Ghislaine Maxwell has given up on her battle to keep ‘vast swathes of information’ about her ‘sex trafficking operation’ with Jeffrey Epstein sealed after alleged victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre requested they be made public.
Attorneys for Giuffre, who has accused Prince Andrew of sexual abuse, asked Judge Loretta Preska Wednesday to unseal material from her 2015 civil lawsuit against Maxwell that includes references to eight anonymous John Does.
The individuals are identified in court documents only as ‘Non-Parties 17, 53, 54, 55, 56, 73, 93 and 151’.
It is not clear if one of them is the Duke of York. Six have objected to the unsealing.
Maxwell, who last month was found guilty of procuring girls for the late pedophile, had also previously opposed making the documents public, but now appears to have had a change of heart.
In a letter to Judge Preska Wednesday, Maxwell’s attorney Laura Menninger said her client will ‘leave it to the court’ to determine whether the names should be unsealed.
‘After careful review of the detailed objections submitted by [the eight Non-Party Does], counsel for Ghislaine Maxwell writes to inform the Court that she does not wish to further address those objections,’ the letter states.
‘Each of the listed Does has counsel who have ably asserted their own respective privacy rights. Ms. Maxwell therefore leaves it to this Court to conduct the appropriate review consistent with the Order and Protocol for Unsealing Decided Motions.’