FILE – This July 27, 2006 arrest file photo made available by the Palm Beach, Fla., Sheriff’s Office shows Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein, a wealthy financier and convicted sex offender, has been arrested in New York on sex trafficking charges. Two law enforcement officials said Epstein was taken into federal custody Saturday, July 6, 2019, on charges involving sex-trafficking allegations that date to the 2000s. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, File)
Ghislaine Maxwell is the Jeffrey Epstein friend who has been accused by many of his victims of helping him get girls and women who were then allegedly sexually assaulted by Epstein or trafficked to other powerful men.
As such, she is believed to have critical information about many of those clients who allegedly abused or assaulted girls. She is believed to be under investigation by law enforcement authorities for her alleged role.
So it sparked a lot of interest on Thursday when it was revealed that her personal emails had been hacked and that potentially damaging information about the powerful clients could be released.
Ghislaine Maxwell's personal emails have been hacked, and damaging information, including the names of individuals linked to Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking case, are at risk of being publicly released. https://t.co/F7ajdgD37Z
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) January 23, 2020
From Daily Wire:
“The revelation was made in a letter filed by the British socialite’s lawyers in the defamation case brought against her by Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Guiffre,” The Daily Mail reported. “The letter was sent by Maxwell’s attorney, Ty Gee, on December 5 to New York federal court Judge Loretta A. Preska but made public last week. The letter addresses the materials that should remain sealed or redacted in the case.”
The letter states that documents that had been released to the public by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in August did not thoroughly redact private information which allegedly led to the hack. The letter stated:
Despite the Second Circuit’s best efforts, it made serious mistakes. For example, it redacted a non-party’s name in one location but not another; so the media immediately gained access to that name.
As another example, it 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.
That’s a pretty big boo-boo.
The Telegraph even suggested that a “rogue state” may have been behind the hack which raises still more questions.
Even beyond the emails, there’s more information that Maxwell’s’ attorneys are fighting to prevent from coming out in court – thousands of other documents that have “damaging new sex claims about Epstein’s vast network of celebrity friends.” So even if the emails aren’t leaked, some of this information is likely to come out anyway.
The Telegraph also revealed that Maxwell had been using a secret email server.
The server appears to have been run through a New York-based website registered under the name Jennifer Turner, an apparent pseudonym,” The Telegraph reported. “Running a personal server can offer added legal protection against handover requests from law enforcement, but it can also leave emails more vulnerable to hackers.”
So one has to believe a lot of important people are sweating right now about what might come out.
After the Epstein case blew up in August, Maxwell sold her home in Manhattan and it’s not clear where she is now.