But they included some new details about the pyramid of abuse that grew over three decades and harmed dozens of teenage girls and young women.
The documents disclosed Thursday included excerpts from the testimony of one of those victims, a girl who was in high school when she went to his house, believing she had been hired to massage him.
“I don't remember exactly how I was shown access there. I was just there, and suddenly something terrible happened to me,” she said, adding that Epstein undressed her without her consent the first time she met him.
She said she had worked “very hard” over the years to forget the details of her sexual encounters.
The victim, whose name remained redacted, said a high school classmate of hers suggested the job to her. She later learned that girls who referred other girls to Epstein received kickbacks.
She personally brought other girls from her high school to Epstein's house. She said that none of them were her friends.
“Sometimes I would go out there and just swim and get paid, or I would take a nap and get paid, or I would hang out and get paid,” she said. “They weren't supposed to come over to do anything. I didn't know when the door was closed or when they went to another area of the house. I would often go and do my own thing while they were doing whatever they were doing. It was none of my business.”
Other documents released Thursday (US time) focused largely on the legal wrangling over Giuffre's lawsuit and her relationship with a British tabloid reporter whom Maxwell's lawyers accused of forcing her to fabricate some of her allegations.
Among the celebrities who were in Epstein's orbit before he was exposed as a sexual predator were former presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, singer Michael Jackson, and magician David Copperfield, according to the accounts of his victims and other witnesses, citing newly released documents. None of these men have been accused of wrongdoing.
There were also repetitions of well-known stories about Britain's Prince Andrew. Giuffre filed a lawsuit against him, saying that she had sexual relations with the prince when she was seventeen years old. The prince, who denied the allegations, settled the lawsuit in 2022.
Thousands of documents in Giuffre's lawsuit against Maxwell have previously been made public, but some sections have been redacted due to privacy concerns. U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Presca last month lifted those redactions, mostly because the names in the documents had already been publicized through news coverage or through other court proceedings.
Clinton previously said through a spokesman that although he traveled on Epstein's plane several times, he never visited his home, had no knowledge of his crimes, and has not spoken to him since his conviction. Trump also said he once thought Epstein was a “great guy,” but they later had a falling out.
While many of the people whose names appear in court records are not accused of any wrongdoing, there are also several references to Jean-Luc Brunel, the French modeling agent who was close to Epstein and who killed himself in a Paris prison in 2022 while waiting Trial on charges of raping minor girls. Giuffre was among the women who accused Brunelle of sexual assault.
Separately, Brunel's estate was sued this week by a woman who alleged that he and others sexually assaulted her while she was working as a model in New York. She says that on one occasion, she was driven to a house in Canada and stayed there for several days while the men assaulted her. The lawsuit, filed in state court in California, does not name Epstein or Maxwell.
More documents are expected to be published on Friday and Monday.
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