A new court filing on Monday divulged highly private evidence in Ghislaine Maxwell’s case. This evidence includes “nude, partially nude, or otherwise sexualized images (and) videos”- primarily involving young girls.
According to prosecutors, Maxwell recruited underage girls for late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking empire. She reportedly even engaged in sexual relations with a number of victims herself. She is currently in custody at MDC Brooklyn without bail as she awaits trial.
However, Maxwell’s lawyers think such materials should not be disclosed to the public and should be filed under seal. They stated that the highly confidential information should not be “disseminated, transmitted, or otherwise copied,” according to a proposed protective order filed in a Manhattan court.
The filing indicated that Maxwell’s lawyers and prosecutors had been coordinating to ascertain which discovery materials should be disclosed to the public. They have only had a dispute over 2 details, indicated the New York Post.
Maxwell was imprisoned earlier this month on a six-count arraignment for allegedly procuring girls for Epstein’s sexual abuse and then lying about it under oath. She had been hiding out in a New Hampshire mansion for a year following Epstein’s death due to supposed suicide in a Lower Manhattan prison cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking indictment.
Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to all 6 charges on the arraignment.