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Epstein Victims’ Fund Hands Maxwell Accusers’ Claims to Maxwell, Prosecutors

Information about women who said they were abused by late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was handed over Wednesday to prosecutors and defense lawyers attempting to prove close Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell helped recruit and groom the women when they were underage. The information was voluntarily given to administrators of a victims’ compensation fund. Two hundred and twenty-five alleged victims submitted information and collectively received nearly $125 million. Prosecutors fought against forcing the fund administrators to hand over details, arguing information about women who submitted claims was not relevant or admissible in Maxwell’s upcoming trial. Maxwell’s lawyers argued the opposite. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan, an Obama nominee presiding over the high-profile case, decided this week to order the administrators to send information to both parties. She said she would review the material first and decide whether to hold back some of it. An initial production was sent to the judge …

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