Jeffrey Epstein list LIVE: Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, Professor Stephen Hawking and David Copperfield are among names released in court documents

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Follow MailOnline’s live coverage after bombshell US court documents detailing the connections of the late paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein were released.

Six key revelations in unsealed documents

Many of you will be waking up to the news that documents linking the associates of Jeffrey Epstein have been released.

If you are just joining us, here is what happened overnight:

  • Prince Andrew has been named, with Epstein victim Johanna Sjoberg accusing the duke of touching her breast. The duke is also accused of taking part in an ‘underage orgy’ on Epstein’s island.
  • Former US president Bill Clinton was mentioned in Johanna Sjoberg’s interview under oath. She says Epstein told her Clinton ‘likes them young, referring to girls.’
  • Epstein denied that physicist Stephen Hawking had taken part in ‘an underage orgy’ on his island.
  • Donald Trump also features in the court file but Sjoberg claims she never massaged him and he was never seen at any of Epstein’s properties.
  • Michael Jackson visited Epstein at his Palm Beach home but Sjoberg did not massage the late King of Pop.
  • Magician David Copperfield had dinner with Epstein and asked Sjoberg if she knew girls were getting paid to find other girls.

Why have two J. Does remained anonymous?

  • Judge Loretta Preska ordered most of the 187 entries listed under the pseudonym ‘J. Doe’ to be unsealed after January 1
  • Anonymity of Doe 107 and Doe 110 was extended yesterday by courts
  • Doe 107 claims she will be in danger if named in her ‘culturally conservative country’
  • She has until January 22 to submit information that supports her claim
  • Doe 110’s inquiry is under review by the court

Jeffrey Epstein full list of names revealed

The identities of well-known figures who were associates, friends or victims of Jeffrey Epstein – or with no links to him at all – have been revealed in court papers.

The names of more than 170 people are now set to be made public following a US judge’s order last month, with the first tranche of documents released last night.

However inclusion of a name does not necessarily mean they were accused of any wrongdoing, with some names simply put to witnesses who denied meeting them.

Click below for a look at some of the first names to be revealed in the papers:

Epstein papers are NOT a ‘client list’

  • Social media users had speculated that the documents would amount to a list of rich and powerful men who were Epstein’s ‘clients’ or ‘co-conspirators’ – but there was no such list
  • The first 40 documents in the court-ordered release largely consisted of already public material – revealed through newspaper stories, TV documentaries, interviews, legal cases and books – about the Epstein scandal
  • Records released yesterday included transcripts of interviews with some of Epstein’s victims and old police reports
  • Documents also contained reminders that the pedophile surrounded himself with famous and powerful figures, including a few who have also been accused of misconduct
  • Unsealed files included mentions of Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, Michael Jackson and more

Johanna Sjoberg, one of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims, testified that American magician David Copperfield asked if she realized Epstein’s ‘girls’ were encouraged to procure other girls for him.

Newly released court documents show Sjoberg said during her deposition the famous magician was having dinner at Epstein’s house when he asked if she knew other girls were getting paid to bring in new girls.

‘Johanna said Copperfield “questioned me if I was aware that girls were getting paid to find other girls.”‘

The Daiily Mail has contacted Copperfield’s rep for a comment.

Bill Clinton knew nothing about Epstein’s ‘terrible crimes’, spokesperson says

Former US President Bill Clinton has once again denied having knowledge of Epstein’s sex trafficking ring.

Clnton’s spokesman issued a statement in 2019 confirming he had flown on Epstein’s plane, but said the president knew ‘nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York’.

The president’s camp yesterday reiterated that denial, in a statement to CNN, adding that is has been ‘nearly 20 years since President Clinton last had contact with Epstein’.

Clinton has not been accussed of any wrongdoing related to the financier.

Ghislaine Maxwell ‘maintains innocence’ as court documents are unsealed

Attorneys for Ghislaine Maxwell issued a statement on Wednesday as the first batch of unsealed documents were released.

‘She has consistently and vehemently maintained her innocence,’ her lawyers told CNN Business.

