The death of Jeffrey Epstein by suicide in his prison cell in Manhattan means that the spotlight is now his British & # 39; fixer & # 39; and ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell, who reportedly sold girls to have sex with the shame financier.
The death of Epstein means that his prosecutors can never bring him to justice, but they now want prosecutors to go after his associates.
& # 39; I hope the authorities will prosecute and prosecute his henchmen and accomplices, and provide redress for his victims. & # 39; said Jennifer Araoz, one of the victims who spoke after the death of Epstein was announced today.
Authorities have yet to discuss their next step because they deal with indignation that Epstein apparently was able to end his own life despite the fact that he was guarding suicide.
Epstein is pictured with his associate and one-time girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell in 2005. Researchers can now focus on her after Epstein's death in his prison cell
Ghislaine Maxwell is the daughter of the controversial British newspaper magnate Robert Maxwell, who died after falling overboard from his hunt in 1991.
She moved to America that year and became a confidant and for a while the romantic partner of Jeffrey Epstein.
Virginia Giuffre, an alleged victim of Epstein, prosecuted Maxwell in 2015 and claimed that she helped him purchase girls for sex.
New documents that were unlocked this week claim that an alleged victim was approached by & # 39; perfect stranger & # 39; Maxwell, who lured her to Epstein & # 39; s home & # 39; & # 39; with the promise of a & # 39; legitimate job & # 39 ;.
Guiffre herself claims that one day she read a book about massage therapy when she was approached by Maxwell, who noticed the book and told her that she knew someone who was looking for a traveling masseuse.
When Giuffre said she had no experience or references, she recalled that Maxwell said: & We can train you. We can inform you. & # 39;
Guiffre claims that Maxwell lent the young girls & # 39; to high-profile friends of Epstein, including politicians.
The death of Jeffrey Epstein by suicide in his prison cell in Manhattan means that the spotlight is now his British & # 39; fixer & # 39; and ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell (photo)
Shamed financier Jeffrey Epstein (shown in a police mugshot in 2017) hung himself in his prison cell in New York City on Saturday morning
Prosecutors have not accused Maxwell of misconduct and no word has come from the 57-year-old or her lawyers since the very published arrest of her closest confidant.
In her own statement in 2016, Maxwell cited the claims as one of Giuffre's many fictional lies and stories to make this a salutary event to attract interest and press. It is absolutely nonsense. & # 39; She also claimed that Giuffre was 17 when she met her.
However, she may have to make a statement regarding the allegations against her if authorities put her in the spotlight.
Actress Mia Farrow said that Maxwell & # 39; knows everything about Epstein & # 39 ;.
Giuffre & # 39; s lawyer David Boies told CNN in a statement that Epstein was not working alone.
& # 39; Justice requires that those who have dealt with him are also called to account, & # 39; said Boies.
His colleague Sigrid McCawley said that & # 39; the statement of accountability started by the votes of brave and truthful victims should not end & # 39; with the death of Epstein.
Boies said on Friday that those not mentioned in the Epstein case were far from clear because 2,000 records had been unlocked.
Epstein & # 39; s suicide comes just 24 hours after judicial documents from Virginia Roberts Giuffre (photo with a photo of himself aged 16) were unlocked
Jeffrey Epstein (left) and Donald Trump together on the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, in 1997. Giuffre says she has never had sex with Trump
Epstein was detained without bail in the Metropolitan Correctional Center of Manhattan (photo) on charges of conspiracy and sex trade
He predicted: & # 39; It all comes out. & # 39;
Epstein waited for a trial of charges of conspiracy and sex trade and was held without bail in the so-called high-security complex.
The 66-year-old Epstein had tried to take his own life before on July 24, but was unsuccessful and returned to his cell under no constant suicide watch, causing indignation that he could have injured himself again before facing justice.
The now deceased financier, who once counted President Clinton and Donald Trump as his friends, had been arrested since July 6.
He was accused of arranging sex with dozens of underage girls in his residences in New York City and Florida between 2002 and 2005.
Epstein, who was imprisoned in a separate sex case in Florida in 2008, had argued not to be guilty of the charge.
He escaped with a light sentence in the Florida case after concluding a deal with prosecutors.
The & # 39; non-prosecution & # 39; agreement allowed the billionaire to be accused of state charges – he avoided federal prosecution and served only 13 months in prison.
Before his death, two victims had asked for the deal – which was kept secret at that time – to be thrown away and to say that prosecutors violated the law by not consulting them.
JEFFREY EPSTEIN & KILLS: A TIMETABLE OF PEDOPHILE BILLION DOWNFALL
1999 – Virginia Roberts Giuffre is allegedly recruited by Ghislaine Maxwell to become Epstein's sex slave at the age of 17. She also claimed that he forced her to have sex with his friend Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth's second son.
2002 – Trump tells New York Magazine that his friend Epstein & # 39; loves beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. & # 39;
2005 – A 14-year-old girl tells the police that Epstein has abused her in his mansion in Palm Beach.
May 2006 – Epstein and two of his co-workers are accused of multiple counts of illegal sexual acts with a minor. Barry Krischer, state lawyer of the time, referred the case to a large jury who heard that only two of the 12 girls of law enforcement had gathered as potential witnesses. They only returned a single count of prostitution.
July 2006 – The case is referred to the FBI by the Florida Palm Beach police, who were not satisfied with the way the case was handled.
2007 – Epstein & # 39; s lawyers meet the chief federal prosecutor Alexander Acosta of Miami, who would later become the labor minister in the Trump government. They secretly negotiate the & # 39; deal of a lifetime & # 39 ;.
June 2008 – After he was found guilty of two prostitute complaints, the billionaire was sentenced to 18 months in a low security prison in exchange for prosecutors who ended their investigation of his sexual acts with minors and gave him immunity for future prosecution in connection with those charges. In reality, Epstein was able to work six days a week from his office while supposedly imprisoned.
July 2008 – Accusers heard about the deal for the first time.
July 2009 – Epstein is released from prison five months early.
July 2018 – The Miami Herald publishes investigative journalist Julie K. Brown & # 39; s exposition on Epstein & # 39; s long history of alleged sexual abuse and news about the & # 39; deal of a lifetime & # 39; after Acosta was appointed labor secretary.
February 2019 – The justice department opens an internal evaluation of the Epstein advocacy deal.
July 7, 2019 – Epstein is arrested after his private jet from Paris lands at New Jersey & # 39; s airport Teterboro. At the same time, federal agents are breaking into his manor house in Manhattan where they have discovered hundreds of photos of naked minors.
July 8, 2019 – Epstein is accused of sex-related indictment describing how he set up a network of underage girls in Florida and New York, paying girls up to 14 years old for & # 39; massages and sexual acts & # 39; to take care of. The charges are imprisonment for a maximum of 45 years.
July 11, 2019 – More than a dozen women, previously unknown to the police, came forward to accuse him of sexual abuse.
July 24 – Epstein was found unconscious in his cell after an apparent suicide attempt. He was moved to suicide guard at the Metropolitan Correctional Center.
August 9, 2019 – More than 2,000 documents have been unlocked that detail the shameful allegations against Epstein.
August 10, 2019 – Epstein is found dead in his cell.
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