A former attorney for the "D.C. Madam" is asking the Supreme Court to let him release phone records from Deborah Palfrey's escort service, saying they could affect the 2016 presidential election, WTOP reported.
The records include customer names, addresses and social security numbers.
Montgomery Blair Sibley is not permitted to release Palfrey's records because of a judge's 2007 restraining order.
Sibley filed an application Monday requesting he be released from the restraining order.
“Time is of the essence because people are casting votes in primaries and caucuses,” Sibley said, according to U.S. News.
"I believe this information is relevant to that political discourse."
“Denying Sibley a hearing deprives the People of the information they may deem material to the exercise of their electoral franchise," he wrote in his application for a stay of restraining order, according to WTOP.
Sibley threatened to release information about Palfrey's customers if the Supreme Court won't hear his request.
Sibley sued former Chief Judge Richard Roberts of D.C.'s U.S. District Court and clerk of the court Angela Caesar for $1 million each. He says in the suit that his First and Fifth Amendment rights were violated because he has not been permitted to argue that Palfrey's records should be released. His case hasn't been heard yet.
“To be clear, if Sibley is not allowed to file his Motion to Modify the Restraining Order and thereafter does not promptly receive a fair and impartial hearing on that Motion, he will justifiably consider the Restraining Order void as a result of being denied such a hearing by the District Court, Circuit Court and now this Court,” a footnote in Sibley's Supreme Court filing says.
“In that event, Sibley will simply release publicly the Verizon Wireless Subpoena Return records containing the names and addresses of eight hundred fifteen Washington, D.C. clients of the D.C. Madam’s escort service,” Sibley wrote.