A legal document expected to be released within days is likely to reveal allegations of sexual abuse by “numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister, and other world leaders” with ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, Vanity Fair reported Wednesday.
The document will be unveiled by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which is hearing a defamation case brought by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of Epstein’s accusers, against Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s longtime friend.
“It’s going to be staggering, the amount of names,” a source with litigation against Epstein told Vanity Fair. “It’s going to be contagion numbers.”
The article notes that Epstein was able to maintain relations with high-powered figures long after he registered as a sex offender in 2008, including a dinner in Silicon Valley a few years ago where he met Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk (Zuckerberg said their meeting was only in passing and they never met again; Musk says he on one occasion went to Epstein’s house but declined his repeated invitations to visit his private island).
Epstein, who was charged this month with sex trafficking, was denied bail on Thursday.
During the raid on his New York house last week, police discovered a passport that included a false name. In a legal filing Thursday, Epstein’s attorney said that the fake passport was never used, but was given to him by a friend because “some Jewish-Americans were informally advised at the time to carry identification with a non-Jewish name while traveling internationally in case of hijacking.”