Hundreds of unsealed pages of documents from a lawsuit involving accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein were released Wednesday. The documents could contain the names of nearly 200 people, including some of Epstein’s accusers, prominent businessmen and politicians.
This is the first set of documents to be unsealed as part of a Dec. 18 court order. More are expected as part of the order.
CNN is currently reviewing the documents.
These documents are from Virginia Roberts Giuffre, an American woman who alleges that Epstein sexually abused her when she was a minor and that Epstein’s ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, abetted the abuse. This is a filing from a settled lawsuit filed by.
The newly unsealed documents include depositions from Maxwell and Giuffre, among other filings.
Many of the victims and those involved have given public interviews and have already been identified in the media. Inclusion in a new, unedited document does not indicate fraud or violation of any law.
Some victims’ names have been redacted due to the sensitive nature of the crimes, according to court filings.
Epstein was indicted in 2019 on federal charges for running a sex trafficking ring and sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.
Epstein died by suicide in prison while awaiting trial. New York prosecutors have indicted Maxwell on sex trafficking charges involving multiple victims. She was sentenced in 2021.
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