The long-awaited trial could
potentially reveal more secrets of Epstein’s alleged sex rings,
including the possible involvement of high profile politicians,
celebrities, and royalty.
lawsuit against convicted sex offender and billionaire Jeffrey
Epstein is scheduled
to begin December 4th in Palm Beach County
Circuit Court. If the trial is not further delayed or a settlement
is not reached the public may learn more details of Epstein’s
disturbing pedophile adventures. Epstein is well known for his
connections to many powerful businessmen, politicians, and
royalty. Some of his friends include Prince Andrew, Duke of York,
Bill Clinton, and Donald Trump.
upcoming trial relates to an ongoing legal battle between Epstein
and lawyer Bradley Edwards. In 2008, Edwards successfully sued
Epstein on behalf of women who claimed he paid them to massage
while he masturbated. All of the women were teenagers at the time.
records indicate there may have been up
to 40 teenage victims. Despite these
disturbing facts, Epstein was offered a non-prosecution agreement
which allowed him to plead guilty to the lesser charge of
soliciting a minor for prostitution and soliciting prostitution.
He was ordered to pay multi-million dollar settlements to victims
and sentenced to 18 months in jail, of
which he only served 13.
was allowed to stay in the Palm Beach County Jail in his own
private cell where he was allowed to leave the prison six days a
week for “work release”. Epstein was forced to register as a sex
offender for life, but with his money and his connections he
doesn’t seem too bothered. He currently resides on his private
island in the Virgin Islands.
has been working to convince a federal judge to reopen the
investigation into Epstein, alleging that more evidence remains to
be uncovered. Edwards was one of the lawyers representing the
women who brought the original suit against Epstein. Following
Epstein’s plea agreement Edwards filed suit against the U.S.
government claiming the feds failed to involve the victims in the
settlement, an obligation required by the Crime Victims’ Rights
women behind the suit state they believe Epstein’s connections
helped him get his “sweetheart” prison deal. This speculation may
be accurate, especially in light of recently released documents
which indicate that Epstein may have cut a deal with the FBI.
this year the FBI released hundreds of new documents onto their
online depository, The Vault. Some of the documents relate
to the case
against Jeffrey Epstein.One memo from September 18, 2008 states:
“On 9/11/08, case agent advised
writer that Epstein is currently being prosecuted by the State
of Florida and is complying with all conditions of his plea with
the State of Florida. Epstein
has also provided information to the FBI as agreed upon. Case
agent advised that no federal prosecution will occur in this
matter as long as Epstein continues to uphold his agreement with
the State of Florida. … Case agent is requested to contact
writer in the event this matter moves forward on a federal
in 2015 Politico
reported that court documents released
through litigation appeared to show prosecutors cooperating with
Epstein’s lawyers to keep the deal secret. Assistant U.S. Attorney
Marie Villafaña used her personal Gmail account to suggest to one
of Epstein’s lawyers that they file legal papers in a different
jurisdiction as a way to “hopefully cut the press coverage
told Epstein’s attorney that she would “include
our standard language regarding resolving all criminal liability
and I will mention ‘co-conspirators,’ but I would prefer not to
highlight for the judge all of the other crimes and all of the
other persons that we could charge.”
and Paul Cassell filed a court document in response to the
revelations, stating that “the
victims’ allegations of a conspiracy between the Government and
Epstein’s attorneys to conceal the existence of a broad
non-prosecution agreement are not mere speculation, but appear
to be well supported.”
suspicion of improper deal-making is one of the key reasons these
women and Bradley Edwards have fought for this lawsuit for the
last ten years. Unfortunately, even if the suit does go forward,
Jeffrey Epstein will not be attending.
