According to recently declassified documents, controversial financier Jeffrey Epstein sent an email to his then-partner Ghislaine Maxwell to refute accusations involving renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. In the email dated January 12, 2015, Epstein urges Maxwell to seek testimonies discrediting claims made by Virginia Giuffre, who accused him of participating in an organization with minors.
The primary focus was on Hawking’s alleged involvement in this event, a claim Epstein considered one of the strongest accusations. Although images confirm Hawking visited Epstein’s island in 2006 for a conference, it remains unclear whether the accusation was true or an invention.
The documents, revealed in an initial batch of 40 with nearly 1,000 pages, address connections between prominent figures such as Donald Trump and Bill Clinton. While Trump is mentioned as familiar with Epstein, no criminal behavior is suggested. Meanwhile, Clinton, closely linked to Epstein in the 2000s, is mentioned without any clear indication of illegal activity.
The relationship between Maxwell and Epstein, initially a couple in the ’90s, evolved into a professional complicity in sexual crimes over nearly three decades. The declassification of documents aims to shed light on the connections of approximately 200 prominent individuals in this high-profile case.