There has been widespread confusion regarding the release of soon-to-be unsealed documents pertaining to Jeffrey Epstein.

Last month, reports broke that over 170 people tied to Jeffrey Epstein, including former employees and victims, would have their names revealed in unsealed court documents.

Manhattan federal Judge Loretta Preska ordered the release of long-sealed documents in a since-settled defamation lawsuit Virginia Roberts Giuffre brought against Ghislaine Maxwell.

When the court documents are “unsealed in full,” the “Jane Does” and “John Does” will likely have their identities revealed.

On Tuesday, reports stated the release of the documents was delayed until January 22, 2024, after “Doe 107” made a request for a 30-day extension last month that was accepted by the judge.

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However, CNBC reports previously hidden names in the New York federal court documents will be unsealed Wednesday.

Per CNBC:

New York federal court documents containing previously hidden names of people associated in some way with the late notorious sex offender Jeffrey Epstein will be unsealed Wednesday, an official said.

Many of the more than 150 people named in the civil court filings have previously been publicly disclosed as connected in some way with Epstein, who killed himself in 2019 after being arrested on federal child sex trafficking charges.

The soon-to-be unsealed documents were filed in connection with a Manhattan federal court lawsuit by Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre against Epstein’s longtime accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell.

“Things should start getting unsealed today,” Edward Friedland, the district executive for that court, told CNBC.

The fact that peoples’ names appear in the files does not necessarily mean they engaged in wrongdoing.

Only Epstein and Maxwell have been criminally charged in connection with his longstanding abuse of girls and young women at residences in New York, the U.S. Virgin Islands and elsewhere.

The Messenger reports:

The first of 150-plus names connected to the Jeffrey Epstein case are expected be unsealed on Wednesday, a federal court official told The Messenger.

“The unsealing is expected to begin today,” Ed Friedland, the District Executive for the Southern District of New York, said.

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The documents were ordered unsealed by Judge Loretta Preska in a civil case brought against Ghislaine Maxwell by longtime accuser Virginia Giuffre.

Names of Epstein and Maxwell’s victims, associates and alleged co-conspirators are expected to be made public as part of the document dump, according to Preska’s order.

They could include a bevy of boldfaced names whose ties to Epstein have long been known, including politicians such as Bill Clinton and U.K. royal Prince Andrew.

Prior reports stated Bill Clinton is identified as “Doe 36” and “mentioned in more than fifty of the redacted filings.”

Former President Expected To Be Named In Unsealed Jeffrey Epstein Court Documents

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