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The deposition of Jeffrey Epstein's girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, has been launched because the intercourse case strikes in direction of trial

Ghislaine Maxwell appears via video link during her trial in which she was denied bail for assisting Jeffrey Epstein in the recruitment and eventual abuse of underage girls in federal court in Manhattan on July 14, 2020 in New York in this court sketch.

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More than 450 pages of a legal filing by Ghislaine Maxwell, the accused procurer of the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, were made public Thursday after a long court battle.

The April 2016 question-and-answer session between a lawyer and wealthy British celebrity Maxwell was made public as part of a year-long civil case when her criminal case was tried in the same federal court in Manhattan.

The deposit was made in a libel suit brought by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, a woman who accused Maxwell and Epstein of sexually abusing them.

The lawsuit had previously been settled, but the deposit had been sealed until the Miami Herald made successful efforts to get it released. Maxwell's lawyers had spoken out strongly against his release.

Epstein was a former friend of Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, and Britain's Prince Andrew.

Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell participate in the sponsorship of de Grisogono. The 2005 Wall Street Concert Series in aid of Wall Street Rising with a performance by Rod Stewart on Cipriani Wall Street on March 15, 2005 in New York City.

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The wealthy investor died of a suicide hung in a federal prison cell in Manhattan in August 2019, a month after he was arrested for child trafficking.

Maxwell, 58, was arrested last July for facilitating Epstein's sexual abuse of underage girls. One of the alleged victims was just 14 when she was hired by Maxwell, prosecutors say.

Maxwell is being held on charges without bail. Maxwell is also charged with perjury for falsely denying her alleged conduct as his procurer during the depositions in Giuffre's civil suit.

Maxwell has pleaded not guilty in the case.

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