Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers in last ditch bid to keep her nude photos, ‘sexy videos’ from going public

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KNEWZ.COM|Randall Ryan

The photos and videos of Ghislaine in question are ‘nude, partially nude or otherwise sexualized’

A titillating and tantalizing new court filing in the Ghislaine Maxwell sex-crimes case indicates that highly confidential evidence pertaining to the alleged madam includes “nude, partially nude, or otherwise sexualized” photos and videos, New York Daily News reports.

Perhaps worse for the beleaguered former friend and lover of the disgraced sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein are, according to the Express, reports that she could risk losing her massive fortune of some $20 million to her women accusers.

Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested early this month in a secluded estate in New Hampshire where she was allegedly hiding from the FBI. She was charged with recruiting three underage girls as young as 14 to service Epstein’s insatiable need for three sexual encounters daily. Denied bail, she now must sit in a federal jail cell in Brooklyn awaiting a trial that won’t take place until next year — and that may bring to light nude photos of her.

Allegedly, there were times when Ghislaine Maxwell herself would strip nude and participate in the abuse of young women in Epstein’s palatial residences, which evoked photos out of Architectural Digest.

The description of the evidence [including the nude photos] was included in a 13-page document placing restrictions on evidence that Manhattan Federal prosecutors will share with Maxwell’s defense team.

Evidence in Ghislaine Maxwell case includes ‘nude, partially nude, or otherwise sexualized images’: court filing

New York Daily News

A year before Ghislaine Maxwell got tossed in the slammer, the FBI raided Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion and dug up a shocking trove of nude photos, some of which were reportedly of underage girls.

Facing extraordinarily damning evidence against him, Epstein hanged himself in a federal jail cell in Manhattan in August 2019.

Currently, Judge Alison Nathan, who is overseeing Ghislaine’s case, has been tasked by both Maxwell’s attorneys and federal prosecutors with resolving a pair of disputes over the nude-photo evidence. Maxwell’s team wants to ensure that any witnesses in her trial, including the women she allegedly groomed for sexual abuse, cannot use this evidence for any purpose outside of the trial, including in civil cases against the alleged madam.

Her legal team also wants to be able to name victims in the criminal case who have already spoken publicly about their alleged abuse at the allegedly perverted and predatory hands of Epstein and Maxwell.

According to the New York Post, Ghislaine Maxwell’s attorneys want to have the nude photos of her kept under seal, thus shielding them from the public’s eye.

This included the “highly confidential” information, which they said should not be “disseminated, transmitted, or otherwise copied.”

Maxwell lawyers look to keep ‘highly confidential’ evidence from going public

New York Post

Maxwell’s attorneys, writing in reference to current restrictions on naming her otherwise anonymous accusers who have already gone public with their stories, stated in a court filing: “The government’s proposed restriction is therefore ‘broader than necessary’ to protect the privacy interests of these individuals who have already chosen to self-identify, and will hinder the defense’s ability to conduct further factual investigation, prepare witnesses for trial, and advocate on Ms. Maxwell’s behalf.”

In non–nude photo news, the FBI, according to the Express, has found Maxwell’s vast wealth stashed in 15 different bank accounts.

All of these accounts have been frozen by the FBI.

“Federal prosecutors can make every last penny the subject of a forfeiture order if she is found guilty at her trial next year and it can be established she was paid all her money by Epstein,” an FBI official stated.

They could also confiscate the remote mansion near Bedford, New Hampshire, where she was arrested earlier this month. She is reported to have paid $1million in cash (about £780,000) for the forest hideout.

Ghislaine Maxwell could lose £15.6m fortune to Jeffrey Epstein victims

The Express

Maxwell is subject to several civil suits from women who say she lured them into Epstein’s sexual-abuse enterprise. Such alleged victims could lay claim to Ghislaine’s fortune as she seeks to shield nude photos of herself from prying eyes.

The Express’ source continued: “Many, like me, are hoping the whole lot is eventually allocated to the compensation fund that has been set up for Epstein’s many, many victims – most of whom are unlikely to see money from civil actions anytime soon.”

The publication also quoted Tom Copeland, a Florida attorney whose firm represents six Epstein victims, who said, “Ms Maxwell and her legal team are fully aware that her finances are among the many threads being pursued by agents in microscopic detail. She must know she risks losing everything.”

According to the Daily Mail, in addition to trying to shield any nude photos of Ghislaine Maxwell from the public eye, her attorneys “ambushed prosecutors” by seeking a gag order to keep witnesses in her trial from publishing information about the case online.

Prosecutors scrambled to file a letter to Judge Alison Nathan in response, claiming they had been negotiating with the alleged madam’s legal team ‘as recently as 6p.m. last night’ and were surprised by the gagging request.

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