By order of the American justice system, this Wednesday the first part of a series of documents with names of people associated with the magnate was released. Jeffrey Epsteinwho took his own life in his cell in August 2019, while awaiting trial for sex trafficking.
The revelations may shed new light on the pedophile network he established with his right hand, Ghislaine Maxwell, sentenced to 20 years in prison for contacting minors who were ultimately abused. Both were linked to high-profile figures in the world of politics, business and royalty.
Judge Loretta Preska of the federal court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan ordered the disclosure of hundreds of long-sealed documents as part of a settlement in a civil lawsuit filed in 2015 by the survivor. Virginia Giuffre.
Now a mother of three and living in Australia, Giuffre sued Maxwell for defamation after calling her a “liar” when she alleged that the millionaire had trafficked her, with her complicity, when she was a teenager. The case was closed after a private settlement in 2017.
According to her testimony, she was also forced to have sexual relations in London and New York with the prince. Andrew of Englandwith whom he reached a financial deal before he set up a trial in New York.
According to BBC, The list that has just come to light contains almost 200 names of friends, alleged collaborators or assistants in his crimes, witnesses and former employees of Epstein. All had been described under the pseudonym John Doe or Jane Doe. While there may not be a bombshell, any new details about the disgraced millionaire’s activities could lead to future lawsuits, review CNN.
The former American president Bill Clintonfor example, is mentioned more than 50 times in the court records, but there is no implication of illegality, he says. ABC News. Likewise, some of the victims will remain anonymous.
After Epstein’s death, the Manhattan federal prosecutor’s office indicated that it would focus on the conspiracy charge against the magnate, which could allow anyone else involved in operating for the vast pedophile network to be charged, he points out. CNN.
Already in 2020, during the protests for the death of the African American George Floyd —suffocated to death in Minnesota by a police officer—the hacker group Anonymous had published a ‘blacklist’ of personalities linked to Epstein, convicted in 2008 of pimping a minor in Florida and registered as sex offender.
The payroll, or “pirated black book”, contained names of well-known people, in addition to their location, email address and some observations. Anonymous specified that, although it was not incriminating, due to the seriousness of the charges against Epstein and Maxwell, those cited could have known of alleged crimes.
Donald Trump, who was president at the time, his ex-wife Ivana and his daughter Ivanka, appeared in the leaked document along with actress Naomi Campbell and John Casablancas, “Trump’s partner and Ivanka’s modeling agent.”
Likewise, the Trujillo businessman appeared Juan Esteban Ganoza Templewhose specifications were read as “friend in NY” (New York) or “when in NY”, in addition to a web address (neira.com.pe) and another address in the Lima district of San Isidro.
In dialogue with America news, Ganoza admitted that he met Maxwell in the eighties, when he lived in New York; He denied having attended the meetings or “the infamous island” of West Palm Beach, Miami – where Epstein committed the abuses; and he confirmed that the socialite was in charge of managing the magnate’s agenda.
“I know I’ve been [incluido en la lista] as a friend of hers […] “I have never attended any of these events that are abominable to me, completely deplorable, and I have never known the island or any of its meetings,” he said then.
Maxwell would be arrested the following month, in July 2020. The documentary ‘Filthy rich’ (Netflix) exposed how he gained the trust of victims, taking them shopping or to the theater, and then persuaded them to have Epstein abuse them at his residences.
According to a report from New York Times Published in 2019, the material on Epstein was discovered by journalist Nick Bryant and was described by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as “a small bound book.” Some named told the newspaper that they had no idea why they were searched.
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