Newly released documents reveal more about Ghislaine Maxwell's role in alleged abuse

Another batch of court records involving British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein and numerous other powerful people was unsealed Thursday night, revealing the clearest picture yet of Maxwell’s alleged participation in an international sex trafficking scheme.

The documents were part of a 2015 defamation case involving Maxwell and Virginia Giuffre, who has alleged that she was sexually abused by Epstein, Maxwell and many of their friends in the early 2000s at properties in New York City, Florida, London, New Mexico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and in private planes all over the world. The case was settled in 2017.

Last August, New York judge Loretta Preska ordered the release of more than 2,000 pages of case records, which provided testimony from Epstein’s staff in support of Giuffre’s accusations, along with the names of wealthy individuals she says she was ordered to have sex with. 

The day after the first batch of documents were released, Epstein was found dead of an apparent suicide in the Manhattan jail cell where he was being held awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges. The newly public trove is the second part of the bundle of records Preska ordered released.

Investigators then shifted focus to Maxwell, 58, and arrested her at a secluded mansion in New Hampshire on July 2. She pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to six felony counts over her alleged participation in the abuse of several underage girls between 1994 and 1997, and is being held without bond at a facility in Brooklyn, New York.

While much of the information contained in the newly released documents has been previously reported, the records illustrate the alarming extent to which Maxwell allegedly participated in the Epstein scandal. 

