2019-08-12 12:04:43

Victims Call for Probes of Jeffrey Epstein's Sex Trafficking Ring to Continue

Jeffrey Epstein is dead.

The accused serial sex trafficker who once counted President Trump and former President Bill Clinton among his high-profile friends was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell Saturday morning.

Authorities say he hanged himself.

Epstein had been put on suicide watch after he was found unconscious with marks on his neck in July, but authorities had removed him from suicide watch 11 days before his death.

Epstein had been in jail since July, when he was arrested for allegedly running a sex trafficking operation by luring underage girls as young as 14 years old to his mansion in Manhattan.

His death came less than 24 hours after hundreds of pages of court documents were unsealed with testimonies from former employees and new details of sexual abuse committed by Epstein, which also implicated a number of well-known figures.

Men named in the papers include former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, former Senator George Mitchell, Alan Dershowitz and Prince Andrew. While the federal criminal prosecution of Epstein will likely end.

Prosecutors can still pursue charges against any of his accomplices.

Civil suits will also continue against Epstein’s multimillion-dollar estate. We speak with Casey Frank, the Miami Herald’s senior editor for investigations.

The newspaper’s multipart series published in November is largely credited with reopening the Epstein case.

Alan Dershowitz Amy Goodman Bil Clinton Bill Richardson Democracy Now! Donald Trump Free Speech TV George Mitchell Jeffrey Epstein Manhattan Prince Andrew Sex Abuse Sex Trafficking

Human Rights and Equality

The Randi Rhodes' Show

Numbers Don't Lie

Numbers Don't Lie

Rising Up With Sonali

Undoing the Racial Wealth Gap

Undoing the Racial Wealth Gap

The David Pakman Show

Should the left adjust how they argue for abortion access?

Should the left adjust how they argue for abortion access?

The Randi Rhodes' Show

The Baby Formula Crisis

The Baby Formula Crisis

Related

Democracy Now!

An End to Neoliberalism? How Chile Drafted New Constitution to Rewrite Pinochet-Era Laws

An End to Neoliberalism? How Chile Drafted New Constitution to Rewrite Pinochet-Era Laws

Democracy Now!

David Sirota: Progressives Win Key Primary Races Despite Millions Spent to Back Corporate Democrats

David Sirota: Progressives Win Key Primary Races Despite Millions Spent to Back Corporate Democrats

Democracy Now!

Nina Turner: Democrats Must Decide If They Are “Party of the Corporatists or Party of the People”

Nina Turner: Democrats Must Decide If They Are “Party of the Corporatists or Party of the People”

The David Pakman Show

Desperate Trump Tries to Save Madison Cawthorn

Desperate Trump Tries to Save Madison Cawthorn

Proud Partners