‘In due time the names are going to start coming out’
The sheer magnitude of the Jeffrey Epstein case probably won’t be fully comprehended until the full list of elite names and high profile figures are pulled from out from the woodwork.
Many high profile names such as Bill Clinton Victoria’s Secret boss Les Wexner and Ehud Barak are already scrambling to distance themselves from the pedophile.
But for names like Clinton, it’s probably too late as his association with billionaire child trafficker had become undeniably evident following records revealing he dined with the financier in 1995, years before what was alleged in his statement from his office earlier this week.
Vanity Fair‘s Gabriel Sherman describes the Epstein case is an asteroid poised to strike the elite world in which he moved.
Sherman also asks some critical questions:
Who knew what about Epstein’s alleged abuse?
How, and from whom, did Epstein get his supposed $500 million fortune?
Why did Acosta grant Epstein an outrageously lenient non-prosecution agreement? (And what does it mean that Acosta was reportedly told Epstein “belonged to intelligence”?)
According to Brad Edwards, a lawyer for one of Epstein accusers Courtney Wild:
“There were other business associates of Mr. Epstein’s who engaged in improper sexual misconduct at one or more of his homes. We do know that,” he said.
“In due time the names are going to start coming out.”
Moreover, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is about to release approximately 2,000 pages of documents, which will expose the sex crimes committed by “numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister, and other world leaders,” the court’s three-judge panel said.
A per Vanity Fair:
The documents were filed during a civil defamation lawsuit brought by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre, a former Mar-a-Lago locker-room attendant, against Epstein’s former girlfriend and alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell.
“Nobody who was around Epstein a lot is going to have an easy time now. It’s all going to come out,” said Giuffre’s lawyer David Boies.
Another person involved with litigation against Epstein told me: “It’s going to be staggering, the number of names. It’s going to be contagion numbers.”
Other famous names associated with Epstein include:
- Mark Zuckerberg
- LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman
— Linette Lopez (@lopezlinette) July 12, 2019
Zuckerberg spokesman told Vanity Fair “Mark met Epstein in passing one time at a dinner honoring scientists that were not organized by Epstein.”
“Mark did not communicate with Epstein again following the dinner,” they added.
According to one source, Epstein had a steady stream of who are flowing into his Manhattan mansion, including Bill Gates, Larry Summers, and Steve Bannon.
Another source told Vanity Fair; “Jeffrey collected people. That’s what he did.”
Thus far, the name most publicly associated with Epstein’s alleged crimes is famed lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who’s been waging a public battle with David Boies for years.
In April, Boies’s client Giuffre sued Dershowitz for defamation after Dershowitz called her a liar (a strategy similar to that of seven of Bill Cosby’s accusers).
In the days since the FBI arrested Epstein at Teterboro Airport a week and a half ago, Dershowitz has been going on television and dialing up friends and reporters to profess his innocence and label Giuffre and Boies liars.
“I want everything to come out! I’m not afraid of anything because I did nothing wrong,” Dershowitz told me on the afternoon of July 15.
He called me a minute after I had emailed him for comment.
He said he’d been friends with Epstein since 1996 when they were introduced at a party on Martha’s Vineyard by Lynn Forester de Rothschild. “She begged me to meet him. She told me, ‘here’s this smart academic.’”
A few days later, Epstein invited Dershowitz to Les Wexner’s 59th birthday party at Wexner’s mansion in New Albany, Ohio. “It’s a tradition that Jeff invited the smartest person he met that year. He told them I was the smartest.”
They remained close for years. Dershowitz strenuously denied ever participating in Epstein’s underage sex ring and said he’d only been in Epstein’s presence with his wife.
“I got one massage!” he told me. “It was from a 50-year-old Russian woman named Olga. And I kept my shorts on. I didn’t even like it. I’m not a massage guy.” -Vanity Fair
Prosecutors in the child trafficking case against billionaire Jeffrey Epstein have revealed further details about the convicted sex offender’s use of a fake identity.
On Wednesday, four lawyers from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York filed a legal equivalent of a clap-back in court.
In a letter to presiding Judge Richard Berman, US Attorney Geoffrey Berman sent a two-paragraph response to a Tuesday claim by Epstein and his defense team regarding the falsified passport found by federal investigators in his New York home.