Thousands of previously sealed court documents from the Giuffre v. Maxwell defamation suit were unsealed on Friday, revealing new details about Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged abuse and those who may have been complicit in it. The case was filed by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who accused Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s ex-girlfriend and alleged “madam,” of participating in her abuse.
Among the documents are a photo of a 2005 Amazon receipt for an order Epstein placed for books about sadomasochism and how to use sex slaves, with titles including “SM 101: A Realistic Introduction,” “SlaveCraft: Roadmaps for Erotic Servitude,” and “Training with Miss Abernathy: A Workbook for Erotic Slaves and Their Owners.”
Additionally, in a transcript of a 2013 interview with the FBI contained in the documents, Giuffre describes how Epstein pampered her as an underage girl to keep her by his side. This included giving her hundreds of dollars in cash, taking her on luxury vacations, and paying for shopping sprees, starting when she was just 15 years old.
The unsealed documents also contain flight logs from Epstein’s private jet, listing prominent individuals who allegedly flew on it. Newly released flight records show that in January 1997, President Donald Trump was listed on a flight from Palm Beach, Florida, to Newark, New Jersey, alongside billionaire couple Glenn and Eva Dubin.
Another accuser, Johanna Sjoberg, also corroborated Giuffre’s accusations of sexual assault against Prince Andrew. In a separate incident from previously reported accusations that Giuffre was paid to have sex with Prince Andrew, Sjoberg told investigators that Prince Andrew groped her breasts while Guiffre sat beside them and was groped by a puppet created in Prince Andrew’s likeness. Prince Andrew has repeatedly denied the allegations.
In response to the unsealed documents, a spokesperson for Glenn and Eva Dubin provided a statement saying that they were “outraged by the allegations in the unsealed court records, which are demonstrably false and defamatory,” and that they had “flight records and other evidence that definitively disprove that any such events occurred.”
The Giuffre v. Maxwell case was settled in May 2017, and the unsealing of the documents coincides with ongoing cases against Epstein for sex trafficking and conspiracy. Epstein, a wealthy financier, is being held in custody without bail and has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The unsealing of the documents has brought renewed attention to the case and the broader issue of sex trafficking and abuse. The case has also raised questions about the extent of Epstein’s connections to powerful individuals in politics, business, and entertainment.
It should be noted that if you are a survivor of sexual assault, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-4673) or visit its website to receive confidential support.