Crime: Jeffrey Epstein’s Estate May Set Up a Program to Pay Accusers - - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

Crime Jeffrey Epstein’s Estate May Set Up a Program to Pay Accusers

06:00  14 november  2019
06:00  14 november  2019 Source:   nytimes.com

Congressman cryptically spells out 'EPSTEIN DIDN’T KILL HIMSELF' using first letter of 23 tweets

  Congressman cryptically spells out 'EPSTEIN DIDN’T KILL HIMSELF' using first letter of 23 tweets Republican Rep. Paul Gosar spelled out the phrase “Epstein didn’t kill himself” using the first letter of each tweet in a string of 23 tweets. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.The tweets spell out the phrase when read in reverse chronological order. The first tweet begins, “Evidence of a link between foreign aid and political investigations simply does not exist. The longer this circus continues the clearer it becomes that @realDonaldTrump has done absolutely nothing wrong.

Lawyers for Jeffrey Epstein ’ s estate are considering setting up a program to resolve claims filed by women who say they were abused by the financier, who killed himself in August while facing federal sex trafficking charges.

Attorneys for Jeffrey Epstein ' s estate want to create a special program to pay claims made by women who say they were sexually abused by the A New York federal judge officially closed the sex-trafficking case against Epstein on August 29, setting up a one-year deadline for accusers from that

Trigger Warning: This article contains information and details about sexual assault and/or violence, which may be upsetting to survivors.

a couple of people that are standing in the street: Annie Farmer, right, sued Jeffrey Epstein’s estate this week, saying she was a victim of his sexual abuse.© Jefferson Siegel for The New York Times Annie Farmer, right, sued Jeffrey Epstein’s estate this week, saying she was a victim of his sexual abuse.

Lawyers for Jeffrey Epstein’s estate are considering setting up a program to resolve claims filed by women who say they were abused by the financier, who killed himself in August while facing federal sex trafficking charges.

The plan was disclosed in a court filing on Tuesday by a lawyer for one of Mr. Epstein’s accusers, who is suing the estate in federal court in Manhattan. The filing said lawyers for Mr. Epstein’s estate had informed plaintiffs that they were planning to disclose details of a “claims resolution program” to a court in the United States Virgin Islands, where the mysteriously wealthy Mr. Epstein had his will filed shortly before his death.

Congressman cryptically spells out 'EPSTEIN DIDN’T KILL HIMSELF' using first letter of 23 tweets

  Congressman cryptically spells out 'EPSTEIN DIDN’T KILL HIMSELF' using first letter of 23 tweets Republican Rep. Paul Gosar spelled out the phrase “Epstein didn’t kill himself” using the first letter of each tweet in a string of 23 tweets. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.The tweets spell out the phrase when read in reverse chronological order. The first tweet begins, “Evidence of a link between foreign aid and political investigations simply does not exist. The longer this circus continues the clearer it becomes that @realDonaldTrump has done absolutely nothing wrong.

Jeffrey Edward Epstein (/ˈɛpstiːn/ EP-steen; January 20, 1953 – August 10, 2019) was an American financier and convicted sex offender.

Jeffrey Epstein ’ s death ended the criminal case against him, but lawyers for his alleged victims have vowed to pursue the multimillionaire’ s estate to Epstein may have chosen a personal representative to administer his estate after his death, a selection that could be contested by his accusers , Mr Kuvin

The estate has retained Kenneth R. Feinberg, the noted lawyer who specializes in compensating victims, to set up the program, his team confirmed late Wednesday. His associates Camille Biros and Jordana Feldman have also been tapped, and Ms. Feldman will carry out the plan once it is set up and if it meets court approval. Ms. Biros has been an architect of programs to provide restitution to victims of the Catholic Church abuse scandal. Ms. Feldman most recently played a critical role in overseeing the administration of the September 11 Victims Compensation Fund.

But the proposal from lawyers for the estate, which is valued at about $577 million, was facing resistance earlier in the day.

Sign Up For the Morning Briefing Newsletter

Why These 5 Accusers of Jeffrey Epstein Want More Than Money

  Why These 5 Accusers of Jeffrey Epstein Want More Than Money By now, the contours of Teresa Helm’s account have become familiar. She was 22 when she met the man that she now knows was Jeffrey Epstein. She came to Mr. Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion for what she believed to be an interview with a wealthy client for a job as his traveling masseuse, she said. There was talk of lavish parties, exotic travel and educational opportunities. With no one else in the room, Ms. Helm said, the man, whom she knew only as Jeffrey, asked for a foot rub. Once she began, she said, he moved his foot into her “intimate parts.” When she tried to leave, he grabbed and sexually assaulted her.

Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he died by suicide in his jail cell while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges—a development that raises new questions about his Epstein , 66, left his estate —worth more than 7 million, according to the will—to a private trust. The will was signed Aug.

On August 10, 2019, American financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was found unresponsive in his Metropolitan Correctional Center jail cell

Bradley Edwards, the lawyer for the accuser, said in the court filing that his client “does not believe that the use of any alternative dispute resolution should stay or modify the course of litigation in this matter.”

A lawyer for the estate wrote to one accuser’s lawyer and described the proposed program as “voluntary,” according to emails reviewed by The New York Times. Even so, the accuser’s lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, objected to the plan’s being put together without consulting with the accusers and their lawyers.

“Settlement, after all, is a two-way street,” Ms. Kaplan said in an emailed response, which was also sent to lawyers for other accusers. She said it was “astonishing” that the lawyers for Mr. Epstein’s estate planned to go to court in the Virgin Islands without first discussing the plan.

“In fact, it feels very much like a continuation of his crimes and abuse after his death,” she wrote.

