Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers filed a motion Thursday to keep a July 2016 deposition she gave about her sordid sex life under wraps.
She doubled down on the same arguments she made in her unsuccessful bid to keep an earlier deposition secret.
Her attorneys argued that releasing the deposition — given in 2016 as part of Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre’s now settled civil suit — would jeopardize her right to a fair criminal trial, embarrass her and violate a protective order that promised to keep the proceeding private.
“She appeared at the July 2016 deposition and answered hundreds of pages worth of questions concerning her ‘own sexual activity’ and ‘her knowledge of the sexual activities of others,’” wrote lawyer Laura Menninger of the humiliating interview.
After U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska ordered the release of the earlier April 2016 deposition and other sensitive documents, Maxwell’s lawyers took their case to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The higher court