Judge Denies Release of Jeffrey Epstein-Related Documents

A federal judge in New York on Monday ruled that a cache of previously unreleased documents concerning dead pedophile Jeffrey Epstein would not be released as part of a defamation dispute involving Epstein’s alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell and alleged victim Virginia Giuffre.

Though the case ended in 2015, Giuffre’s attorneys have sought to unseal additional documents initially filed under seal while Maxwell’s legal team argued that documents do not fall under the definition of “judicial documents,” and therefore are not subject to the presumption of access by the public.

In an 11-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska, who in August ordered the release of more than 2,000 previously sealed documents, found that the remaining tranche of documents
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