Judge Demands Ghislaine Maxwell Turn Over Records on Clinton Foundation FundingBy Alicia Powe
Published July 3, 2021 at 10:00pm
A judge has ordered Ghislaine Maxwell to turn over a trove of secretive documents in the next two weeks, including financial records revealing the “funding received from the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Foundation.”
The documents in question were originally filed in connection with alleged Epstein victim Virginia Roberts lawsuit against Maxwell. Giuffre, who claims she was held hostage as Jeffrey Epstein and Maxwell’s “sex slave” and trafficked years, sued Maxwell for defamation in 2015.
While the defamation suit ended in an undisclosed settlement in 2017, Maxwell’s July 2020 arrest made the documents submitted in the suit public interest.
A tranche of records revealing the funding Maxwell received from the Clintons’ charities may shed light on why the former president has taken at least 26 flights on Epstein’s private jet “Lolita Express.”
“From January 2012 to the present, produce all documents concerning any source of funding for the TarraMar Project (Maxwell’s nonprofit) or any other not-for-profit entities with which you are associated, including but not limited to, funding received from the Clinton Global Initiative, the Clinton Foundation (a/k/a William J. Clinton Foundation, a/k/a/ the Bill, Hilary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation), and the Clinton Foundation Climate Change Initiative,” a section of U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska’s ruling reads.
Maxwell’s attorneys have repeatedly tried to seal personal records ahead of her upcoming sex-trafficking trial, arguing “continued unsealing of these materials implicates her right to a fair trial in her pending criminal case.”