On Thursday, Law & Crime reported that a federal judge in New York has agreed to redact some of the transcripts in the proceedings against disgraced socialite Ghislaine Maxwell.
"Judge Nathan did side with Maxwell on several additional redactions proposed to transcripts submitted as part of the government's filing, finding that to make those details public would only tend to cater to an appetite for the 'sensational and impure,'" reported Jerry Lambe. "'Those portions of the transcript, which were redacted in the civil matter, concern privacy interests and their disclosure would merely serve to cater to a 'craving for that which is sensational and impure,' she wrote. 'The Court thus concludes that such redactions are justified.'"
Judge Nathan also upheld a number of redactions by the government that Maxwell had wanted stricken, per the report: "Nathan rejected Maxwell's objection to redactions containing information 'that has been made public by other means' where such information still relates to the privacy interests of third parties."
Maxwell was a close associate of Jeffrey Epstein, the infamous wealth manager for the super-rich who was arrested on charges that he engaged in child sex trafficking. He was found dead of apparent suicide in his cell in Manhattan while awaiting trial. Maxwell, who has been accused of facilitating Epstein's sexual assaults, was arrested last July and has been repeatedly denied bail.