A number of of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims say they’ve doubts that the billionaire took his personal life final yr.
Epstein was arrested on July 6, 2019 and pleaded not responsible to federal expenses of intercourse trafficking involving dozens of women as younger as 14 years previous.
He was discovered lifeless on August 10 in his cell on the Metropolitan Correctional Heart in Manhattan and an post-mortem concluded that he hanged himself.
However in particular that aired on ABC on Thursday evening, Reality and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein, a few of his accusers say they do not imagine he dedicated suicide.
‘Now they’ve made positive we by no means know every thing,’ mentioned Maria Farmer, who’s believed to be the primary particular person to report Epstein his ‘madam’, Ghislaine Maxwell, to the FBI.
‘There is no method that man took his life.’
Maria Farmer (pictured), one among Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers, informed ABC Information she does not imagine the billionaire took his personal life.
Farmer says Epstein and his ‘madam’ Ghislaine Maxwell sexually abused her as a teen (left). Epstein (proper) was discovered lifeless on August 10 in his cell on the Metropolitan Correctional Heart and an post-mortem concluded that he hanged himself
The evening of Epstein’s dying, two guards – Tova Noel, 31, and Michael Thomas, 41, -were allegedly procuring on-line for furnishings and napping as an alternative of checking in on Epstein.
The pedophile’s jail cell was simply 15 ft away from them.
Guards are presupposed to conduct 5 checks, counting and observing each inmate and to stroll round each 30 minutes to verify inmates have been alive.
Prosecutors say surveillance video exhibits the officers didn’t conduct a single depend regardless of them logging that they did.
After the guards found Epstein lifeless, the officers allegedly informed a supervisor that they had ‘tousled’ and ‘did not do any checks’ within the hours earlier than he killed himself, based on a felony grievance.
Nonetheless, his dying has prompted widespread conspiracy theories and hypothesis that he was truly murdered.
A few of his accusers seemingly really feel the identical method.
Farmer, who mentioned she does not imagine Epstein killed himself, says she and her sister have been sexually abused by Epstein and Maxwell within the late 1990s.
Apart from Farmer, two alleged victims – Jena-Lisa Jones and Michelle Licata – made related factors.
On listening to the information of Epstein’s dying, Jones informed ABC Information: ‘My coronary heart began racing and I used to be identical to: “This needs to be faux.”‘
One other accuser, Jena-Lisa Jones (pictured) mentioned that she thought ‘this needs to be faux’ upon listening to the information of his dying
Chauntae Davies, 40 (pictured), who was Epstein’s private masseuse, for a number of years. She mentioned she felt robbed of having the ability to confront him (proper) in courtroom upon listening to the information of his dying
Licata added: ‘There’s plenty of questions surrounding his dying. I imply, are you kidding me?
Jones and Licata mentioned they have been each sexually assaulted by Epstein as youngsters in Florida, at ages 14 and 16, respectively.
However, no matter how he died, a lot of his accusers say they’re indignant they may by no means get the prospect to face him in courtroom.
Chauntae Davies, 40, who was Epstein’s private masseuse, and had what she described as ‘non-consensual intercourse’ with him for a number of years, mentioned she felt robbed.
‘I used to be craving for the second to look him within the eye,’ Davies informed ABC Information.
‘I wanted him to listen to my phrases, and that justice has been robbed from me and from many others.