The documents, while revealing some high-profile names, so far unveil no major new allegations about Epstein nor revelations about his associates.
Judge Preska said that many others did not raise an objection to the release of the documents. However, she ordered that some names remain redacted because they would identify victims of sexual abuse.
Some of the more than 100 people on the list make allegations about other individuals, or are potential witnesses, and more documents are expected to be released in the coming days.
Epstein pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution from a minor in 2009 and took his own life in 2019 while awaiting trial over sex-trafficking charges.
Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the newly-released documents, saying it no longer speaks on behalf of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York who no longer carries out royal duties. The BBC has approached Prince Andrew for comment.
In a 2019 BBC interview, Prince Andrew said he could not recall any incident involving Virginia Giuffre. In 2022, the British royal settled a case with Guiffre alleging he sexually abused her when she was 17 years old.
Bill Clinton’s travels
When contacted for comment, former US President Bill Clinton’s representatives referred to a statement he issued in 2019 saying he ‘knows nothing’ about Epstein’s crimes.
According to the records, Ms Sjoberg testified that Epstein once told her that Mr Clinton ‘likes them young, referring to girl.’
The files include testimony from Maxwell confirming that Mr Clinton had travelled on board Epstein’s private jet, but she did not know how many times.
Mr Clinton travelled on Epstein’s plane on what were described as humanitarian trips to Africa in the early 2000s and at the time praised Epstein as a committed philanthropist, though said he later cut ties with him.
The former US president’s 2019 statement said he was accompanied on his trips aboard Epstein’s jet by staff and supporters from his charity, the Clinton Foundation.
The document also includes testimony from Ms Sjoberg saying that Epstein told her he would contact Donald Trump on their way to one of his New Jersey casinos in 2001.
‘Jeffrey said, ‘Great, we’ll call up Trump’,’ she testified, after pilots said their plane could not land in New York and would need to stop in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The documents contain no alleged wrongdoing by Mr Trump.
Ms Sjoberg is asked at one point in the deposition whether she ever gave Mr Trump a massage, and she replies: ‘No.’
In her deposition, Ms Giuffre says she was forced to have sex with prominent figures including New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. Before his death last year, Mr Richardson denied ever meeting Ms Giuffre, and he was not charged with any crime.
A household employee, Alfredo Rodriguez, who was tasked with security for Epstein, described Maxwell as ‘the boss’ in his testimony, according to the court files.
Mr Rodriguez, who died in 2015, was told to carry cash at all times to give to high school girls, and the girls who were helping recruit for Epstein, the documents say.
Epstein’s death in 2019 was ruled to be a suicide by the New York medical examiner.
Lawyers for Maxwell said in a statement cited by CNN on Wednesday, ‘She has consistently and vehemently maintained her innocence.’
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