Jeffrey Epstein’s former madam Ghislaine Maxwell is appealing a judge’s order to release previously sealed court documents to the public.
The court documents include previously sealed court papers and other damning evidence from a civil lawsuit filed against Maxwell in 2015. The civil lawsuit was settled out of court three years ago.
U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Preska ruled Thursday that the public was legally entitled to view the evidence against Maxwell contained in the lawsuit.
Maxwell’s lawyers had previously argued to keep the files under seal.
“The subject matter of these [documents] is extremely personal, confidential, and subject to considerable abuse by the media,” said Maxwell’s attorney, Jeffrey Pagliuca.
The news comes amid reports that “Maxwell has tapes of two prominent U.S. politicians having sex with minors”.