Names of multiple “John Does” who have kept their identities under wraps in the aftermath of the court battle between an accuser of Jeffery Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell were ordered unsealed by a judge Friday.
Judge Loretta Preska determined that the public interest superseded the privacy concerns of eight anonymous people mentioned in various court documents on the litigation between Virginia Giuffre and Maxwell, Business Insider reported.
One name, “John Doe 183,” mentioned multiple times in Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial, will stay hidden for now, according to Insider. Preska explained in a court hearing that she believed “John Doe 183’s” name should be divulged, but she delayed that until Nov. 28 to enable him to appeal.
“That Doe’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein has been a subject of intent media coverage, and Doe 183’s name has appeared in numerous places in unsealed portions of Ms. Maxwell’s criminal trial transcript. In the court’s view, there’s no reason to redact Doe 183 from the documents,” Preska said, per the report. Read more…