Maxwell Refuses to Comment Ahead of Epstein List Release

( – After months of delay, the client list of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein has finally been released. In advance of it coming out, there’s been a lot of speculation about what Epstein’s associate Ghislaine Maxwell has to say. However, she’s keeping her thoughts to herself.

On December 18, Judge Loretta A Preska, a federal judge on the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, ruled that a list of Epstein’s clients and associates should be made public. The list had been sealed during Maxwell’s 2021 trial, leading to years of speculation about who was on it.

Now we know.

Preska, a conservative judge appointed by President George HW Bush in 1992, ordered that anyone on the list who objected to their name being released had 14 days to object, otherwise, it would be unsealed after January 1.

One person who didn’t comment on the much-anticipated release was Maxwell. The British socialite, who is serving 20 years on sex trafficking charges, said through her lawyer that she had “nothing to say” about the list. Her attorney, Arthur Aidalia, also mentioned Maxwell’s resentment about her trial. He said the Epstein case is “all about men abusing women for a long period of time, and it’s only one person in jail — a woman.”

Aidala also sounded a note of caution over the list itself. Warning that cases like this “take on lives of their own,” he pointed out that not everyone on the list is a suspect in Epstein’s crimes. In fact, many of them are witnesses or even victims.

Others are recorded as having called Epstein, but not met him — Epstein’s housekeeper says former president Donald Trump had called, but he’d never seen him at the financier’s home. Some of those named could have more questions to answer, though, including former president Bill Clinton; a witness said Epstein told her Clinton “likes them young.”

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