Latest Epstein accuser calls on Prince Andrew to talk to U.S. authorities

  Latest Epstein accuser calls on Prince Andrew to talk to U.S. authorities PEOPLE-JEFFREY EPSTEIN/LAWSUIT (UPDATE 1, TV, PIX):UPDATE 1-Latest Epstein accuser calls on Prince Andrew to talk to U.S. authoritiesNEW YORK, Nov 18 (Reuters) - A woman who accuses Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing her as a child on Monday said Britain’s Prince Andrew should tell U.S. authorities what he knows about the financier.

In a last-minute deal, millionaire convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein settled a civil lawsuit, preventing his accusers from speaking in court, at least

Jeffrey Epstein ’ s estate has fielded so many lawsuits from the dead pedophile’s victims that it is considering establishing a “claims resolution program ” so they can The potential move was revealed in Manhattan federal court papers filed by a lawyer for one of the financier’s accusers , which included

The emails were later included in a public court filing on Wednesday afternoon.

David Brodie, another accuser’s lawyer, said that he was “cautiously optimistic” about the possible resolution program, but that there were many questions about how claims would be handled.

“These women have already endured horrific abuse at the hands of Jeffrey Epstein and have waited many years for justice,” he said. “To turn their personal experiences over to one person selected by Jeffrey Epstein’s estate to make a binding decision (which may not be disputed) could be a process that may exacerbate the victimization of these brave women.”

Bennet Moskowitz, the lawyer hired by Mr. Epstein’s estate to handle lawsuits by the accusers, did not respond to requests for comment on the emails or the proposed resolution program.

The executors of Mr. Epstein’s estate, Darren Indyke and Richard Kahn, also did not respond to a request for comment. Mr. Indyke was Mr. Epstein’s longtime lawyer in New York, and Mr. Kahn was an accountant for some of his companies.

In the weeks since Mr. Epstein’s death, lawsuits against the estate have been piling up.

Guards Arrested In Jeffrey Epstein Suicide: Report

  Guards Arrested In Jeffrey Epstein Suicide: Report Two correction officers stand accused of failing to check on Epstein then falsifying records to cover their tracks, according to reports.Both guards stand accused falsifying Metropolitan Correctional Center records after Epstein, recently charged with sex trafficking, was found hanging in his cell on Aug. 10, sources told the New York Post.

Julie K. Brown, an investigative journalist for The Miami Herald, expected to spend the week on the same emotionally brutal endeavor she has pursued for more than two years: interviewing women who say that, as girls, they were part of a sex ring run by the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein .

Jennifer Araoz, who has accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexually assaulting and raping her when she was a teenager, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Epstein ’ s estate , his ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell, and three unnamed defendants.The suit, filed in New York’s Supreme Court

On Tuesday, three new lawsuits were filed in Manhattan federal court by Mr. Epstein’s accusers, including separate lawsuits filed by two sisters — Annie Farmer and Maria Farmer.

Their lawyer, David Boies, said he anticipated filing lawsuits on behalf of at least one other woman, and called a settlement program “a positive step” toward resolving the claims. “But it is only the first step,” he added.

Until last month, Mr. Boies’s firm represented one of Mr. Epstein’s most outspoken accusers, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, in a defamation lawsuit against the former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz. A federal judge disqualified the firm, saying its lawyers might have to appear as witnesses in the litigation.

Some accusers are taking advantage of a new law in New York that allows child victims of sexual abuse to file claims for damages many years later. Many of Mr. Epstein’s accusers said they were abused more than a decade ago.

New York law also permits crime victims to file lawsuits seeking damages within a year of the termination of a criminal case against the defendant. The clock on such claims started on Aug. 29, when federal prosecutors dismissed a sex-trafficking indictment against Mr. Epstein after his suicide at the Manhattan Correctional Center.

Two jail guards charged in connection to Jeffrey Epstein's death, sources say

  Two jail guards charged in connection to Jeffrey Epstein's death, sources say The charges are expected to center around falsifying records. The case will have no bearing on the determination that Epstein died by suicide.Federal prosecutors have charged two guards at a prison in Manhattan in connection to the investigation into accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, a senior law enforcement official said.

Four days after Jeffrey Epstein ’ s apparent suicide, one of the convicted sex offender’s accusers is seeking justice. Her suit is one of the first filed against Epstein ’ s estate following his death on Saturday, when he was found to have hanged himself in his jail cell.

Many Epstein accusers heralded his arrest as an opportunity to get justice after years of inaction from authorities. But Epstein committed suicide in The judge set Tuesday’ s hearing after prosecutors asked that he scrap charges against Epstein since the defendant is dead. Berman said he would give

If a claims resolution program is formed, it’s possible that dozens of women could seek monetary damages. When Mr. Epstein pleaded guilty in 2008 in Florida state court to a charge of soliciting prostitution from a minor, it was estimated in court filings that he had engaged in sexual activity with at least 30 underage girls.

Last month, representatives from the United States attorney’s office in Manhattan met with some of Mr. Epstein's accusers and their lawyers to discuss the status of the investigation since Mr. Epstein’s death. Lawyers familiar with the meetings said investigators told the women that they were looking at pursuing charges against people who may have helped Mr. Epstein, and have been lining up potential witnesses.

Resources to help survivors of sexual assault include the National Sex Assault Hotline (800-656-4673), and The Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) online hotline.

Correction Officers Charged With Falsifying Records In Jeffrey Epstein’s Jail Suicide .
The guards were previously placed on leave after allegedly submitting false reports that they were checking Epstein.WEB EXTRA: Read the indictment (.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!