Ghislaine Maxwell -- shown here with the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein -- is being held at Brooklyn's high-security Metropolitan Detention Center Photo: AFP/File
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'Deal with it,' Epstein told Maxwell in unsealed emails

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By Peter HUTCHISON

A New York court has unsealed emails revealing that disgraced late financier Jeffrey Epstein tried to reassure accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell by telling her she had "done nothing wrong."

They show that the pair corresponded in 2015, despite Maxwell's lawyers claiming in a bail appeal this month that she had no contact with her former partner in more than a decade.

"You have done nothing wrong and I would urge you to start acting like it," Epstein wrote on January 25, 2015, as more allegations of sexual abuse against him surfaced.

"Go outside, head high, not as an escaping convict. Go to parties, deal with it," added Epstein, a convicted sex offender who killed himself in prison last year while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.

Maxwell, the daughter of late newspaper baron Robert Maxwell, has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking minors for the multimillionaire Epstein, with whom she was intimately involved in the 1990s.

Prosecutors accuse the 58-year-old of recruiting and grooming girls as young as 14 to be abused by Epstein and farmed out to some of his wealthy associates.

Maxwell is also accused of participating in the abuse. She faces six counts, including perjury, and up to 35 years in prison if convicted.

The 58-year-old is in custody in Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center awaiting trial, which is tentatively scheduled to start in July next year.

The emails were among dozens of documents unsealed late Thursday relating to a now-settled defamation lawsuit filed by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre against Maxwell in 2015.

Maxwell's lawyers tried to block their release, arguing they could prejudice her trial.

In an email on January 24, 2015, Maxwell appears to try to distance herself from any romantic relationship she had with Epstein, who befriended countless celebrities over the years, including Donald Trump and Bill Clinton.

"I would appreciate it if shelley would come out and say she was your g'friend -- I think she was from end 99 to 2002," Maxwell wrote to Epstein.

It is not clear who Shelley is.

On January 21, 2015, Epstein sent Maxwell what appears to be a statement she should use to defend herself.

"I have been the target of outright lies, innuendo, slander, defamation and salacious gossip and harassment," it says.

In her deposition, Giuffre describes Epstein and Maxwell as "joined hip by hip."

"Ghislaine Maxwell brought me into the sex trafficking industry. She's the one who abused me on a regular basis. She's the one that procured me, told me what to do, trained me as a sex slave, abused me physically, abused me mentally," she said.

Maxwell denied the allegations during her deposition in the case in 2016, calling Giuffre an "absolute liar."

Many of Giuffre's claims in the documents have been made before, including that she had sex with Britain's Prince Andrew when she was 17 after being procured by Epstein.

The royal vehemently denies this.

She also claims she had sex with high-profile U.S. lawyer Alan Dershowitz. Dershowitz has repeatedly denied the allegation and the two have sued each other over it.

Giuffre testified that Maxwell instructed her to have sex with former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, ex-senator George Mitchell, and French model scout Jean-Luc Brunel, among others.

All have denied the allegations, which are not new.

The names of several other men are redacted in the documents.

Giuffre says she saw former president Clinton at Epstein's private estate on the Virgin Islands, but she does not accuse him of wrongdoing.

She recalls how she was recruited by Maxwell while working at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate around 2000.

Epstein was convicted in Florida in 2008 of paying young girls for massages, but served just 13 months in jail under a secret plea deal struck with the then-state prosecutor that Dershowitz helped broker.

While Epstein's death was ruled a suicide, it fueled conspiracy theories, most speculating he was murdered to stop him from revealing compromising information about famous acquaintances.

Maxwell's depositions in the civil case are expected to be released next week.

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Dershowitz’s party prospects just got a lot dimmer.

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Epstein owned the brothels and his madame was Maxwell.

High society used his services, even royalty.

12 year old girls were trafficked to be abused away from prying eyes.

It is an abyss...

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so we now have confirmation Bill Clinton was on the island, right?

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BlacklabelToday  10:01 am JST

so we now have confirmation Bill Clinton was on the island, right?

No, you have an unsubstantiated claim and that's about all:

Giuffre says she saw former president Clinton at Epstein's private estate on the Virgin Islands, but she does not accuse him of wrongdoing.

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Epstein, who befriended countless celebrities over the years, including Donald Trump and Bill Clinton.

Who knows the truth regarding Epstein's death in a facility run by Trump appointee Barr's Department of Justice. Trump, who's admitted to having met Maxwell 'numerous times over the years' wished her well.

Given how many times Trump's 'intentionally misinformed' and made statements that only his most ardent admirers in the Republican rapid response team can decipher, maybe one of them can say if Trump 'wishing her well' was some sort of code.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2020/jul/22/donald-trump-on-ghislaine-maxwell-video-i-wish-her-well

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Is anyone really silly enough to believe that Trump wasn't sleeping with underage girls who were forced into it on Epsteins sex island? With all the floods of evidence?

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so we now have confirmation Bill Clinton was on the island, right?

Lol! Right along with Donald, no doubt. Donald wishes her well. :D

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Simon Foston

Giuffre says she saw former president Clinton at Epstein's private estate on the Virgin Islands, but she does not accuse him of wrongdoing.

So did she see Bill Clinton on the pedo island or did she not see him on the pedo island?

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no, actually she testified Trump wasnt there with Clinton on the island.

Or any of the other multiple places they asked if was Trump there. and this was long ago, back before there was any monetary or political reason to make up a lie about Trump.

Too bad for your story.

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no, actually she testified Trump wasnt there with Clinton on the island.

Lolol so, now you're trusting the criminal. I recall how much you "trusted" Cohen. Lol even he wasn't on the island, doesn't mean he didn't pedo it up with them.

And finally, why wish a sexual offender like her well? Will she get a commuted sentence like Stone did? If so, I wonder why.

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The criminal? I am talking about the deposition from the victim who said Clinton was there.

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The criminal? I am talking about the deposition from the victim who said Clinton was there.

Lol how would I know? You're the moving straight to pronouns without properly identifying them.

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If you would bother to read before trying to dunk on someone (and fail) , you would easily know.

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WilliBToday  05:02 pm JST

Simon Foston

So did she see Bill Clinton on the pedo island or did she not see him on the pedo island?

Why are you asking me? How would I know?

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If you would bother to read before trying to dunk on someone (and fail) , you would easily know.

I did read the article. Dropping a generic "she"" in article with multiple women mentioned doesn't make it easy to understand.

At any rate, you're argument is Trump isn't a pedophile because one witness said she didn't see him on the island? This logic is rather absurd.

Remember folks, Donald wishes Ms. Maxwell well. Lol

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takeda.shingen.1991@gmail.comToday  07:24 pm JST

At any rate, you're argument is Trump isn't a pedophile because one witness said she didn't see him on the island? This logic is rather absurd.

I think the basic argument is that whatever depravity Donald Trump was getting up to, we can't accuse him of anything because Bill Clinton was doing it too and liberals defend their idols as unconditionally as conservatives do. They can share a cell for all I care.

P.S. What's with the continual "Access not allowed stuff?" It's very tedious.

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