Court documents from a lawsuit involving deceased accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein were unsealed on Thursday night despite objections from Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite who was recently arrested by federal authorities for allegedly engaging in sex trafficking.
“Maxwell, awaiting trial in a federal prosecution, had delayed the planned release of the documents from a 2015 civil suit by filing objections at the last minute, provoking the ire of U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska,” The Miami Herald reported. “That irritated the judge, who ruled last week that the documents should be unsealed.”
Preska wrote in a filing, “The Court is troubled — but not surprised — that Ms. Maxwell has yet again sought to muddy the water as the clock clicks closer to midnight.”
One revelation that came from the released court documents was the allegation that former Democrat President Bill Clinton traveled to Epstein’s “pedophile island,” a claim that Clinton has denied.
Accuser Virginia Giuffre said that when Clinton was on the island with Epstein, there were “2 young girls” there whom she “could identify.”
Transcript of the interaction:
JS: When you say you asked him why is Bill Clinton here, where was here?
V: On the island.
JS: When you were present with Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Clinton on the island, who else was there?
V: Ghislaine, Emmy, and there was 2 young girls that I could identify. I never really knew them well anyways. It was just 2 girls from New York.
JS: And were all of you staying at Jeffrey’s house on the island including Bill Clinton?
V: That’s correct. He had about 4 or 5 different villas on his island separate from the main house, and we all stayed in the villas.
JS: Were sexual orgies a regular occurrence on the island at Jeffrey’s house?
A man who says that he was a tech worker on the island told Netflix’s “Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich” that he witnessed Clinton on the island. The IT worker, Steve Scully, now 70, said he saw Clinton and Epstein in the villa’s porch area, “long said to be where Epstein held orgies with his young victims,” as The New York Post reported, though Scully gave “no suggestion Clinton engaged in inappropriate behavior.”
Clinton spokesman Angel Urena called the claim that Clinton was on the island “a lie,” telling the Post, “This was a lie the first time it was told, and it isn’t true today, no matter how many times it’s repeated.”
Last year, investigative journalist Conchita Sarnoff told Fox News during an interview that there were “underage girls” on accused pedophile Epstein’s plane when Clinton traveled on it — at times without his Secret Service detail.
“I have read too much information and I have spoken to too many people on the inside,” Sarnoff said. “I actually attempted to interview Clinton, but he did not agree to do so, and I know from the pilot logs, and these are pilot logs that, you know, were written by different pilots and at different times, that Clinton went, he was a guest of Epstein’s 27 times.”
“Many of those times Clinton had his Secret Service with him, and many times he did not,” Sarnoff continued. “Almost every time that Clinton’s name is on the pilot logs, there are underage girls, there are initials and there are names of many, many girls on that private plane.”
This article has been expanded to include more details about Scully’s claims.