A federal judge in Manhattan ruled on Thursday to unseal more than 80 documents, including flight logs, personal conversations, and other incriminating information related to Jeffrey Epstein within a week.
U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan ruled that the public has a right to access large portions of the documents at issue. These include depositions from Ghislaine Maxwell which could explain her alleged role in Epstein’s sex trafficking operation.
The 58-year-old British heiress is accused of procuring girls as young as 14 for Epstein, a convicted pedophile, to abuse. She has pleaded not guilty and is due to stand trial next year.
Preska said personal identifying information contained in the documents, as well as the names of many “non-parties,” will be redacted. This would reveal the names of powerful men accused of having sex with Epstein’s victims.
The records come from a lawsuit filed by Virginia Giuffre that was settled in 2017. She alleged that she had sex three times with Prince Andrew of Great Britain when she was only 17 years old.
Another personality who is said to have frequented Epstein’s private jet is former President Bill Clinton.
Federal authorities continue to hold Maxwell without bail since she was arrested at her New Hampshire residence on July 2.