Judge rejects Ghislaine Maxwell’s latest request to delay release of explosives court documents

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A judge on Wednesday overturned Ghislaine Maxwell’s latest attempt to delay the release of potentially explosive documents after her legal team claimed to have uncovered “critical new information” that would impact both her sex trafficking case and his civil libel case.

New York judge Loretta Preska dismissed Maxwell’s claim, writing in a two-page order that Maxwell “knows his ipse dixit does not provide compelling grounds for redress”, using the Latin term which means to make an assertion without evidence.

On Monday evening, the former British socialite tried to delay the unveiling of documents relating to a libel suit brought against her by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, the sex slave of Jeffrey Epstein in 2015.

Her legal team did not go into details on what they might have discovered – only disclosing that they had seen the information last Friday and that it was subject to a protection order court.

Judge Preska had already ordered a mine of judicial documents to be unsealed last month, and there will be more documents unsealed in the coming weeks, as non-parties and parties in the newspapers benefit from regular proceedings for oppose loosening.

The 58-year-old had fought tooth and nail to keep recent documents under seal, especially her testimony and that of a Jane Doe. In a flurry of last-minute deposits, she managed to keep the bomb depositions secret for a bit longer.

A judge has rejected Ghislaine Maxwell’s latest attempt to delay the release of potentially explosive documents on Wednesday after her legal team claimed to have uncovered “critical new information” that would impact both her sex trafficking case and his civil libel case.

New York judge Loretta Preska (pictured) dismissed Maxwell's claim, writing in a two-page order Maxwell `` knows his ipse dixit does not provide a compelling reason for redress, '' using the Latin term meaning make a statement without proof

Last month, Preska ordered a mine of documents to be opened regarding a libel suit brought against Maxwell by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, the sex slave of Jeffrey Epstein (pictured)

New York judge Loretta Preska dismissed Maxwell’s claim, writing in a two-page order that Maxwell “knows his ipse dixit does not provide a compelling reason for redress”, using the Latin term which means to make an assertion without evidence. Last month Preska ordered a mine of documents to be opened regarding a libel lawsuit brought against Maxwell by Virginia Roberts Giuffre (right), the sex slave of Jeffrey Epstein (right)

New York judge Loretta Preska dismissed Maxwell's claim, writing in a two-page order that Maxwell `` knows his ipse dixit does not provide compelling grounds for redress, '' using the Latin term meaning to make a assertion without proof.

New York judge Loretta Preska dismissed Maxwell’s claim, writing in a two-page order that Maxwell “knows his ipse dixit does not provide compelling grounds for redress”, using the Latin term which means to make an assertion without evidence.

Maxwell’s request came before her team complained about conditions inside Brooklyn Jail, where she is being held ahead of her trial next summer.

She was recently taken off suicide watch, but undergoes multiple searches every day and is under constant surveillance by guards, her lawyers said in a separate file Monday evening.

The searches and surveillance must be stopped, her lawyers said, while demanding that she be released from solitary confinement and placed with other prisoners.

Her legal team says she is only subject to the “onerous” terms because her ex-boyfriend Epstein died pending trial, in what has been called suicide.

They claim that she “has never been suicidal and has never been diagnosed as having risk factors for suicide”, but is still awake every few hours at night and forced to wear special clothes. .

She was also forced to undergo body scans, lawyer Chris Everdell wrote in a letter to the judge and is being watched even calling her lawyers.

‘SP. Maxwell is treated less well than other inmates awaiting trial in similar situations, which has a significant impact on her ability to prepare a defense, ”he said.

Maxwell's request came before her team complained about conditions inside Brooklyn Jail, where she is being held ahead of her trial next summer.  Her legal team says she is only subject to 'onerous' terms because Epstein died pending trial, in what was ruled suicide

Maxwell’s request came before her team complained about conditions inside Brooklyn Jail, where she is being held ahead of her trial next summer. Her legal team says she is only subject to “onerous” terms because Epstein died pending trial, in what was ruled suicide

On Monday evening, the former British socialite tried to delay the unveiling of documents relating to a libel suit brought against Maxwell by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, the sex slave of Jeffrey Epstein in 2015.

On Monday evening, the former British socialite tried to delay the unveiling of documents relating to a libel suit brought against Maxwell by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, the sex slave of Jeffrey Epstein in 2015.

His letter asks that Maxwell “be handed over to the general public and be granted the privileges accorded to other remand inmates.”

Everdell also requested that he be given more computer time to review the reams of documents relating to his case.

In addition, his team has asked for the names of three anonymous women who accuse him of treating and abusing them.

“Maxwell cannot prepare or receive a fair trial without this information,” argued his lawyers.

Jeffrey Epstein was first charged with sex trafficking in Florida in 2006, before being hit with a 53-page indictment by the FBI the following year.

In 2008, he was offered a controversial plea deal that sentenced him to 18 months in prison for soliciting underage prostitutes.

He was then arrested again in July 2019, charged with sex trafficking and transferred to a maximum security prison in Manhattan.

On August 10, he was found unconscious in his cell with injuries to his neck and later died in what was officially classified as suicide.

She was recently taken off suicide watch, but undergoes multiple searches every day and is under constant surveillance by guards, her lawyers said in a separate file Monday evening.  Pictured: The Brooklyn MDC where Maxwell is being held

She was recently taken off suicide watch, but undergoes multiple searches every day and is under constant surveillance by guards, her lawyers said in a separate file Monday evening. Pictured: The Brooklyn MDC where Maxwell is being held

Epstein had been under suicidal watch but was kidnapped days before his death on the condition that he was placed with a cellmate and constantly monitored.

But the day before his body was discovered, his cellmate was moved and not replaced, and the guards did not check him.

Maxwell, who is accused of acting as Epstein’s “madam” by finding young women to abuse and then “training” them to comply with his wishes, was arrested on July 2 at a mansion he she owned in New Hampshire.

The socialite – who once mingled with celebrities, presidents and royalty at high-class parties – was transferred on July 6 to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, once described by a judge as “like a third World countries “.

The guards at the prison, which is different from where Jeffrey Epstein died last year, have been jailed for raping female prisoners, while the prison also lost power for an entire week in winter last year – leaving the detainees locked in dark and freezing cells.

In total, Maxwell faces six counts – four relating to child sex trafficking and two of perjury for lying under oath about trafficking in a previous trial.

If found guilty of all charges, she faces up to 35 years in prison.

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