In filings made under seal in November and unsealed Friday, Maxwell’s lawyers told a federal judge that her new bail application “will rely on sensitive and private information that, if made public, would be highly damaging to both Ms. Maxwell and third parties,” in part because the third parties would be subject to harassment and media scrutiny.
They also told the judge that Maxwell will provide a report prepared by an accounting firm that summarizes her financial condition in the past five years and discloses all of her assets, including assets held in trust and assets held by other family members. Maxwell’s opaque finances were one of the reasons she was denied bail.
According to a joint filing from Maxwell’s lawyers and federal prosecutors, Maxwell will file the new bail application under seal on Dec. 7, with a redacted version to be filed publicly.
In July, Maxwell was charged by New York federal prosecutors with helping recruit, groom and ultimately sexually abuse minors as young as 14 as part of a sex-trafficking ring allegedly operated by her late former boyfriend, Jeffrey Epstein. US District Judge Alison Nathan ordered her jailed pending trial, saying that her wealth, international ties and “extraordinary capacity to avoid detection” made her a flight risk.