The files were unveiled as part of the civil litigation against Maxwell who faces charges of aiding Epstein’s sexual abuse of young girls.
They stem from a 2015 civil action brought against Maxwell by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre who has claimed she was lured by Maxwell at age 15 into becoming involved with the alleged sex ring.
Renowned physicist Hawking is listed in the document as per a request for Giuffre to provide photos and videos of her with a certain number of listed individuals.
The request states: “All photographs or video containing any image of You and the following individuals. To the extent You have such photographs and video in their original, native format, please produce them in that format (not a paper copy).”
Aside from Hawking, the other individuals listed in the request are Ghislaine Maxwell, Alan Dershowitz, Jeffrey Epstein, Prince Andrew, Ron Eppinger, Bill Clinton and Al Gore.
In 2015, The Independent reported that Hawking was among the guests on the billionaire’s private Caribbean island, Little St. James, in 2006. The trip was reportedly part of a science conference on the neighboring island St. Thomas.