What is the Jeffrey Epstein list?

What is the Jeffrey Epstein list?
Over 170 names connected to Jeffrey Epstein case ordered to be released
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A total of 40 documents with names associated with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein have been released to the public.

US Judge Loretta Preska explained her reasonings as to why the 170 names should be exposed in a 51-page order, adding that some of the names will remain concealed due to being child victims.

Those listed include "alleged victims, people not accused of wrongdoing…and absent third parties." It's worth noting that despite individuals being identified in the documents, it does not mean they were necessarily involved or aware of Epstein's crimes.

The court papers include the identities of associates, friends or victims of the convicted sex offender, who were previously hidden behind the aliases John and Jane Does. Among those are Prince Andrew and former US President Bill Clinton, who have both denied wrongdoing.

They include 40 documents of evidence from Johanna Sjoberg, who claimed Andrew touched her breast while sitting on a couch inside the US billionaire's Manhattan apartment in 2001. Buckingham Palace previously said the allegations are "categorically untrue".

Many of the people have already been identified by the media and during Ghislaine Maxwell's criminal trial. The judge said that many "did not raise an objection" to the release of the documents.

Clinton was mentioned over 50 times in the redacted filings, as per court records. The documents revealed that Epstein once told one of his victims that Clinton "likes them young".

Accuser Virginia Giuffre said she met him on Epstein's island but made no allegations of wrongdoing. Clinton has said he never visited the island. A flight log from one of Epstein's pilots reportedly suggested that he frequently flew on Epstein's plane to various locations when he left office in 2001 – but not to Little St James.

The documents are part of a 2015 US defamation case by Giuffre against Maxwell, the British socialite who supplied Epstein with underage girls.

Writing on X, formerly known as Twitter, Giuffre said: "Finally we are hearing members of the US government senators about the need for transparency and a call to arms for accountability!!

"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?

"This (would not) be possible without the Honourable Judge Preska."

Epstein was found dead in his cell at a federal jail in Manhattan in August 2019 while he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges. The death was ruled a suicide.

Maxwell has been imprisoned since July 2020, despite numerous attempts from her defence counsel to have her released on bail.

She was sentenced to 20 years in prison at the federal court in the Southern District of New York in June last year.

The socialite indicated her desire to appeal shortly after her conviction, with her lawyers claiming victims had "faded, distorted and motivated memories".

Her appeal is currently scheduled to be heard in November next year.

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