Billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has a long and sordid history of exploiting young girls and rubbing elbows with powerful, wealthy, and influential people. His most notable association is disgraced ex-President Bill Clinton. But Epstein’s list of movers and shakers was far-reaching before his first, controversial conviction, and the conventional wisdom is that he won’t get another sweetheart deal.
With the FBI and Southern District of New York’s corruption unit handling the recent sex trafficking indictment, Epstein could roll on high-profile politicians, celebrities, and business leaders. As the Department of Justice reportedly plans to roll out an avalanche of charges over time, these are four things you should know about pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
1: President Trump Threw Him Out of Mar-a-Lago
In 2011, it was brought to Donald Trump’s attention that Epstein had engaged in inappropriate behavior while staying at the Mar-a-Lago resort. Court documents filed on behalf of underage victims reportedly indicate that Trump permanently banned Epstein from the resort after learning he allegedly attempted to lure one young girl and harmed another.
“Trump allegedly banned Epstein from his Mar-a-Lago Club in West Palm Beach because Epstein sexually assaulted a girl at the club,” court records state. Since the recent arrest, President Trump has offered transparency about his connection to Epstein, and doubled-down on his disdain.
“I knew him like everybody in Palm Beach knew him,” Trump said at the White House. “I had a falling out a long time ago. I’d say maybe 15 years. I was not a fan of his, that I can tell you.”
2: Disgraced Clinton was a Frequent ‘Lolita Express’ Flyer
The Clintons have a soiled history of sexual misconduct. From accusations of rape, sexual harassment, and payoffs meant to silence the ex-president’s victims are as sickening as Hillary’s attacks on the women’s credibility. But if Bill could rack up frequent flyer miles for all the trips he took on Epstein’s so-called ‘Lolita Express’ sex trafficking private jet, he may have a free ride to a country without an extradition treaty. And if Epstein rolls, he might need to cash them in soon.
Clinton reportedly took at least 26 flights on the Lolita Express known for use in Epstein’s reported sex slave operation. Reports indicate that girls as young as 14 years old were forced to engage in sex acts with wealthy and influential people from around the world. Clinton routinely barred his Secret Service detail from boarding. Pundits believe a link exists between the secretive 13-month, partial home confinement plea deal Epstein received and the now disgraced former president.
3: Former Teenage Victims have Come Forward
The initial federal indictment charges that Epstein ran a sex trafficking network between New York and Florida. The allegations by former teenage victims paint a picture of a wealthy predator skilled at manipulating naïve girls. One victim has gone on the record stating that Epstein preyed on her dreams of becoming a Broadway actress. He lured her to his mansion, dazzled her with wealth, acted the part if a father figure, and started to hand her large sums of money in exchange for non-sexual massages. Over time, he convinced her to undress and forcibly raped the 15-year-old, according to reports.
4: Epstein had a Laundry List of Powerful Associates
Speculation surfaced that powerful people rigged Epstein’s plea deal. After details were uncovered by investigative journalist Julie K. Brown of the Miami Herald, the light was shined on what she called a “Perversion of Justice.” Remarkably, Epstein would spend 12 hours a day at home allegedly managing his business affairs Monday through Friday. He basically vacationed nights and weekends in jail. And, a bizarre deal was made that allowed him to avoid federal charges.
It’s no stretch of the imagination to consider even this short-list of his network as a reason why influence may have been brought to bear:
- Woody Allen: The pair are known to have taken walks through New York’s Upper East Side together, and Allen reportedly attended parties at Epstein’s private residence.
- Prince Andrew: The prince was reportedly named in a federal lawsuit claiming Epstein forced a minor to have relations with him. The prince denies these allegations.
- Bill Clinton: The ex-president offered high praise for Epstein until his sex abuse conviction. These days, Clinton claims to barely know Epstein.
- Kevin Spacey: The Hollywood actor is embroiled in sexual misconduct litigation. He reportedly joined Epstein and Clinton on a trip to Africa aboard the Lolita Express.
- Mort Zuckerman: The U.S. News and World Report publisher once owned the New York Daily News. He reportedly worked with Epstein to publish the now-defunct Radar Magazine in 2004.
Counted among the many other known associates of sex criminal Jeffery Epstein are federal prosecutors and billionaires. It’s not difficult to connect the dots.