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US NewsFor Jeffrey Epstein’s Accusers, Suicide Marks Another Setback

11:40  11 august  2019
11:40  11 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

Jeffrey Epstein's death 'was suicide' - city official

Jeffrey Epstein's death 'was suicide' - city official New York's coroner is confident that Jeffrey Epstein's death was a suicide. The New York Times cited an anonymous city official as saying the death was by hanging, despite the chief medical examiner Dr Barbara Sampson saying the cause of death was "pending further information". Epstein, a wealthy financier who was friends with people such as Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, was arrested on 6 July and pleaded not guilty to charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls as young as 14, from at least 2002 until 2005.

Jeffrey Epstein ’ s victims deserved to see him found guilty in a court of law & deserved for his case to be used as leverage to get justice Meanwhile, Epstein ' s personal pilots had been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in Manhattan last month, which could be used to There it is. Another “ suicide .”

Jeffrey Edward Epstein (January 20, 1953 – August 10, 2019) was an American financier and convicted sex offender. Epstein began his career in finance at the investment bank Bear Stearns

For Jeffrey Epstein’s Accusers, Suicide Marks Another Setback © Richard Drew/Associated Press “Justice demands that those who acted with him also be held accountable,” said David Boies, left, a lawyer who represents the women who said they were victims of Mr. Epstein.

Virginia Giuffre’s husband woke her early in Australia, where it was Sunday morning, to share a stunning development that would leave her in tears: Jeffrey Epstein was dead.

Ms. Giuffre, who has long accused Mr. Epstein of sexually abusing her, said the news of his suicide triggered a complicated mix of emotions. She was grateful that Mr. Epstein would never harm anyone again, but she said she was mostly angry that after so many years of struggle to bring attention to Mr. Epstein, there would be no chance to see him answer for his conduct.

Jeffrey Epstein accuser sues British socialite and staff members

Jeffrey Epstein accuser sues British socialite and staff members A woman who accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexual misconduct has sued his estate, former associate Ghislaine Maxwell and three unnamed staff members who worked for the financier, according to a court filing. Jennifer Araoz, the plaintiff, filed the lawsuit in a New York state court in Manhattan on Wednesday. She had previously told NBC last month that she was recruited outside her New York City school to spend time with Epstein and gave him massages when she was 14.

The suicide of Jeffrey Epstein on Saturday left his accusers around the country stunned and angered that they would never see him face a full reckoning for his exploits, after coming so close. Mr. Epstein , a wealthy financier, was believed to have recruited dozens of girls and young women into his orbit

In light of Epstein ' s apparent suicide , his accusers say they want the financier's alleged accomplices to be held accountable for his crimes. In the afternoon following news of Jeffrey Epstein ’ s apparent suicide , his accusers expressed frustration and continued their calls for justice for his alleged child

“We’ve worked so hard to get here, and he stole that from us, too,” Ms. Giuffre said in an interview with The New York Times. For Jeffrey Epstein’s Accusers, Suicide Marks Another Setback © Reuters Michelle Licata and Courtney Wild accused Jeffrey Epstein of running a sex trafficking ring.

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Trump shares conspiracy theory tying Clintons to Epstein's death (The Hill)

Epstein's life is a mystery - for victims, it's tragic (Guardian)Court unseals defamation case documents (Telegraph)

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Mr. Epstein’s suicide in a Manhattan federal jail on Saturday left accusers around the globe shocked and angered that they would never see him face a full reckoning for his exploits. After years of setbacks, they said they had come so close, with Mr. Epstein behind bars and a reinvigorated prosecution eager to air allegations of sexual abuse that had long been obscured.

NYC medical examiner completes autopsy on Jeffrey Epstein’s body, says cause of death still pending

NYC medical examiner completes autopsy on Jeffrey Epstein’s body, says cause of death still pending New York City’s chief medical examiner performed an autopsy on the body of Jeffrey Epstein Sunday, but said that the cause of death was “pending further information at this time.” 

Some of Jeffrey Epstein ’ s accusers and their lawyers are angry that the financier’s suicide will prevent him from facing them in court. A former law enforcement official says that Epstein died by suicide while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges in New York.

Last month, Epstein was found injured and in the fetal position in his cell with “ marks on his neck,” according to NBC New York. But TMZ is hearing that he may not have been on suicide watch, which is a violation of protocol since he should’ve been put on suicide watch after his first alleged attempt.

