JEFFREY Epstein appeared to guide Ghislaine Maxwell on how to deny allegations swirling around them in court docs that were unsealed on Thursday.
The documents, which Maxwell, 58, tried to keep secret, included an email from Epstein that he sent on January 25, 2015.
In it, Epstein explains to the British socialite how to “deal with it.”
“You have done nothing wrong and i woudl (sic) urge you to start acting like it. go outside, head high, not as an esacping (sic) convict. go to parties. deal with it,” Epstein wrote.
The email came in response to a plea from Maxwell asking him to ask a person named “shelley” to “come out and say she was your g’friend – I think she was like end 99 to 2002.”
Epstein said this was “ok, with me.”
The specific exchange first began on January 21, when Epstein wrote an email that reads as though it was a statement Maxwell gave to the public.
“Since JE was charged in 2007 for solicitation of a prostitute I have been the target of outright lies, innuendo, slander, defamation and salacious gossip and harassment; headlines made up of quotes I have never given, statements l have never made, trips with people to places I have never been, holidays with people I have never met, false allegations of impropriety and offensive behavior that l abhor and have never ever been party to, witness to events that l have never seen, living off trust funds that l have never ever had, party to stories that have changed materially both in time place and event depending on what paper you read, and the list goes on.”
His email from five years ago concluded: “I have never been a party in any criminal action pertaining to JE.”
The emails were revealed late Thursday night after US District Judge Loretta Preska ordered the release of large sections of over 80 documents from a 2015 civil lawsuit against Maxwell by Virginia Giuffre.
Giuffre has accused Epstein of keeping her as a “sex slave” with Maxwell’s help.
Maxwell, 58, has vehemently denied any wrongdoing.
The trove of docs include allegations from Giuffre in which she claimed she saw Maxwell engaging in "sexual relations" with girls as young as 15.
Maxwell had filed an emergency motion with the federal appeals court in Manhattan on Thursday in an attempt to block the release of two additional documents.
Those documents included an April 2016 deposition relating to her sex life and a deposition by an unnamed Epstein accuser.
Making the deposition public, Maxwell's lawyers argued, would make it "difficult if not impossible" to find an impartial jury for her trial.
Depending on how the appeals court rules, two depositions are expected to remain sealed until at least Monday.
Included in the materials covered by Preska's July 23 order are flight logs from Epstein's private jets and police reports from Palm Beach, Florida, where Epstein had a home.
Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire on July 2 and her trial is scheduled for July 2021.
She's currently being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York.
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