The rich and famous who partied with Jeffrey Epstein and underage girls are sweating bullets today after it was announced that Maxwell would no longer fight to keep the names of eight pedophiles who had sex with underage girls private. Unless I miss my guess, some lucky judge could soon come into a windfall. It could be cash, cars, trips, or even all three if the judge agrees to keep the names secret.
The New York Post reported one of Maxwell’s attorneys wrote in a letter to Federal Judge Loretta Preska last week that Maxwell was giving up that fight. She could be angry because none of them helped her beat the rap that could send her to prison for the rest of her life or she could just be tired of all the court battles. In either case, there are some worried men out there tonight.
Maxwell attorney Laura Menninger wrote in a January 12 letter:
“After careful review of the detailed objections submitted by Non-Party Does 17, 53, 54, 55, 73, 93, and 151, counsel for Ghislaine Maxwell writes to inform the Court that she does not wish to further address those objections.”
That request came on the same day that a judge refused to toss out a suit against Great Britain’s Prince Andrew. It is not known if the two actions are somehow related.
As The Daily Wire reported:
The jury found Maxwell guilty on five of six counts on Wednesday, including conspiracy to entice individuals under 17 to travel in interstate commerce with intent to engage in “illegal sexual activity,” conspiracy to transport individuals under 17 to travel in interstate commerce with intent to engage in “illegal sexual activity,” transportation of an individual under 17 with intent to engage in “illegal sexual activity,” conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of individuals under 18, and sex trafficking of an individual under 18.
Hot Air’s Jazz Shaw speculated, as others have, that Maxwell might be allowing these names to be released in order to get a lighter sentence. Shaw said:
“This assumes that any of the charges against the suspected Johns could still be brought to court and haven’t run afoul of the statute of limitations. Even if that’s not the case, the men on the list could still wind up in civil court where Maxwell’s testimony could be central to such cases. Maxwell is unlikely to get as light of a sentence out of this as she would have if she had just offered to cooperate initially, but it could still be an improvement for her.”
Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey previously questioned whether Maxwell would give up the names to save herself:
Perhaps that’s what prosecutors had in mind with Maxwell all along. It will be another several weeks before sentencing takes place, so Maxwell has time enough to stew over the benefits of cooperation. Rumors have swirled that Epstein kept a vast video library of these sexual encounters as leverage over the “johns” or even outright extortion. If anyone knows where that evidence might be, it’s Maxwell, assuming it still exists at all or existed in the first place. Even without the video library, Maxwell certainly knows who got connected to Epstein’s Lolita Express and could assist prosecutors into building cases against the “johns.”