Thursday, January 23, 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell emails hacked and could expose Epstein associates

Attorneys for Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell said her emails were hacked last year, leaving questions about whether new information about the dead financial mogul's dealings could be made public.

The attorneys revealed in court papers for a defamation case that Maxwell's email had been breached. According to the lawyers, New York's Second Circuit Court of appeals "redacted Ms. Maxwell’s email address (which linked to her own domain name) in one location but not another; shortly afterward hackers breached the host computer."

Their letter was sent to Judge Loretta A. Preska on Dec. 5 but was not made public until last week.

The hacked emails could potentially be trouble for Prince Andrew, who reportedly conversed with Maxwell over email. The Duke of York has been accused of raping Virginia Giuffre when she was a minor but has denied the allegation.

Maxwell, 58, has been accused of procuring underage girls that Epstein would rape. The government has not charged her with any crime, but she is under investigation as a "facilitator." A family friend of the Maxwells said last month that "she obviously has some serious dirt on someone" because of how confident she was that she would not go to jail.

The British socialite has kept a low profile since Epstein's arrest last summer. The family friend said she was being hidden by wealthy associates who were willing to fund her "as long as she wants."

Epstein, 66, died last August in an apparent suicide. Dozens of women came forward to claim he had raped and trafficked them when they were underage.


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