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Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced millionaire who was facing federal sex trafficking charges, died by suicide early Saturday in his Lower Manhattan prison cell, law enforcement sources and the Bureau of Prisons confirmed to ABC News.

Epstein hanged himself, the sources said.

He was found unresponsive in his cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center around 6:30 a.m., the Bureau of Prisons said. He transported in cardiac arrest to New York Downtown Hospital at 6:39 a.m., according to sources.

Epstein, 66, was set to stand trial next year for allegedly sexually abusing dozens of girls in New York and Florida.

His death came less than three weeks after he was found unresponsive in his cell at the federal prison in Lower Manhattan, with marks on his neck that appeared to be self-inflicted, sources told ABC News. He was placed on suicide watch following the July 23 incident, but was not on suicide watch at the time of his death.

The FBI is investigating the incident, according to the Bureau of Prisons.

Epstein was arrested in July for alleged sex trafficking of girls at his Upper East Side mansion and his home in Palm Beach, Florida. Some of the charges date back to the early 2000s.

Following news of his death, his alleged victims condemned his suicide and what they described as a lack of justice for them and other accusers.

"I am extremely mad and hurt thinking he once again thought he was above us and took the easy way out ... I still can't wrap my head around the fact that's really true," Jena-Lisa Jones, 30, an alleged victim of Epstein when she was 14 in Florida, said in a statement. "God will have his judgement now."

Jennifer Araoz, 32, who claimed that Epstein raped her when she was 14, called on authorities to "pursue and prosecute his accomplices and enablers.

"I am angry Jeffrey Epstein won’t have to face his survivors of his abuse in court. 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," Araoz said.

Michelle Licata, an alleged Florida victim of Epstein when she was 16, said she didn't want anyone to die.

"I just wanted him to be held accountable for his actions. Simple as that," she said.

Law enforcement sources told ABC News the criminal case against Epstein will not end with his death. The FBI and the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan will continue to evaluate the evidence and hear from his accusers, the sources said.

A source familiar with the case told ABC News that Attorney General William Barr is "livid." Barr said in a statement he was "appalled" at the news and the Inspector General is opening an investigation into Epstein's death, in addition to the FBI's investigation.

"Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered," he said.

Politicians, too, demanded answers in the wake of Epstein's suicide.

Lois Frankel, a Democratic congressman who represents Palm Beach, said his death "does not end the need for justice for his victims or the right of the public to know why a prolific child molester got a slap on the wrist instead of a long prison sentence."

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., wrote on Twitter, "We need answers. Lots of them."

His alleged crimes were thrown back into the spotlight amid renewed scrutiny of the plea deal Epstein reached with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami in 2007, led by then-U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta. A non-prosecution agreement allowed Epstein, a hedge-fund manager, to plead guilty to two state charges and avoid federal charges for an allegedly broad pattern of similar sexual misconduct. He would serve just 13 months of an 18-month sentence in county jail in Florida.

The alleged victims in that case told ABC News they were not made aware of the details of the plea agreement while it was being negotiated.

The deal is currently under review by the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility. Acosta was serving as President Trump's Labor Secretary amid the controversy over his role in the deal. He later resigned from that position.

On Friday, a federal appellate court in New York unsealed around 2,000 pages of documents from a now-settled civil defamation case between Virginia Roberts Giuffre, an alleged Epstein victim, and British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime Epstein associate.

Giuffre accused Maxwell of recruiting her while she was working as a locker-room attendant at Mar-A-Lago in 2000 and bringing her to Epstein's home for a massage. She claims that she eventually became a teen sex slave to Epstein, and a victim of sex trafficking, beginning at age 17, at the hands of both Epstein and Maxwell.

The newly-unsealed documents showed that Giuffre alleged that Epstein and Maxwell directed her to have sex with, among others: Prince Andrew; criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz; former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson; former Senator George Mitchell; a well-known prime minster, who she wouldn't name; and a foreign man who was introduced to her as a "prince."

Maxwell has consistently denied Giuffre's claims.

"Ghislaine Maxwell did not participate in, facilitate, manage or otherwise conspire to commit sex trafficking" as alleged by Giuffre, her attorney wrote in a 2016 court filing.

Maxwell's attorneys also contend in the newly unsealed court filings that Giuffre had “utterly failed” to substantiate her allegations that Maxwell facilitated her abuse. Giuffre’s claims about having been trafficked to other prominent men, Maxwell’s lawyers wrote, are “patently incredible.”

Mitchell called the allegations "false."

"I have never met, spoken with or had any contact with Ms. Giuffre," he said in a statement issued Friday. "In my contacts with Mr. Epstein I never observed or suspected any inappropriate conduct with underage girls. I only learned of his actions when they were reported in the media related to his prosecution in Florida. We have had no further contact."

Richardson also denied Giuffre's claims.

"These allegations and inferences are completely false. Governor Richardson has never even been contacted by any party regarding this lawsuit," Maddy Mahony, a spokeswoman for Richardson, said in a statement. "To be clear, in Governor Richardson’s limited interactions with Mr. Epstein, he never saw him in the presence of young or underage girls. Governor Richardson has never been to Mr. Epstein’s residence in the Virgin Islands. Governor Richardson has never met Ms. Giuffre."

