Virginia Roberts Giuffre claims she was forced into sex with Prince Andrew under the influence of financier Jeffrey Epstein. (File photo)
The lawsuit against Maxwell was settled in 2017, but statements from possible victims were kept under seal. Approximately 2,000 pages were made public in 2019 and additional documents were released in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Last December 18, Judge Loretta Preska requested that 250 new documents be made public in early January. She justified her decision by the fact that most of the information they contained was already known to the public.
Minister Champagne says we need to focus on electricity production
ELSE ON NEWS: The minister Champagne says we must focus on electricity production
Several victims have already given media interviews. However, the names of some victims and others named who were not complicit in Epstein's crimes were redacted in the newly released documents.
Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in 2019 and accused of sexually assaulting and raping young girls. The American financier, who had powerful friends among the world's financial and political elite, committed suicide in prison before his trial began.
For her part, Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2022.
Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.
Maxwell and Epstein were in couple in the early 1990s before becoming professional collaborators.
The 61-year-old ex-British, French and American socialite was found guilty in December 2021 in New York for sex trafficking of minors on behalf of his spouse.
In a separate section of this international file, Prince Andrew, a friend of the Maxwell-Epstein couple, sealed an out-of-court settlement in February 2022 – for $13 million according to the Daily Telegraph – with Virginia Giuffre who accused him of having sexually assaulted her in 2001 when she was 17.
With information from Associated Press, Agence France-Presse and CNN