Ghislaine Maxwell’s deposition transcripts have been released, revealing information about her relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.
- The 418-page deposition was made public on Thursday morning.
- Maxwell was questioned about her relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
- Speaking of Ms. Giuffre, Maxwell claimed that “She has lied repeatedly, often and is just an awful fantasist”.
The deposition was made public after lawyers fought hard to keep it private.
Transcripts from an April 2016 deposition were released on Thursday morning after Maxwell lost an appeal to keep them private. This deposition was connected to a defamation lawsuit against Maxwell brought by Jeffrey Epstein’s accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre. Ms. Giuffre had claimed that Epstein had sexually abused her while she was a minor and that Maxwell had aided in the abuse. According to CNN, the 58-year-old woman was charged by federal prosecutors ‘for allegedly helping recruit, groom and ultimately sexually abuse minors as young as 14 as part of a yearslong criminal enterprise with Epstein’. Maxwell had pleaded not guilty and was ordered jailed pending trial as a result.