A trove of newly released court documents related to Jeffrey Epstein reveals that former President Bill Clinton allegedly once “threatened” a magazine from writing “sex-trafficking” articles about the deceased sex offender.
“Virginia Roberts-Giuffre claimed that Bill Clinton marched into the offices of Vanity Fair and demanded the magazine halt planned publication of a story about Jeffrey Epstein, newly-released court documents show,” Daily Mail reported Wednesday. “Roberts-Giuffre’s claim was made in a May 2011 email discussing an interview to promote her planned book.”
There is no evidence that such an incident occurred and a spokesperson for the magazine’s editor at the time has denied it as well.
But the claim comes from the files that were unsealed related to a now-settled 2015 lawsuit brought by Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre against the pedophile’s accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell. The alleged incident with Clinton came from an email by Giuffre in May 2011 as she wrote to journalist Sharon Churcher who was helping her with a book deal at the time.
More on Bill Clinton – and his threats to a publisher to protect Epstein (and thus himself).
“B. Clinton walked into [Vanity Fair] and threatened them not to write sex-trafficing articles about his good friend” Jeffrey Epstein. pic.twitter.com/seeeTkf9zk
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“I am looking at both sides to the picture,” Roberts-Giuffre wrote in the discussion about whether to contact Vanity Fair to promote her book.”
“On the upside it will give exposure to build up publicity for the case and the story, but like you said it must be carefully written and not give any notions about the upcoming book and or any new info,” she wrote.
“When I was doing some research into VF yesterday,” Roberts-Giuffre added, “it does concern me what they could want to write about me considering that B. Clinton walked into VF and threatened them not to write sex-trafficking articles about his good friend J.E.”
But, according to a spokesman for Vanity Fair’s then-editor, Graydon Carter, “This categorically did not happen,” as reported by the British newspaper, The Telegraph:
According to Daily Mail:
Epstein himself did, however, allegedly prevent Vanity Fair from publishing reporting by journalist Vicky Ward – who had interviewed sisters Maria and Annie Farmer about their abuse by the pedophile financier.
Ward said in her 2022 podcast that Epstein threatened her, telling her: ‘I have reports here about you, your husband – I have everything under the sun that was sent to me by people who want to be helpful.’ Vanity Fair said the claims of sexual abuse were not included in her 2003 published article because they were added late and did not meet legal standards.
The release of the court documents Thursday revealed more than 150 names associated with the convicted sex offender who reportedly died by suicide in 2019 in his jail cell as he awaited trial on sex-trafficking charges.