Almost three decades before Jeffrey Epstein came into contact with the law because he was a sex offender, he was in the Cosmopolitan magazine as "bachlelor of the month."
Epstein, the wealthy financier faced with federal indictment for sex trafficking, appeared in Cosmo & # 39; s July 1980 issue, where he was praised as a "New York dynamo" looking for a "cute girl from Texas."
He was featured in a section of the magazine that eligible bachelors across the country, according to The Daily Beast.
At the time, Epstein was a trader with Bear Stearns, the Wall Street investment bank.
If & # 39; single of the month & # 39; Cosmo invited single women to write to him at the bank's headquarters in Manhattan.
Jeffrey Epstein was once proclaimed & # 39; bachelor of the month & # 39; by Cosmopolitan magazine in 1980 – decades before he was accused of sex crimes. Epstein is seen on the left during his period as a school teacher in New York City in the 1970s. He is seen right in a mugshot that was distributed last week
Epstein was featured in the July 1980 edition of Cosmopolitan magazine
& # 39; Financial strategist Jeffrey Epstein, 27, only talks to people who earn more than a million a year! & # 39 ;, was in the ad.
& # 39; If you use & # 39; a cute girl from Texas & # 39; write this New York dynamo at 55 Water St., 49th floor, N.Y.C. 10041. "
The advertisement contained a photo of Epstein, wearing a suit and tie. He also has a dark-haired mullet.
In August 1980, Bear Stearns placed an advertisement in The Wall Street Journal announcing that Epstein was one of the bank's employees who was a limited partner.
The following year, Epstein Bear Stearns left after allegedly borrowing a friend's $ 20,000 to buy shares.
After his stay at Bear Stearns, Epstein started to work exclusively as a money manager for rich moguls with a value of at least $ 1 billion.
His only known client in the 1980s was Leslie Wexner, the president of Limited Brands, the parent company of Victoria’s Secret.
Epstein served as Wexner's personal asset advisor for two decades.
But former employees have claimed that his powers went far beyond this assignment and said he had input into the management of L Brands.
He tried to influence the selection of Victoria & # 39; s Secret models and also bought a $ 10 million aircraft on behalf of the company, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Recalling business meetings with the now 81-year-old Wexner, a former director said: & # 39; He would say Jeffrey says this and Jeffrey says & # 39 ;.
In the light of new charges against Epstein – who is being held in New York for alleged sex trafficking – L Brands is investigating the extent of his influence in the company.
A L Brands spokesperson said they don't believe Epstein was an employee or representative of the company and are crimes like & # 39; horrible & # 39; labeled.
From the 1980s to the early 2000s, Epstein and Wexner forged a close professional and personal relationship.
Sources near the couple's claim told the Wall Street Journal that the store magnate was attracted by New York's high-flying lifestyle and charm.
Robert Morosky, former vice-president of L Brands, said: “Les is an insecure man with a big ego … he had a lot of money but longed for respect. They (Wexner and Epstein) played each other's needs.
Since new charges were brought against Epstein, Wexner has distanced himself from his former friend.
In a memo for L Brands employees earlier this month, he wrote: & # 39; I could never have suspected that someone I employed more than ten years ago could have caused so many people so much pain. & # 39;
Last week, L Brands instructed a team of lawyers to review the financier's position based on reports from former executives that the 66-year-old unofficially buried his way to the Ohio headquarters through his ties with Wexner.
Epstein, who retained some powerful figures as friends, including Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Alan Dershowitz and others, is currently being imprisoned at the Metropolitan Correctional Center after being charged with molesting girls in his homes in New York and West Palm Beach between 2002 and 2005.
He has pleaded not guilty of two allegations of sex trade and is coming to court on Wednesday.
The now 66-year-old hedge fund manager is accused of paying underage girls hundreds of dollars for massages and then molesting them at various locations from 2002 to 2005.
Last week, Epstein reportedly tried to hang himself in his prison cell. His cellmate claims to have saved his life.
Jeffrey Epstein & # 39; s cellmate Nicholas Tartaglione (photo) says he saved the life of the billionaire pedophile during his recent suicide attempt at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York
Tartaglione and Epstein are in the same special housing unit where 99 prisoners live who pose a security risk or have violated disciplinary rules
Nicholas Tartaglione – a former NYPD officer accused of killing four men for a failed drug deal – claims he found Epstein unconscious on Tuesday night.
Epstein tried to hang himself for Tartaglione, 49, quickly called for help, according to the New York Daily News.
Investigators initially tried to determine whether Tartaglione had attacked Epstein or whether the billionaire financier had tried to end his own life when he was found in his cell.
Epstein was brought to the hospital with neck injuries while Tartaglione was questioned about the behavior and mental state of Epstein in the hours before he was found on the floor.
However, Tartaglione's lawyer Bruce Barket told DailyMail.com on Friday that the couple had built a close friendship after Epstein's arrest on July 6.
