Depositions related to Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex life will remain secret for at least a little longer after the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday heard arguments on whether to unseal the materials but delayed issuing a decision.
The three-judge panel did not disclose when it would rule on the possible release of the seven-hour, 418-page deposition.
Maxwell’s lawyer, Adam Mueller, repeated an argument that releasing the materials would result in a wave of negative media and make it impossible for her to receive a fair trial in her federal sex-trafficking case.
The secret documents relate to testimony Maxwell, 58, gave in a now-settled civil defamation lawsuit filed against her in 2015 by Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre.
Maxwell made statements about “consensual, and intimate conduct with other adults,” according to court papers.
She relied on a promise of confidentiality when she agreed to be deposed, Mueller told the panel.
He added that many of the questions posed