PUBLISHED: 14:05 EST, 18 November 2022 | UPDATED: 09:30 EST, 20 November 2022
Dozens of court docs relating to eight of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s associates – including billionaire hotel magnate – will be UNSEALED after judge rules public interest outweighs right to privacy
- Judge Loretta Preska on Friday ordered dozens of documents related to Jeffrey Epstein’s associates to be unsealed
- The bombshell papers are part of a defamation case that victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre brought against the financier’s madam and facilitator, Ghislaine Maxwell
- The judge overrode objections from Tom Pritzker, the billionaire executive chairman of the Hyatt Hotels
- In his submission to the court, Pritzker claimed it would ‘wrongfully harm (his) privacy and reputation’ if material related to him was made public
- A total of 16 ‘Non-Party Does’ objected to the release of the files being made public and half have already been dealt with by the federal court in New York
- The latest batch related to the remaining eight, referred to as Does 12, 28, 97, 107, 144, 147, 171, and 183
Dozens of court documents relating to Jeffrey Epstein‘s associates, including a billionaire businessman, will be made public after a judge ruled the public interest outweighs the right to privacy.
Judge Loretta Preska on Friday ruled that the material concerning eight people should be unsealed despite one subject claiming it could ‘wrongfully harm (his) privacy and reputation.’
Judge Preska overrode objections from Tom Pritzker, the billionaire executive chairman of the Hyatt Hotels, and ordered material related to him be made public.
The documents are part of a defamation case brought against Maxwell by accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre in 2016 that was later settled.
The trove of material has been released on a rolling basis after with the first set coming in 2019, two days before Epstein killed himself, after numerous requests from media organizations.