The public release of a list containing 170 names associated with a lawsuit involving convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein has drawn significant attention, particularly due to the inclusion of former President Bill Clinton among those named.
Judge Loretta Preska of the Southern District of NY ruled in December that the list should be made public, with the release initially scheduled for January 1st. However, the release was delayed to allow individuals to request that their names remain private.
The list includes names of individuals who were identified in a civil defamation lawsuit against Epstein’s Israeli spy master Ghislaine Maxwell by Virginia Giuffre, who claims to be one of Epstein’s sexual assault victims. It also includes the names of some alleged victims in the trafficking ring, with Judge Preska asserting that it would be inconsistent to keep their names sealed, especially for those who had publicly discussed their allegations.
While two individuals managed to secure extensions to fight in court for anonymity, others, like former aide to Bill Clinton, Doug Band, were listed. Band had previously disclosed in an interview that he had attempted to prevent Clinton from associating with Epstein, but Clinton continued to maintain a relationship with him.
Other well-known names on the list included Prince Andrew, who has faced serious accusations from alleged victims, and French modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel, who tragically passed away in jail while awaiting trial for rape of minors over 15 years old.
Jeffrey Epstein’s death in a Manhattan jail cell in 2019, officially ruled as suicide, generated numerous conspiracy theories due to the high-profile nature of the ring. Ghislaine Maxwell, found guilty of participating in the trafficking, is currently serving a 20-year sentence in a prison in Tallahassee, Florida.
The revelation of Bill Clinton’s presence on the list has sparked considerable interest and further discussion surrounding the Epstein case and its connections to prominent individuals.