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Maxwell Seeks Emergency Stay Halting Release of Her Testimony

Ghislaine Maxwell
Ghislaine Maxwell

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Former British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell asked a federal appeals court for an emergency order blocking the public release of her testimony and other documents in a civil lawsuit.

Maxwell, who separately faces federal sex-trafficking charges, told a Manhattan-based appeals court Thursday that her ability to get a fair trial in the criminal case will be “irreparably harmed” if her testimony and other evidence in the civil suit is made public, as a judge has ordered.