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Plaskett Seeks Removal from Epstein Civil Case, Calling Her Inclusion 'Malicious'

  • Ernice Gilbert
  • June 28, 2024

Attorneys for Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett filed a motion on Thursday to dismiss her from the civil complaint brought by victims of Jeffrey Epstein in the New York case against the Government of the Virgin Islands. The motion asserts that the complaint fails to present facts or legal grounds necessary to implicate the congresswoman. According to a statement from Ms. Plaskett's office, the plaintiffs allegedly included the congresswoman in the case due to her high profile, presumably to increase the case's visibility and assist in securing a settlement. Eric Breslin, a partner at Duane Morris LLC and counsel for Ms. Plaskett, stated, “Congresswoman Plaskett has devoted most of her professional life to public service, first as a prosecutor, then to further the economic development of the Virgin Islands, and now as a delegate in the House of Representatives. Yet, Plaintiffs now seek to malign her good name with wild allegations so unsupportable they cannot even credibly claim to...