“Jeffrey Epstein took himself out because he was too much of a coward to face justice and his accusers,” said Alicia Arden, a model who filed a police report against Mr. Epstein in 1997 that accused him of sexually assaulting her after purporting to be a talent scout for Victoria’s Secret.

Jennifer Araoz, who said she had been raped by Mr. Epstein after being recruited outside her Manhattan high school in 2001, said she was angry he would not have to face anyone in court. For Jeffrey Epstein’s Accusers, Suicide Marks Another Setback © AP Jeffrey Epstein

“We have to live with the scars of his actions for the rest of our lives, while he will never face the consequences of the crimes he committed, the pain and trauma he caused so many people,” Ms. Araoz said in a statement.

Several accusers, some speaking through lawyers, said they hoped that authorities would continue their investigation, focusing on other people in Mr. Epstein’s circle who they said had helped recruit, train and coerce his victims.

Serious questions surround monitoring of Epstein in prison

Serious questions surround monitoring of Epstein in prison For one of the most high-profile inmates in America to find a way to kill himself in his jail cell is shocking enough. When that inmate had apparently just been removed from "suicide watch" after attempting to take his own life weeks before, it is almost beyond belief. The US Attorney General is not the only American "appalled" by the death of Jeffrey Epstein after an "apparent suicide" in the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in Manhattan. © Imagebridge Jeffrey Epstein was pronounced dead at a New York hospital Mr Barr says Epstein's death "raises serious questions that must be answered".

Epstein ' s apparent suicide robs his accusers of their chance to see justice done. Billionaire financier and alleged sex trafficker and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was found dead by apparent suicide in a New York federal jail, multiple news sources reported on Saturday morning.

NBC News: Jeffrey Epstein was not currently on suicide watch when he was found in his cell this morning. He was, however, housed in his own cell without other inmates. So Epstein failed to commit suicide the first time, is then placed specifically on suicide watch, THEN successfully commits suicide .

Federal prosecutors have indicated they are looking beyond Mr. Epstein. Federal charges filed against him last month included a charge of conspiracy.

“Jeffrey Epstein did not act, and could not have done what he did, alone,” said David Boies, a New York attorney representing Ms. Giuffre and other accusers. “Justice demands that those who acted with him also be held accountable.”

In the hours after Mr. Epstein, 66, was found lifeless in his cell, Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney in Manhattan, said his office would continue to investigate. For Jeffrey Epstein’s Accusers, Suicide Marks Another Setback © Reuters A car reportedly carrying the body of financier Jeffrey Epstein.

“To those brave young women who have already come forward and to the many others who have yet to do so, let me reiterate that we remain committed to standing for you,” Mr. Berman said in a statement.

Mr. Epstein’s suicide came a day after a federal appeals court released a cache of previously sealed documents, including depositions that revealed disturbing details about Mr. Epstein’s conduct. Ms. Giuffre said in depositions contained in the documents that she had been kept as a “sex slave” with the assistance of Ghislaine Maxwell, Mr. Epstein’s longtime confidante.

FBI agents swarm Jeffrey Epstein's private Caribbean island

FBI agents swarm Jeffrey Epstein's private Caribbean island "We were just trying to look at pretty fish and here we are in the middle of an FBI raid," Kelly Quinn, the owner of Salty Dog Day Sails, said.

(Word has it Epstein has offered other accusers "a minimum of 0,000" in the past.) Billionaire money manager Jeffrey Epstein paid his debt to society for soliciting happy endings from underage girls, and those girls had a setback in their lawsuit against him today.

Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein died overnight in an apparent suicide , federal officials said Saturday. Epstein , 66, was found unresponsive in his cell in the Special Housing Unit of Manhattan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan around 6:30 a.m. Jail staff tried to revive him, and then called

Ms. Maxwell, in another deposition in the case, called Ms. Giuffre’s accusations “an absolute lie.” Her lawyers could not be reached for comment on Saturday. A day earlier, their office had said they were out of the country and unavailable to comment.

Ms. Giuffre said in the interview that she’d like to see people continue pushing the Justice Department to hold Mr. Epstein’s allies accountable. For Jeffrey Epstein’s Accusers, Suicide Marks Another Setback © Reuters An indictment announcing charges of sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors against Jeffrey Epstein.

