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Epstein accuser links powerful men to financier: civil court filing

Lawyers for Epstein did not respond to requests for comment outside business hours. Maxwell has not been criminally charged.

Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson.

Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson.Credit:AP

The Giuffre deposition and the other documents were released after a federal appeals court in Manhattan rejected Maxwell’s bid to keep them under seal.

Giuffre claimed in a May 3, 2016, deposition that Maxwell directed her to have sex with people including former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, former US Senator George Mitchell, modeling agent Jean Luc Brunel and financier Glenn Dubin.

It was not clear from the deposition transcript included in the court documents how old Giuffre was at the time of the alleged direction. The transcript does not indicate whether Giuffre actually engaged in sex with the four men.

None of the four men has been criminally charged in connection with Epstein. Richardson, Mitchell and Dubin, or their respective representatives, all said the various allegations against them were false. A lawyer for Brunel did not respond to a phone call and email seeking comment.

A spokeswoman for Richardson said the former governor had never met Giuffre.

“These allegations and inferences are completely false,” she said. “To be clear, in Governor Richardson’s limited interactions with Mr Epstein, he never saw him in the presence of young or underage girls.”

Mitchell said in a statement: “The allegation contained in the released documents is false. I have never met, spoken with or had any contact with Ms. Giuffre.”

A spokeswoman for Dubin said he was “outraged” by the unsealed allegations, which he considered “demonstrably false and defamatory,” and said that he had flight records and other evidence that “definitively” disproved them.

The name of U.S. President Donald Trump, who was once a friend of Epstein, appears in a Nov. 14, 2016, deposition of Giuffre, in which she said Trump and Epstein had been good friends.

In response to a question about how she knew whom Trump had sex with, Giuffre said she “didn’t physically see him have sex with any of the girls.”

The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

Reuters

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