A Manhattan federal judge on Friday rejected Ghislaine Maxwell’s request to name the women who have come forward in the media and on other platforms as victims of deceased financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

The ruling, from U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan, came amid a battle between Maxwell’s attorneys and federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York over a protective order order governing discovery in the case, which accuses the former British socialite and Epstein’s longtime confidante of enabling the millionaire’s abuses.

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