The Telegraph [UK] – (8-3) Celebrities, royals and politicians brace themselves as court orders release of explosive Jeffrey Epstein files
“In Room 270, the records management unit, on the second floor of an imposing granite and marble courthouse in lower Manhattan, 167 documents totaling more than 2,000 pages are being kept under lock and key.
But they are about to be unsealed and made public – making a host of important people around the world, including celebrities, politicians and royals, very nervous. . . .
. . . But last month the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ordered their release, ruling that the public’s right to know outweighed the privacy rights of the high-profile individuals named. . . .
. . . In a recent statement Josh Schiller, a lawyer for Ms Giuffre, said the appeal court was unlikely to overturn an unsealing decision, and he believed Miss Maxwell’s appeal would cause only a “short delay” in releasing the documents. He added: “There is an overwhelming public interest.””