More documents containing names in disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's network are expected to be made public soon. The first 40 documents did not include any of the Norwegians he had contact with, and now 20 more have been published.
The New York court released the first court documents on Wednesday.
But these are only 40 of about 250 court documents expected to be made public, the AP writes. the documents More than 900 pages have been published so far.
At approximately 00:30 on Friday, Norwegian time, 20 more documents were published. Whether any Norwegian names can be found in it is currently unknown.
More documents are expected to be submitted in the next few days, which include a total of about 200 names of people connected to the Epstein case, according to the Associated Press.
Some of those named on the lists are themselves accused of crimes, while others are the names of people who have made accusations against Epstein or eyewitnesses. BBC.
So far, no Norwegians have been mentioned. But we previously reported that several high-ranking Norwegian figures were in contact with Epstein, who died in prison in 2019, which forensic doctors concluded was a suicide.
I met many Norwegians
Before and after the 2008 sentencing, Epstein surrounded himself with a number of famous and powerful people.
One of them was former Prime Minister and Labor Party leader Thorbjörn Jagland. He said in December 2019 that he had never been in contact with Epstein, but later confirmed this Distinctive name He attended a meeting with the financier in 2013.
The meeting took place at Jagland's residence in Strasbourg, where he lived when he was President of the Council of Europe. There he welcomed a small group of people, including Bill Gates. Epstein reportedly did not actively participate in the meeting.
Today's business open Also in 2019, Epstein met with Crown Princess Mette-Marit several times, both at his home and in Oslo.
“I should have investigated Jeffrey Epstein's past more closely, and I'm sorry I didn't,” she said at the time in a statement.
Look and listen And Today's business In December 2019, she gained access to passenger manifests on Epstein's private plane, the Lolita Express, which showed that Norwegian businesswoman Selina Middelfart had been a passenger on the plane on several occasions.
During the trial of Epstein's ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell in 2021, it was also alleged that Middelfart had an affair with Epstein. I dismissed this as a lie to VG.
Norwegian top diplomat Terje Roed-Larsen admitted in 2020 to borrowing money from billionaire Epstein. At one point, he owed Epstein $130,000, and later gave the go-ahead for a $100,000 payment from the International Peace Institute (IPI) to Epstein, Distinctive name Previously written.
Reed Larsen to resign As head of IPI after receiving severe criticism from the chairman of the board over a financial connection to Epstein. he They have themselves He described it as a “serious misjudgment” and regretted it with all his heart.
He mentioned Trump and Clinton
Although no Norwegian is currently mentioned in the documents, other big international names have already been confirmed. This applies, among other things:
- British Prince Andrew
- Former US President Bill Clinton
- US presidential candidate Donald Trump
- The late artist Michael Jackson
- Magician David Copperfield
He writes BBC.
One document contains a statement made by Joanna Sjoberg, allegedly obtained by Ghislaine Maxwell with the intention of performing sexual acts on Epstein.
According to the documents, Sjoberg explained that Epstein said that “Clinton liked them when they were young, referring to girls.”
She also explained that Espin said, “Great, we'll call Trump,” after the pilots reported that their plane couldn't land in New York but had to stop in New Jersey. When asked if she massaged him, she said no.
Furthermore, Sjoberg explained that Michael Jackson and Copperfield visited Epstein's mansion in Palm Beach.
“I met Michael Jackson,” she says, according to the documents, but answered “no” when asked if she had massaged him.
Prince Andrew relinquished all titles in January 2022 over allegations by one of Espetten's alleged victims, Virginia Giuffres, that he repeatedly sexually assaulted her in 2001 when she was 17 years old. The case ended in settlement.
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