If you’ve not seen the documentary Filthy Rich on Netflix – about the sordid sex trafficking activities of US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein – you really ought to.
The doco connects the dots between Epstein, his sex trafficking ring, and his connections to various politicians, businessmen, celebrities – and a certain member of the royal family (hello, creepy Prince Andrew).
Connected to Epstein, his parties, his private island and other areas have been prominent figures including US President Donald Trump, former US president Bill Clinton, actor Kevin Spacey, and comedian Chris Tucker, supermodel Naomi Campbell, amongst others.
According to the New York Times, Epstein claimed to have advised Tesla CEO Elon Musk on various business issues, while he also had ‘business’ connections with Bill and Melinda Gates.
Along with his social-loving madam and unofficial partner, Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein procured girls – many of them underage – whom he would ask to massage he and Maxwell, and then request sexual favours, all of which he paid for.
Epstein was charged and placed into the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in New York, where he died on August 10, 2019, allegedly of suicide. It was reported that Epstein hung himself, although rumours have since circulated that the death may have been a homicide to help cover up Epstein’s secrets – ones he had held about many of his famous connections.
Now, a court ruling from a judge in the Virgin Islands is allowing Epstein’s sexual assault victims to seek out a cut of his multi-million dollar estate.
It had been estimated that Epstein was worth $837.2 million until a recent quarterly statement saw the estate value increase by $82 million, bringing the paedophile businessman’s estate to a total of $914.5 million. Plenty of money to go around to at least compensate in someway for the abuse Epstein subjected his victims to.
The ‘Epstein Victims’ Compensation Program’ is a fund that has been set up to compensate the victims of the disgraced – and now deceased – financier, with over 70 women potentially applying for a piece of the estate.
Jeffrey Epstein’s victims have nine months to put their claims in.