NEW YORK – Former President Bill Clinton was not required to testify in a defamation case against Ghislaine Maxwell, according to newly-unsealed documents. The judge ruled that one of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers had not proven Clinton’s testimony was relevant. The ruling from 2016 was revealed as part of the third drop of unsealed documents in the defamation case filed against Maxwell by accuser Virginia Giuffre.
In the ruling, Giuffre had sought to depose butler Juan Alessi, Palm Beach Police Chief Michael Reiter, and Clinton. However, the judge denied the deposition requests for Reiter and Clinton, stating that their relevance had not been adequately established.
This development means that the entire former first family has now been named in the unsealed records. However, none of the Clintons have been accused of wrongdoing in connection with Epstein. A spokesperson for the former president also denied claims in the documents that Epstein and Clinton were close friends.
Last month, a New York federal judge ordered the unsealing of dozens of documents with the names of people linked to Epstein. Clinton was one of those names included in the unsealed records.
It is essential to note that this ruling does not imply any guilt or wrongdoing on the part of Clinton or the other individuals mentioned. The judge simply determined that their testimony was not relevant to the defamation case against Maxwell.
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