Giuffre's allegations were never tested in court because the case was settled prior to trial.

During a detention hearing in July, Epstein came face-to-face with two other accusers. Annie Farmer said she was 16 when Epstein had her sent to New Mexico where he was allegedly “inappropriate” with her. Courtney Wild told the judge she was 14 when Epstein allegedly sexually abused her in Palm Beach, Florida. Both women spoke in support of keeping Epstein locked up without bail.

Epstein appeared to watch them address the judge, but his face showed no emotion.

A federal judge later denied bail for Epstein, after deciding he was too great a flight risk to release from custody.

Epstein's body will be taken to the city morgue and an autopsy will be conducted as soon as Sunday, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/jeffrey-epstein-accused-sex-trafficker-dies-suicide-officials/story?id=64881684
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Re: Jeffrey Epstein, accused sex trafficker, dies by suicide: Officials
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2019, 01:41:15 PM »
...Aaand another Clinton witness falls victim to Arkancide.

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Re: Jeffrey Epstein, accused sex trafficker, dies by suicide: Officials
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 07:53:18 PM »
The list of those who have died near or from the Clintonistas numbers about 50 now.

I'm wondering if DOJ is paying attention to this -- this despite what AG Barr said about conducting yet another investigation. Uh....that means that HE wouldn't conduct it -- his minions would.

The poor bastards in DOJ better have their life insurance paid up and the wills drawn up. That number 50 could easily escalate.   :popcorn:
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Re: Jeffrey Epstein, accused sex trafficker, dies by suicide: Officials
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 10:19:18 PM »
Report: Maxwell Told Friend That Epstein’s Entire Island Was Wired For Video, Presumably For Blackmail Purposes
https://hotair.com/archives/allahpundit/2019/08/13/report-maxwell-told-friend-epsteins-entire-island-wired-video-presumably-blackmail-purposes/

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I keep hearing Tommy Lee Jones’s voice: “Your fugitive’s name is Ghislaine Maxwell.”

We must find this degenerate, wherever she may be hiding globally, and bring her to justice. In the meantime, after reading this Vanity Fair piece I’m revising my theory about that mysterious temple on Epstein’s Pedophile Island. Old theory: The temple is a satanic playground where Epstein and his jetset cohorts would do unspeakable things to children as part of some ritual sacrifice to Zozo or whoever.

New theory: The temple is actually a massive surveillance hub where Epstein would review and store all of the blackmail footage he’d recorded of his guests on the island.

Someone did not want this to come out.
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Re: Jeffrey Epstein, accused sex trafficker, dies by suicide: Officials
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 06:39:08 PM »
EXCLUSIVE: Ghislaine Maxwell's respectable new life: Jeffrey Epstein's long-time consort and the alleged procurer of his underage victims has been living with 43-year-old tech CEO at his secluded $3M oceanfront mansion outside of Boston
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7352813/Ghislaine-Maxwell-consort-Jeffrey-Epstein-living-mansion-outside-Boston.html

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Ghislaine Maxwell, long-time consort of Jeffrey Epstein and the alleged procurer of victims in his underage sex trafficking ring, has been laying low in a New England beach town, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.

Maxwell, 57, is in a relationship with Scott Borgerson, 43, and has been living with him at his secluded oceanfront property at the end of a long private road in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.

The British socialite has been loath to leave the $3 million mansion, a source told DailyMail.com amid heightened focus on Epstein's alleged co-conspirators following the convicted pedophile's apparent suicide on Saturday.

Ghislaine Maxwell has been hiding in Massachusetts for the past three years.
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Re: Jeffrey Epstein, accused sex trafficker, dies by suicide: Officials
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2019, 06:30:28 PM »
Epstein may have gamed the system from beyond the grave
https://apnews.com/e30672dbb3204c22b9b40e9303e9d288

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — 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.

Did Jeffrey Epstein predict his own death?
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Re: Jeffrey Epstein, accused sex trafficker, dies by suicide: Officials
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2019, 12:25:49 PM »
Report: Gwyneth Paltrow, George Stephanopoulos Attended Jeffrey Epstein’s Star-Studded Party
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/08/25/report-gwyneth-paltrow-george-stephanopoulos-attended-jeffrey-epsteins-star-studded-party/

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An array of TV anchors and Hollywood power players, including actress Gwyneth Paltrow and ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, attended a party held by the late financier and convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, The Daily Mail reported Saturday.

The party Jeffrey Epstein, which was held 2nd December 2010 at Epstein’s New York mansion in honor of The Duke of York, was reportedly attended by multiple celebrities, including former White House communications director turned ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos, journalist Katie Couric, film director Woody Allen, as well as actresses Jennifer Aniston, Chelsea Handler, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

The presence of such figures raises questions as to whether they were aware of Epstein’s continued illicit sexual activities, with the late financier already having been convicted in 2008 of procuring an underage girl for prostitution, a crime for which he served over a year in prison with work release.

