Ghislaine Maxwell is set to expose the names of eight VIP pedophiles who raped children as part of a deal to get a lesser sentence following her conviction for child sex trafficking.
Maxwell’s legal team revealed she will no longer protect the names of “eight John Does” who raped young children given to them by Jeffrey Epstein.
One of Maxwell’s attorneys stated in a letter to federal Judge Loretta Preska this week that she would no longer protect the identities of the high-profile “John Does.”
The names were sealed in a 2015 civil lawsuit brought against Maxwell by Prince Andrew’s child rape victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
Maxwell had previously refused to identify the VIP pedophiles.
“After careful review of the detailed objections submitted by Non-Party Does 17, 53, 54, 55, 73, 93, and 151, counsel for Ghislaine Maxwell writes to inform the Court that she does not wish to further address those objections,” said the Jan. 12 letter to the court, signed by Laura Menninger.
“Now that Maxwell’s criminal trial has come and gone, there is little reason to retain protection over the vast swaths of information about Epstein and Maxwell’s sex-trafficking operation that were originally filed under seal in this case,” Sigrid McCawley, a lawyer for Giuffre, wrote to Judge Preska on Wednesday.
McCawley further added, “Now that Maxwell’s criminal trial has come and gone, there is little reason to retain protection over the vast swaths of information about Epstein and Maxwell’s sex-trafficking operation that was originally filed under seal in this case”. Giuffre’s attorney also said that the court had already rejected similar arguments for anonymity and the same standard should be applied to eight ‘John Does’ who still remain anonymous in court documents.
“Upon review of the objections of those Does, it is apparent that their objections essentially mirror objections to unsealing that this Court has already rejected: that unsealing certain documents might be embarrassing, would expose non-parties to media attention and could result in some unfortunate association between the non-parties and Jeffrey Epstein or Ghislaine Maxwell,” McCawley wrote, as per CNN.
On December 29, 60-year-old Maxwell was found guilty of five of six charges for her involvement in grooming young girls to be sexually abused by Epstein in his mansions across the United States. She now faces up to 65 years in prison.