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15:40  14 august  2019
15:40  14 august  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

Jeffrey Epstein kills himself ahead of sex trafficking trial - reports

Jeffrey Epstein kills himself ahead of sex trafficking trial - reports Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein has killed himself in prison ahead of facing trial on sex trafficking charges, according to US media. The 66-year-old, who was being held without bail in a Manhattan jail, was accused of abusing dozens of underage girls as young as 14 in New York and Florida. Epstein, who denied the charges, was found at 7.30am on Saturday morning according to officials, who spoke to NBC. They said he had hanged himself. Last month, he had reportedly been found unconscious with neck injuries on the floor of his cell. His lawyers declined to comment at the time.

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

I knew he was a member of the British royal family, but I just called him 'Andy,' " Giuffre said in filings. July 27, 2006 arrest photo made available by the Maxwell's new suit is reminiscent of one filed by three Bill Cosby accusers who say his denials that he drugged and raped them constitutes defamation.

Jeffrey Epstein accuser sues British socialite and staff members © Reuters Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his New York cell 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.

A number of women who claim they were sexually abused by Epstein - who was found dead in prison on Saturday - are expected to sue the disgraced financier's estate after a new law making it easier to file civil lawsuits over sexual abuse came into effect.

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'Last act of manipulation': Epstein put assets in secret trust before death.
The will Jeffrey Epstein signed two days before he killed himself in his New York prison cell put more than $577m (£476m) of his assets into a secret trust fund, it has emerged. The discovery of the newly created 1953 Trust, named after the year of his birth, has led some to question whether he did it to keep the money from the many women who claim he sexually abused them when they were teenagers. Court papers filed last week in the US Virgin Islands list no details of beneficiaries, but that does not mean none exist. His only known relative is his brother, Mark Epstein.

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