The advertising of the $ 88m property on the Upper East Side could not be accused of undermining its grandeur.
“This mansion presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own the largest single-family home in New York City,” it read. “This historic milestone could easily represent some of the world’s greatest artifacts once again as a palace consulate, embassy, foundation, or a museum.”
However, what was left was, perhaps understandably, the identity of the previous owner, and details of the black acts of abuse and cruelty inflicted on the young women and girls allegedly by the man and his British girlfriend.
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It’s a year when Jeffrey Epstein, a 66-year-old convicted pedophile, financier and friend of celebrities ranging from Bill Clinton to Donald Trump and Prince Andrew, was found dead in his cell at a Manhattan correctional center, about six miles from a seven-story house. He has recently been placed on the market by his property, with a property in Florida located near Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
Despite the president’s shifting comments about his union with Epstein, it appears that at the Mar-a-Lago resort, where Virginia Roberts Giffrey worked as a spa attendant, and where he first became Epstein’s girlfriend , Grisla Maxwell, a socialite and met the daughter of the late press baron Robert Maxwell, who is accused of recruiting and grooming the woman to have sex with the financier and her friends.
After Epstein’s death, he was arrested and charged with sex trafficking, accusing him of abusing dozens of young girls as young as 14 years old. Epstein was charged with one count of sex trafficking conspiracy and one case of sex trafficking with young women. And pleaded not guilty.
Epstein’s lawyers faced those charges after 11 years of cutting a plea with prosecutors in Florida to avoid a similar charge. And her death came a day after a court disqualified new legal documents, which provided more information about several young girls who were said to have abused them for decades.
Documents related to the defamation suit brought by Giuffre, who said he had been abused for many years by Epstein and members of his circle. Those who claimed they were said to have had sex with former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, financier Glenn Dubin, former Senator George Mitchell and modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel. All have denied the claims.
‘Americans are inherently conspiratorial in their thinking’
Epstein’s death was found hanging in his cell when he was arrested and charged with sexual trafficking charges, and a day later new legal documents provided more information about his victims. (Trump tweeted that Epstein knew about Clinton.)
Many believed that Epstein was murdered at the behest of many powerful people who had benefited greatly from his death. He pointed to several seemingly convenient errors on remand – the guard on duty, not a regular member of staff, but a “fill”, while Epstein had previously been on suicide watch after suffering an injury to his neck. Was placed. Two weeks ago he was removed from the list, which demanded continued supervision.
Despite all this, and despite his lawyer claiming the opposite, his death was attributed to New York City’s chief medical examiner, Dr. Barbara was committed suicide by Sampsont.
According to Epstein’s management, George Kirkham, a Florida criminologist and former law enforcement officer, “I think it was probably a disability.” “He probably agreed to kill many, many, himself. And there are many ways to do it in that kind of context. ”
He said: “But, you know, Americans are inherently conspiratorial in their thinking. Even today 50 or 60 percent of people believe that JFK was killed in a nefarious conspiracy.”
The elite institutions maintained a relationship with Epstein following his convictions
In 2008, Epstein cut a plea deal with prosecutors in Florida, who would convict him of a single charge of prostitution with an underage girl and receive a 13-month sentence. Prosecutors originally prepared a 55-page charge sheet. Prosecutor Alex Acosta, who oversees the deal, was forced to step down as Trump’s Secretary of Labor last year, with new charges of up to 45 years in prison against Epstein.
Since Epstein’s death, it has emerged that not only did many individuals maintain close ties with the disgraced financier, but many entities did so. In January, it was revealed that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology continued to donate up to $ 850,000 even after a 2008 guilty plea. The administrators knew and even sent them thank-you notes.
In May, it emerged that Harvard also continued to welcome and receive Epstein, who donated more than $ 9m and toured more than 40 times. He even had his own office and key card.
‘I have deep sympathy for all those who have been affected’
In November last year, amid pressure from Epstein’s victims, Prince Andrew gave the BBC a rare, disastrous interview in which he defended maintaining his friendship with Epstein after a 2008 guilty plea, and against injury and abusers. Some sympathy was shown. The interview revealed that he did not regret the friendship he maintained with Epstein’s girlfriend, now Girilyn Maxwell, who was accused of trafficking Epstein’s victims. He denied having sex with Guyfrey, despite the existence of images of him standing next to each other.
