The identities of several “John Does” linked to Jeffrey Epstein have been revealed after the judge ordered the release of more court documents
The judge who oversaw the 2016 defamation case against Ghislaine Maxwell, the disgraced former associate of Jeffrey Epstein, filed by one of Epstein’s victims, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, has ordered the release of additional court documents revealing the identities of several will reveal individuals who have previously attempted to keep their names secret.
The case has already been settled and many of the names have already come to light through subsequent court cases or otherwises said the judge. One of the “John Does” is Maxwell’s former personal assistant, who also faces her own allegations, and at least one of them is a victim who has publicly discussed her experience.
For those reasons, Judge Loretta Preska found on Friday that the public interest outweighed privacy concerns and that much of the “allegedly sensitive information” had already come to light during the trial Maxwell’s 2021 trial. She therefore ordered the release of further documents.
Currently, court documents refer to these individuals as Does 12, 28, 97, 107, 144, 147, 171 and 183.
One of the names revealed is that of Tom Pritzker, a billionaire and CEO of Hyatt Hotels. He is one too cousin by Illinois Democratic Governor JB Pritzker. Tom Pritzker had fought to keep his name a secret, but Preska dismissed his argument. Although his name appeared in a statement, Preska said, a witness said in the statement, he or she did not recognize Pritzker.
Giuffre has previously claimed Epstein and Maxwell forced her to have sex with Pritzker and other high-profile men, including Britain’s Prince Andrew; Bill Richardson, former Democratic governor of New Mexico; and Glenn Dubin, a wealthy hedge fund manager, reports the Daily Beast. All men have denied the allegations against her.
The documents also reveal the name of Emmy Tayler, Maxwell’s former assistant. Preska chose to release documents with Tayler’s name because she had already been mentioned in other court documents. Tayler had also filed her own lawsuit against the Miami Herald’s Julie K. Brown, alleging that Brown misrepresented her in a book about Epstein. Although Tayler has also been accused of sexually abusing minors, she has too denied the accusations.
Documents also indicate that Doe 147 is an Epstein victim named Sarah Ransome. While Preska acknowledges that Ransome is a victim, she also noted that Ransome has publicly discussed her past experiences with Epstein. She testified publicly in another trial, published a book, and wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post.
Preska ruled that documents related to Doe 28, another victim, remain sealed as she “continues to experience trauma as a result of these events.” Your identity will not be revealed.
Doe 12 also remains anonymous because she was neither a victim nor an alleged perpetrator in the case.
Preska has also ruled that documents revealing the identity of Doe 183 be released because he or she “was the subject of extensive media coverage” whose name “appears in numerous places in unsealed portions of Ms. Maxwell’s criminal record.” However, Preska has stayed her own decision until Nov. 28 to allow Doe 183 time to appeal her decision.
Last December, Maxwell was convicted for her role in the sexual abuse of underage girls alongside Epstein. She was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Maxwell reached a settlement with Giuffre in 2017, but documents on the case were difficult to access. Preska has slowly released some of the documents over the past five years.
According to Business Insider, with the exception of Doe 183, “Friday’s hearing ends the saga of the anonymous ‘John Does'” in this case.
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