Former President Bill Clinton’s name is among over 170 others associated with deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein that were released in a trove of unsealed court documents.
In one now-public document, a victim of Epstein’s was quoted in a deposition commenting about how the convicted sex offender had once said Clinton liked “young” girls. The documents have been released after a judge’s order on the remaining files related to a since-settled lawsuit by Virginia Giuffre against Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s former accomplice.
Johanna Sjoberg’s deposition was in one of the documents released Wednesday showing when she was being questioned by Sigrid McCawley, the lawyer for Virginia Giuffre.
“I knew he had dealings with Bill Clinton,” the Epstein accuser had testified when asked if the former president was friends with the financier.
“I did not know they were friend until I read the Vanity Fair article about them going to Africa together,” Sjoberg said.
“Did Jeffrey ever talk to you about Bill Clinton?” McCawley asked, according to the document.
“He said one time that Clinton likes them young, referring to girls,” Sjoberg replied.
The former president has not been accused of any crime related to Epstein but the release of the documents once again put his name in the spotlight and associated him with the deceased convict who died at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York in 2019, reportedly by suicide.
A spokesperson for Clinton told Newsweek that “nothing has changed”since the 2019 statement the former president made about his association with Epstein.
Statement on Jeffrey Epstein. pic.twitter.com/98ha9YYd1l
— Angel Ureña (@angelurena) July 8, 2019
As for Maxwell, she was charged with sex trafficking and is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence. Her attorney revealed she had “nothing to say” on the release of the documents, though there seemed to be some resentment about being the only person who appears to have faced consequences.
“I don’t think she has anything to talk about except maybe that if you look at this crime, this overall crime, it’s all about men abusing women for a long period of time … and it’s only one person in jail — a woman,” Aidala said Tuesday on NewsNation’s “Cuomo.”
“Ms. Maxwell’s got nothing to say to anyone,” Aidala said.
Ghislaine Maxwell’s attorney told me she has “nothing to say” about Jeffrey Epstein or the list of associates we are waiting to see.
Full interview: pic.twitter.com/fhjaFrff9Y
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) January 3, 2024
Another of Maxwell’s attorneys, Diana Fabi Samson, also added a statement to the New York Post on Wednesday.
“Ghislaine Maxwell took no position on the Court’s recent decision to unseal documents in Giuffre v. Maxwell as these disclosures have no bearing on her or her pending appeal,” Aidala and Diana Fabi Samson said.
“Ghislaine’s focus is on the upcoming appellate argument asking for her entire case to dismissed. She is confident that she will obtain justice in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals,” the statement added. “She has consistently and vehemently maintained her innocence.”