Judge to discuss unsealing new trove of Epstein court papers
NEW YORK (AP) - A judge is expected to discuss plans for the unsealing of more court records in a civil case involving sexual abuse claims against the financier Jeffrey Epstein.
The hearing in Manhattan federal court Wednesday was scheduled after a federal appeals court in New York ordered U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska to release the records after considering the privacy interests of third-parties.
An attorney for an anonymous third party warned Tuesday the records could contain "life-changing" disclosures against people not directly involved in the case. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals already released more than 2,000 pages pertaining to a since-settled lawsuit filed by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
That case was filed against a former girlfriend of Epstein who has been accused of recruiting young women for his sexual pleasure.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Governor recommends wearing a mask indoors amid new COVID surge, some state...
Plaquemine clinic provides vaccines and school supplies for students
Pay problem for Southern professors continues for summer session
Tigerland apartment building at the center of a fourth homicide investigation
SWAT team arrests accused arsonist at Tigerland apartment overnight