The document, a correspondence with Jeffrey Epstein led to revelations of more allegations against powerful men like Bill Clinton, Alan Dershowitz and Prince Andrew. One five-year-old email has what reads like a statement by Maxwell slamming the press and denying any participation in a sex-trafficking scandal. Only it was Epstein who wrote it.
“Since JE was charged in 2007 for solicitation of a prostitute I have been the target of outright lies, innuendo, slander, defamation and salacious gossip and harassment,” Epstein wrote “GMax” in an email dated Jan. 21, 2015.
The remainder of the wordy missive slams the press for “headlines made up of quotes I have never given, statements l have never made, trips with people to places I have never been, holidays with people i have never met, false allegations of impropriety and offensive behavior that l abhor and have never ever been party to, witness to events that l have never seen, living off trust funds that l have never ever had, party to stories that have changed materially both in time place and event depending on what paper you read, and the list goes on.”
Maxwell wrote days later: “I would appreciate it if shelley would come out and say she was your g’friend — I think she was from end 99 to 2002.” The identity of the “shelley” whom Maxwell wanted to depict as Epstein’s girlfriend is unclear. “ok, with me,” Epstein replied a day later. “You have done nothing wrong and i would urge you to start acting like it. go outside, head high, not as an escaping convict.”
In a failed bid to win bail, Maxwell claimed that she has not been in touch with Epstein in more than a decade, an assertion undermined by the correspondence. Previously anonymous, Maxwell’s prominent accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre had been known as “Jane Doe 3” before publicly claiming to witness Clinton on Epstein’s private island and to have been passed on for sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew and Dershowitz. Newly unsealed documents add more detail to those claims.
“One such powerful individual that Epstein forced then-minor Jane Doe #3 to have sexual relations with was former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, a close friend of Epstein’s and well-known criminal defense attorney,” the document continues.
“Epstein required Jane Doe #3 to have sexual relations with Dershowitz on numerous occasions while she was a minor, not only in Florida but also on private planes, in New York, New Mexico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.”
That claim is not new: Giuffre and Dershowitz have sued each other over the allegations, but the unsealed records show her alleging that Dershowitz had self-interested motives to negotiate a controversial plea deal for Epstein that purported to shield his co-conspirators.
“Thus, Dershowitz helped negotiate an agreement with a provision that provided protection for himself against criminal prosecution in Florida for sexually abusing Jane Doe #3,” the Jan. 2, 2015, document states. In a much earlier document from 2011, Giuffre gave an initial interview with her attorneys Brad Edwards and Jack Scarola, where she mentioned Clinton’s name six times among the cast of characters whom she saw on Epstein’s island.
When asked whom else she saw with the former president, Giuffre replied: “Ghislaine, Emmy, and there was 2 young girls that I could identify.”
Clinton denies any wrongdoing, and Giuffre does not accuse him of misconduct, though she called sexual orgies a “regular occurrence” at Epstein’s U.S. Virgin Islands home.
Asked about hearing Epstein boast “Bill Clinton owes me favors,” Giuffre mused: “Yes. I do. It was a laugh though. He would laugh it off.” Emphasizing she did not know whether Epstein was serious, she added: “It was just a joke.”
Fighting bitterly against the new rush of documents, Maxwell kept filing new challenges until hours before a deadline first imposed last week.
U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska skewered one “eleventh-hour request.