Epstein Pal's Email Was Hacked: Letter

That's what Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyer claims
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2020 2:15 PM CST
Updated Jan 25, 2020 2:45 PM CST
Epstein Pal's Email Was Hacked: Letter
Ghislaine Maxwell.   (YouTube/ABC News)

Old pals of Jeffrey Epstein, look out: Emails of his alleged madam may well have been hacked. So says a letter from Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyer about documents unsealed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Fox News reports. In the letter—written in response to a defamation case against Ghislaine by Epstein accuser Virginia Guiffre—the lawyer, Ty Gee, points out "the difficulty and complexity" of a case involving over 8,600 pages of materials that should be redacted or remain sealed. Gee says roughly 2,000 of the pages were mistakenly made public last August by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, per the Daily Mail.

"Despite the Second Circuit's best efforts, it made serious mistakes," writes Gee. "For example, it redacted a non-party's name in one location but not another; so the media immediately gained access to that name. As another example, it redacted Ms. Maxwell's email address (which linked to her own domain name) in one location but not another; shortly afterward hackers breached the host computer." Whether her private emails were hacked remains unclear—the Mail says yes, while Fox isn't sure—but news like this could shed light on Epstein's alleged sex-trafficking ring. (Now the FBI is interested in Maxwell.)

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