Jeffrey Epstein's confidante Ghislaine Maxwell lost her fight to keep testimony about Epstein a secret on Monday. A federal appeals court ruled against Maxwell in two combined cases: A lower court had ruled Maxwell's 2016 testimony regarding Epstein could be released, and the Second Circuit court agreed. In question was a 418-page deposition Maxwell gave in April 2016 in a now-settled civil lawsuit regarding Epstein, the disgraced financier who died in jail after being accused of running a sex trafficking ring. The suit came from Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre. Maxwell was arrested over the summer and is awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. Maxwell's lawyers argued the documents' "intimate, sensitive, and personal" information could jeopardize Maxwell from having a fair trial. Maxwell has denied the charges against her.
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