—intensified in the wake of the financier’s indictment. The two had connected while Clinton was working on his nonprofit group the Clinton Foundation, and in 2002, they took a trip to Africa on Epstein’s private jet. 

In 2019, Clinton’s office said that the former president did not know about Epstein’s “terrible crimes,” and that he had not spoken to Epstein in “well over a decade.” A spokesperson for Clinton told CNN on Wednesday that it has “been nearly 20 years since President Clinton last had contact with Epstein.”

Records show that Giuffre’s attorneys wanted to get a deposition from Clinton. Giuffre, the plaintiff in the defamation lawsuit against Maxwell, did not accuse the former president of doing anything with her, but attorneys saw Clinton as a “key person who can provide information about his close relationship with Defendant and Mr. Epstein and disapprove Ms. Maxwell’s claims.”

Michael Jackson

Sjoberg recalled meeting late musician Michael Jackson at Epstein’s house in Palm Beach, but said no when asked if she had massaged him.

Sarah Kellen

Kellen, Epstein’s former assistant, was named in testimonies of victims detailing their encounters with Epstein. She was said to have helped schedule his “massages,” which his victims said was a euphemism for sexual services. 

A judge had described Kellen as “a criminally responsible participant” in Epstein’s scheme. 

But Kellen was never charged and has remained out of the public eye. Kellen said through a spokesperson in 2020 that she herself had been sexually and psychologically abused by Epstein for years.

Jean-Luc Brunel

Jean-Luc Brunel, a French modeling agent suspected of scouting girls for Epstein, killed himself in a Paris jail in 2022 while awaiting trial for rape accusations.

Giuffre said in her deposition that she was sent by Maxwell to have sex with Brunel “at many places.” The documents also say that Brunel would bring girls as young as twelve “to the United States for sexual purposes and farm them out to his friends,
especially Epstein.”

Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson, the former governor of New Mexico who died in September, was also mentioned. Giuffre said in her deposition that Maxwell had instructed her to give Richardson a massage. In 2019, a spokesperson for Richardson denied he ever met Giuffre, according to Las Cruces Sun News.

Leslie Wexner

Leslie Wexner, the billionaire founder of L Brands (which owns Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works), was also mentioned in Maxwell’s deposition. When asked if she had ever provided Giuffre with “an outfit of a sexual nature to wear for Les Wexner,” Maxwell said “categorically no.”

Epstein was Wexner’s money manager and a trustee of the Wexner Foundation During an L Brands investor conference in Sept. 2019, Wexner called Epstein’s action “abhorrent.” Wexner says he cut ties with Epstein in 2007.

Glenn Dubin

Hedge fund manager and billionaire Glenn Dubin was mentioned in the documents, with Giuffre testifying that “Ghislaine told me to go to Glenn Dubin and give him a massage, which means sex,” Giuffre said in her deposition..

Dubin has previously denied Giuffre’s allegations. 

Dubin’s wife, Eva Andersson-Dubin, was also referenced in the unsealed documents. Maxwell said in her deposition that she was friends with Andersson-Dubin.

Alan Dershowitz

Alan Dershowitz, Epstein’s lawyer, was also mentioned in the newly-released records. The documents say that Epstein forced a minor to have sex with the former Harvard law professor multiple times. The documents also say that Dershowitz “was an eye-witness to the sexual abuse of many other minors by Epstein and several of Epstein’s co-conspirators.

Dershowitz would later play a significant role in negotiating the NPA on Epstein’s behalf.” NPA stands for non-prosecution agreement, which allowed Epstein to avoid serving a severe sentence when he was first charged with soliciting a minor for prostitution.

“Of course I’m on that list, I was his lawyer. I flew on his plane,” said Dershowitz in a Youtube livestream after the list came out.

Marvin Minsky

Computer scientist and former MIT professor Marvin Minsky was also mentioned in the documents. Giuffre said she was asked to have sex with Minsky when he went to Epstein’s island in the U.S. Virgin Islands.


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