The US Court docket of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday denied the hassle of Maxwell’s attorneys to reverse the choice of a decrease court docket that ordered the transcript to be made public.
“(T)he District Court docket appropriately held that the deposition supplies are judicial paperwork to which the presumption of public entry attaches and didn’t abuse its discretion in rejecting Maxwell’s meritless arguments that her pursuits outdated the presumption of entry,” the appellate court docket panel wrote.
Maxwell denied realizing if Epstein had a scheme to recruit underage women for intercourse within the deposition.
CNN reached out to an lawyer for Maxwell on Monday however did not obtain a reply to its request for remark.
In a ruling in July, US District Choose Loretta Preska mentioned that the general public’s proper to have entry to the data carried heavier weight than the “annoyance or embarrassment” to Maxwell.
“Within the context of this case, particularly its allegations of intercourse trafficking of younger women, the court docket finds any minor embarrassment or annoyance ensuing from Ms. Maxwell’s principally non-testimony … is much outweighed by the presumption of public entry,” she mentioned.
Nevertheless, in that ruling Preska did say that some info will stay sealed. A number of medical information included within the court docket filings will stay sealed, and the a number of nameless girls — “Jane Does” who accused Epstein of abuse however haven’t publicly spoken out — will proceed to have their identities redacted within the paperwork, she mentioned.
Epstein, 66, was in a lone cell within the particular housing unit of the federal Metropolitan Correctional Heart in New York when he was discovered lifeless in August 2019.
Epstein was awaiting trial on federal fees accusing him of working a intercourse trafficking ring from 2002 to 2005 at his Manhattan mansion and his Palm Seaside property. As a part of the ring, he allegedly paid women as younger as 14 for intercourse. He’d pleaded not responsible to the costs.
CNN’s Brian Vitagliano, Madeline Holcombe and Steve Almasy contributed to this report.