(CNN/AP) — Newly unsealed court documents provide a fresh glimpse into a fierce civil court fight that preceded criminal charges against financier Jeffrey Epstein and his ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell.
The documents released late Thursday have drawn intense scrutiny because they describe sex abuse and sex trafficking claims made against Epstein and Maxwell by a woman who met them in Florida when she was a teenager.
Virginia Giuffre, an alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein, describes the psychological toll of Epstein's abuse in portions of a newly released deposition from May 3, 2016.
In her deposition, Giuffre is pressed by attorneys to provide additional names of men who Maxwell "directed her" to have sex with.
The attorney conducting the interview names several, including Prince Andrew, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, an individual described as "another prince," and another individual described as "the large hotel chain owner." Both Prince Andrew and Richardson have denied the allegations against them.
Giuffre has previously said publicly that she saw Clinton on the island. Clinton has denied ever going to Epstein's island in the Caribbean.
The newly released documents also show email correspondence between Maxwell and an email address that appears to be Epstein from 2015, wherein Epstein complains about the negative attention he had received since he was charged with soliciting a prostitute in 2007.
In the court filings, Maxwell and her attorney portray Giuffre as an unreliable narrator, pointing to errors in certain dates and figures she provided.
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