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Audrey Strauss, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks during a news conference to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her alleged role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, speaks during a news conference to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her alleged role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
ARCHIVO – En esta fotografía de archivo del 5 de junio de 1991, la socialité británica Ghislaine Maxwell llega al hipódromo Epsom, en Gran Bretaña. (Chris Ison/PA vía AP, archivo)
FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2000 file photo, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, driven by Britain's Prince Andrew leaves the wedding of a former girlfriend of the prince, Aurelia Cecil, at the Parish Church of St Michael in Compton Chamberlayne near Salisbury, England. The FBI said Thursday July 2, 2020, Ghislaine Maxwell, who was accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested in New Hampshire. (Chris Ison/PA via AP, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2000 file photo, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, driven by Britain's Prince Andrew leaves the wedding of a former girlfriend of the prince, Aurelia Cecil, at the Parish Church of St Michael in Compton Chamberlayne near Salisbury, England. The FBI said Thursday July 2, 2020, Ghislaine Maxwell, who was accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested in New Hampshire. (Chris Ison/PA via AP, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 7, 1991, file photo Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of late British publisher Robert Maxwell, reads a statement in Spanish in which she expressed her family's gratitude to the Spanish authorities, aboard the "Lady Ghislaine" in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Maxwell, a British socialite who was accused by many women of helping procure underage sex partners for Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested in New Hampshire, the FBI said Thursday, July 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Dominique Mollard, File)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Ghislaine Maxwell, Gigi Mortimer and Samantha Boardman attend VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Samantha Boardman, Ghislaine Maxwell and Gigi Mortimer attend VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Samantha Boardman, Ghislaine Maxwell and Gigi Mortimer attend VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Ghislaine Maxwell, Gigi Mortimer and Samantha Boardman attend VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Samantha Boardman and Ghislaine Maxwell attend VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Candace Bushnell, Ghislaine Maxwell Gigi Mortimer and H.R.H. Princess Alexandra of Greece attend VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Candace Bushnell and Ghislaine Maxwell attend VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Ghislaine Maxwell attends VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Ghislaine Maxwell attends VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Ghislaine Maxwell attends VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Ghislaine Maxwell attends VIP Evening of Conversation for Women's Brain Health Initiative, Moderated by Tina Brown at Spring Studios on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 15: (L-R) Jason Binn, Alice Ryan and Ghislaine Maxwell attend John Demsey & Cornelia Guest's Holiday Bash at Private Residence on December 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Owen Hoffmann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 3: Ghislaine Maxwell attends Polo Ralph Lauren host Victories of Athlete Ally at Polo Ralph Lauren Store on November 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Alice Ryan, Jason Binn, and Ghislaine Maxwell circa December 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Binn/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 15: (L-R) Karella Kalliope, Ghislaine Maxwell and Cornelia Guest attend John Demsey & Cornelia Guest's Holiday Bash at Private Residence on December 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Owen Hoffmann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: (L-R) Christine Mack, Julie Macklowe and Ghislaine Maxwell attend Dennis Basso Front Row & Backstage Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: (L-R) Diana Picasso, David Shaw and Ghislaine Maxwell attend JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER"u2019S 2015 GALA "THE WORLD OF DUKE ELLINGTON" at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: (L-R) Thelma Dye, Ghislaine Maxwell and Kaylen Giannini attend CITYMEALS-ON-WHEELS Honors Lilliam Barrios-Paoli & Patricia Wexler, M.D. At Its 28th Annual Power Lunch For Women at The Plaza Hotel on November 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Ghislaine Maxwell attends NATIONAL URBAN TECH CENTER 2014 Gala at Three Sixty on June 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Ghislaine Maxwell attends NATIONAL URBAN TECH CENTER 2014 Gala at Three Sixty on June 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: TerraMar's Ghislaine Maxwell (L) and his holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa attend a reception at Ghislaine Maxwell’s residence after "StarTalk Live! Water World" Panel Discussion on June 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: TerraMar's Ghislaine Maxwell (L) and his holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa attend a reception at Ghislaine Maxwell’s residence after "StarTalk Live! Water World" Panel Discussion on June 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: TerraMar's Ghislaine Maxwell (L) and his holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa attend a reception at Ghislaine Maxwell’s residence after "StarTalk Live! Water World" Panel Discussion on June 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: TerraMar's Ghislaine Maxwell (L) and his holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa attend a reception at Ghislaine Maxwell’s residence after "StarTalk Live! Water World" Panel Discussion on June 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 05: TerraMar's Ghislaine Maxwell attends a reception at Ghislaine Maxwell’s residence after "StarTalk Live! Water World" Panel Discussion on June 05, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 5: Ghislaine Maxwell and Vanessa Noel attend Vanessa Noel Hosts Barbara Taylor Bradford's new book "Cavendon Hall" at Vanessa Noel on June 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 5: Ghislaine Maxwell attends Vanessa Noel Hosts Barbara Taylor Bradford's new book "Cavendon Hall" at Vanessa Noel on June 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 5: Ghislaine Maxwell and Vanessa Noel attend Vanessa Noel Hosts Barbara Taylor Bradford's new book "Cavendon Hall" at Vanessa Noel on June 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Caryn Zucker and Ghislaine Maxwell attend The Fresh Air Fund Spring Gala honoring American Hero Mariah Carey at Pier 60 on May 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 6: Ghislaine Maxwell attends EDUCATION THROUGH MUSIC Annual Children's Benefit Gala at Capitale on May 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Caryn Zucker and Ghislaine Maxwell attend The Fresh Air Fund Spring Gala honoring American Hero Mariah Carey at Pier 60 on May 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 6: (L-R) Ghislaine Maxwell, Keith Lieberthal, Julianna Margulies and Josh Lucas attend EDUCATION THROUGH MUSIC Annual Children's Benefit Gala at Capitale on May 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 6: Ghislaine Maxwell attends EDUCATION THROUGH MUSIC Annual Children's Benefit Gala at Capitale on May 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 6: (L-R) Ghislaine