2020-10-14 18:05

Ghislaine Maxwell 'may be a victim too', suggests judge deciding whether to unseal tranche of secret documents W1i世界播



Ghislaine Maxwell appears via video link during her arraignment hearing in Manhattan Federal Court in New York - Reuters W1i世界播

吉斯莱恩·马克斯韦尔(Ghislaine Maxwell)在纽约曼哈顿联邦法院的传讯听证会上通过视频链接出庭-路透社W1i世界播

A judge weighing whether to unseal sworn testimony given by Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime associate of the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, has suggested that the socialite “may be a victim too.” W1i世界播

一名法官在权衡是否解封已故名誉扫地的金融家杰弗里·爱泼斯坦(Jeffrey Epstein)的长期助手吉斯莱恩·马克斯韦尔(Ghislaine Maxwell)的宣誓证词,认为这位社会名流“可能也是受害者”。W1i世界播

The British heiress is urging a panel ofjudges in a federal appeals court in New York to overturn a lower court decision ruling to make public the documents, which Maxwell claims will jeopardise her ability to defend against criminal charges she enabled Epstein's sexual abuse of girls. W1i世界播


Ms Maxwell, 58, who is currently in a Brooklyn prison awaiting trial, has pleaded not guilty to charges she helped the billionaire recruit and groom underage girls as young as 14 years old to engage in illegal sexual acts in the mid-1990s. W1i世界播


Related video: Insider Maxwell and Esptein’s relationship and abuse W1i世界播


The evidence in question relates to a deposition she gave in 2016 in a civil case brought by Epstein victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who says the late billionaire forced her to have sex with Prince Andrew, and others, when she was 17. The Duke of York denies all allegations. W1i世界播


Prosecutors at the Southern District of New York allege the heiress committed perjury during her testimony by claiming she had no knowledge of the abuse, charges she denies. W1i世界播



Virginia Roberts Giuffre cries during an interview with BBC Panorama about allegedly being forced to sleep with Prince Andrew aged 17 - BBC W1i世界播

弗吉尼亚·罗伯茨·朱弗尔在接受BBC Panorama采访时哭了,据称是被迫与17岁的安德鲁王子上床--BBCW1i世界播

The depositions are Ms Maxwell’s only on-the-record account of her association with Epstein and his sex-trafficking ring. Her lawyers argue it was given under an expectation of confidentiality that had been agreed to by both sides in the dispute. W1i世界播


Parts of it were unsealed by a judge last year and another tranche was made public in July. W1i世界播


David Boies, attorney for Ms Giuffre, argued in court on Tuesday that it was "unfair" that only selective portions of the documents had been unsealed. W1i世界播

周二,朱弗尔的律师大卫·博伊斯(David Boies)在法庭上辩称,文件只有部分被解封是“不公平的”。W1i世界播

"People reading it don't have the entire context," he said, arguing that the reputation of Ms Giuffre, who sued Maxwell for defamation after she claimed she was lying about her abuse, was at stake. "It will prejudice our client if the public is given a misleading view," he added. W1i世界播


Judge Rosemary Pooler questioned why the remainder of the evidence needed to be made public if Ms Giuffre’s lawsuit had already been settled. W1i世界播

法官罗斯玛丽·普勒(Rosemary Pooler)质疑,如果朱弗的诉讼已经了结,为什么剩余的证据需要公开。W1i世界播

“Ms Maxwell may be a victim as well,” she said, alluding to her upcoming criminal trial. W1i世界播


Transcripts were designated “confidential” and subject to a protective order, however, they came to be in the hands of the US government. W1i世界播


Maxwell’s lawyers have tried to claim that the trove of documents - which could expose fresh details about her sex life as well as her relation to powerful figures accused of taking part in the abuse of the late billionaire's victims - would result in “substantial negative media publicity and speculation in an internet world." W1i世界播


The Second US Circuit Court of Appeals will decide either to confirm their unsealing or reject the ruling by US District Judge Loretta Preska. W1i世界播

美国第二巡回上诉法院将决定要么确认他们的开封,要么驳回美国地区法官洛蕾塔·普雷斯卡(Loretta Preska)的裁决。W1i世界播


A photo of Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein is shown during a press conference held by US prosecutors in New York - AFP W1i世界播


“The documents at issue have been improperly sealed for years - in a way that allowed Mr Epstein, Ms Maxwell, and others’ abuse of young girls to go on unchallenged and unpunished, and allowed a legal system that protected perpetrators over victims to go unquestioned,” attorney Christine Walz wrote in the legal brief opposing the appeal. W1i世界播

律师克里斯汀·沃尔兹(Christine Walz)在反对上诉的法律简报中写道:“多年来,这些有争议的文件一直被不当封存-这种方式允许爱泼斯坦、马克斯韦尔女士和其他人虐待年轻女孩的行为不受质疑和惩罚,并允许保护肇事者而不是受害者的法律体系不受质疑,”律师克里斯蒂娜·沃尔兹(Christine Walz)在反对上诉的法律简报中写道。W1i世界播

Ms Giuffre is one of Epstein's most visible public accusers, and believes the public has a right to see Maxwell's deposition, which came from Ms Giuffre's civil defamation lawsuit against her. W1i世界播


Tuesday's hearing will also address a second Maxwell appeal, from criminal Judge Alison Nathan’s refusal to modify a protective order and let her access confidential materials produced by the government. W1i世界播

周二的听证会还将解决麦克斯韦尔的第二次上诉,该上诉来自刑事法官艾莉森·内森(Alison Nathan)拒绝修改保护令,并允许她接触政府提供的机密材料。W1i世界播

Maxwell's lawyers hope to use those materials to convince Judge Preska not to unseal the deposition, saying the judge deserved to know "just how prosecutors obtained the deposition material and who turned it over to them." W1i世界播


Prosecutors countered that Maxwell has shown no need for the materials, and that her appeal was a "thinly veiled attempt" to have the appeals court declare they gathered evidence illegally. W1i世界播


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