Ghislaine Maxwell lied in court when she claimed she had not been in contact with associate Jeffrey Epstein for “over a decade” before his death, according to explosive newly unsealed documents.
In a failed bid to win bail, Ms Maxwell had claimed in a Manhattan court earlier this month that the media sought to blame her for Epstein’s crimes after his suicide – even though she had not been in contact with him for years.
However, documents filed in a 2015 civil lawsuit that the British heiress has been battling to keep private appear to reveal she was in contact with the disgraced financier who was found dead in his prison cell last year.
US District Judge Loretta Preska last week ordered the release of large portions of more than 80 documents from the civil suit against Ms Maxwell by Virginia Giuffre, who accused Epstein of having kept her as a “sex slave” with the socialite’s assistance.
In January 2015, using the email account [email protected] Ms Maxwell – who was once romantically linked to Epstein – writes to him saying she would “appreciate it if shelley would come out and say she was your g’friend — I think she was from end 99 to 2002.”