Maxwell, Keith Lieberthal and Julianna Margulies attend EDUCATION THROUGH MUSIC Annual Children's Benefit Gala at Capitale on May 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 2: (L-R) Ghislaine Maxwell, Bob Weinstein and Karen Duffy attend Holly Peterson's THE IDEA OF HIM Book Party at The Four Seasons on April 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Ghislaine Maxwell and guest attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF14/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Ghislaine Maxwell and Elon Musk attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF14/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Ghislaine Maxwell and guest attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF14/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26: Anna Vinogradskaia and Ghislaine Maxwell attend JOSHUA BELL Private Holiday Event and Live Broadcast with RENEE FLEMING, MICHAEL FEINSTEIN, and Others at Private Residence on November 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Kristy Caylor, Esperanza Spalding and Ghislaine Maxwell attend day 1 of the 4th Annual WIE Symposium at Center 548 on September 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Ghislaine Maxwell attends day 1 of the 4th Annual WIE Symposium at Center 548 on September 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Ghislaine Maxwell attends day 1 of the 4th Annual WIE Symposium at Center 548 on September 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Ghislaine Maxwell attends day 1 of the 4th Annual WIE Symposium at Center 548 on September 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Founder, Terrama Ghislaine Maxwell attends the 4th Annual WIE Symposium at Center 548 on September 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Ghislane Maxwell and Steven Haft attend Dom Perignon & Ghislaine Maxwell Invite you to a cocktail reception Celebrating the launch of Ideapod at 116 East 65th Street on September 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Ghislane Maxwell and Brian Eha attend Dom Perignon & Ghislaine Maxwell Invite you to a cocktail reception Celebrating the launch of Ideapod at 116 East 65th Street on September 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Ghislane Maxwell and Stuart Beck attend Dom Perignon & Ghislaine Maxwell Invite you to a cocktail reception Celebrating the launch of Ideapod at 116 East 65th Street on September 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Ghislane Maxwell and Jorge Mora attend Dom Perignon & Ghislaine Maxwell Invite you to a cocktail reception Celebrating the launch of Ideapod at 116 East 65th Street on September 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Ghislaine Maxwell and Ronnie Madra attend Ferrari & The Cinema Society host the after party for RUSH at Hotel Americano on September 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Muffie Potter Aston and Ghislaine Maxwell attend Christine & Steve Schwarzman Host a Private Evening to Celebrate Anna Netrebko's New Album, "Verdi" at Private Residence on September 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Kelly Rutherford and Ghislaine Maxwell attend Christine & Steve Schwarzman Host a Private Evening to Celebrate Anna Netrebko's New Album, "Verdi" at Private Residence on September 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Ghislaine Maxwell and Kyle MacLachlan attend Christine & Steve Schwarzman Host a Private Evening to Celebrate Anna Netrebko's New Album, "Verdi" at Private Residence on September 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: (L-R) David Koch, Ghislaine Maxwell and Aby Rosen attend Christine & Steve Schwarzman Host a Private Evening to Celebrate Anna Netrebko's New Album, "Verdi" at Private Residence on September 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: (L-R) Ghislaine Maxwell, Dee Poku and Celine Rattray attend The Cinema Society & Brooks Brothers host the after party for Lionsgate & Roadside Attractions' "Girl Most Likely" at Hotel Americano on July 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Christina Oxenberg and Ghislaine Maxwell attend Christina Oxenberg's "Life is Short: Read Short Stories" Book Signing Party at Vanessa Noel on April 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: Ghislaine Maxwell attends CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION & HRC Host Special Event to Support AMERICANS FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY CAMPAIGN at Calvin Klein Collection on April 17, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dustin Wayne Harris/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Ghislaine Maxwell attends BERGDORF GOODMAN Celebrates its 111th Anniversary at The Plaza Hotel on October 18, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: (L-R) Guest, Martha Stewart, Kira Faiman and Ghislaine Maxwell attend Martha Stewart's Inaugural AMERICAN MADE Awards at Vanderbilt Hall on October 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Ghislaine Maxwell attends the launch for "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" by Mindy Kaling hosted by Tory Burch on November 1, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage for Tory Burch)
OCTOBER 20: Ghislaine Maxwell attends Vertu Constellation Quest Launch Event New York at Berry Hill Galleries NYC on October 20, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by CHANCE YEH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - JANUARY 12: Charlie Rose and Ghislaine Maxwell attend EARTH AWARDS Gala at The Four Seasons on January 12, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by JOE SCHILDHORN/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - APRIL 1: Ghislaine Maxwell attends TINA BROWN, VICKY WARD and LA MER host a party honoring SUSAN NAGEL'S new book "Marie Therese" at Tina Brown and Harry Evans home on April 1, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - DECEMBER 2: Ghislaine Maxwell attends THE CINEMA SOCIETY and PIAGET host the after party for "REVOLVER" at Gramercy Park Hotel Rooftop on December 2, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by BILLY FARRELL/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
APRIL 24: (L-R) Carole Radziwill, Ghislaine Maxwell and Alex Konheim attend NICOLE MILLER's 25th Anniversary honoring Riverkeeper at Chinatown Brasserie on April 24, 2007. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
APRIL 24: (L-R) Carole Radziwill, Patricia Velasquez and Ghislaine Maxwell attend NICOLE MILLER's 25th Anniversary honoring Riverkeeper at Chinatown Brasserie on April 24, 2007. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
APRIL 24: (L-R) Jane Krakowski, Carole Radziwill and Ghislaine Maxwell attend NICOLE MILLER's 25th Anniversary honoring Riverkeeper at Chinatown Brasserie on April 24, 2007. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - MARCH 13: Ghislaine Maxwell attends Hamish Bowles, Ghislaine Maxwell and Lillian von Stauffenberg dinner for ALLEGRA HICKS at Home of Ghislaine Maxwell on March 13, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - MARCH 13: Ghislaine Maxwell attends Hamish Bowles, Ghislaine Maxwell and Lillian von Stauffenberg dinner for ALLEGRA HICKS at Home of Ghislaine Maxwell on March 13, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - JUNE 14: Ghislaine Maxwell attends THE CINEMA SOCIETY & HUGO BOSS present the premiere of "ALLEGRO" at Tribeca Grand and Soho Grand on June 14, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - MAY 15: Ghislaine Maxwell attends ABY ROSEN Birthday Celebration at Chinatown Brasserie on May 15, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 3: Ghislaine Maxwell attends NICOLE MILLER Fashion Show at The New York Yacht Club on February 3, 2006 in New York. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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Giuffre testified that Maxwell sexually abused underaged girls “virtually every day.”

