Ghislaine Maxwell’s secret testimony about her sex life could be made public today, it was reported.
The British socialite, 58, is in jail facing charges she procured underage girls to be sexually abused by paedophile Jeffrey Epstein – her ex-boyfriend.
The testimony was part of a law suit brought by Jeffrey Epstein ‘sex slave’ Virginia Roberts against the Maxwell in 2016.
Maxwell denies all allegations of sexual misconduct made against her.
Ms Roberts sued Maxwell for libel but hundreds of pages of documents relating to the case have been sealed for years.
She has asked for them to be released as part of separate civil lawsuits against Maxwell and lawyer Alan Dershowitz.
Judge Loretta Preska will decide whether or not to let the files become public on Thursday, the DailyMail.com reported, as Maxwell remains in jail after being denied bail.
Maxwell’s lawyers have argued that the sealed documents are “extremely personal” and may be used to “promote public scandal”.
Her lawyer Jeffrey Pagliuca has said in a previous filing to the court the sealed documents also included “intrusive questions about (her) sex life”.
“The subject matter of these is extremely personal, confidential and subject to considerable abuse by the media,” it said.
“Courts must exercise their supervisory power over their own records and files to ensure they are not used to gratify private spite or promote public scandal.”
The secret evidence could reportedly also include further allegations about the Duke of York’s involvement with Epstein and Maxwell, who Andrew regards as a close friend.
Ms Roberts, who also uses her married name Guiffre, has previously claimed she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew three times in 2001 and 2002, beginning when she was 17.
She alleges she was introduced to the prince by Epstein and Ms Maxwell, who was then the disgraced US financier’s girlfriend. Andrew strenuously denies the claims.
Ms. Roberts, who now lives in Australia, brought the defamation case in 2015 after Maxwell accused her of lying.
It was settled in 2017 before it reached trial, but while more than 2000 pages of evidence were released, around 900 court filings remained under seal or redacted.
Maxwell, daughter of disgraced media mogul Robert Maxwell, was arrested on July 2 at her $1m bolthole in Bradford, New Hampshire.
Meanwhile, Ms Roberts has described as “odd” a statement by Donald Trump sending his well wishes to Maxwell.
The president continued: “I’ve met her numerous times over the years – especially since I lived in Palm Beach, and I guess they lived in Palm Beach. But I wish her well.”
Giuffre responded on Twitter by saying: “What an odd statement.”