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Jeffrey Epstein’s Inland Odyssey Revealed

Hundreds of high profile figures revealed to have been associated with Jeffrey Epstein in newly released court documents
Jeffrey Epstein’s Inland Odyssey Revealed

   Forty exhibits and hundreds of pages of documents containing over 150 new names and information linked to Jeffrey Epstein were released to the public on January 3 in connection to a civil defamation lawsuit from 2015 by Virginia Roberts Giuffre. 

  Guiffre was an alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking and abuse, and filed the lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell, a convicted sex offender and long term associate of Epstein. Many more new documents containing more names and more detailed information have been released since.

   In one of the biggest and most infamous controversies that has captivated the media landscape and public imagination, Jeffrey Epstein, who died by suicide in prison in 2019, and Ghislaine Maxwell, who is currently serving a 20 year prison sentence, led a sex trafficking ring dating back to 2002. 

  Epstein socialized with elite members of society and constantly flew high profile celebrities in his private jet, sometimes to his private island of Little Saint James, popularly known as “Epstein Island.” That is where the alleged prostitution of young girls mentioned in the 2015 lawsuit took place. Court documents revealed thousands pages of information regarding who he had relations with, how many times said people met with or flew with him, and new information on what some individuals did with him. 

   The names listed in the documents include very powerful and influential figures such as Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, and scientist Steven Hawking. These names are alongside famous movie stars and musicians including Leonardo Dicaprio, Kevin Spacey, Bruce Willis, and Michael Jackson. Those listed are just a few to name among many more. 

  However, just because a name is listed does not mean said person is guilty of any wrongdoing. There are other reasons as to why someone would be affiliated with Jeffrey Epstein other than criminal activity to have their name listed in these documents. For example, when Guiffre was asked if she ever met Cameron Diaz, one of the names, she said, “no.”

   However, there is evidence in the court documents that does point to some people named having knowledge of Epstein’s criminal offenses. One of those people is Bill Clinton. In Guiffre’s deposition, when asked if Bill Clinton was a witness to any sexual abuse, Guiffre stated, “Yes, he would be a witness because he knew what my purpose there was for Jeffrey and he visited Jeffrey’s island. There’s pictures of nude girls all around the house at all of his houses and it’s something that Jeffrey Epstein wasn’t shy about admitting to people.” 

   These documents have proved exactly how influential Jeffrey Epstein was in the social pipeline of the rich and high class and the implications of the newly released documents remain to be fully established.

   

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Amir Carraway
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I'm Amir Carraway, a sophomore. I'm in Newspaper 1 and I write political articles and things of that nature. I also write about stuff going on around campus sometimes, pretty much anything goes.

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