Ghislaine Maxwell says 2016 deposition should be kept out of public eye

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell on Thursday urged a U.S. appeals court to block the release of a deposition that they have said would not only be embarrassing, but could destroy her chance for a fair trial on criminal charges she aided the late financier Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of girls

Reuters August 21, 2020 07:11:13 IST
Ghislaine Maxwell says 2016 deposition should be kept out of public eye

Ghislaine Maxwell says 2016 deposition should be kept out of public eye

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell on Thursday urged a U.S. appeals court to block the release of a deposition that they have said would not only be embarrassing, but could destroy her chance for a fair trial on criminal charges she aided the late financier Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of girls.

Maxwell's deposition was taken in April 2016 for a now-settled civil defamation lawsuit against the British socialite by Virginia Giuffre, who said Epstein kept her as a "sex slave" with Maxwell's assistance.

In a filing with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, Maxwell's lawyers said unsealing the deposition and other documents from that case risked her due process right to a fair trial by an impartial jury.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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