Ghislaine Maxwell who is alleged for grooming under-age girls for sexual abuse and Epstein’s former girlfriend has asked the judge to stop federal prosecutors from using information that they have obtained from a long-sought-after tranche of secret Epstein Files. She also thinks that they should be punished for accessing those files in the first place.
Maxwell’s attorney Ty Gee asked U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska to “vindicate its Protective Order and punish its violation” in the Wednesday afternoon letter motion with U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY). According to the filing done, two deposition transcripts previously marked “Confidential” were subject to the terms of that order.
The motion notes “Both transcripts ended up in the hands of the government, which used them to bring an indictment against Ms. Maxwell, charging her with, among other things, perjury in her deposition testimony. This is a serious violation of the Protective Order, and merits the commencement of contempt proceedings.”
Maxwell is currently charged and engaged in two public legal cases:
- A protective order issued in 2015 by Judge Robert W. Sweet involving the Epstein files in a since-settled defamation case between Epstein survivor Virginia Roberts Giuffre and Maxwell
- The criminal sex-trafficking case brought by federal prosecutors in late June.