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6 Jan 2024


Former President Bill Clinton was not required to testify in a defamation case against Ghislaine Maxwell after a judge ruled that one of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers had not proven Clinton's testimony was relevant, newly-unsealed documents showed.

The 2016 ruling was revealed Friday during the third drop of unsealed documents in the defamation case filed against Maxwell by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre.

In the ruling, Giuffre sought to depose butler Juan Alessi, Palm Beach Police Chief Michael Reiter and Clinton.

"The relevance of the testimony of Mr. Reiter and President Clinton have not been adequately established. The motion as to these two depositions is denied," former Southern District of New York Judge Robert Sweet wrote in his decision.

EPSTEIN ALLEGEDLY INVOKED 5TH AMENDMENT 500 TIMES DURING DEPOSITION, SKIRTED QUESTIONS ABOUT CLINTON

Bill Clinton with Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell

Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell at the White House with former President Bill Clinton during a 1993 event for donors to the White House Historical Association. (Mega)

Of the three requests, only Alessi was approved for a deposition.

The entire former first family has now been named in the unsealed records, although none of the Clintons have been accused of wrongdoing in connection with Epstein.

A spokesman for the former president earlier this week denied claims in the documents that Epstein and Clinton were close friends.

FORMER VANITY FAIR EDITOR ‘CATEGORICALLY’ DENIES REPORT CLINTON TRIED TO SHUT DOWN EPSTEIN REPORTING

Mugshot of Jeffrey Epstein

A spokesperson for the former president denied reports that Clinton and Epstein (above) were close friends. (Kypros/Getty Images)

Last month, a New York federal judge ordered that dozens of documents with the names of people linked to Epstein be unsealed.

Clinton was one of dozens of John Does whose names were unsealed under the court order.

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Sarah Rumpf-Whitten is a breaking news writer for Fox News Digital and Fox Business. 

She is a native of Massachusetts and is based in Orlando, Florida.

Story tips and ideas can be sent to sarah.rumpf@fox.com and on X: @s_rumpfwhitten.