Jeffrey Epstein and Leslie Wexner
Jeffrey Epstein and Leslie Wexner.Getty Images; Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Fragrance Foundation
  • An anonymous person wants to keep certain documents out of the public eye.

  • The judge said that the relationship between the two people has been a topic of intense media coverage.

  • There are redacted versions of the documents.

At a November 18 court conference, US District Judge Preska announced she would unseal the identities of eight "Dos" trying to stay anonymous in a long-running lawsuit between Ghislaine and Virginia Giuff.

"Doe 183," whom Preska identified as someone with ties to Epstein, was the only exception.

"Doe 183's name has appeared in many places in Ms. Maxwell's criminal trial transcript, as well as in the media, due to his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein." There is no reason for the documents to be redacted.

The woman wanted to appeal her ruling. She said that their name would not be made public.

It is unusual for a person to go to lengths to hide their identity. They have been fighting for a long time to keep their name out of court documents.

The court filing has been kept under wraps. There is nothing from them on the docket. The lawyers for Julie K. Brown have not been allowed to see the documents that she brought to light.

We know that every document they object to unsealing seems to be related to one of their friends and benefactors.

They both have the same lawyer. A representative for Wexner declined to comment when Insider inquired about the lawyer's work.

There are allegations of wrongdoing against the two men, as well as testimony about whether they gave "massages" to girls on Wexner's property.

We can't understand some of the pages and paragraphs that are blacked out.

There are no appeals shown on the public docket. The name and context of the person who is fighting to keep the documents blacked out will remain behind those lines.

Leslie Wexner made Jeffrey Epstein rich

L Brands, the company founded by Wexner, used to control Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, and Pink.

Before his arrest on sex-trafficking charges and his eventual death in a Manhattan jail, he claimed to be a financial savant who advised billionaires how to invest their wealth.

Between the 1980s and 2000s, Wexner gave him millions of dollars and put him on the board of his personal foundation. It was Wexner's money that allowed him to live a life of extravagance. Girls were flown to his Palm Beach mansion, his New Mexico ranch, his compound in the Virgin Islands, and the Upper East Side Manhattan mansion that Wexner raped them. The value of his estate was $630 million and $125 million went to compensate 136 victims.

Several women said in lawsuits that he posed as a Victoria's Secret employee to get close to them. During her testimony in the sex-trafficking trial, Carolyn Andriano said she got lingerie from Victoria's Secret in the mail when she was raped. Jane testified that she went shopping at one of the company's stores and bought underwear with the money she made.

He said, "Well, you know, I know everyone." I'm familiar with all the agents. I'm familiar with all the photographers. Jane said that she knew the owner of Victoria's Secret. I can make things happen, but you have to be prepared for it.

A photo of Sarah Kellen and Epstein in front of one of Epstein's planes that was entered into evidence in Ghislaine Maxwell's criminal trial.US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York

Larry Visoski, one of Epstein's private jet pilots, testified that he flew the financier to Columbus, Ohio, where he lived and worked. Maria Farmer said in an affidavit that she was raped in Wexner's compound in New Albany, on the outskirts of Columbus, by the two men.

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In a letter to his employees, Wexner said that he had cut ties with Epstein 12 years earlier when he was convicted of soliciting girls for prostitution. Wexner wrote that he and his family had been cheated of huge sums of money.

Some documents related to Wexner's relationship with Epstein and Maxwell are being kept out of sight.

A judge is methodically unsealing the names of anonymous 'Does'

The victims of the two men filed many lawsuits against them. Virginia Giuffre is one of the people who have sued. Almost all of the evidence produced in the case is under seal.

Giuffre and her lawyers began the process of trying to get the case filed in the public. It's most likely from that case if you've read a story about the new files.

Other interests got involved in the case over the years, including a man who faced his own accusations from Giuffre.

Preska, the judge now overseeing the case, decided that the names of the people discussed in the court filing should be blacked out.

An undated photo of Maxwell and Epstein entered into evidence during her criminal trial.US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York

They argued to keep their names private in the litigation. Pundits have speculated that the Does are wealthy and powerful people who were involved in the sex trade and abuse of girls.

Some people have turned out to be victims of the man. Preska made public the identities of others who were not in the public eye. Some people have been accused of recruiting victims but also of being victims themselves.

After all, a few names turned out to be his friends. Preska ruled in April that the names of Glenn Dubin and his wife should be made public. He was friends with the couple while he was alive. During her trial, Eva Andersson Dubin testified about her relationship with Epstein.

And then there's another one.

The Doe 183 documents all seem related to Wexner

In a December 21 interview with Insider, an attorney for Wexner said he wasn't familiar with the fight to unseal the identity of the person. In the case between Giuffre and Dershowitz, Wexner was subpoenaed to testify.

Insider obtained an official court transcript of the November 18 conference in which Little spoke three times. The cover sheet of the transcript identifies him as an attorney, even though he didn't say anything.

A representative for Wexner contacted Insider and said Little was unable to comment on the case because of confidentiality.

The representative wouldn't say if the two people are the same one.

The docket entries mention the true identity of the person. Some of the pages are blacked out. Many of the documents have references to Wexner in them.

There are seven docket entries where only one person is mentioned. Some of the files have been partially made public. The powerful men were mentioned in the trial. It is obvious that Wexner is a common thread.

There is one docket entry where there is only one person mentioned. There is a discussion of whether Farmer washipped off to Wexner's property.

The discussion about Wexner's Ohio compound is the focus of a 23 page excerpt from that deposition.

Giuffre's lawyer wants the judge to force Maxwell to sit for another deposition because she didn't adequately answer questions about Wexner's property.

Giuffre is mentioned in a docket entry. There is a transcript of a conversation between her and two of her lawyers. She wasn't sure if Wexner would have information about what happened to the young girls.

Giuffre doesn't believe Wexner will tell you the truth.

Wexner's denials of having knowledge about Epstein's sexual proclivities were very likely to be true.

According to a memo filed in April, Giuffre is being sued by a person who claims that unsealing certain documents will cause the public to assume they are guilty of wrongdoing.

The public would like to see the sealed documents.

She wrote that the public is capable of evaluating all the facts to which it is entitled and making its own judgements about the person.

L Brands controls Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, and Pink. L Brands ceased to exist in 2020.

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