Man begs judge not to release names connected to Epstein’s case

Anonymous man files motion begging judge not to release his name along with others he fears could be in new trove of Jeffrey Epstein court records because it would ‘tarnish’ reputations

  • A surprise Tuesday motion from a John Doe has asked Manhattan federal court judge Loretta Preska not to release the names from Epstein court documents 
  • Letter comes just a day before Epstein’s self-proclaimed ‘sex slave’ Virginia Roberts Giuffre is to meet with lawyers to have the documents unsealed
  • A previous judge for the case said that the documents contained a ‘range of allegations of sexual acts involving Plaintiff and non-parties to this litigation’
  • John Doe’s letter does not indicate if the John Doe is famous, nor does it say what accusations he could be met with in the documents 
  • Giuffre’s lawyer, David Boies, said that he expects Wednesday’s hearing to provide a road map with how to tackle the new material 

An anonymous man who believes he is named in court documents related to Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislain Maxwell’s alleged child sex trafficking ring is asking a judge to keep his identity hidden. 

The John Doe said in a motion filed on Tuesday by his lawyers that the potential reveal of his and other identities could tarnish their reputations. 

‘As a non-party to these proceedings, Doe lacks specific knowledge about the contents of the Sealed Materials,’ the lawyers said in a motion to Manhattan federal court judge Loretta Preska, according to the New York Post. 

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A letter from a John Doe has asked Manhattan federal court judge Loretta Preska not to release names related to documents connected to Epstein’s sex trafficking case. The letter comes a day 

‘But it is clear that these materials implicate the privacy and reputational interests of many persons other than the two primary parties to this action, Giuffre and Maxwell.’ 

The letter comes just a day before Epstein’s self-proclaimed ‘sex slave’ Virginia Roberts Giuffre is expected to meet with lawyers in an effort to have the documents unsealed.  

The letter highlights that a previous judge for the case said that the documents contained  a ‘range of allegations of sexual acts involving Plaintiff and non-parties to this litigation, some famous, some not; the identities of non-parties who either allegedly engaged in sexual acts with Plaintiff or who allegedly facilitated such acts.’

Giuffre, now 35, (center with Prince Andrew left) claims that she was just a teen when Ghislain Maxwell recruited her to have sex at Mar-a-Lago. The woman sued Maxwell for defamation after the socialite called her a liar, settling out of court with her in 2015

The letter does not indicate if the John Doe is famous, nor does it say what accusations he could be met with in the documents. 

Giuffre’s lawyer, David Boies, said that he expects Wednesday’s hearing to provide a road map with how to tackle the new material.  

‘It’s a whole new set of documents, five to 10 times larger in volume than what has been released so far,’ the lawyer said of the documents that were released on August 9. Epstein died by suicide in a Manhattan jail on the next day.

Bois added that the depositions include never-before-heard witness testimony. 

The lawyer also argued that he didn’t expect Maxwell to show up to the proceedings.  

‘I don’t think Maxwell will come out of hiding [for the proceeding],’ Boies stated.

Epstein’s criminal case was dismissed last week, following an emotional hearing in Manhattan where 16 women provided statements about the actions the financier took against them

Giuffre, now 35, claims that she was just a teen when Maxwell recruited her to have sex at Mar-a-Lago. The woman sued Maxwell for defamation after the socialite called her a liar, settling out of court with her in 2015.  

The woman has already testified that she was loaned to Prince Andrew for sex. It is unknown if his deposition is among those in the records. 

Giuffre also claimed to have slept with MIT professor Marvin Minsky, former Maine Senator George, ex-New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, money manager Glenn Dubin and lawyer Alan Dershowitz. 

All of the men have denied the allegations. 

Epstein’s criminal case was dismissed last week, following an emotional hearing in Manhattan where 16 women provided statements about the actions the financier took against them.   

Federal investigators are still investigating the case.  

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