Ghislaine Maxwell's Deposition Transcript Released

Personally, I would have kept the 2016 deposition transcript of Ghislaine Maxwell sealed. The appeals court decided differently and released the transcript today. Ms. Maxwell is facing criminal charges and is entitled to the presumption of innocence. The only effect of the unsealing will be to further pollute the possible jury pool with the salacious questions asked by the accuser's lawyer (virtually all of which Maxwell denied.)

Deposition transcripts in federal civil cases are not routinely filed with the court, they remain with the lawyers for the parties. It is usually excerpts rather than entire depositions that are admitted at hearings and trial.

The defamation case that was the genesis of this deposition is over. Why should the deposition transcripts be released now as opposed to a year from now? I think they should have remained sealed until after Ms. Maxwell's trial.

The transcript is available here.

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    Given your position, why include a link (none / 0) (#1)
    by oculus on Thu Oct 22, 2020 at 04:36:17 PM EST
    to the transcript?

    Because she denies everything (none / 0) (#2)
    by Jeralyn on Thu Oct 22, 2020 at 06:36:45 PM EST
    and no one else prints her denials. They all just mindlessly repeat the accusers' allegations.