In a significant development, a slew of sealed court filings connected to the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is poised to become public this week, potentially exposing several high-profile names, including Britain’s Prince Andrew and former President Bill Clinton. The unsealing comes after U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska ruled that there was no legal justification to keep the identities concealed.
The documents originate from a 2015 civil lawsuit centered around allegations that Epstein’s associate, Ghislaine Maxwell, played a role in facilitating the sexual abuse of Virginia Giuffre, an alleged trafficking victim. Giuffre implicated Epstein, Maxwell, and others, including Prince Andrew. The prince, denying the accusations, settled a lawsuit filed by Giuffre.
While many names in the documents are already linked to Epstein in some capacity, the unsealed records could shed new light. Notably, a significant portion of the records involves “Jane Doe 162,” a witness who claimed to be present at Epstein’s New York mansion in 2001 with Prince Andrew, Maxwell, and Giuffre.
Though Giuffre made no allegations against Clinton, his association with Epstein has long been scrutinized. Personal flight logs revealed that Clinton had traveled on Epstein’s private jet to various international destinations. However, there is no record of Clinton visiting Epstein’s private island.
The court records set for unsealing represent the eighth and likely final release since 2018, following the Miami Herald’s intervention for access to the records. Previous releases included deposition transcripts of Maxwell and Giuffre, along with unproven allegations against several well-known individuals.
Clinton, identified as “Doe 36” in the documents, is mentioned in more than fifty redacted filings. Giuffre’s legal team attempted to subpoena Clinton for deposition in 2016, initiating informal discussions that were ultimately denied by the court. Clinton’s lawyers asserted his testimony would not be helpful, emphasizing he had never been to Epstein’s island.
The unsealing is expected to encompass names of additional associates, alleged perpetrators, victims, witnesses, and former Epstein employees. While Giuffre’s allegations against Prince Andrew have been widely reported, these records may contain additional details, offering fresh insights into a case that continues to captivate public attention.