The new documents and details emerging in the case have raised extensive questions about the scope of Mr. Epstein’s network — which appears to have spanned from New York to New Mexico to the Caribbean — as well as the number of victimized girls and the help he received from loyal companions.

Michelle Licata, who has accused Mr. Epstein of assaulting her when she was 16, said in text messages that she wasn’t so much angry, but she was disappointed in not having a chance to confront him. She said she never wanted him to die.

“I just wanted him to be held accountable for his actions,” Ms. Licata said.

Robbie Kaplan, an attorney representing an accuser who was a minor at the time of the conduct and was included in the federal indictment, said she “will continue to fight tirelessly on their behalf not only to seek justice, but also to ensure that all of the facts of his monstrous crimes become known to the world.”

Royals rally round Prince Andrew as he is joined at church by The Queen, Charles and Beatrice a day after his past came back to haunt him with suicide of billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein

Royals rally round Prince Andrew as he is joined at church by The Queen, Charles and Beatrice a day after his past came back to haunt him with suicide of billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein Prince Andrew joined the Queen and his daughter Beatrice today at church in Balmoral, after his former friend Jeffrey Epstein was found hanged in his jail cell.

A woman who accused Jeffrey Epstein of raping her when she was 15 said his death shouldn't hinder authorities from fully prosecuting his personal network that facilitated his alleged cycle of sexual abuse. Jennifer Araoz released a statement Saturday after Epstein died by apparent suicide in a Manhattan

Jeffrey Epstein has died after having reportedly committed suicide in his jail cell, according to multiple news reports, after a gurney carriny what is believed to be Epstein was seen wheeled out of the Manhattan Correctional Center around 7:30 a.m., according to the New York Post.

Sigrid McCawley, another attorney working with Ms. Giuffre and other women, said, “The victims await the true justice they have sought and deserve.” For Jeffrey Epstein’s Accusers, Suicide Marks Another Setback © Reuters Geoffrey Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, points to a photograph of Jeffrey Epstein as he announces the financier's charges of sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors.

A range of accusers had previously worked with Florida investigators who had been building a case against Mr. Epstein more than a decade ago amid allegations that girls were recruited to give Mr. Epstein massages that led to assaults.

He avoided federal charges from that case thanks to a plea agreement in 2008 that allowed him to admit to state charges of solicitation of prostitution from a minor. He served 13 months in jail but was allowed to leave the jail for 12 hours a day, six days a week, to work at his office in Florida.

Mr. Epstein’s case resurged in recent months after a Miami Herald investigation last year further examined that plea agreement.

Mr. Epstein was arrested last month at Teterboro Airport and charged by Manhattan federal prosecutors with sex trafficking of girls as young as 14, renewing hope among his accusers that he would face overdue accountability.

Jack Scarola, a Florida attorney who represents additional women, said the victims that he knows regretted that they might not get answers and that the chance to hold Mr. Epstein responsible may have died with him.

“My primary reaction is that Jeffrey Epstein’s victims have been once again failed by the justice system and cheated out of an opportunity for justice,” he said.

Mr. Scarola said he was stunned that Mr. Epstein had not been on suicide watch, given both his high profile and that prison officials suspected he had attempted to kill himself last month. Mr. Epstein had been placed on suicide watch after he was found injured in his cell on July 23, but he was taken off six days later, according to an official familiar with his detention.

Authorities did not immediately explain why he was taken off suicide watch. The F.B.I. said it was investigating, and Attorney General William P. Barr said in a statement that a special inquiry would be opened into what had happened.

“I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody,” Mr. Barr said.

Spencer Kuvin, another attorney, said one of his clients was feeling some sense of closure that the person who had wronged her was gone forever. But she was also frustrated that he would not answer for his crimes in court, Mr. Kuvin said.

“I think that she’s in shock,” Mr. Kuvin said.

Emily Steel and Frances Robles contributed reporting.

Officials And Activists Call For Answers After Jeffrey Epstein's Death In Prison.
Elected officials and prison policy experts are demanding answers to questions surrounding the death of Jeffrey Epstein, who died from an apparent suicide at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Manhattan. The multimillionaire financier was found unresponsive in his cell in the Special Housing Unit at the MCC on Saturday morning. The 66-year-old was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges of underage girls in New York. He had pleaded not guilty. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted an article that reported on his death, writing: “We need answers. Lots of them.

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