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Epstein Files

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Epstein Files, also known as Ghislaine Maxwell Unsealed Documents, refers to a cache of documents that were unsealed in late July 2020 during the U.S. v. Ghislaine Maxwell trial. The documents that were released by the court stem from a 2015 civil action against Jeffrey Epstein and Maxwell by Virginia Giuffre, who claimed that Maxwell played a key role in the luring and training of underage girls as sex slaves. Personal emails between Maxwell, Epstein and discussions between Giuffre and her lawyer, as well as other testimonies from alleged victims, are included in the files. Since being released, the documents have been widely circulated on the internet, sparking discussion on several sites and social media platforms.


On July 23rd, 2020, U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska ordered the unsealing and release of the documents in a Manhattan federal court during United States v. Ghislaine Maxwell,[1] saying, “the court finds that the countervailing interests identified fail to rebut the presumption of public access,” and that Maxwell’s push to keep them sealed did not outweigh the public’s right to see them.

On July 30th, more than 80 documents were unsealed and released to the public, including police reports from Palm Beach, Florida (where Epstein had a home), flight logs from Epstein’s private jets, emails between Maxwell and Epstein, discussions between Giuffre, her lawyer and the FBI, as well as testimonies from other alleged victims.[2]


Upon release, numerous media outlets reported on the unsealed files, including Reuters,[3] CNN,[4] The Guardian[5] and Fox News,[6] as well as many others. The news also quickly reached Twitter’s[7] trending section on July 30th (shown below) alongside the use of "#EpsteinFiles."

News · Last night Court releases documents on Ghislaine Maxwell's dealings with Jeffrey Epstein Dozens of new documents related to British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell's alleged involvement in the Jeffrey Epstein case were released on Thursday night. Induded in the release were emails exchanged between Maxwell and Epstein and testimonies by alleged victims, including Virginia Roberts Giuffre. Maxwell is being held in a Brooklyn jail after pleading not guilty to helping Epstein recruit and abuse underage girls from 1994 to 1997. Photo via @ReutersBiz

Online Reactions

In late July 2020, following the release of the documents to the public, social media users began flooding various platforms and sites with excerpts from the files discussing the newly released information and speculating on it.

Courthouse News reporter Adam Klasfeld posted an excerpt from the documents to his Twitter[8] on July 30th (seen below), which received over 5,300 likes and 2,600 retweets and comments in roughly 12 hours. On Facebook,[9] several posts referencing the news surrounding the story also flooded the platform, including Ben Shapiro’s post on July 30th that shared an article discussing the unsealed information about Bill Clinton’s alleged involvement, which received over 59,000 reactions, 29,000 shares and 9,600 comments.

Adam Klasfeld O @KlasfeldReports FLASHBACK: Ghislaine Maxwell's bail memo from this month July 10, claiming "she'd had no contact with Epstein for more than a decade." Undermined by a just-released email correspondence from 2015. That memo: courthousenews.com/wp-content/upl... It is difficult to recall a recent case that has garnered more public attention than the government's prosecution of Jeffrey Epstein ("Epstein"). In July 2019, Epstein was indicted for offenses relating to sexual misconduct, amid overwhelming media attention focused on the nature of the charges and Epstein's wealth and lifestyle. On August 10, 2019, Epstein died in federal custody, and the media focus quickly shifted to our client-wrongly trying to substitute her for Epstein-even though she'd had no contact with Epstein for more than a decade, had never been charged with a crime or been found liable in any civil litigation, and has always denied any allegations of claimed misconduct. Many of these stories and online posts were threatening and harassing to our client and those close to her.

Reddit was also inundated with several posts and threads discussing the news, particularly on the /r/conspiracy sub. On July 30th, Redditor[10] segvcore posted the Reuters article to the /r/news sub, receiving over 12,300 upvotes and 1,400 comments in 15 hours. That same night, Redditor[11] bgny uploaded a screenshot of the documents highlighting Bill Clinton’s alleged involvement (shown below) to the /r/conspiracy sub, receiving over 10,000 upvotes, 1,000 comments and several Reddit awards.

He told me a long time ago that everyone owes him favors. They're all in each other's pockets. V: JS: When you say you asked him why is Bill Clinton here, where was here? V: On the island. JS: When you were present with Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Clinton on the island, who else was there? Ghislaine, Emmy, and there was 2 young girls that I could identify. I never really knew them well anyways. It was just 2 girls from New York. V: JS: And were all of you staying at Jeffrey's house on the island including Bill Clinton? That's correct. He had about 4 or 5 different villas on his island separate from the main house, and we all stayed in the villas. V: JS: Were sexual orgies a regular occurrence on the island at Jeffrey's house? V: Yes.

On July 30th, the /r/conspiracy subreddit[12] then started a megathread on the newly released documents, which included a breakdown of the important excerpts from the files, receiving over 3,600 upvotes, 684 comments and numerous Reddit awards in roughly 15 hours. A similar megathread was started on the /r/Epstein subreddit[13] that same day, with the goal to “summarize by document, make everything easily accessible, and share thoughts to discuss. The main idea is to be able to point people to a comprehensive resource about these releases for fact checking etc.” The thread received over 15,400 upvotes, 2,000 comments and several Reddit awards in 16 hours. Of those summaries, Redditor[14] THEPRESIDENTIALPENIS, who created the megathread, said Attachment 32 “is the only must-read I've encountered so far” (seen below).

THEPRESIDENTIALPENIS Mod 324 points · 16 hours ago · edited 9 hours ago S 2 Summary: Deposition of VRG. Notes below. There are some really poor redactions, easy to figure out what's going on. Mainly Menninger is trying to pin VRG on inconsistencies and/or details but it's obvious VRG has been deposed before, she handles it well. Important details: Named as abusers are a "Spanish" prime-minister, a hotelier, "another" prince as well as the ones we knew about -- Barak, Minski, Richardson, Mitchell, Dershowitz, Kaufmann. VRG also claims Maxwell slept with multiple women.

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Penis Miller

Remember the Panama Papers? When it was revealed that literally every celebrity on Earth didn't pay their taxes? Remember how the only major thing to come out of it was that the journalists who uncovered it were assassinated with a Car Bomb?

I sure bet that things will be different here.


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