If Charles Manson could get a fair trial despite the media circus that surrounded him, Ghislaine Maxwell shouldn’t have anything to worry about, lawyers for her accuser wrote in court papers Wednesday.
In the filing in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the lawyers for accuser Virginia Giuffre urged the court to unseal depositions Maxwell gave years ago about her sex life in the defamation case Giuffre brought against the alleged madam.
Maxwell filed an appeal in July to keep the depositions secret after a district court judge ordered them unsealed — arguing they’ll garner sensational media attention if they’re made public and block her fair trial right.
In Wednesday’s filing, Giuffre’s attorneys argued, in part, that Maxwell’s claim that the sealed depositions will infringe on her right to a fair trial is bunk — especially in New York City.
“Cases holding pretrial publicity to be sufficiently prejudicial to a defendant’s criminal trial have typically occurred in small communities,