The former lover of Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, demands more time from a federal court because she tries to prevent hundreds of Epstein employees from being mentioned in libel magazines
- Lawyers for Epstein prosecutor Virginia Roberts want the court papers not to be closed
- A federal judge said in September that hundreds of people were mentioned
- Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers asked for another 30 days to defend their case
Hundreds of Jeffrey Epstein employees can be mentioned in court cases that his former lover Ghislaine Maxwell is trying to keep secret.
Lawyers for Epstein prosecutor Virginia Roberts Giuffre have asked to deny the details of a 2015 lawsuit.
Federal Judge Loretta Preska revealed in September that in some documents & # 39; literally a thousand people & # 39; were mentioned.
In a letter obtained by Law and crime, Maxwell's lawyers have asked for more time from a federal court as they try to block the release.
Ghislaine Maxwell (pictured with Jeffrey Epstein in 2005 in New York) tries to block the release of court documents with hundreds of names of Epstein employees
& # 39; We respectfully respect that we simply cannot complete the task within the specified time & # 39 ;, they wrote.
& # 39; Identifying the names of the tens, if not hundreds (third parties) requires a significant number of hours and cannot be completed within the deadline.
& # 39; We believe there is a good reason to extend the time by 30 days. & # 39;
The sealed documents date from a 2015 defamation case between Roberts and Maxwell.
More than 2,000 pages with legal documents have already been released and lawyers for Roberts want more material unlocked.
The number of lawsuits includes more than two dozen statements in which hundreds of third parties are named.
The records also contained hundreds of pages of research reports, said Maxwell Jeff Pagliuca lawyer.
& # 39; In some of these documents there are literally a thousand people & # 39 ;, said federal judge Loretta Preska.
A lawyer for one of those people warned in September that the documents & # 39; life-changing & # 39; may contain disclosures.
A federal court had ordered lawyers for both parties to submit their arguments before November 19, but Maxwell's lawyers now say they need more time.
Lawyers for Epstein prosecutor Virginia Roberts Giuffre (photo) have asked to unlock the details of a 2015 court case
The documents released in September showed that Epstein repeatedly refused to answer questions about alleged abuse.
Epstein argued for his fifth right to change when asked whether Maxwell had brought him underage girls.
Roberts accuses Maxwell of recruiting young women for Epstein and of participating in the abuse itself.
She launched the slander in 2015 after claiming that Maxwell had subjected her to & # 39; public spot & # 39; by allegedly calling her a liar.
& # 39; My whole life revolved around pleasing these men and keeping Ghislaine and Jeffrey happy, & # 39; Roberts said in one of the newspapers.
Maxwell denies all allegations and the case is resolved.
Epstein died in a prison in Manhattan on August 10, pending trial of federal sex trafficking, which he denied.
At the time of Epstein's arrest, prosecutors said they had found a number of photos of young and nude women and girls in his $ 77 million mansion in Manhattan.
The billionaire financier was already a convicted pedophile after pleading guilty in 2008 for applying for a minor for prostitution in Florida.
However, he was only imprisoned for 18 months after he had made a controversial plea with prosecutors who were kept secret at the time.
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