Final batch of 'salacious' Jeffrey Epstein allegations against his associates set to be unsealed
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The final batch of court documents containing allegations concerning associates of Jeffrey Epstein are due to be released.
It has been three-and-a-half years since the convicted sex offender was found dead in his cell in the Metropolitan Correctional Center, New York, while awaiting trial for charges of sex trafficking.
His death sparked a number of conspiracies and rumours, with some claiming that he was actually murdered rather than the verdict of death by suicide.
Epstein's associate Ghislaine Maxwell was last year sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in grooming and recruiting underage girls for him.
Maxwell has also claimed that Epstein was murdered, with the convicted sex offender found dead in his cell in August 2019.
The Daily Mail reports that the last round of court documents contains allegations regarding 167 people ranging from associates of Epstein to victims and employees.
They report that these documents will be released in the coming months and claim that within the papers is information relating to at least one 'public figure'.
The court documents were first filed regarding a defamation case brought against Epstein and Maxwell in 2015 by Virginia Giuffre.
In that case she alleged that she had been forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17, Prince Andrew denies the allegations and last year reached a settlement with Giuffre.
Documents from the case have been released in batches since then and there is only one final set of papers to be published.
According to the Mail there are 'dozens' of John and Jane Does (names given in place of their real names) who are mentioned in the court documents who do not object to their names being made public.
Lawyers for Giuffre said the court documents should be 'unsealed in full' as the people concerned did not object to them being released.
Among the people listed are a former assistant US attorney, a number of 'law enforcement officers' and an 'alleged perpetrator' who is now dead but had allegations about them 'widely reported in the media'.
There is also an 'alleged perpetrator' who is still alive, with lawyers for Roberts saying their name had appeared publicly in other documents and they had not raised objections.
According to the Mail, Prince Andrew is one of the individuals mentioned in Epstein's papers, with the former financier having close links to many famous figures around the world.
This included Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and was denounced by Gates' former wife Melinda as 'evil and abhorrent'.
Gates said it had been a 'mistake' to meet with Epstein and have dinners with him, with a New York Times investigation revealing that the pair had met several times in 2011.
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