Gwyneth Paltrow, George Stephanopoulos, Woody Allen, Katie Couric, Jennifer Aniston, and Chelsea Handler attended a December 2010 party hosted by jeffrey Epstein after he was convicted.
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Re: Jeffrey Epstein, accused sex trafficker, dies by suicide: Officials
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2019, 01:12:13 PM »
New York Times reporter allegedly solicited $30K donation from Jeffrey Epstein
https://nypost.com/2019/08/23/new-york-times-reporter-allegedly-solicited-30k-donation-from-jeffrey-epstein/

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A New York Times reporter allegedly solicited a $30,000 donation from Jeffrey Epstein to a Harlem cultural center, according to a new report.

The revelation came after the reporter, Landon Thomas Jr., was asked by his editors last year to interview the convicted pedophile about a tip that Epstein was advising Elon Musk on Tesla, NPR reported.

Thomas, a financial correspondent who’s worked with the Times for 16 years, did the sit-down with Epstein, a longtime source of his.

Someone has some explaining to do.
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Re: Jeffrey Epstein, accused sex trafficker, dies by suicide: Officials
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2019, 03:42:17 PM »
Some who flew in the Lolita Express.


I see Alec Baldwin, Chrissy Teigen, Chelsea Handler, Jim Carrey, Jimmy Kimmel, Madonna, Kathy Griffin, Kevin Spacey, Michelle Wolf, etc.
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Re: Jeffrey Epstein, accused sex trafficker, dies by suicide: Officials
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2019, 10:49:49 PM »
Some who flew in the Lolita Express.


I see Alec Baldwin, Chrissy Teigen, Chelsea Handler, Jim Carrey, Jimmy Kimmel, Madonna, Kathy Griffin, Kevin Spacey, Michelle Wolf, etc.

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Re: Jeffrey Epstein, accused sex trafficker, dies by suicide: Officials
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2019, 09:58:47 PM »
Lawyer For Epstein's 'Madam' Says 'Hundreds Of Names' Contained In Upcoming Records Dump
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-09-04/lawyer-epsteins-madam-says-hundreds-names-contained-upcoming-records-dump

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An attorney for Jeffrey Epstein confidant (and alleged groomer) Ghislaine Maxwell told a judge on Wednesday that there are "hundreds" of people named in what is expected to be approximately 2,000 pages of documents ordered unsealed by the federal appeals court in New York, according to Bloomberg.

The lawyer, Jeffrey Pagliuca, told U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska Wednesday that the materials also include an address book with about 1,000 names. Preska is considering how to carry out a ruling by the federal appeals court in New York that she must consider unsealing some of the documents. There was no detail at the hearing as to the identity of the people are named in the documents, and they may include women who say they are victims of Epstein, his friends and others. -Bloomberg

According to court filings, Maxwell was said to have hired, supervised and fired household staff, while directing the visits of dozens of "massage therapists" to Epstein's residence, according to the Journal.

Another document release is coming in connection to Jeffrey Epstein.
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Re: Jeffrey Epstein, accused sex trafficker, dies by suicide: Officials
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2019, 07:03:36 PM »
Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuses began by 1985, targeted 13-year-old, lawsuit claims
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-jeffrey-epstein-lawsuit/jeffrey-epsteins-sexual-abuses-began-by-1985-targeted-13-year-old-lawsuit-claims-idUSKBN1Y72K5

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financier Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse of girls and young women began as early as 1985 and targeted victims as young as 13 years old, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by nine accusers against his estate.

Disturbing.  :mad:
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Re: Jeffrey Epstein, accused sex trafficker, dies by suicide: Officials
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2019, 07:05:15 PM »
BBC's Prince Andrew-centered special reveals new details in Epstein sex scandal
https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/bbc-prince-andrew-virginia-giuffre-epstein

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The alleged trafficking victim who says she was forced to have sex with financier Jeffrey Epstein’s royal pal Prince Andrew when she was a teenager recalled during a BBC interview how she was ordered to “do for Andrew what I do for Jeffrey.”

Virginia Roberts Giuffre said she was 17 when she first met the Duke of York, Queen Elizabeth II’s second son, during a March 2001 trip to London with convicted sex offender Epstein and his alleged associate Ghislaine Maxwell.

“Ghislaine tells me that I have to do for Andrew what I do for Jeffrey and that made me sick,” she told BBC Panorama during Monday’s hour-long special, "The Prince and the Epstein Scandal.”

Prince Andrew is a creep.  :mad:
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Re: Jeffrey Epstein, accused sex trafficker, dies by suicide: Officials
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2019, 09:36:24 PM »
Clintons Vacationed Extensively At Epstein's New Mexico 'Baby-Making Ranch': Report
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/clintons-vacationed-extensively-epsteins-new-mexico-baby-making-ranch-report

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The Clintons regularly stayed at Jeffrey Epstein's weird New Mexico ranch where the deceased pedophile had grand plans to seed the human race with his DNA, according to his estate manager.

Bill, Hillary and even Chelsea visited the 10,000-acre estate "almost every year after they left the White House," according to the Daily Mail. The former first family didn't stay at the property's main compound, however - they spent their time in a custom cowboy-themed village Epstein built a mile south of his mountaintop villa.

Jeffrey Epstein's ranch is creepy.
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