His reputation continues to pursue celebrities.. Who is Jeffrey Epstein?

Despite the death of the billionaire who was tried for sex crimes, Jeffrey Epstein, his ancient legacy has returned to shake the community of politicians and celebrities.

Epstein, who committed suicide while imprisoned in New York in 2019, was undergoing a trial related to his sexual exploitation of dozens of teenage girls in his homes in Manhattan and Florida, between 2002 and 2005.

In 2019, trial documents revealed that one of the victims said that he used her as a “sex slave,” and that she was forced to have sex with well-known politicians and businessmen, according to an Agence France-Presse report.

New trial documents published early this year revealed a list of names of celebrities suspected of involvement in Epstein’s sexual crimes, which restored momentum to the case.

Who is Jeffrey Epstein?

Jeffrey Epstein

His name is Jeffrey Edward Epstein. Born in 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, to immigrant parents. His father was a garbage collector, and his mother was a school assistant.

He attended New York University, but did not obtain a degree, although he was skilled at mathematics.

In the mid-seventies, he got a job at a prestigious school, and that’s where he caught the spotlight.

“Students at a prestigious New York school were surprised to encounter a new teacher who wandered the halls wearing a fur coat, gold chains, and his chest bared,” the New York Times reported.

During this period, Epstein was not observed to have inappropriate sexual behavior with girls, although he was expelled from school for poor performance.

He then used his contacts with the Dalton School to work on the Wall Street stock market, and soon joined the ranks of the then investment bank, Bear Stearns.

Within a short period of time, in 1982, Epstein had amassed a fortune and opened his own company, dealing only with billionaires.

Accusations of sexual crimes

Maskwell was convicted of sexually trafficking minors for the late businessman Jeffrey Epstein

Allegations about Epstein’s sexual behavior with underage girls began to emerge in 2005. While the accusations concerned about 40 teenage girls, Alex Acosta, then the Miami prosecutor, agreed to a plea deal with Epstein in 2007.

Epstein then pleaded guilty to prostitution charges but not to more serious federal crimes. He was sentenced to 13 months in prison and was required to register as a sex offender.

Prince Andrew faced sexual assault charges

One of the complainants said that Epstein forced her to have sexual relations with British Prince Andrew, which the prince denies.

Despite all this, and his conviction for sex crimes, Epstein continued his tumultuous life, traveling on private planes between his hometown of New York, South Florida, New Mexico, the US Virgin Islands, and Paris.

Epstein was arrested in July 2019, and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office accused him of “enticing and recruiting underage girls to engage in sexual acts with him in exchange for giving the victims hundreds of dollars in cash.”

According to the prosecution, Epstein “paid to lure others in this way, and created a vast network of underage victims to exploit them sexually.”

These are crimes punishable by up to 45 years in prison, if convicted. But the billionaire confirmed that he was not guilty.

He offered about $100 million to release him on bail, and requested house arrest with a security guard to be paid for, but the judge refused.

After Epstein’s arrest, some details about his mysterious life began to emerge, as an Austrian passport with his photo, but with a different name, was found. Authorities also found diamonds and cash when they searched his home in Manhattan.

But the strangest thing, according to a report issued by the Times, is that Epstein wanted “to create a human race by combining his DNA with other DNA by fertilizing a woman on his large ranch in New Mexico.” The article said that Epstein also wanted to have his head and penis frozen after his death, apparently because of his interest in innovative science aimed at reviving frozen bodies in the future.

Epstein was also romantically linked to Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of the late British media mogul, Robert Maxwell, who was convicted by an American jury, in 2021, on charges of exploiting underage girls for sex trafficking.

Suicide raises questions

Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide in his prison cell in August 2019

Epstein’s continuing connections to wealthy and powerful figures in the United States and abroad have raised suspicions that he committed suicide.

US Attorney General William Barr said in 2019 that he was “horrified” by Epstein’s apparent death in a suicide in his prison cell. He said he would investigate the circumstances of his death. “Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered,” he added in a statement.

In mid-2023, the US Department of Justice concluded that Epstein had indeed committed suicide as a result of “negligence” on the part of prison staff.

The department’s Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, referred in a statement at the time to “numerous and serious errors committed by employees of the Federal Detention Center in New York” where Epstein was imprisoned and where he was found in his cell hanged with a sheet wrapped around his neck, at dawn on August 10, 2019.

He accused two guards in the US Department of Corrections of “negligence and misconduct,” stressing that Epstein, who had initially been “under surveillance for the possibility of committing suicide” since the end of July, was placed “alone and without supervision” in a cell on August 9, 2019, and was provided that night with a “A large amount of bed linen.”

Momentum returns in 2024

A graphic showing Jeffrey Epstein at a hearing on sex trafficking charges

Epstein, accused of committing sexual crimes, embarrassed some political and economic elites in the United States and abroad for years, and his legacy came back to haunt his relationship with some celebrities, which was accompanied by many… Fake news and misleading posts.

Documents revealed in the first week of 2024 revealed the names of about 170 people, including politicians and celebrities who had a relationship with Epstein. The documents include statements from the victim, Virginia Giuffre, Epstein’s partner, Ghislaine Maxwell, and others, and also include details of communications between the famous billionaire and these people.

Among the most prominent names being circulated are: the former US President, Bill Clinton, the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, and even the late singer Michael Jackson, the former US President, who was just a businessman at the time, Donald Trump, and others.

American media reports indicated that “the fact that names of people appear in the files does not necessarily mean that they are involved in violations,” as only Epstein and Maxwell were criminally charged with abusing girls and young women in residences in New York, on islands and other places.

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