A court in New York has ordered that thousands of pages of documents relating to Jeffrey Epstein and British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell be unsealed, rejecting Ms Maxwell’s attempts to ensure the papers remain hidden.
The documents relate to a 2015 defamation suit filed by Virginia Giuffre against Ms Maxwell, 57, the former girlfriend of Epstein, 66, who was said by Epstein’s employees to run his household.
The documents state: “It is an Undisputed Fact That Multiple Witnesses Deposed in This Case Have Testified That Defendant (Maxwell) Operated as Convicted Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s Procurer of Underage Girls.”
They continue: “It is an undisputed fact that Defendant is unable to garner a single witness throughout discovery who can testify that she did not act as the procurer of underage girls and young women for Jeffrey Epstein.”
The court papers include an Amazon receipt for books that Epstein ordered, including SlaveCraft: Roadmaps for Erotic Servitude, and A Workbook for Erotic Slaves and Their Owners.
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled on Friday that the documents be unsealed, upholding a decision made on July 3.
Mrs Giuffre, also known by her maiden name of Roberts, in 2011 told a British tabloid newspaper that Epstein had held her as a sex slave, lending her out to his rich and famous friends – among them Prince Andrew and famed Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz.