Ghislaine Maxwell wins fight to block ‘highly intrusive’ court docs just hours before they were due to be rel
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GHISLAINE Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's alleged "pimp", has won her battle to block "highly intrusive" court documents just hours before they were to be released.

Her victory means highly personal details of her sex life will remain sealed until September, says a report.

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Ghislaine Maxwell remains in custody in Brooklyn, NYC

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Ghislaine Maxwell remains in custody in Brooklyn, NYCCredit: Reuters

Fresh allegations against Maxwell are included in documents which were originally filed under seal as part of a lawsuit against her by Epstein victim Virginia Roberts.

Maxwell, a longtime associate of Epstein, on Thursday, July 30, urged a US appeals court to block the release of a deposition about her sex life.

She had filed eleventh-hour paperwork in New York to prevent the files from being made public.

Maxwell said they could destroy her ability to get a fair trial against separate, criminal charges, that she aided the late financier’s sexual abuse of girls - which she has denied.

The civil lawsuit documents are thought to contain "nude, partially-nude, or otherwise sexualized images, videos, or other depictions of individuals".

Maxwell's lawyers have also said they contain "intrusive questions about her sex life".

The Times reports that as a result of her plea, Maxwell has now successfully had the information blocked from public release.

The confidential depositions from Maxwell and a man referred in the documents as John Doe#1 won't be released pending a hearing on September 22, The Times adds.

However scores of other documents have already been released after a New York judge unsealed them while the case continues against her over her role as Epstein's alleged "madam".

The late Jeffrey Epstein with Ghislaine Maxwell

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The late Jeffrey Epstein with Ghislaine Maxwell Credit: Getty Images - Getty

US District Judge Loretta Preska last week ordered the release of large sections of over 80 documents from a 2015 civil lawsuit against Maxwell by Roberts, now Giuffre.

Giuffre had accused Epstein of having kept her as a “sex slave” with Maxwell’s help - which the Brit socialite has dismissed.

The federal judge rejected Maxwell's claim that her need for confidentiality outweighed the public’s right to see the April 2016 deposition, which was taken in a civil defamation lawsuit - and has since been settled.

After losing that round, Maxwell filed an emergency request with the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan to block the release of the remaining secret court documents, detailing her sex life.

Her lawyers wrote: “Absent a stay from this court, it will forever let the cat out of the bag."

Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to all charges in her criminal case - which is separate to the civil action, settled some time ago

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Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to all charges in her criminal case - which is separate to the civil action, settled some time agoCredit: AP:Associated Press

The additional 2016 deposition documents were scheduled for release on August 3, unless the appeals court ordered a delay or further arguments - which has now happened, says the Times.

Giuffre wanted the disclosure of more information from her case.

But Maxwell’s lawyers have accused Giuffre of leaking the deposition, and “in conjunction with the government” setting a “perjury trap” for their client.

They said Maxwell had been promised confidentiality before being forced to answer many “personal, sensitive, and allegedly incriminatory questions".

Her lawyers also suggested she had been sandbagged when prosecutors quoted from the deposition in her indictment.

The lawyers said this included when Maxwell responded “I don’t know what you’re talking about” when asked if Epstein had a scheme to recruit underage girls for sexual massages.

Maxwell was arrested on July 2 at a New Hampshire home where prosecutors said she was hiding out.

Maxwell, 58, has pleaded not guilty to helping Epstein recruit and eventually abuse three girls from 1994 to 1997, and committing perjury by denying her involvement under oath.

She was denied bail and is being held in a Brooklyn jail after the judge overseeing her criminal case called her a flight risk.

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