Fox News’ Eric Shawn delivered a report on the awaited release of names linked to Jeffrey Epstein, a story captivating public attention. The unsealing of nearly 200 names associated with the notorious sex trafficker was anticipated, but the timing for making the court records public remains uncertain. The legal team representing one of Epstein’s prominent accusers, Virginia Giuffre, expressed that although the unsealing was slated to commence, the documents might not surface until the following week.
The court-ordered deadline for John and Jane Does to appeal the disclosure of their identities in the lawsuit against Epstein’s accomplice, Ghislaine Maxwell, has lapsed. Despite the expiration of this deadline, specifics regarding the timing for the release of documents containing names of various individuals connected to Epstein, including former associates, friends, employees, accusers, and possible accomplices, remain undisclosed.
U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska’s previous order granted a two-week window for individuals potentially named in Giuffre’s 2015 lawsuit against Maxwell to appeal their identification. Yet, the subsequent actions, namely the preparation and unsealing of documents with pertinent names, were not outlined in the judge’s order.
In a recent court filing, Preska noted that two individuals, Doe 110 and Doe 107, expressed their desire to remain anonymous. Preska extended a deadline until Jan. 22 for Doe 107 to present reasons for keeping her identity sealed. Meanwhile, other unsealed documents per the court’s previous order were expected to be filed soon, excluding those concerning Does 107 and 110.
The names set for unsealing, as ruled by Preska, encompass individuals whose ties to Epstein have been publicly acknowledged, including notable figures like Prince Andrew, a former aide to President Clinton, and even Clinton himself, according to ABC News. However, some individuals, described as minor victims who have not publicly discussed the case, will remain unidentified. The list also excludes an individual erroneously tagged as an Epstein associate by the media.
The Epstein saga extends beyond Giuffre’s case against Maxwell and Prince Andrew, involving lawsuits connecting Epstein to prominent figures like Barclays CEO Jes Staley and billionaire Leon Black. These allegations have unveiled links between Epstein and various high-profile personalities, prompting ongoing intrigue and legal actions. The complexities of Epstein’s network continue to unfold, despite Maxwell serving a federal prison sentence for sex trafficking and Epstein’s controversial death while in custody in 2019.