'I wish her well,' Trump says of Ghislaine Maxwell

'I wish her well,' Trump says of Ghislaine Maxwell

The president was also asked whether he believes Maxwell will turn on powerful men, including Prince Andrew, who has faced public pressure to explain his relationship with Epstein and one of his accusers, Virginia Roberts Giuffre. The judge reasoned that the Maxwell arguments carried little legal weight when balanced against the public's right to transparency.

US District Judge Loretta Preska verbally unsealed the documents in a ruling held via teleconference.

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Well it sounds simple, all the US government has to do is keep Ghislaine Maxwell alive until her trial next year, and yet there are plenty of reasons to fear she may never make it to court; just consider how easily her ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in jail nearly exactly a year ago.

Several of those witnesses were underage girls when they allege Maxwell helped recruit them in a scheme that resulted in ongoing sexual abuse at the hands of her and Epstein.

After the 50-year-old British socialite and former associate of Epstein was denied bail, a judge has ordered to unseal the 2015 court documents from Maxwell's previous case.

Alessi told Roberts' lawyers in a sworn deposition that Maxwell had an album full of photos of young girls including some who were topless.

Maxwell, 58, now faces trial over criminal child sex trafficking charges in NY, accused of procuring girls as young as 14 for paedophile Epstein to abuse.

The documents also include police reports from Palm Beach, Florida, where Epstein had a home, and flight logs from his private jets.

They accused Giuffre and federal prosecutors of misconduct for violating a protective order in the civil case created to keep the Maxwell deposition confidential. They described this as "a seemingly misguided effort to evade detection, not by the press or public, which of course would have no ability to trace her phone or intercept her communications, but by law enforcement".

"No combination of conditions could reasonably assure her presence at court, the risk is simply too great". She pleaded not guilty and was ordered jailed pending trial. Limited excerpts of the depositions were released a year ago, in a ruling that came a day before Epstein was found dead in his NY prison cell in August. "Ms. Maxwell vigorously denies the charges, intends to fight them, and is entitled to the presumption of innocence".

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