Dozens of court documents relating to Jeffrey Epstein’s associates, including a billionaire businessman, is going to be made public after a judge dominated the public interest outweighs the appropriate to privacy.
Judge Loretta Preska on Friday ruled the material concerning eight people should be unsealed despite a single subject claiming it could ‘ wrongfully harm (his) privacy and reputation. ‘
Judge Preska overrode objections from Tom Pritzker, the billionaire executive leader of the Hyatt Hotels, and ordered material related to him be made public.
The documents are a part of a defamation case introduced against Maxwell by accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre within 2016 that was later completed.
The trove of material has been released on a rolling basis after with the first set being released in 2019, two days before Epstein killed himself, after many requests from media agencies.
A total of 16 ‘ Non-Party Does’ objected to the release of the data files being made public and the very first set of eight have already been addressed by the federal court within New York.
The latest batch related to the remaining eight, referred to as Does 12, 28, 97, 107, 144, 147, 171, and 183.
Judge Preska said that much of the ‘ purportedly sensitive information’ had already been made public last year during Maxwell’s trial for trafficking underage girls to Epstein, which led to her being jailed for 20 years.
She ran through dozens of documents and ordered these to be unsealed.