New Jeffrey Epstein documents name powerful men allegedly involved in his sex trafficking
In a long-awaited document dump, the names of powerful men emerged in the case of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sex trafficking ring.
The documents contain allegations from Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein's accusers, given in a deposition in 2016. In that deposition, Guiffre said Epstein and a woman named Ghislaine Maxwell used her as a sex slave and directed her to have sex with, as the Daily Beast reported, the following men:
- Former New Mexico Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson
- Hedge fund manager Glenn Durbin
- Former Sen. George Mitchell (D-ME)
- The late scientist Marvin Minsky
- Modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel
- Prince Andrew
Some other names were not revealed but were hinted at, including an additional prince, a foreign president, and a Fench hotel owner. As the Daily Beast noted, these accusations are not criminal charges, nor are they even indications that future charges may be coming. Mitchell has denied the allegations, as has Prince Andrew and Dubin.
Guiffre has also accused Alan Dershowitz of having sex with her while she was being trafficked, an allegation he denies.
Guiffre also said that she met President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore and President Donald Trump, but she was not aware of them having sexual contact with the trafficking victims.
The Miami Herald reporter Julie Brown described one particularly disturbing part of the documents:
Some of the testimony is difficult to read, as when one 15-year-old Swedish girl, shaking and crying in despair, tells a butler who worked for one of Epstein’s closest friends that she had been taken to Epstein’s island in the Caribbean and forced to have sex with him and others. The butler relates the story under oath. The girl, visibly traumatized, told the houseman who worked for Eva Dubin, a former Miss Sweden and founder of the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai, and her husband, prominent hedge fund manager Glenn Dubin, that Epstein and Maxwell had physically threatened to harm her and seized her passport to keep her on the island, according to the butler’s statement. She was so distraught she couldn’t recall how she got back to the U.S. mainland, but the butler testified that Maxwell brought her to the Dubin residence.
More documents are expected to be unsealed in the future.