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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

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Annie Farmer, right, sued Jeffrey Epstein ’ s estate this week, saying she was a victim of his sexual abuse. Credit Jefferson Siegel for The New York Times.

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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.

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Some of the same furtive techniques that Jeffrey Epstein employed in life are showing up in the litigation over dividing up the wealth he left behind The estate has insisted it is acting in the best interest of Mr. Epstein ’ s accusers . But it has also provided an incomplete accounting of his finances

Lawyers for Jeffrey Epstein ’ s estate are considering setting up a program to resolve claims filed by women who said they were abused by the financier, who killed himself in August while facing federal sex trafficking charges. Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over

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.

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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 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.

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

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.

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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.

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To compensate the dozens of women who have accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexual abuse, his estate will try to develop a plan with the lawyer The estate on Thursday asked a United States Virgin Islands judge for permission to establish a voluntary resolution program for the late sex offender’ s accusers .

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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.

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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.

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