Jeffrey Epstein

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2 New Names Emerge in Epstein Drama

Jennifer Araoz updates her lawsuit with fresh accusations

(Newser) - Four women regularly helped Jeffrey Epstein orchestrate his sexual assaults, according to newly updated court documents . Jennifer Araoz, who first pointed a finger at Epstein in July and filed suit in August, named the accused: Ghislaine Maxwell, publishing heiress and Epstein companion; Lesley Groff, Epstein's secretary; Rosalyn Fontanilla, his... More »

Epstein Accuser: There's Another Guilty Party in All This

Artist Maria Farmer says Victoria's Secret CEO Leslie Wexner is also responsible

(Newser) - A Jeffrey Epstein accuser says billionaire fashion mogul Leslie Wexner is also responsible for her sexual assault—because she lived on his Ohio estate and was manhandled by his security after it happened, the Washington Post reports. An artist, Maria Farmer says she had gotten a job creating two paintings... More »

Epstein Accuser Out With Details on Prince Andrew

Virginia Roberts Giuffre calls him an 'abuser' and 'participant' in Epstein's sex ring

(Newser) - "He was an abuser. He was a participant." That's what Virginia Roberts Giuffre—one of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers—says about Prince Andrew in an upcoming Dateline that includes interviews with six Epstein accusers, per . Talking to host Savannah Guthrie, Giuffre goes into detail about... More »

Woman: I Am Epstein's 'Minor Victim-1'

Lawsuit from anonymous woman says she was 14 when recruited for sex

(Newser) - When prosecutors brought new sex-trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein, one of the women they focused on was identified only as "Minor Victim-1." Now she has come forward, though anonymously, in a new lawsuit against Epstein's estate, reports the Wall Street Journal . The woman says she was 14... More »

Epstein Victim Likely Was Willing, MIT Scientist Says

Richard Stallman defended the accused on university listserv

(Newser) - MIT's Jeffrey Epstein awkwardness isn't going away yet. Days after the director of the MIT Media Lab resigned after being accused of accepting and covering up donations from Epstein, emails have surfaced that show a famed computer scientist excusing sexual assault. Richard Stallman wrote that it's likely... More »

Epstein Spotted Traveling With Girls Who Looked 11 in 2018

Air traffic controller also said she saw him with a girl who looked 16 to 18

(Newser) - Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in July at a New Jersey airport; that same month, an air traffic controller told US Marshals Service investigators about two previous sightings of Epstein at another airport, one in the US Virgin Islands—and he wasn't alone. Newly released government documents show the air... More »

Head of Prestigious University Lab Resigns Over Epstein

MIT media lab director Joi Ito is out amid accusations he tried to hide big donations

(Newser) - The Jeffrey Epstein scandal has brought down the head of a prestigious university research lab. Joi Ito resigned Saturday as director of the MIT Media Lab amid accusations that he accepted big donations from the disgraced financier and then tried to cover them up, reports the New York Times . His... More »

'Literally a Thousand' Names in Some Sealed Epstein Filings

So says judge about court records related to civil case against the late financier

(Newser) - Sealed court records contain the names of hundreds of third parties who were mentioned in a civil case involving sexual abuse allegations against the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, a federal judge said Wednesday. The unnamed people, including a man identified only as John Doe, will be allowed to object to... More »

Judge Officially Ends Epstein Criminal Case

Civil cases could continue against estate

(Newser) - The judge overseeing the criminal case against Jeffrey Epstein officially shut it down Thursday, though the investigation will continue. Epstein, who died in jail Aug. 10, was charged with sex trafficking. Judge Richard Berman had kept the case open for women to give victim impact statements in court Tuesday in... More »

Epstein's Lawyer: Our Expert Used the Word 'Homicide'

As women line up in a Manhattan courtroom to call Epstein a coward, villain

(Newser) - Jeffrey Epstein was called a coward and a villain in a federal courtroom in Manhattan on Tuesday, as 16 women who said they were sexually abused by Epstein were given the chance to publicly share their fury; statements from more than a dozen others were read aloud. US District... More »