Will more names be released?

  • Judge delayed the unsealing of two of the Jane Does until January 22
  • Delay comes after judge granted a 30-day extension to a ‘Jane Doe’ to consider her appeal to remain confidential
  • Judge also ordered some names be redacted to protect the anonymity of minors who were sex crimes victims

Daily Mail’s royal editor Rebecca English gives her verdict: ‘Further embarrassment for Prince Andrew’

Jimmy Kimmel was not named in Epstein documents

Before the documents were released, misinformation about what was in them abounded.

Social media users wrongly claimed that late-night host Jimmy Kimmel’s name might appear in the documents, spurred by a crack New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers made Tuesday on ESPN’s ‘The Pat McAfee Show.’

Kimmel said in a response on X that he had never met Epstein and that Rodgers’ ‘reckless words put my family in danger’. He threatened to sue the four-time NFL MVP as he branded him an ‘a**hole’.

Kimmel’s long-standing beef with his NFL nemesis dates way further back than the quarterback’s controversial comments on the Pat McAfee Show this week.

Newly released court documents about pedophile Jeffrey Epstein reveal he liked to brag about phone calls with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Johanna Sjoberg, who alleges Epstein and his accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell abused her in the late 1990s, said the sex criminal at one time name-dropped Oscar-winning Australian actor Cate Blanchett while receiving a massage.

Ms Sjoberg made the claim while discussing her interactions with Epstein with lawyer Laura A. Menninger in Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre’s lawsuit against Maxwell.

‘I saw one press report that said you had met Cate Blanchett …?’ Ms Menninger, appearing for Maxwell, asked Ms Sjoberg.

‘I did not meet them, no,’ Ms Sjoberg replied.

Undated handout file photo issued by US Department of Justice of Ghislaine Maxwell with Jeffrey Epstein, which was shown to the court during the sex trafficking trial of Maxwell in the Southern District of New York. British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years years in prison for luring young girls to massage rooms to be molested by Jeffrey Epstein. Issue date: Tuesday June 28, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story COURTS Maxwell. Photo credit should read: US Department of Justice/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder. 10965447

Today it emerged that one of Epstein’s alleged sex slaves, known only as Jane Doe 3, has claimed that she was told to have intercourse with Prince Andrew during an orgy.

A 2014 court filing alleges that she ‘forced to have sexual relations with this Prince when she was a minor in three separate geographical locations.’

The newly unsealed docs claim Epstein told Jane Doe 3 to ‘give the Prince whatever he demanded’. Jane Doe 3 claims that Ghislaine Maxwell ‘facilitated Prince Andrew’s acts of sexual abuse by acting as a ‘madame’ for Epstein’.’

She claims this happened ‘in London (at Ghislaine Maxwell’s apartment), in New York, and on Epstein’s private island in the US Virgin Islands (in an orgy with numerous other under-aged girls).’

Jeffrey Epstein had explosive information that could have ‘derailed’ the 2016 election, his brother claims

Mark Epstein, a New York-based property developer younger than Jeffrey by 18 months, said his brother never provided details.

Mark, 69, said: ‘Here’s a direct quote: “If I said what I know about both candidates, they’d have to cancel the election.” That’s what Jeffrey told me in 2016.’

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate in the 2016 race, was not known to spend time with Jeffrey Epstein, but her husband was a friend from at least 1993.

The pedophile financier made at least 17 visits to the White House, presidential logs show, and Bill Clinton also flew on Epstein’s private jet – making trips to Europe, Asia and Africa in 2002 and 2003.

Professor Stephen Hawking has also been named in the newly released court documents.

An email from Epstein to Maxwell on January 12, 2015, shows the paedophile asking his former girlfriend to try and find any of Virginia Giuffre’s friends or family who will help prove her allegations were untrue.

Epstein wrote: ‘You can issue a reward to any of Virginia’s friends, acquaints, family that come forward and help prove her allegations are false.’

‘The strongest is the Clinton dinner, and the new version in the Virgin Islands that Stephen Hawking participated in an underage orgy.’

