The lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein’s victims alleges that the pedophile has threatened him and his family
Attorney for victims of Jeffrey Epstein claims the pedophile threatened him and his family by saying, “I have friends in high places – someone will get hurt.”
- Bradley Edwards fought over a decade to bring Jeffrey Epstein to justice
- The lawyer represented more than 20 Epstein prosecutors, starting with the first Florida sexual abuse case against him in 2005
- He claimed Tuesday that Epstein hired people to guard his wife and children
- He also described a phone call he received from Epstein after the financier filed a civil extortion case against the lawyer in 2009.
- Edwards quoted Epstein as saying, “You must understand that I have friends in high places. I’ll drop my lawsuit … if you drop everything … against me ‘
- On another occasion, Edwards said that Epstein told him, “Brad, if you continue to prosecute me this way, someone will be injured.”
A lawyer for more than 20 of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims alleges that the deceased pedophile threatened him and his family by promoting his “friends in high places” and warning, “Someone will be injured.”
Bradley Edwards fought over a decade to bring Epstein to justice, beginning in the mid-2000s when he represented victims in the first sexual abuse case against the financier in Florida.
The lawyer, whose book Relentless Pursuit: My Fight for the Victims of Jeffrey Epstein was released last month, appeared on a livestream for the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) on Tuesday, revealing that at one point Epstein hired people to guard his wife and sons.
Bradley Edwards (left), a lawyer for more than 20 of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims, claims that the deceased pedophile (right) threatened him and his family by praising his’ friends in high places’ and warning, ‘There is going injuring someone ‘
Edwards also described a threatening appeal he received from Epstein after filing a civil extortion case against the lawyer in 2009.
In that lawsuit, Epstein accused Edwards of lying about the sexual abuse described in the original case because he wanted to bring more money to his law firm.
“He called me to tell me, ‘Look, I don’t like the way you sue me and I don’t like the way you try to undo my immunity deal,’ said Edwards on the live stream.
“You have to understand that I have friends in high places. I will drop my lawsuit against you if you drop everything you do against me. ”
The lawyer said he had met Epstein several times at a Starbucks in Boca Raton, Florida, where the financier told him, “Brad, if you keep prosecuting me like this, someone will be injured.”
Edwards fought over a decade to bring Epstein to justice, beginning in the mid-2000s when he represented victims in the first sexual abuse case against the financier in Florida
Epstein eventually dropped the lawsuit, before Edwards came out for malicious prosecution, claiming that the case was intended to intimidate him and his customers.
Over the next nine years, Edwards used the counter-suit to gather information about Epstein.
The case was to be brought to trial in 2018, offering Epstein’s prosecutors an opportunity to testify against him, who had been taken from them years earlier over the plea deal he had been given by then-American attorney Alexander Acosta.
But just before the trial started, Epstein and Edwards settled the case for an undisclosed fee.
Edwards said at the time that he settled because he wanted the victims to be able to share their stories in federal court.
Epstein apologized through his lawyer, who read in part: “The lawsuit I had filed was my unreasonable attempt to damage his business reputation and prevent Mr. Edwards from prosecuting me. It did not work.’
In July 2019, Epstein was hit by a slew of new sex trafficking and abuse charges involving dozens of underage girls.
He pleaded innocent and was found dead in August by an apparent suicide in his Manhattan prison.
Edwards listens to a public apology from Epstein, read by Epstein’s attorney, Scott Link, in a Palm Beach County, Florida, courtroom after a civil settlement was reached where Epstein admitted the charges he made against Edwards were completely false