In a shocking new update, the deposition Ghislaine Maxwell has tried so desperately to keep concealed is set to be made public...
Following her highly publicized arrest in July, Maxwell was denied bail and is now being held in prison ahead of her 2021 trial.
via: GettyBut, there's one issue that has dominated legal proceedings since... the emergence of sensitive documents, which Maxwell’s legal team wanted kept out of the public eye.
And, following the initial release of some material, including private emails...Despite her protests, it has now been ruled that a 418-page deposition made by Maxwell in 2016 will be made public.
The deposition has even caused further claims to be made against Maxwell...And, according to one lawyer, is said to reveal the "scope and scale" of Epstein's alleged sex trafficking ring.
This has all been a long time coming.
via: WikipediaJeffrey Epstein, born in New York City in 1953, made a name for himself with elite investment bank Bear Stearns, before founding his own investment firm. But now he's better known for more sinister reasons.
He is now known as a convicted sex offender.
via: Getty ImagesEpstein was first convicted for a range of sex crimes in 2005, when he pleaded guilty to molesting an underage girl.
Epstein's crimes were far-reaching and varied.
via: NetflixBut, by 2008, he has been convicted for running an underage prostitution ring connected to a number of high powered individuals. Epstein served just thirteen months for this conviction.
But this wasn't the end of his legal troubles.
via: Getty ImagesOn July 6th last year, Epstein was arrested again for sex trafficking of minors in the states of Florida and New York, and was held awaiting trial in a New York prison.
Many were looking forward to justice being served.
via: Getty ImagesEpstein had managed to get away with vile and criminal acts for the majority of his life, most likely a result of his money and social clout. For his victims, there was finally hope of justice being done.
And many believed his conviction could uncover other high profile and wealthy sex offenders.
via: Getty ImagesEpstein has numerous friends in high places, and one of those friends is in one of the highest places possible - sitting in the Oval Office. Epstein has had a long friendship with Donald Trump, and his convictions for these horrific crimes have not reflected well on the President.
Other men involved with Epstein included political figures such as Bill Clinton...
via: GettyAnd, even more controversially, Prince Andrew from the British Royal Family. Of course, all of Epstein's high-profile friends have denied any involvement in this scandal, but people aren't too convinced.
But, before Epstein could dish the dirt on his friends...
via: ShutterstockHe was found dead in his Manhattan prison cell, apparently as a result of hanging.
It was initially presumed that Epstein's death was a suicide...But because of the nature of his crimes, plus the connections Epstein had to the political and social elite, some have other suspicions about what really happened.
There appear to be a number of things that don't add up...
I’m with @AOC on this #Epstein mess. You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to see an evil coverup to protect l… https://t.co/NbUNX6XIic— Laurence Tribe (@Laurence Tribe)1565473893.0
Anyway, in the months following on from his death, the investigation fell silent.
The documentary gave several of Epstein's victims a platform they had never had before...
via: NetflixAnd they each detailed similar, yet horrifying tales of being sexually assaulted and raped while giving Epstein and his friends "massages."
Many huge names were yet again circulated throughout the documentary...
via: NetflixAnd the involvement of Epstein's ex-girlfriend and close friend, Ghislaine Maxwell, fifty-eight, were outlined even further.
Now, ever since his death, Maxwell has remained hidden and out of the public eye...
via: NetflixAnd she was never reprimanded or publicly questioned for her involvement in the scandal.
But this didn't quite add up...
via: NetflixBecause a large majority of Epstein's victims had claimed that Maxwell was the one who "recruited" the often underaged girls.
So, people were delighted when the news broke of her arrest.
via: Getty ImagesIt was reported earlier in July that Maxwell had finally been arrested by the FBI in New Hampshire.
The British socialite was taken straight into custody...
via: Getty ImagesShe was described as a flight risk during the hearing, so was therefore ordered to remain in custody while being transferred to New York for a detention hearing.
Maxwell is formally charged with 6 counts:
via: GettyConspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, and 2 counts of perjury, according to the indictment.
She is also charged for repeatedly lying about her involvement in the sex trafficking ring during a 2016 deposition.
via: NetflixThis is a huge development in the fight for justice and, if found guilty, Maxwell could be facing thirty-five-years behind bars.
On July 14th, Maxwell pleaded not guilty.
via: NetflixAt a hearing via video link, the disgraced socialite remained valiant in her innocence by pleading not guilty.
However, she was still denied bail.
via: GettyUS federal prosecutors said that she is an "extreme" flight risk and should remain in custody, as per the BBC.
She will remain behind bars until her trial date...
via: GettyWhich has been scheduled for July 2021.