Trump, Clinton also named in Epstein documents

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Almost 200 names that were previously drawn up from court documents in a lawsuit against Jeffrey Epstein’s former mistress and accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell (62) have been made public by order of a judge in New York.

Last month, Judge Loretta Preska listed around 180 cases – under pseudonyms – in a 50-page document and ruled that the real identities must be disclosed within 14 days of her order.

The names of two former American presidents, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump – who are not accused of any wrongdoing in the case – are also included in the opened documents with almost a thousand statements.

The disclosure of the names is part of a defamation case between Maxwell, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2022, and Virginia Giuffre, who is suing her.

Some people have objected to their identities being released in the case.

Legal representatives for a person known as “Doe 107”, wrote to the judge in the case and argued that his client could be victimized in his home country and asked for time to submit arguments so that his name would remain sealed.

Epstein had many high-profile connections, including former presidents, foreign prime ministers, royalty such as Britain’s Prince Andrew, as well as Hollywood stars, leading academics, people in the modeling and fashion industry and other public figures.

Some of the names were previously disclosed in other ways despite being withheld from the public in the lawsuit.

Many of the names were withheld for various reasons, including names of some of Epstein’s underage victims and at least one person who the judge said was falsely identified.

Giuffre’s defamation suit against Maxwell dates back to 2016 and was settled the following year. The Miami Herald however, took legal action to access the file and investigate the Epstein network.

A number of documents in the case were made public in 2019, days before Epstein hanged himself in custody while awaiting trial.

Maxwell and Epstein were a couple in the early 1990s before becoming professional associates and accomplices in sex crimes for nearly three decades.