Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged woman and former aide of dead billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, was said to have tried to get her hands on the Epstein victims’ files.
She wanted to obtain documents from the Settlement Fund for Victims of Sex Trafficking. Maxwell is accused of minor trafficking for Epstein, who allegedly committed suicide in a Brooklyn prison while awaiting trial in 2019.
Jordana Feldman, director of the Epstein Victims Compensation Program, rejected her application.
The victims’ fund, which closed in August, was a voluntary and independent alternative to litigation and was paid $125 million to more than 135 Epstein victims. If they accepted the money, the women had to waive the right to sue Epstein and “related entities and/or individuals,” including Maxwell.
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Sigrid McCoy, attorney for Annie Farmer, the second victim in Maxwell’s indictment, has criticized a letter written by Maxwell’s lawyers attacking Epstein’s victims.
“Maxwell is not the one to compensate Mrs Farmer, nor should she have an opinion as to why Mrs Farmer is being compensated by the estate,” McCauley wrote in a letter. “Indeed, Maxwell should be very happy that she evaded civil liability in this case without having to pay a dime…”