Ghislane Maxwell’s lawyers claim prosecutors are withholding names of Jeffrey Epstein victims
Prosecutors have disputed claims made by lawyers for British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell that they are withholding names of women abused by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
They have defended their handling of charges brought last month against Maxwell, Epstein’s former girlfriend, adding they are “deeply concerned” by the actions of her lawyers.
58-year-old Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to charges that she recruited three girls, including one who was 14, and joined Epstein in the abuse in the 1990s.
Her lawyers said earlier this week in a letter to a judge they cannot properly investigate the charges against Maxwell because prosecutors will not tell them the identities of the three accusers.
Prosecutors said they are protecting the identities of sexual assault victims and are under no legal obligation to immediately identify them.
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