Neil said that while he had briefly met Ghislaine Maxwell (who could conceivably have passed his contact details** onto Epstein), he'd never met Epstein, and had never diddled a kid. Hence lawsuit.
*The point here being that having your details in a paedophile's address book doesn't necessarily mean that you a) know them, or b) share their predilections. After all, even nonces might need to call out a plumber, or order a pizza, and unless there's some sort of paedo pizza place and I'll stop there.
**Whatever they were in the 90s when they're supposed to have met.
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