Days before the Miami Herald published a series of reports exposing Jefferey Epstein’s victims, the billionaire registered sex offender allegedly engaged in witness tampering, paying off two potential witnesses, according to federal prosecutors.
Epstein wired $350,000 to two “possible co-conspirators” who could potentially incriminate him with testimony. Financial records show “Institution-1” wired $100,000 to an individual and three days $250,000 was wired to another individual. Both of the payments were an aberration from his typical outgoing payments, according to his banking documents.
One of Epstein’s accusers claims in a 2017 lawsuit Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of a British media baron, was “the highest ranking employee” of the hedge fund manager’s enterprises and allegedly managed his household and sex life.
Maxwell was “a fixture for years in Manhattan’s social scene, often written about in tabloids for her close ties to British royalty and to a mysterious financier named Jeffrey Epstein,” Wall Street Journal reports. “Ms. Maxwell, 57 years old, has been accused by three women in affidavits and other court filings of recruiting young women for Mr. Epstein and training them for sex. Two of the women have alleged that Ms. Maxwell, together with Mr. Epstein, sexually assaulted them, according to the filings.”
In one of the depositions, the Journal reports, Juan Alessi, who served as the Palm Beach house manager from 1992 through 2002, “described a basket of sex toys in Ms. Maxwell’s bathroom closet.”
“He said he would find them around when he cleaned up after visits from young women,” the publication notes.
Photographs reveal Maxwell was a guest at Chelsea Clinton’s wedding.
Clinton maintains in a statement that he “knows nothing” about the “terrible crimes” committed by Epstein. The former president insists he took “a total of four trips on Jeffrey Epstein’s airplane” in 2002 and 2003 and insists his Secret Service detail traveled with him at all times.
Yet, flight logs obtained by Fox News show Clinton traveled to Epstein’s private island on “Lolita Express” at least 26 times, and even ditched his Secret Service detail for at least five of the flights.
An assortment of bizarre items were found in Epstein’s seven-story Manhattan mansion, New York magazine reports, including a life-like human doll dangling from a chandelier o a human-sized chessboard with scantily clad figurines modeled after his employees.
A woman who claimed in an interview with NBC that she was raped by Epstein when she was 15-years old alleges Epstein kept prosthetic breasts by a bathtub that he would play with while bathing.
A mural of a prison yard, complete with correction officers and barbed wire was also discovered in Epstein’s residence, the New York Times reports. Epstein is seen standing in the middle of the yard to serve as a reminder of “the possibility that could be me again,” R. Couri Hay, who Epstein invited to view the mural, told the Times.