Ghislaine Maxwell's Lawyers: We Have 'Critical New Information' to Offer Prosecutors
Epstein's alleged child sex trafficking accomplice drops bombshell in federal court
Lawyers for Jeffrey Epstein's alleged child trafficking accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell say they have "critical new information" to offer prosecutors, according to bombshell court documents filed Monday.
Maxwell's attorneys say the "information" will have a "critical" impact on both her criminal and civil cases in Manhattan federal court.
The information is not specified or described by Maxwell’s legal team, but they insist that it is crucial that it's reviewed by prosecutors.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, Maxwell "has tapes of two prominent US politicians having sex with minors," according to her former friend.
Maxwell, who is accused of procuring underage victims for deceased sex offender Epstein, often boasted of "owning" powerful people, her old friend claims.
According to her former confidant, who uses the pseudonym William Steel, Maxwell and Epstein "forced" him to watch video footage of the horrific child abuse in an effort to convince him of their "power."
Steel claims the clips he saw were of "celebrities" and powerful "world figures" having "threesomes, even orgies" with children.
Maxwell’s attorneys are currently fighting to keep secret a deposition she gave in a defamation case brought against her by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts, now Virginia Giuffre.
Maxwell appealed her deposition’s release to the Second Circuit Court, which granted a temporary stay on the material being made public.
But other secret files in the defamation case were ordered unsealed by Manhattan federal court Judge Loretta Preska — and Maxwell is now requesting they remain hidden because of the new “critical” information.
Her attorneys requested the unsealing process be postponed for three weeks, so they can discuss with federal prosecutors in her criminal case how the new information can be used in the defamation case.
Maxwell was arrested last month and has been held in Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center pending her trial on a six-count indictment accusing her of procuring girls for Epstein to abuse and lying about it under oath.
She’s pleaded not guilty and maintains her innocence.
While she’s been in jail, her lawyers have engaged in a bitter legal battle with Giuffre in an effort to keep sealed files in the defamation case from being made public.
A batch of the files unsealed late last month included a deposition by Giuffre that detailed sex-filled trips with Maxwell to Epstein’s private Caribbean island - known to locals and law enforcement as "Pedophile Island."
Maxwell and Epstein used the island to host “constant” orgies, Giuffre told lawyers in the deposition.
"The island was a place where orgies were a constant thing that took place,” Giuffre said.
"And again, it’s impossible to know how many."
She added she saw Maxwell have sex with women all over the island — by a pool, near the beachfront, in small huts, and in Epstein’s cabana.
"One occasion stands out,” she said.
"Models were — I think they were models — were flown in.
"There were orgies held outside by the pool.”