jeffrey epstein list court unseals names in ghislaine maxwell lawsuit

Nearly 200 names that had previously been redacted from court documents in a lawsuit against Jeffrey Epstein’s former lover and accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell have been made public on orders of a federal judge in New York.

U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska ordered their release in December but gave the Jane and John Does two weeks in case they wanted to appeal. 

Big names on the list included former President Bill Clinton, his estranged longtime aide Doug Band, Prince Andrew, and the French modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel, who like Epstein died while awaiting trial.

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Jeffrey Epstein pictured in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Sept. 8, 2004. (Rick Friedman/Rick Friedman Photography/Corbis via Getty Images)

Epstein had many high-profile connections, including former U.S. presidents, foreign prime ministers and Britain’s Prince Andrew, as well as Hollywood stars, leading academics, people in the modeling and fashion industries and other public figures.  Some of the names were previously known through other means despite having been withheld from the public’s eye in the lawsuit. Many of the names belong to people who have not been accused of wrongdoing.

Other names unsealed Wednesday included billionaire Glenn Dubin and his former private chef Rinaldo Rizzo, David Copperfield, Tony Figueroa, Limited Brands founder and former Victoria’s Secret CEO Lex Wexner, and Epstein accusers such as Johanna Sjoberg and Annie Farmer. 

In a typo-filled email from Epstein to Maxwell, the sex trafficker accused Giuffre of fabricating her allegations against him and mentioned one “stven hawking” and an “underage orgy.”

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A screenshot of an email exchange between Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. (SDNY)

Previously released documents revealed that Rizzo claimed Epstein and Maxwell once visited Dubin’s house with a disoriented, 15-year-old Swedish girl who told him the couple asked her for sex and that her passport had been taken. 

Several were withheld for various reasons, including names of some of Epstein’s underage victims and at least one person who the judge said had been falsely identified.

Dubin and his wife, Eva Andersson Dubin, who had previously dated Epstein, have previously denied any knowledge of the late financier’s behavior.

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Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell attend de Grisogono Sponsors The 2005 Wall Street Concert Series Benefitting Wall Street Rising, with a Performance by Rod Stewart at Cipriani Wall Street on March 15, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Schildhorn/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

The names were all previously redacted documents in a lawsuit against Maxwell from Virginia Giuffre, an Epstein accuser who said he trafficked her to his private island, Little St. James, in the U.S. Virgin Islands before her 18th birthday. The parties settled out of court in 2017. She also sued and received a settlement from Prince Andrew.

In a separate criminal case, Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years behind bars for sex trafficking Epstein’s victims.

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The release comes amid a fight in Congress to release the names of Epstein’s clients and people who traveled on his private jet. Tennessee Republicans Sen. Marsha Blackburn and Rep. Tim Burchett have accused Democrats of “stonewalling” their requests for those documents.

Virginia Roberts Giuffre holds a photo of herself as a teen

Virginia Roberts Giuffre holds a photo of herself as a teen, when she says she was abused by Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell and Prince Andrew, among others.  (Emily Michot/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

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“It appears that bad actors within our government are going to great lengths to protect the pedophiles who took Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet,” Blackburn wrote on X in late December. “I will not stop working to reveal their identities. The American people deserve to know every name on that list.”

Giuffre praised the lawmakers’ involvement on X herself while taunting some of Epstein’s previously unnamed associates.

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Photo from 2001 that was included in court files shows Prince Andrew with his arm around the waist of 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre. Ghislaine Maxwell is standing to the right. (U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals)

“Finally we are hearing members of the US government senators about the need for transparency and a call to arms for accountability!!” she wrote on X. “There’s going to be a lot of nervous ppl over Christmas and New Years, 170 to be exact, who’s on the naughty list?”  

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Anyone who suspects trafficking can call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at (888) 373-7888.

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