Jeffrey Epstein, convicted sex offender, dead of apparent suicide

Published By Alexandra Heilbron on Aug 10, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein mugshotFinancier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, 66, who had ties to many celebrities and politicians, including President Donald Trump and former president Bill Clinton, is believed to have commited suicide early this morning in a Manhattan jail. He was found hanging in his cell and was rushed to New York Downtown Hospital in Manhattan, arriving at approximately 7:30 a.m., but was unable to be revived.

Epstein was reportedly on suicide watch after he was found nearly unconscious on the floor of his cell with injuries to his neck two weeks earlier. It was unclear whether he had been attacked or if his injuries were self-inflicted.

Epstein's most recent arrest was on July 9, 2019, on sex trafficking charges, after the FBI searched his home and found thousands of illicit photos, including many of underage girls. Although he was a registered level three sex offender in New York and pled guilty in 2008 to procuring an underage female for prostitution purposes, he served a sentence of only a few months before being released in 2009.

A close friend of Donald Trump up to the mid-2000s (they were described as each other's "wingmen" by a source to The Washington Post in the early 2000s), the two were sued in 2016 by a California woman who claimed to have been sexually assaulted by both men when she was 13.

Epstein was also accused of procuring underage women for sex acts in order to gain favor with powerful people and ingratiate himself with them.

He lived a jet-set life, entertaining the likes of Prince Andrew, who was known to be a longtime acquaintance of Epstein's, as well as Woody AllenChris Tucker and Kevin Spacey, including flying the latter three to Africa on his private jet in 2002.

Epstein was scheduled to be tried in 2020 for allegedly sexually abusing dozens of minor girls. ~Alexandra Heilbron


Comments & Discussion

  1. Snepts • 8/10/2019 4:30:35 PM

    Trump didn't want him to talk...

  2. Maria • 8/10/2019 5:27:29 PM

    Friends with Trump,of course what. Can you expect?

  3. Leslie • 8/10/2019 7:12:26 PM

    Friends with Bill Clinton, of course. What can you expect. President Trump distance himself from this man many years ago . Actually , he banned him from his place.

  4. J.M. • 8/11/2019 11:33:09 AM

    WHY DOES THIS MAKE CELEBRITY NEWS - WHO IS THIS DOUCHE, AND WHO CARES. THIS MAN IS NOT A CELEBRITY. HE GOT OFF ONCE BECAUSE OF THE MIGHTY $$, WHEN HE SHOULDNT HAVE. SHOWS AGAIN ITS WHO YOU KNOW.

  5. Marv • 8/12/2019 12:12:23 AM

    Friends with Clinton and The Donald, two peas in a pod. I remember when The Donster used to donate to the Clintons' political campaigns.

  6. Jo • 8/12/2019 10:03:03 AM

    Why is it a prerequisite for almost every "news" blog / paper or false news reporting station to lie by ommision of "liberals" (regressives) and expressly lie against a conservative who defends our constitution. Oh... that's right, there is an obvious all out attack on our constitution that some people are too brain washed to care about.. Even as google takes away documents and articles, there is far more evidence of dealings with Bill Clinton over far more time than Trump. Trump was never close with this man for any amount of time.. Bill was for prolonged time.... but read the random supposedly subtle comments in this article.. wow.. non stop.. wth...

  7. Jason • 8/12/2019 4:18:11 PM

    Hate to burst your bubble Jo, but Trump was linked to Epstein far more often, even though Clinton had ties to him as well. They're all three sexual abusers of underage women. We all know none of them is clean as far as these allegations go, it's just that Trump is currently the president and it's important to make sure people know who he is. Clinton is a has been, as is his wife.


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