Jeffrey Epstein's life 'in jeopardy' as powerful pals don't want their secrets out, victim's lawyer claims
JEFFREY Epstein's life may be in danger as his powerful pals do not want him to reveal their secrets, his victims' lawyer has claimed.
Spencer Kuvin, who represents three of the billionaire perv's sex trafficking accusers, threw doubt on claims the financier attempted suicide.
Epstein was found "sprawled on the floor" and "blue in the face" in a New York jail, last Tuesday according to reports.
Investigators are still probing whether it was a suicide attempt or if the shamed 66-year-old was attacked.
Now Kuvin believes Epstein knows so much dirt about his rich and famous friends that there may be some individuals willing to organise a "hit" on him to prevent that information ever getting out.
"I question whether or not it was a true suicide attempt that Mr Epstein was involved in in jail or whether or not there may be some powerful people who just don’t want him to talk," Kuvin told Sun Online.
"If he goes on trial, everyone he’s been in contact with will ultimately be fair game.
"There’s no doubt in my mind that no jail will protect you when there’s powerful people that want to reach you - wherever you are.
"If he’s going to implicate anyone in power that has the ability to reach in and somehow get to him - his life is definitely in jeopardy.
"I do question whether it was a true suicide attempt. I mean how do you choke yourself? It doesn't make any sense.
"There are reports someone came after him but that could just be because he's a paedophile. Those types of individuals don't last long in prison.
"If Epstein is in general population or anywhere available to the general population I believe his life is in jeopardy.
"They will have to seal him down in the jail. But even there there are still people who can get to him, ultimately."
'HIS LIFE IS DEFINITELY IN JEOPARDY'
Epstein has been locked up in the Manhattan jail ahead of a trial for charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls.
He is accused of "sexually exploiting and abusing dozens of minor girls" at his homes in various locations.
Documents claim Epstein would pay girls "hundreds of dollars" to perform sex acts with him and would also pay certain victims "to recruit additional girls to be similarly abused."
Epstein was also arrested on similar charges in 2008 but managed to obtain a lenient "sweetheart" plea deal in which he only served 13 months in jail.
Now Kuvin speculated whether Epstein would even "survive" until his upcoming trial.
He likened the Epstein case to the Profumo affair - a 1959 British scandal in which politician John Profumo was forced to resign after having an affair with a 19-year-old showgirl called Christine Keeler.
Profumo met Keeler through his friend socialite Stephen Ward who introduced many rich and powerful men to beautiful women. Ward was subsequently put on trial for immorality offences - but killed himself before the verdict was announced.
"There are a lot of similarities between what happened in the Profumo affair and the Epstein case," Kuvin said.
"We know that Mr Ward, who was involved in that affair and the procurement of women for some notable people, was given bail and committed suicide while out on bail - so it’ll be interesting to see whether or not Mr Epstein attempts again to get out on bail and if he does whether he survives between now and the date of his trial.
"I also find it interesting that we had allegations as far back as then that there was apparently masked men attending parties with Ward - sex parties - among these circles of famous friends.
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"Then we have Ghislaine Maxwell and Epstein who are also circulating in these very powerful, very influential circles - it definitely shows the underbelly of the rich and famous and what they do in their private lives for entertainment.
"These sex parties and orgies and odd things dating back even to the 1950s and 60s - seem to be repeating themselves on a grand scale.
"The rich and powerful think they are beyond the law and they end up doing things that are beyond the law. You can see it with the Profumo affair and you can see it here."
Timeline of the allegations against Jeffrey Epstein
The allegations against him go back to the 2000s
2005 - Parents of a 14-year-old girl told police in Florida that Epstein had molested their daughter at his Palm Beach home. A police search of the property found photos of girls throughout the house.
2006 - Charged with multiple counts of unlawful sexual acts with a minor.
2007 - Epstein’s lawyers put together a plea deal for Epstein, who was the 54.
He agreed to plead guilty to two felony prostitution charges in state court,
In exchange, he and his accomplices received immunity from federal sex-trafficking charges that could have sent him to prison for life.
2008 - Appears in court to plead guilty on two lesser counts and sentenced to a 18 months in jail and was released early in 2009
July 2019 - Arrested charges of child sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking.
Prosecutors accused him in a grand jury indictment of paying dozens of girls as young as 14 to engage in sex acts with him at his New York and Florida properties from 2002 to 2005.
Pleaded not guilty and could face up to 45 years in prison if convicted.
More than a dozen women have now come forward with more sex abuse allegations
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