Skip to comments.Ghislaine Maxwell loses bid to keep her Jeffrey Epstein testimony secret
Posted on 10/19/2020 10:02:38 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
A U.S. appeals court on Monday dealt Ghislaine Maxwell a blow by refusing to block the release of a deposition she gave concerning her relationship with the late financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said there was a presumption the public had a right to see Maxwells 418-page deposition, which was taken in April 2016 for a now-settled civil defamation lawsuit against her.
In an unsigned order, the court also said U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan did not abuse her discretion in rejecting Maxwells meritless arguments that her interests superseded that presumption.
Lawyers for Maxwell did not immediately respond to requests for comment, including whether they plan a further appeal.
The order upheld Preskas decision in July to release the deposition and hundreds of other documents from the 2015 defamation lawsuit by Virginia Giuffre, one of Epsteins accusers.
That case was settled in 2017, and many of the documents have been made public.
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Bill Cosby’s testimony was supposed to be sealed as well.
There is a lesson here, somewhere, if you get accused of a crime and are promised a level of immunity in exchanged for your sealed testimony.
Should there ever have been a reason not to believe otherwise. Honestly . . .it’s time these perverts pay for what they have done to precious children.
One of the distinguishing features of both modern democracy and the old common law is that court cases and the documents they generate are open to public view, with only limited and rare exceptions. Secret court cases and proceedings are routine in dictatorships of all kinds.
You know whats easy?
Dont do wrong and it wont come back to bite you.
You wont ever have to worry about stuff like that.
They just had to use the word “blow” in the lead paragraph, didn’t they?
Like not colluding with Russia. Smile...
You’re right though. I agree with your premise.
Life generally gets a lot simpler if you live by the law,
unless you’re a billionaire who runs for president and
overturns the apple-cart.
And don’t lie. The truth is easier, much easier, to remember.
Its an extension of the classic university lecture
Don’t Talk to the Police
The classic examples of that are Martha Stewart and Scooter Libby. You can now probably add Gen. Flynn.
Its hilarious watching Judge Judy emphasize that maxim in her small claims court.
Excellent, EXCELLENT, video. If you’re a witness, yes, talk to the cops. But if it’s anything else, STFU!
Oh what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive. Sir Walter Scott
Tell that to Roger Stone or Michel Flynn.
This will be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court. I wonder how John Roberts, you know like the John Roberts on flight logs to Lolita Island will vote?
NOW-she can talk about the Biden’s and their connection to the love island BS... The cat is out of the bag anyway
The law is not in Maxwell’s favor and, even assuming your surmise is true, it will be hard for Roberts to get anyone on the Court to vote with him.
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