Palm Beach Daily reports that
attorney Jack Scarola will have to read excerpts of Epstein’s
sworn statements rather than questioning him directly. Epstein
previously invoked his 5th Amendment right not incriminate himself
and remained silent. Epstein’s attorney Scott Link said Edwards
and Scarola are trying to “show what a horrible person Mr. Epstein
was” in hopes that “the jury dislikes Mr. Epstein enough to award
Mr. Edwards lots of money in damages.”
has had a barrage of attorneys fighting for him in an attempt to
get the lawsuit dismissed, including Harvard law professor Alan
Dershowitz who has also been
accused of being involved in Epstein’s sexual deviance.
claims come from an additional alleged victim, known as Jane Doe
#3 or Virginia Roberts. In January 2015, it was reported that
Roberts and a Jane Doe #4 filed motions in court seeking to be
added to the ongoing case fought by Bradley Edwards.
women’s allegations match that of earlier victims: Epstein worked
with women to lure in young girls who would be paid to massage his
back and chest while he masturbated and poked the girls with a
vibrator. He often groped the young girls while they gave the
the claims of Roberts and Jane Doe #4 went further than the
previous women. The
motion claims that Epstein was
running a “sexual
abuse ring” where he loaned out underage girls to “prominent
American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign
presidents, a well-known prime minister, and other world
The Guardian also
reports that Roberts claimed the U.S.
government was holding back evidence of her time as a “sex slave”
for Epstein. Roberts said the FBI and federal prosecutors are part
of a “major cover-up”. Although she has been largely dismissed,
both in court and by the media, The Guardian notes that Roberts
filed previously undisclosed receipts for a flight from New York
to Thailand in September 2002 which was paid for by “J Epstein”.
Roberts claims by the age of 16 she was forced into a life of
sexual servitude. She claims to have been brought into Epstein’s
“inner-circle”, flying in his private jet to his ranch in New
Mexico, his private island, and his mansion in New York. Roberts
said she was sexually exploited and assaulted by “politicians,
academicians, businessmen”. Epstein settled the lawsuit out of
court by paying Roberts an undisclosed sum. Now Roberts is among
the women trying to get Epstein’s non-prosecution agreement
all the allegations of Epstein being connected to politicians,
businessmen, and royalty it’s important to take a moment to
highlight some of the people connected to the convicted sex
January 2015, The
Daily Mail reported it had obtained a copy
of Jeffrey Epstein’s address book, which contained the list of all
his associates. Following the Daily Mail’s report, Gawker released a
copy of the address book. The address book
came from Epstein’s former house manager, Alfredo Rodriguez, who
was arrested in 2009 after attempting to sell it. Rodriguez
would spend 18 months in prison before he died in
December. He was never able to speak out publicly about the
true importance of the names.
50 names were circled by Rodriguez, including Courtney Love and
Donald Trump. Other names listed in the address book included
Barbara Walters, Alec Baldwin, Sir Richard Branson, actress
Elizabeth Hurley, designer Tom Ford, John Cleese, Minnie Driver,
Dustin Hoffman, Bobby Kennedy Jr., Senator Edward Kennedy, Henry
Kissinger, Maria Shriver, Rupert Murdoch, and models Janice
Dickinson, Marie Helvin, and Angie Everhart.
it is widely reported that both the Clinton’s and Donald Trump
have connections to Jeffrey Epstein, the
existence of the address book has been ignored. Beyond
simply appearing in Epstein’s little black book, Trump was also
accused of raping a teenage girl who he met through Epstein.
Johnson, also known as Jane Doe, filed three different lawsuits
against Trump in 2016, claiming that she was 13 when she first met
Epstein and began participating in sex parties involving older
men. Johnson claimed that Trump sexually assaulted her in 1994 at
one of Epstein’s parties. She was 13 at the time.
said she decided to come forward once she realized Trump was
running for president. However, in November 2016, Johnson
abruptly cancelled a planned press conference in
which she was going to reveal her identity and instead withdrew
her lawsuit after she said she had received threats on her life.
Trump’s attorney claimed there did not exist any corroborative
evidence to prove Johnson’s claims.
is definitely more to this story than what has been released to
the public. The evidence points to Epstein using his connections
to get out of prison time. He is simply too connected to powerful
people to be brought down. And if the allegations are true that Epstein
secretly recorded the sex parties he may
have plenty of dirt on many of the world’s most powerful people.
Hopefully, this December the people of the world will learn the
truth and perhaps Epstein’s victims can rest a little easier
knowing the truth is out.