While Jeffrey Epstein’s closest friends and associates are either laying low or have disappeared altogether, a new lawsuit filed by nine women who alleged that his sexual abuse of young girl has been ongoing for at least 35 years.
A new lawsuit has been filed against Jeffrey Epstein, which alleges he has been sexually abusing underage girls since at least 1985—and that is just the beginning of the horrific accusations.
The lawsuit was filed by nine women who are alleging that Jeffrey Epstein began sexually abusing young girls at least 35 years ago. These women are identified as Jane Doe I through IX in the lawsuit. They say they were between the ages of 13 and 23 when they were sexually abused by Epstein and his associates. At least six of the woman claim they were raped by Epstein. And the timeline of the abuse dates back as far as 1985, and last up until 2007.
The lawsuit claims Epstein abused young girls in just about every location where he owned property, including his homes in Manhattan and Palm Beach, his massive ranch in New Mexico, and of course, his infamous island in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
This lawsuit is also notable, because it is one of the first in which we have seen Epstein accused of targeting much younger girls. Past victims have said they were 16 or 17, and Epstein lured them in with the promise of careers in modeling or dance. But the latest lawsuit claims the victims were as young as 13 and 14, meaning they were children who were still in middle school.
These women join more than a dozen who have filed lawsuits against Epstein’s estate, which is estimated to be worth more than $577 million dollars.
Epstein curiously signed a new will just two days before his death, which moved his assets into a trust, creating concerns that it would be exempt from lawsuits filed by the women he abused.
Then last month, the executors of Epstein’s estate asked a judge in the U.S. Virgin Islands to establish a voluntary restitution fund to compensate his victims.
However, many of these women have said that it is not just about the money. They want to see the close friends and associates of Epstein who enabled and joined in on his abuse actually face consequences.
The accusations that have been against Epstein’s inner circle would have resulted in the arrest of the average person, but we have yet to see any arrests tied to the lawsuits that have been filed by his victims.
Those close friends include famous model scout Jean Luc Brunel, who has reportedly fled to South America. Victoria’s Secret Owner Les Wexner, who has laid low despite accusations that Epstein used his ties to target aspiring models. Current President Donald Trump, who previously said he knew Epstein preferred “younger girls” And former President Bill Clinton, who flew on Epstein’s private jet at least 26 times—both with and without Secret Service.
Another close friend was Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, who has recently announced that he is stepping down from his royal duties over his ties to Epstein. He was accused of abusing Epstein’s sex slave, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, when she was underage. But two other men she claims she was forced to have sex with, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, and former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, have managed to stay under the radar.
Now many are wondering why all of these individuals, along with several unnamed employees, and of course, Epstein’s fixer, Ghislaine Maxwell, still have not been charged by police despite numerous lawsuits and accusers.