The release of the Jeffrey Epstein list was scheduled for Tuesday. Nevertheless, the court has allegedly postponed the complete disclosure. The court’s disclosure of the materials was made publicly available.
As to the paper, the whole roster will not be disclosed before January 22.
MEMO ENDORSEMENT: on re: 1317
Letter filed by John Doe 107.
ENDORSEMENT: Doe 107’s request for a 30-day extension is approved.
Doe 107 shall, by January 22, 2024, submit to the Court for in camera review an affidavit (1) supporting her assertion that she faces a risk of physical harm in her country of residence and (2) providing detail concerning the hate mail she has received. Doe 107’s counsel may also provide by this date any additional factual support for Doe 107’s contention that unsealing the relevant records would put her at risk ofphysical harm. SO ORDERED.
(Signed by Judge Loretta A. Preska on 12/21/2023) (ama) (Entered:
Multiple confidential court documents pertaining to Epstein, the convicted sex trafficker who died by hanging in a jail cell in 2019, reportedly include well-known individuals such as the Duke of York, Prince Andrew and former President Bill Clinton.
The “list” comprises over 150 names found in court records, exposing notable individuals linked to Epstein and his former partner and convicted collaborator, Ghislaine Maxwell. The data were made confidential as a result of a defamation lawsuit initiated by Virginia Giuffre, one of the individuals making accusations.
The documents encompass more than 150 identities obtained from a civil action lodged against Ghislaine Maxwell, who was convicted last year and subsequently sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking and other offenses related to her involvement in the sexual exploitation of underage girls alongside Epstein.
In a recent ruling, U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska concluded that there were no legal grounds to maintain the confidentiality of the identities of over 150 individuals referred to as “John and Jane Does” in the records.
Their inclusion in court records does not imply that they are in fact predators or involved in any unlawful conduct.
Following Epstein’s apprehension for sex trafficking allegations in July 2019, several prominent individuals have been associated with him, such as wealthy Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers. As per a Gates official, the two individuals met exclusively “for philanthropic purposes, which he regrets.” Summers, via a spokesperson, expressed he “deeply regrets” his association with Epstein.
On Wednesday, the New York Post reported, “Epstein’s former attorney and friend Alan Dershowitz defended the late multimillionaire sex offender’s associates, whose names will soon be released as part of a court ruling, saying: “None of us knew about his private life that he kept so secret.”
The one-time Harvard Law School professor said in an interview with NewsNation’s Leland Vitters Tuesday that no one should be automatically convicted in the court of public opinion simply for showing up on the Epstein list.
“You could judge them for having shown bad judgment, but you can’t conclude that any accusations against them are true without hearing the evidence,” the legal scholar argued.
“There are some people who may be ashamed of the fact that they hung out with Epstein, but remember, a lot of people hung out with Epstein before he was convicted,” Dershowitz said.
The outlet went on, stating that, “The 85-year-old lawyer suggested that the judge who ordered the release of the names was “selective” in what she agreed to make public, which he maintained was “unfair.”
“I want everything out, every document, every piece of paper, half-truths or lies,” Dershowtiz told Vitters. “And I wanted them out for personal reasons because I know that they would prove what I’ve said from day one that I did nothing wrong.”
Dershowitz stressed that Virginia Giuffre, an alleged victim of Epstein’s sex-trafficking ring who previously accused the lawyer of sexually abusing her two decades ago, in November agreed to drop a defamation lawsuit against him, after conceding that she “may have made a mistake” when she named him as one of the men with whom she was forced to have sex.
“And the woman who accused me later admitted that she may have misidentified me, confused me with someone else, so I wanted everything out right from the beginning because I have nothing to hide,” Dershowitz said.
On Tuesday, The Athletic reported, “Jimmy Kimmel threatened New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers with “court” action Tuesday after Rodgers alleged the late-night talk show host’s name would be included in soon-to-be unsealed information from a civil case filed against the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.”
“That’s supposed to be coming out soon. There’s a lot of people, including Jimmy Kimmel, are really hoping that doesn’t come out,” Rodgers said.
Kimmel reposted a clip of the segment from “The Pat McAfee Show” on X and denied the allegation.
“For the record, I’ve not met, flown with, visited, or had any contact whatsoever with Epstein, nor will you find my name on any ‘list’ other than the clearly-phony nonsense that soft-brained wackos like yourself can’t seem to distinguish from reality,” Kimmel said. “Your reckless words put my family in danger. Keep it up and we will debate the facts further in court.”
Dear Aasshole: for the record, I’ve not met, flown with, visited, or had any contact whatsoever with Epstein, nor will you find my name on any “list” other than the clearly-phony nonsense that soft-brained wackos like yourself can’t seem to distinguish from reality. Your reckless… https://t.co/p8eug12uiS
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) January 2, 2024
Source: The Court Listener