October 20, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein profile: the billionaire paedophile with links to Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey, Robert Maxwell – and Prince Andrew

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Bill-Clinton Chris-Tucker Ghislaine-Maxwell jeffrey-epstein pg3 prince-andrew-2 prince-andrew-8By Andrew Buncombe From The Independent

Many A-list celebrities broke off links with the businessman after he was conviction of having sex with an underage girl

A list of people who have associated with Jeffrey Epstein over the years would take in the world of celebrity, science, politics – and royalty.

Over the years, the casually-dressed, globe-trotting financier, who was said to log more than 600 flying hours a year, has been linked with Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey, Chris Tucker and Manhattan-London society figure Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the late media titan Robert Maxwell.

Epstein reportedly flew Tucker and Spacey to on his private jet as part of a charitable endeavour. Clinton, meanwhile, flew on multiple occasions in the same plane to Epstein’s private Caribbean island, Little St James, between 2002 and 2005 as he developed his philanthropic post-presidential career. It would later be alleged in court that Epstein organised orgies on that same private island in the US Virgin Islands.

was named in the ‘sex slave case’ related to banker in the US media say many of the A-list names broke off any links with the former maths teacher after his arrest and conviction in 2008 of having sex with an underage girl whom he had solicited. His arrest followed an 11-month undercover investigation at a mansion in Florida’s Palm Beach that Epstein owned.

In 2008, he pleaded guilty to a single charge of soliciting prostitution and was handed a 18-month jail sentence. He served 13 months in jail and was obliged to register as a sex offender. A 2011 report in the said that he celebrated his release from jail and his return to a property he maintains in New York – a 45,000-sq-foot eight-storey mansion on East 71st Street – with Prince Andrew.

Bill Clinton flew on multiple occasions to Epstein’s private Caribbean island between 2002 and 2005 as he developed his philanthropic post-presidential career “I’m not a sexual predator, I’m an ‘offender’,” he told the newspaper at the time. “It’s the difference between a murderer and a person who steals a bagel.”

Epstein, 61, was born in Brooklyn, New York, where his father worked for the city’s parks department. He attended Brooklyn’s Lafayette High School and excelled at mathematics. This helped him secure job in his early 20s as a maths teacher at the exclusive Dalton School, a private college located on New York’s Upper East Side.

Among his pupils was the son of Bear Stearns chairman Ace Greenber. In 1976, after a few years teaching the children of the wealthy, he accepted a job offer from Mr Greenber that allowed him to oversee their money and left to become an options trader at Bear Stearns.

Epstein reportedly flew actor Kevin Spacey to Africa on his private jet as part of a charitable endeavour Epstein reportedly flew actor Kevin Spacey to Africa on his private jet as part of a charitable endeavour Four years later he was made a partner, but by 1982 he had left to set up his own boutique investment company, J Epstein and Co. He reportedly only accepted clients prepared to invest a minimum of $1bn, though many profiles of Epstein admit a lack of hard, verifiable facts about his business have added to the air of mystery. It is said, for instance, that Epstein forgoes alcohol and instead prefers Earl Grey tea and does yoga every day.

Among Epstein’s early investment clients were Leslie Wexner, the Ohio-based businessman who is CEO of L Brands, the fashion and lifestyle group whose brands include Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works. In 2013, Forbes magazine estimated the 77-year-old Mr Wexler’s wealth to be $7.3bn.

Epstein reportedly flew actor Chris Tucker to Africa on his private jet as part of a charitable endeavour Epstein reportedly flew actor Chris Tucker to Africa on his private jet as part of a charitable endeavour Epstein has always been interested in science, funding scientific projects and investments around the world. In 2000 he established the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation, which funds science research and education globally. He has reportedly donated $30m to Harvard University, money the Ivy League institution retained despite his conviction and registration as a sex offender.

Jeffrey Epstein has been also linked to the Manhattan-London society figure Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the late media titan Robert Maxwell Jeffrey Epstein has been also linked to the Manhattan-London society figure Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the late media titan Robert Maxwell Reports say the silver-coiffed Epstein has invested millions to research subjects such as evolution, cancer and HIV. His projects have linked him to many leading figures in the world of science and research including Gerald Edelman, Murray Gell-Mann and Stephen Hawking.

For more on this story go to: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/who-is-jeffrey-epstein-a-study-of-the-man-linked-to-worlds-of-celebrity-politics–and-royalty-9954397.html

 

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Buckingham Palace denies sex claim against Prince Andrew

By Sylvia Hui The Associated Press From Seattle Times

In papers filed to a Florida court, an unidentified woman alleged that billionaire Jeffrey Epstein forced her to have sex with Prince Andrew in London, New York and on a private Caribbean island owned by Epstein when she was younger than 18.

LONDON — Royal officials on Friday denied that Britain’s Prince Andrew engaged in any “impropriety with underage minors” after he was named in U.S. court documents related to a lengthy lawsuit against U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein.

In papers filed to a Florida court, an unidentified woman alleged that Epstein forced her to have sex with the Duke of York in London, New York and on a private Caribbean island owned by Epstein when she was younger than 18. The filing said the alleged encounters took place around 1999 to 2002.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “This relates to longstanding and ongoing civil proceedings in the United States, to which the Duke of York is not a party. As such we would not comment on the detail.”

The statement added: “However, for the avoidance of doubt, any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.”

The statement was unusual because royal officials typically do not comment on such accusations.

The woman’s claims, filed Tuesday, were added to a drawn-out lawsuit filed by two other women who claim they were sexually abused as minors by Epstein. The billionaire financier was sentenced to prison in 2008 after pleading guilty to child-sex offenses.

The women have objected to how U.S. prosecutors handled Epstein’s case and want authorities to reconsider a plea deal that allowed Epstein to avoid much more serious federal charges and potentially longer prison time.

The woman — identified as “Jane Doe No. 3” — making claims against Prince Andrew is one of two new accusers asking a West Palm Beach, Fla., judge to allow them to join the existing lawsuit against Epstein. The royal is not named as a defendant in that case, and no criminal charges or formal accusations have been made against him.

It was not the first time Prince Andrew, 54, has faced media scrutiny over his friendship with Epstein.

In July 2011, the royal stepped down from his role as a U.K. trade ambassador after controversy over his links with the billionaire.

For more on this story go to: http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2025372494_andrewsexclaimxml.html

 

 

 

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