Judge rules to reveal documents in 2024 that would name 177 ‘Does’ who are Jeffrey Epstein’s friends, recruiters, and victims
The powerful circle of friends linked to the convicted sex offender will be exposed as part of a comprehensive unsealing ordered by a Manhattan federal judge, NY Post reported.
The countdown to the release, set for January 1, may see a slight delay due to the holiday, with the files likely making their public debut on the next day.
Over 177 individuals are set to be revealed in documents offering new insights into the late financier’s sex trafficking enterprise and his extensive web of influence. These individuals include Epstein’s associates, recruiters, victims, and others.
Judge Loretta Preska issued a directive on Monday to unveil a collection of previously concealed documents from the resolved defamation case initiated by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre against Ghislaine Maxwell, the convicted pedophile’s associate, dating back to 2015.
This revelation is part of upcoming material to be released in the following weeks. The documents are linked to a defamation case initiated by Virginia Roberts, who accused Prince Andrew, against Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s associate.
In 2016, Virginia Roberts filed a defamation lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell, which was later settled. However, media outlets have sought to make the related documents public.
Judge Preska links ‘Does’ to Epstein case through media interviews
In a recent ruling, Judge Preska identified some individuals (referred to as Does) through their media interviews, arguing that their connection to the case justifies public disclosure. This includes housekeepers from Epstein’s private Caribbean island, where some of the worst abuses occurred.
Judge Preska has granted a 14-day window for any Does who object to releasing their documents to register their opposition. After this period, the documents will be unsealed. Among the disclosed materials will be documents about one of Prince Andrew’s accusers, who alleges inappropriate behavior at Epstein’s New York residence.
The upcoming release will feature information about Haley Robson, identified as a recruiter in police files during Epstein’s initial 2006 investigation in Palm Beach.
She has more recently asserted that she was also a victim. Additionally, the filing hints at documents related to Jean-Luc Brunel, a French model scout with close ties to Epstein who faced numerous allegations of abusing young women. Brunel passed away in a Paris prison cell in 2022 while awaiting trial on various sex charges.