In her deposition, Giuffre said that Maxwell abused girls nearly every day she was around the British heiress. When asked for descriptions of the girls Maxwell allegedly abused, Giuffre replied, “Well, there’s a lot of girls that were involved. We weren’t on a first name basis with each other.”

Giuffre says she had been reading a book on massage therapy at Mar-a-Lago ― the Florida club owned by President Donald Trump where she worked in 2000 ― when Maxwell first approached her. Maxwell then brought Giuffre to Epstein’s Florida home on the pretense of giving him a regular “massage.” However, Giuffre says in the records that the term always meant “erotic massage” to Maxwell and Epstein.

In addition to allegedly procuring young girls herself, Maxwell is accused of manipulating the girls she recruited ― including Giuffre ― to go out and recruit others. In previously released records, Epstein’s former house manager testified that his employer kept the names and numbers of dozens of young so-called massage therapists in a Rolodex.

“It’s very hard to tell how many girls were under the age of 18,” Giuffre said in her deposition. “My instruction from them was the younger the better.” 

Alan Dershowitz and Prince Andrew were alleged participants.

One document asserts that Giuffre was forced to have sex with the British prince in three locations while she was a minor: Maxwell’s London apartment, an unspecified location in New York, and on Epstein’s private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Buckingham Palace has denied all rape accusations against Prince Andrew, who has said he does not recall ever meeting Giuffre, despite the existence of a damning photo showing him with his arm around Giuffre’s waist and Maxwell in the background ― which Giuffre testified was taken by Epstein.

Giuffre said she was told to give Prince Andrew “whatever he demanded” and to then report details of the abuse to Epstein.

Former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who Giuffre says also abused her, is described as having played “a significant role” in negotiating Epstein’s 2008 plea bargain. Epstein received a shockingly light sentence for sexually abusing a minor in Florida: He was held in a private wing of a local jail and allowed to leave for up to 12 hours a day, six days per week. He was released after serving a little more than a year.

Dershowitz denies the abuse accusations against him.

Giuffre testified that she was also abused by businessman Glenn Dubin, model recruiter Jean Luc Brunel, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, another unnamed prince, the unnamed owner of a “large hotel chain,” and a “foreign president” with dark hair whom Giuffre believed to be Spanish.

“[C]an I remember everybody’s name? No,” she said. The men were often introduced to her informally.

Some of the other girls brought to Epstein’s private island seemed to Giuffre to be from Eastern Europe.

In graphic testimony, Giuffre described Maxwell engaging in group sex with “lots” of other young girls on Epstein’s private island. She could not answer confidently when asked where the others were from because they did not speak English, but Giuffre estimated that they may have been from Russia or the Czech Republic.

Giuffre said she was brought to the island more than 20 times, but probably less than 50.

She also testified that Maxwell regularly abused her on Epstein’s properties, in countries around the world and on private planes. 

Giuffre said she also saw former President Bill Clinton on the island with young girls.

Giuffre testified that Epstein once told her “that everyone owes him favors.”

She recalled an incident in which she saw Clinton on the island at a time when “two young girls” whom she did not know anything about — other than that they were from New York — were also present. Clinton has not been accused of participating in the abuse, but his alleged presence on the island has drawn sharp criticism.

Giuffre also recalled that Maxwell had said she personally flew Clinton to the island on a helicopter, but Giuffre was not sure whether that was true because Maxwell liked to tell “fantastical” stories.

In a 2015 email, Epstein encouraged Maxwell to hold her “head high” — despite Maxwell’s claim that she cut off contact with the financier years before.

A few weeks after a story about Giuffre’s accusations ran in a British newspaper, Epstein sent Maxwell a typo-filled email.

He wrote on Jan. 25, 2015: “You have done nothing wrong and i woudl urge you to start acting like it. go outside, head high, not as an esacping convict. go to parties. deal with it.”

In another email, Epstein appears to help Maxwell compose a public statement denying Giuffre’s accusations and distancing herself from the financier.

Maxwell and Epstein would regularly imply that it was dangerous to upset them, Giuffre said.

Maxwell and Epstein never explicitly threatened Giuffre, she said in her testimony, but they made it clear that she should not cross them because they were very wealthy and knew many powerful people.

“It was on a constant basis,” she said. “I mean, there was no just one time that she said it. It was like a reminder, you know. And Jeffrey did a lot more of that than she did. But she definitely made [me] aware that we shouldn’t cross boundaries with them.”

More documents from the defamation case between Giuffre and Maxwell are expected to be made public next week.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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