New Epstein Documents Reveal Deposition From Doctor, Underage Accuser

The day after some 900 pages of court documents describing the alleged criminal activities of the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and his convicted co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell were released in a largely unredacted form, another round of the files became public on Thursday afternoon.

The new documents revealed a request from Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre‘s legal team to call Clinton as a witness in the case, with a file noting that the former president traveled “with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell and may have information about [their] sexual trafficking conduct.” Another document included the text from an email in which Giuffre claimed that Clinton went to the offices of Vanity Fair “and threatened them not to write sex-trafficing [sic] articles about his good friend [Epstein],” though she does not state how she came to have this information. (A representative for Clinton did not immediately respond to a request for comment.)

Other documents included Maxwell’s counterclaims that Giuffre concocted stories about her and Epstein with journalist Sharon Churcher, whom her defense team wanted to subpoena. Also released were a deposition from Giuffre’s ex-boyfriend, Tony Figueroa, and Steven Olson, one of her doctors.

While the material has been falsely hyped by the conspiracist far right as constituting an “Epstein client list” of those the financier provided trafficked underage women for sex, it is actually evidence and testimony from a settled 2015 defamation case brought against Maxwell by Giuffre. Still, the depositions mention prominent and influential people in Epstein’s orbit at one time or another, including Bill Clinton (a witness alleged that Epstein once told her that Clinton “likes them young”) and Prince Andrew (who is alleged to have engaged in sexual abuse involving a puppet in his likeness). In 2022, the royal, a month after being stripped of his patronages and military titles, settled a sexual abuse lawsuit brought by Giuffre, paying a sum that anonymous sources estimated at $16 million.

The unsealing of the documents from the Maxwell suit, ordered by Judge Loretta Preska of the Southern District of New York, is welcome news to Giuffre’s counsel, Sigrid McCawley of the law firm Boies Schiller Flexner.

“The public has wondered and many have rightly demanded to know how Epstein operated his vast, global sex trafficking enterprise and got away with it for decades,” she says in an email to Rolling Stone, noting that many questions remain unanswered. “The public interest must still be served in learning more about the scale and scope of Epstein’s racket to further the important goal of shutting down sex trafficking wherever it exists and holding more to account. The unsealing of these documents gets us closer to that goal.”

Maxwell’s legal counsel, Arthur L. Aidala and Diana Fabi Samson, have so far not released any of their own documents from the 2015 suit but commented on Wednesday that their client had “no position” on the unsealing order. “Ghislaine’s focus is on the upcoming appellate argument asking for her entire case to dismissed,” they wrote in a statement shared with The Messenger. “She is confident that she will obtain justice in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She has consistently and vehemently maintained her innocence.”

However, Aidala also relayed a complaint from Maxwell. “I don’t think she has anything to talk about except maybe that if you look at this crime, this overall crime, it’s all about men abusing women for a long period of time,” he said. “And it’s only one person in jail — a woman.”