Jeffrey Epstein, 66, was set to stand trial next year for allegedly sexually abusing dozens of minor girls in New York and Florida. According to officials, he’s now dead by his own hand.
His death came less than three weeks after he was found unresponsive in his cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan, with marks on his neck that appeared to be self-inflicted. He had been on suicide watch, but The New York Times is reportaging that at the time of his suicide, he was not.
Epstein was arrested on July 6 for alleged sex trafficking of minor girls at his Upper East Side mansion and his home in Palm Beach, Florida. He faced up to 45 years in prison if convicted.
According to The Daily Beast,
A young woman who says financier Jeffrey Epstein and socialite Ghislaine Maxwell kept her as a sex slave also accused a host of high-powered men of being involved in Epstein’s alleged sex-trafficking ring, according to court records unsealed Friday.
Virginia Giuffre, who says that Epstein and Maxwell trafficked her to powerful people for erotic massages and sex, claimed in depositions in 2016 that Maxwell directed her to have sex with former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, Britain’s Prince Andrew (whom she has accused before), wealthy financier Glenn Dubin, former senator George Mitchell, now-deceased MIT scientist Marvin Minsky, and modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel, as well as “another prince,” a “foreign president,” a well-known prime minsiter” and the owner of a “large hotel chain” in France.
None of the men named in the deposition have been charged with a crime or even sued in civil court in connection with the Epstein case. The deposition represents accuser Giuffre’s allegations, and the court documents unsealed on Friday did not contain any corroboration or further details, though many documents remain sealed.
Epstein, at one time was friends with Trump too. As of this writing, no tweet from the twit.
Authorities couldn’t keep Epstein alive by putting him under 24 hour surveillance? How convenient for a lot of rich and powerful men.— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) August 10, 2019
Dead men tell no tales. https://t.co/P4IBcEfc7t— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) August 10, 2019
UPDATE: This has been making the rounds today…
(via ABC News)