He also claimed that one of the three days, Giuffre, then 17 years old, alleged that he had sex with her, he was at home, having given his eldest daughter, Princess Beatrice, a walk at 5pm Thanked for a party at Pizza Express Restaurant.
A few days after the interview, as his demand to speak with prosecutors in the US increased, it was announced that he was standing away from his duties as a royal. He said, “Over the last few days it has become clear to me that my association with Jeffrey Epstein has become a major disruption to my family’s work and the valuable work going on in many organizations and charities, which I support Feel proud, ”he said. “Therefore, I have asked His Excellency if I can withdraw from public duties for the foreseeable future, and he has given his permission.”
He said on Epstein’s death: “His suicide has left many unanswered questions, especially to the victims and I have deep sympathy for all who have been affected and want to close in one form or another. ”
‘Survivors and witnesses still coming forward’
Epstein was accused of abusing dozens or hundreds of young women and girls. Lawyer Brad Edwards, who represents Giuffre and several other victims, said it was a “spider web” that originated for the period 1994–97. Maxwell was arrested in July and accused of trafficking those women to Epstein, Edwards, author of Relatless Pursuit: My Fight for the Victims of Jeffrey Epstein, said there were still more people coming forward.
“In the last five days, we have given tips from several important witnesses and at least one other victim, which I hope is only going to help in this case,” he told NBC News.
Asked whether Maxwell or the British royal could come forward to implicate the other, he said: “I don’t think Prince Andrew is going to say what he knows about Gislein, and I don’t think She will say what she knows about Gislein. Prince Andrew. They are very close friends – it’s not a casual affair. ”
Was Maxwell the first and most important victim of Epstein?
Maxwell has been accused of conspiring with Epstein to identify vulnerable women and make them “grooms”.
FBI Assistant Director William F. Sweeney Jr. said, “Preserving the innocence of children is the biggest responsibility we play as adults.” “Like Epstein, Ms. Maxwell chose to explicitly disregard the law and her responsibility as an adult, using whatever means she had to prepare the vulnerable youth to behave, Whom they should never have exposed. ”
Experts in sex trafficking may have suggested “ready” Maxwell to Epstein, who arrived in New York after the explosion of his celebrity life following the death of his father, press baron Robert Maxwell.
Rochelle Keyhan, CEO of Mass Violence, who works to combat domestic violence and sexual violence and human trafficking, says that a woman for men acting as “pimps” is called the so-called “lower girl” or It is common to identify as a “bottom bitch”. ”, To oversee and control others.
“Typically, it is either the first victim of trafficking or the person most easily susceptible to their manipulation,” she says.
“What one usually does below is like the Chief Operating Officer who is the CEO. And the main reason is, will get into trouble for everything below. The broker can then say “Oh my god, I don’t know if there was violence, I didn’t know if it was happening or it was happening. It’s down, he’s done it, he’s in charge. He’s the mastermind . “”
Was Maxwell Epstein’s “Down”? “My situation is an assessment,” says Keyhan.
Maxwell thought Paris Hilton would be “right” for Epstein and other allegations
Ghislin Maxwell thought a young Paris Hilton would be “right” for Jeffrey Epstein, Maxwell once commissioned a song for Epstein’s birthday, and he was once the Cosmopolitan Bachelor of the Month.
Or rather the two documentaries that hit our screens are full of people who knew or claimed Epstein.
Earlier this spring, Netflix released Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, giving an extensive look at sexual abuse and trafficking charges.
And now there is a lifelong four-part documentary series about the surviving Jeffrey Epstein, disgraced financier and registered sex offender. We can expect to hear directly from their alleged victims.
More details are emerging almost every day.
However, a court last month released a slew of documents, one of which was revealed to Prince Andrew in 2008, who had lobbied the US government to make a favorable plea to Epstein.
Another document included an allegation from Gefrey that Maxwell himself lived with the girls at the age of 15 on a private Caribbean island owned by Oristine and dubbed “Pedophile Island”.
“There were blondes, brunettes, redheads. They were all pretty girls. I say ages would be between 15 and 21,” a dating document dating back to 2015 in a civil lawsuit against Guffrey Maxwell. Apply.
Noting that other documents had been unheard of yet, the charges were determined to continue.