That court has yet to rule, and the depositions will remain sealed until at least Monday.
Preska had on July 23 ordered the release of large portions of more than 80 documents from a 2015 civil defamation lawsuit against Maxwell by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who accused Epstein of having kept her as a “sex slave” with Maxwell’s assistance.
The British socialite is in jail in the US awaiting a criminal trial on charges she aided the late financier’s sexual abuse of girls.
Materials covered by Preska’s July 23 order and released included flight logs from Epstein’s private jets and police reports from Palm Beach, Florida, where Epstein had a home, among other documents.
Among the materials released were January 2015 emails between Epstein and Maxwell, who were identified respectively as “jeffrey E” and either “Gmax” or “G Maxwell”.
“You have done nothing wrong and i woudl [sic] urge you to start acting like it,” Epstein wrote on Jan. 25, 2015. “go outside, head high, not as an esacping [sic] convict. go to parties. deal with it.”
Epstein sent the email a day after Maxwell said she would appreciate it if another woman, identified by a single name only, “would come out and say she was your g’friend – I think she was from end 99 to 2002.”
Lawyers for Maxwell did not immediately respond to requests for comment after the documents were unsealed. A lawyer for Giuffre did not immediately respond to a similar request.
Maxwell’s lawyers have sought to distance their client from Epstein in their unsuccessful effort to win bail.
In a July 10 bail request, the lawyers said the media had shifted their focus to Maxwell following Epstein’s death, “wrongly trying to substitute her for Epstein-even though she’d had no contact with Epstein for more than a decade,” had never been charged with a crime or been found liable in civil litigation, and had always denied allegations of misconduct.
Other unsealed materials included emails from Giuffre to the FBI in 2014, including when she expressed interest to the FBI in pursuing a case against Epstein and proving “how much paedophilia occurred by Jeffrey and the many other monsters he obliged w underage girls.”
Maxwell, 58, has pleaded not guilty to helping Epstein recruit and eventually abuse three girls from 1994 to 1997, and committing perjury by denying her involvement under oath.
She was arrested on July 2, and has been housed in a Brooklyn jail after a judge called her a flight risk. Maxwell’s trial is scheduled for next July.
Epstein was found hanged at age 66 in August in a Manhattan jail, while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges for abusing women and girls in Manhattan and Florida from 2002 to 2005. He had also pleaded not guilty.