Earlier this 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.

One of those names is a former president.

Bill Clinton.

According to ABC News, Clinton is identified as “Doe 36” and “mentioned in more than fifty of the redacted filings.”


ABC News reports:

Several of those sealed or redacted entries are focused on an effort by Giuffre’s lawyers in mid-2016, first reported by ABC News, to subpoena the two-term Democratic president for deposition testimony about his relationship with Epstein.

According to portions of the court record that were not sealed, Giuffre’s legal team initiated informal discussions with attorneys for the then-unnamed witness on June 9, 2016. That was a few days after the former president’s wife, Hillary Clinton, clinched the Democratic nomination for president.

Representatives for Giuffre did contact the former president’s attorneys in 2016 about a potential deposition, a person familiar with the situation told ABC News. Clinton’s lawyers responded that his testimony would not be helpful to Giuffre because, the person said, the former president had never been on Epstein’s island, as she had claimed.

Maxwell called the move to question Clinton “utter nonsense” and a “transparent ploy by [Giuffre] to increase media exposure for her sensational stories through deposition side-show,” her attorney Laura Menninger wrote, according to an unredacted section of a court filing.

Giuffre’s legal team, in contrast, described the proposed testimony of Clinton as “highly relevant” and “important to the fundamental claims and defenses” in the case. The request was ultimately denied by U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet, in a redacted ruling in late June 2016.

Giuffre’s lawyers pressed the Clinton issue again at a hearing in March 2017, six weeks before a trial was scheduled to begin. According to a publicly available transcript, Giuffre’s team was then seeking to preclude Maxwell’s side from presenting testimony suggesting that Clinton hadn’t been on Epstein’s island. Her attorneys argued it would be “inherently unfair” to Giuffre because they had not been permitted to ask the former president if he had ever been to Little St. James, as Epstein’s private island estate was known.

Bill Clinton’s ties with Jeffrey Epstein were first publicly noted in 2002.

According to flight logs for Epstein’s jet, the “Lolita Express,” Clinton took at least 26 trips between 2001 and 2003.

A photo of Bill Clinton with Chauntae Davies, a Jeffrey Epstein victim, leaked to the public.

Fox News noted in 2016:

Former President Bill Clinton was a much more frequent flyer on a registered sex offender’s infamous jet than previously reported, with flight logs showing the former president taking at least 26 trips aboard the “Lolita Express” — even apparently ditching his Secret Service detail for at least five of the flights, according to records obtained by FoxNews.com.

Clinton’s presence aboard Jeffrey Epstein’s Boeing 727 on 11 occasions has been reported, but flight logs show the number is more than double that, and trips between 2001 and 2003 included extended junkets around the world with Epstein and fellow passengers identified on manifests by their initials or first names, including “Tatiana.” The tricked-out jet earned its Nabakov-inspired nickname because it was reportedly outfitted with a bed where passengers had group sex with young girls.

“Bill Clinton … associated with a man like Jeffrey Epstein, who everyone in New York, certainly within his inner circles, knew was a pedophile,” said Conchita Sarnoff, of the Washington, D.C. based non-profit Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking, and author of a book on the Epstein case called “TrafficKing.” “Why would a former president associate with a man like that?”

Daily Mail added:

There will be documents about one of Prince Andrew’s accusers, who claims he fondled her breasts at Epstein’s New York mansion.

There will also be material about Haley Robson, who was named as a recruiter in police files of Epstein’s original investigation in 2006 in Palm Beach – though she has more recently claimed she was a victim too.

The filing suggests some documents will relate to Jean-Luc Brunel, a French model scout who was close to Epstein and allegedly abused many young women. Brunel hanged himself in a Paris prison cell in 2022 while awaiting trial on a slew of sex charges.

The documents in the case have been released on a rolling basis since 2019 when the first batch were made public days before Epstein also hanged himself in prison while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Among the revelations in previous batches of documents were emails between Andrew and Epstein in 2015 when Roberts made allegations about him.


The batch of 177 Does is the final group and includes many who were notified by the court but did not object to documents with their name on them being made public.

The material is likely to include depositions, emails, legal documents and other material not previously made public.

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