GHISLAINE Maxwell’s lawyers are demanding “incriminating” sexual images be labelled highly confidential in her high-profile case, it’s been reported.
Legal documents filed in New York indicate attorneys may have evidence which includes “nude, partially-nude or… sexualized images” and videos.
DailyMail.com reports lawyers from both sides are now trying to strike a deal to agree on how any sensitive documents are handled before they are handed over ahead of her trial.
The reference to explicit videos reportedly appears in a proposed version of the agreement lodged by the former British socialite’s legal team.
It states any confidential Information either side hopes to use should remain sealed and can only be viewed behind closed doors with lawyers present.
‘Highly Confidential Information contains nude, partially-nude, or otherwise sexualized images, videos, or other depictions of individuals,’ the legal documents read.
Some believe the revelation hints that the US Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York may have obtained explicit images in their case against Jeffrey Epstein’s so-called madam.
Maxwell was arrested earlier this month on six charges, including the sex trafficking of minors.
The 58-year-old faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted.
It’s also been reported the court documents reveal a new clash between the rival legal teams.
Prosecutors are said to be claiming Maxwell ambushed them by asking for a gagging order on witnesses during her trial, penciled in for next July.
Maxwell’s lawyers had filed an affidavit asking federal judge Alison Nathan to prevent prosecution witnesses from publishing information about the case online.
Prosecutors then filed a letter saying they were surprised by the request, reveals DailyMail.com
Earlier it was reported Maxwell’s “embarrassing” sex secrets will be released tomorrow after a court ordered a stash of legal documents be made public.
The move comes after Judge Loretta Preska ruled five documents – part of a 418-page deposition Maxwell gave in a now-settled lawsuit – be unsealed.
The records are from a lawsuit filed by Virginia Giuffre, who claims Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein lured her into sexual abuse when she was just 16.
The ruling was made during a court hearing last week, but Maxwell’s legal team were given a one week stay on the release in order to appeal the decision.
It’s been reported the documents could offer a fresh insight into Maxwell and Epstein’s world, reports Bloomberg.
And the sworn testimony is said to include her answers to “intrusive questioning” about her sex life.
The documents will now be unsealed on Thursday, the New York Post reported.
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On making her decision to unseal the documents, Judge Preska said the public interest “far outweighed” the possible “embarrassment.”
She rejected Maxwell’s argument against unsealing on the grounds that it could release embarrassing personal information.
Giuffre, who is one of Epstein and Maxwell’s most vocal accusers, had sued Maxwell for defamation, after the British socialite claimed Giuffre had made up the allegations of sexual abuse.