Jan. 5 (UPI) — A 3rd spherical of paperwork from a lawsuit linked to Jeffrey Epstein was made public Friday.

The unsealed documents are from a now settled 2015 civil lawsuit filed by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claimed Epstein sexually abused her when she was a minor. The lawsuit additionally named Epstein’s girlfriend and longtime affiliate Ghislaine Maxwell.

Among the many paperwork launched Friday was an inventory of witnesses Maxwell’s attorneys mentioned might need info that might dispute a few of Giuffre’s accusations.

The most recent launch additionally consists of excerpts from witness depositions; an inventory of cellphone numbers of distributors and repair folks; a number of communications between attorneys; and about 50 pages of handwritten cellphone messages from Epstein’s message guide.

Among the newly launched documents were unsettling. In an excerpt rom a deposition of accuser Nadia Marcinkova, an lawyer requested her, “Had been you with Jeffrey Epstein on his birthday when one among his buddies despatched to him … three 12-year-olds for the needs of Jeffrey Epstein sexually abusing them?”

Marcinkova invoked the Fifth Modification to that query and all through her deposition.

Giuffre additionally claimed 12-year-olds have been despatched to Epstein in her court docket depositions.

Parts of a transcript of Maxwell’s videotaped deposition have been additionally included. Within the 2016 deposition, Maxwell’s lawyer urged her to not reply questions concerning sexual actions that concerned herself or Epstein. The opposing lawyer repeatedly sparred with Maxwell’s lawyer over whether or not she may reply questions associated to Epstein utilizing underaged ladies for massages.

Giuffre’s attorneys then filed motions to compel Maxwell to reply deposition questions associated to grownup sexual actions. The movement was granted.

Magician David Copperfield was listed among the many high-profile males recognized as a good friend to Epstein. His identify appeared in a 2016 deposition by a lady who massaged Epstein for years within the early 2000s. She mentioned she met the illusionist at a dinner at Epstein’s Palm Seaside residence and testified she noticed the 2 have been buddies.

In a sworn statement of one among Epstein’s former workers, Sarah Kellen, a lawyer for the plaintiffs requested about Epstein’s relationship with Copperfield, whether or not they recruit ladies for one another and if Copperfield gave Epstein tickets to his exhibits in change for younger ladies. Kellen asserted her Fifth Modification proper and refused to reply the query.

Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s identify additionally appeared in a handwritten be aware as a part of Friday’s launch. The be aware, dated to 2005, seemed to be a phone message left for Epstein that Weinstein tried to name him. It was included amongst practically 200 written cellphone messages.

Not one of the paperwork implied any wrongdoing by Weinstein in connection to Epstein. The previous film mogul stays in jail after being convicted of intercourse crimes in New York and California linked to allegations that he used his affect to make the most of ladies and silence their accusations.

Friday’s reveal follows the unsealing of hundreds of court documents on Wednesday that related Epstein with Britain’s Prince Andrew, who settled a sexual abuse lawsuit two years in the past, and former Presidents Invoice Clinton and Donald Trump, who weren’t accused of any wrongdoing within the filings.

Epstein died in 2019 in a Manhattan federal jail as he awaited trial on trafficking expenses. Maxwell is at the moment serving a 20-year sentence for intercourse trafficking and grooming underage ladies.

U.S. District Choose Loretta Preska dominated in December that the paperwork might be unsealed in response to media’s authorized efforts to publicly launch the paperwork.

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