While Americans find themselves occupied with an enthusiastic debate over gun control here in the United States, we find ourselves pushing aside a great many other ordeals in the news.
That’s not so say that the gun debate in America isn’t an important one; rather, it is imperative that we have an open and diverse dialogue on the future of the right to bear arms. But there are other bits of news that mustn’t be ignored, including reports from within the case of wealthy alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
Epstein is awaiting trial, held without bond, on charges of child sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit such crimes. Seeing as this isn’t his first time in the clink for such activities, many former victims of the well-connected financier have felt safe to tell their tales in public…and to start naming names.
A young woman who says financier Jeffrey Epstein and socialite Ghislaine Maxwell kept her as a sex slave also accused a host of high-powered men of being involved in Epstein’s alleged sex-trafficking ring, according to court records unsealed Friday.
Virginia Giuffre, who says that Epstein and Maxwell trafficked her to powerful people for erotic massages and sex, claimed in a 2016 deposition that Maxwell directed her to have sex with former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, Britain’s Prince Andrew (whom she has accused before), wealthy financier Glenn Dubin, former senator George Mitchell, now-deceased MIT scientist Marvin Minsky, and modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel, as well as “another prince,” a “foreign president,” and the owner of a “large hotel chain” in France.
Giuffre then went on to describe the circumstances of these “erotic” encounters, including some that occurred on the mysterious island owned by Epstein known as “Little Saint James”.
And while Giuffre’s claims have been roundly rebuked by many named in the deposition, there is no denying that each and every one has had a relationship with Epstein – an undisputed fact that raises eyebrows amongst an incredibly skeptical public.
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