Ghislaine Maxwell's Lawyers Look to Keep X-Rated Evidence From Going Public | 22 Words

It has been reported today that some highly detrimental evidence against Ghislaine Maxwell could be presented in court, and her lawyers are working very hard to prevent them from going public...

Earlier this month, it was reported that Jeffrey Epstein's associate, Ghislaine Maxwell, was arrested by the FBI.

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And now, rumors of her lawyer's valiant attempts at preserving her reputation have come to light.

This has been a long time coming.

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Jeffrey 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 far better known for different reasons.

He is now known as a convicted sex offender.

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Epstein 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.

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But, 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.

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On 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.

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Epstein 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.

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Epstein 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...

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And, 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...

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He 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.

Here's some of the background information.

Epstein was undoubtedly close to Donald Trump - who, in the past, had said that Epstein "likes beautiful women as much as I do."

This information led the internet to theorize there may be more to Epstein's death.

The fact he was about to take the stand - and clearly had information about other participants in his crimes - made some believe his death was just a little too convenient.

There are many out there who will benefit by Epstein not standing trial.

And the fact that he "committed suicide" before any unsavory information could come out does seem like some suspiciously good timing for his past associates.

There appear to be a number of things that don't add up...

The idea that a man could manage to commit suicide while under tight surveillance already seems unlikely.

Anyway, in the months following on from his death, the investigation fell silent.

Progress seemed to be sparse, but then, the release of Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich on Netflix last month catapulted the whole thing back into the spotlight.

The documentary gave several of Epstein's victims a platform they had never had before...

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And 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...

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And 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...

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And she was never reprimanded or publicly questioned for her involvement in the scandal.

But this didn't quite add up...

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Because a large majority of Epstein's victims had claimed that Maxwell was the one who "recruited" the often underaged girls.

Maxwell definitely knows something...

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And the information she could reveal on Epstein's sex ring could blow the case right open.

So, people were delighted when the news broke of her arrest.

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It was reported earlier this month that Maxwell had finally been arrested by the FBI in New Hampshire.

The British socialite was taken straight into custody...

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And she was described as a flight risk during the hearing, so was therefore ordered to remain in custody while she is transferred to New York for a detention hearing.

Maxwell has been formally charged with 6 counts:

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Conspiracy 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.

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This 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.

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At a hearing via video link, the disgraced socialite remained valiant in her innocence by pleading not guilty.

However, she was still denied bail.

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US 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...

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Which has been scheduled for July 2021.

But now, a judge had ruled for "explosive" documents to be unsealed...

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Documents that could just expose Ghislaine Maxwell's involvement in the scandal.

Judge Loretta Preska has ordered that the eighty documents related to Jeffery Epstein be unsealed...

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The documents are thought to possibly be able to shed light on Epstein and Maxwell's friendships with powerful men accused of having sex with his victims. The Daily Mail reported that they could also include details about Maxwell’s sex life.

Well, her lawyers are fighting very hard to keep these from going public.

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The New York Post has reported that her attorneys want to hide this sensitive evidence from the public ahead of her trial - including any nude photos and sexualized videos that will be marked "highly confidential," according to court documents.

The court papers state:

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"Highly Confidential Information contains nude, partially nude, or otherwise sexualized images, videos, or other depictions of individuals."

Maxwell’s attorneys and prosecutors had been working together to determine what discovery materials should be made public...

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They wrote: "The government’s proposed restriction is, therefore 'broader than necessary' to protect the privacy interests of these individuals who have already chosen to self-identify, and will hinder the defense’s ability to conduct a further factual investigation, prepare witnesses for trial, and advocate on Ms. Maxwell’s behalf."

The judge will need to approve which documents are kept from public eye...

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This is a developing story, and we will post updates accordingly.