Wave of Epstein Accusers Will Get Their Day in Court Today

Judge says up to 30 victims and Epstein lawyers will get a chance to testify at hearing

(Newser) - Up to 30 women are expected to take a judge up on his invitation to speak at a hearing after financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself before facing sex trafficking charges. The hearing Tuesday morning was scheduled last week by US District Judge Richard Berman, the AP reports. Berman presided over... More »

Prince Andrew: I Had No Idea About Epstein

'At no stage ... did I see, witness or suspect' any inappropriate behavior

(Newser) - Britain's Prince Andrew, who last week dismissed as "abhorrent" claims that he was involved in Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sex trafficking, now says he simply had no idea what his billionaire former friend was up to. Calling it a "mistake" to socialize with Epstein after the latter... More »

A Psychologist Removed Epstein From Suicide Watch

Per newly released letter from the Justice Department

(Newser) - It was a "doctoral-level psychologist" who determined Jeffrey Epstein should be removed from suicide watch, the Justice Department revealed late Friday, according to USA Today . The billionaire financier was found dead in his cell at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan August 10 as he awaited trial on... More »

Ex-Epstein Cellmate: Guards Are Warning Me Not to Talk

Nick Tartaglione says he wants to be relocated

(Newser) - Jeffrey Epstein's old cellmate says he's living under threatening conditions in a Manhattan jail and wants to be relocated, LoHud reports. Nicholas Tartaglione—an ex-cop awaiting trial on a quadruple homicide —said via his lawyer Tuesday that Metropolitan Correctional Center guards are issuing dire warnings if either... More »

Epstein May Have Gamed the System From Beyond the Grave

The alleged rapist put over $570M in a trust fund

(Newser) - The will that Jeffrey Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide puts more than $577 million in assets into a trust fund that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages, the AP reports. Estate lawyers and other experts say prying open the... More »

Epstein Suit: He Took Girl's Virginity 'Against Her Will'

That and 2 other complaints allege Epstein trafficked for sex during work release

(Newser) - The cushy conditions of Jeffrey Epstein's imprisonment and work release a decade ago in Florida just intensified: In federal lawsuits filed Tuesday against the late disgraced financier, who took his own life earlier this month while awaiting trial in jail on charges of sex trafficking, two women are alleging... More »

2 Days Before Epstein's Death, a New Will

Prosecutors officially drop charges but not investigation

(Newser) - Two days before killing himself in his jail cell, Jeffrey Epstein signed a new will. The document, which was obtained by the New York Post , was filed Aug. 8 in the US Virgin Islands; Epstein hanged himself Aug. 10. The will lists assets of close to $600 million. His brother... More »

Barr Doesn't Mention Epstein, but Reassigns Prisons Chief

Attorney General Bill Barr announced the move Monday

(Newser) - Attorney General Bill Barr has made another staff-related move in the wake of Jeffrey Epstein's suicide. Barr on Monday announced that federal Bureau of Prisons Acting Director Hugh Hurwitz would be removed from that role. Hurwitz will remain a part of BOP as assistant director of its Reentry Services... More »

Prince Andrew: Connecting Me to Epstein Crimes Is 'Abhorrent'

'His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being'

(Newser) - Prince Andrew is "appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged crimes," Buckingham Palace said in a statement Monday amid renewed media focus on the connections between the billionaire sex offender and Queen Elizabeth II's second son. The statement came after the Mail on Sunday... More »

Florida Jail Sold Epstein Women's Panties, Size 5

Newly released records show special treatment

(Newser) - When Jeffrey Epstein was doing time a decade ago in the Palm Beach County Jail, he was allowed to buy two pairs of women's panties, size 5, from the jail's store. The jail's purchase logs were examined by the Miami Herald , which said it's not clear... More »

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