The two are in the same special housing unit that houses 99 prisoners who pose a security risk or have violated disciplinary rules.
Muscle-bound Tartaglione is accused of killing four men after a failed cocaine deal in December 2016.
Attorney General William Barr stated in March that prosecutors would ask for the death penalty for the calluses.
Tartaglione is said to have lured his four victims to a bar in the state of New York before he held them against their will and killed them.
TIMETABLE OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN & # 39; S LEGAL PROBLEMS
1999-2002 – Virginia Roberts (Jane Doe # 3) claims she served as a & # 39; sex slave & # 39; for Jeffrey Epstein and was required to perform sexual activity with him and some of his high-profile friends.
March 2005 – Florida authorities launch a probe in Epstein after a mother calls and claims that her daughter has been molested on his Palm Beach estate.
May 2006 – A probable cause statement has been submitted by the Palm Beach Police Department after the investigation into the sexual battery in Epstein, Sarah Kellen and Haley Robson Sworn. It accuses Epstein with four counts of immoral and voluptuous behavior for unlawful sex with a minor. Five victims and seventeen witnesses were interviewed and claimed that Epstein had been guilty of unlawful sexual behavior. Meanwhile, Sworn was accused of benefiting from providing young girls to Epstein, while Kellen had the task of keeping a black book with the names and contact details of these minors in her capacity as Epstein's assistant.
May 2006 – Barry Krischer, the public prosecutor in Palm Beach, referred the case to a large jury.
June 2006 – The grand jury turns a charge against one count of prostitution. This tax does not indicate that the person in question was a minor. Only one girl testifies before the grand jury.
July 2006 – The Palm Island Police Commissioner is becoming increasingly irritated as he looks at the lack of progress that his investigation is making in the legal system, and convinces the FBI to open a federal investigation. It is called Operation Leap Year and the possible crime under investigation is & # 39; child prostitution & # 39 ;.
November 2006 – Operation Leap Year starts when the FBI starts interviewing potential witnesses and victims from the three states where Epstein owns: Florida, New York and New Mexico.
June 2007 – The US law firm makes a lengthy indictment when Epstein's federal probe comes to an end, while Epstein simultaneously starts negotiating a possible plea.
July 2007 – A new series of grand jury subpoenas is being issued, including that for Epstein's computers. When the police are going to perform that summons in the Palm Beach house of Epstein, they discover that they have all been removed.
August 2007 – The then American lawyer in Miami, Alex Acosta, participates in the Epstein negotiation talks.
September 2007 – Epstein signs a non-prosecution agreement on September 24 after rejecting multiple pleas. His charges are then transferred to the Palm Beach County Attorney's Office.
October 2007 – Acosta meets Epstein's lawyer, Jay Lefkowitz, to finalize the terms of the plea. It is agreed that the victims would not be informed, the deal would be kept under seal and all major summonses of the jury would be canceled – including those for Epstein & # 39; s computers, which were still free.
January 2008 – After months of demands, Epstein and his lawyers say they will no longer accept the plea because he is forcing him to register as a sex offender.
February 2008 – A civil lawsuit has been filed against Epstein by an anonymous woman, stating that as a 16-year-old minor she was recruited to give Epstein a paid massage. She demands $ 50 million and claims that she was then forced to perform sexual acts on Epstein.
March 2008 – A federal grand jury presentation is planned after the FBI probe. Lawyers for Epstein start harassing victims with phone calls and one of his investigators is accused of trying to get the father of a victim out of the way.
March 2008 – A second woman filed a civil claim against Epstein.
May 2008 – It is announced that the federal case against Epstein can be continued without a plea.
June 2008 – On June 30, Epstein pleads guilty of one count of prostitution and one count of prostitution with a minor under the age of 18. Both are charges of the state and he has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. He will also have to register as a sex offender.
July 2008 – The victims of Epstein are informed of the plea, but it takes ten years before they are aware of all the details, including the fact that the victim was 16 in the indictment for which Epstein made a guilty plea and not 14 such as the women were led believe. This allowed Epstein to prevent him from registering as a sex offender in several states such as New Mexico, where he has a ranch. An emergency request is made within the framework of the law on the rights of crime victims, which requires victims to be informed about pleas and the right to appear on conviction. It is being ignored.
August 2008 – Epstein & # 39; s agreement cannot be unlocked for the victims to see it being decided in court, with federal prosecutors fighting to keep the archives hidden from the public.
October 2008 – Epstein starts the work release from the county stockad, where he is transported six days a week to an office where he can work and entertain visitors. He returns to the stockade in the evening.
December 2008 – A judge grants Epstein's request to travel to New York for a day and then an extended stay. He says it's for a lawsuit, but after a first filing there is no follow-up in the case.
July 22, 2009 – Epstein is released from prison.
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