Bill Clinton Accused of Pressuring Vanity Fair on Epstein Reporting

( – An additional 300 pages of documents related to Jeffrey Epstein were released on Thursday, bringing the total number of pages released to over 900, the UK Guardian reported.

The documents, which include the unredacted names of over 100 individuals linked to Epstein, including business associates, accusers, and others, were made public last week after a federal judge in December ordered the records be unsealed.

The documents stem from a lawsuit Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre filed against Ghislaine Maxwell, including motions filed and excerpts from depositions.

While Thursday’s batch of unsealed documents does not appear to include new information about Epstein’s trafficking of young women, it does include an email exchange between Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre and reporter Sharon Churcher.

Churcher, who had been assisting Giuffre in securing a book deal, emailed Giuffre in 2011 to say that she was right to be concerned about which side Vanity Fair would take in a story about Jeffrey Epstein.

In expressing her concern about Vanity Fair, Giuffre brought up an unsubstantiated claim that former President Bill Clinton allegedly threatened Vanity Fair over its reporting on Epstein.

In a 2007 story, Page Six reported that Gawker claimed that Clinton went to editor Graydon Carter’s office in Times Square to demand that reporter John Connolly’s story about Epstein be scrapped.

However, according to Page Six, the incident never happened.

Writer John Connolly disputed the Gawker story, telling Page Six that his story hadn’t been killed.

Graydon Carter also denied the Gawker report, telling the UK Telegraph last week that it “categorically did not happen.”

In a 2019 interview with NPR, Connolly said Epstein had previously threatened Graydon Carter when Vanity Fair had been considering a story on the allegations against him in 2003.

Reporter Vicky Ward claimed she spoke with two of Epstein’s accusers on the record for her 2003 article on Epstein but none of it ended up in the final story. According to Graydon Carter, the details were omitted not because of threats or intimidation but because Ward’s sourcing wasn’t legally sufficient.

At the same time, John Connolly told NPR that when he was investigating Epstein in 2006, a dead cat was left outside of Graydon Carter’s house. He said Carter expressed concern for his children’s safety so Connolly decided not to pursue his investigation.

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