Professor Hawking visited Epstein’s infamous island in 2006 during conference.

It is unclear why he was on the island – or why Epstein wanted to disprove the orgy allegation, although the twisted financier was known to invite famous figures he admitted to enjoy his hospitality.

Hawking, who died in 2018 aged 76, is pictured attending a barbecue and taking a submarine tour of the sea bed off the island, reported The Telegraph.

The conference was reportedly funded by Epstein on the neighboring island of St. Thomas.

You can read more here…

The bombshell new Epstein documents claim that the former US president ‘likes them young’, according to Johanna Sjoberg.

Ms Sjoberg has said she was recruited on a college campus at the age of 20 to work as a massage therapist without any training by Ghislaine Maxwell.

She said she was forced to perform sex acts on Epstein.

Ms Sjoberg said that Epstein told her ‘Clinton likes them young, referring to girls.’

Clinton has long sought to play down his association with Epstein, but admitted traveling on his private plane.

On Wednesday, a spokesperson for Clinton told CNN that he knew nothing of Epstein’s ‘terrible crimes’ during their friendship, adding that it has ‘been nearly 20 years since Clinton last had contact with Epstein.’

You can read more here…

What do the documents say about Prince Andrew?

Epstein accuser Johanna Sjoberg said Prince Andrew put his hand on her breast to pose for a photo with the financier, Virginia Giuffre and Ghislaine Maxwell.

In depositions, she has described how in March 2001, when she was 21, she was summoned to Epstein’s New York mansion where she found that ‘Prince Andrew was there and a couple of other girls my age’, including Giuffre.

‘Andrew was very charming,’ Ms Sjoberg said. ‘She (Maxwell) came down with a present for him – a latex puppet of him from Spitting Image.’

Ms Sjoberg added that Andrew had thought the puppet was ‘funny because it was him’.

She said in a deposition: ‘I just remember someone suggesting a photo and they told us to get on the couch. And so Virginia (Roberts) and Andrew sat on the couch and they put the puppet on her lap.

‘And so I sat on Andrew’s lap, I believe of my own volition, and they took the puppet’s hands and put it on Virginia’s breast and so Andrew put his on mine.’

It was all done in ‘a joking manner’ and ‘everybody laughed,’ Ms Sjoberg said. ‘Ghislaine… had a very dirty sense of humour’.

Buckingham Palace has previously denied the allegations.

Andrew has been stripped of most of his royal titles due to his association with Epstein.

SANDRINGHAM, NORFOLK - DECEMBER 25: Prince Andrew, Duke of York attends the Christmas Morning Service at Sandringham Church on December 25, 2023 in Sandringham, Norfolk. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Why have the documents been released?

The case was settled in 2017, but Giuffre – and many others – have long called for the names to become public.

Giuffre is one of the dozens of women who sued Epstein saying he had abused them at his homes in Florida, New York, the U.S. Virgin Islands and New Mexico.

She said the summer she turned 17, she was lured away from a job as a spa attendant at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club to become a ‘masseuse’ for Epstein – a job that involved performing sexual acts.

U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska, who evaluated the documents to decide what should be unsealed, said in her December order that she was ordering the records released because much of the information within them is already public.

Pic shows: Prince Andrew with his arm around the bare midriff of Ms Virgina Roberts, while Ghislaine Maxwell is grinning in the background. infamous photograph from early 2001, believed to have been taken in Ghislaine Maxwell's Belgravia home, by Jeffrey Epstein - which shows supplied by Pixel8000 Ltd

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Prince Andrew and former US president Bill Clinton are among the high-profile figures who have been named in newly released US court documents identifying associates of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein which were made public last night.

You can follow MailOnline’s live blog as we update you on those who have been named and what the documents include.

FILE - This March 28, 2017, photo provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein.JPMorgan Chase announced a settlement with the sex victims of financier Jeffrey Epstein, the bank said Monday, June 12, 2023, which had accused the bank of being the financial conduit that Epstein used to pay off his victims for several years. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)
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