The online world of conspiracy theorists have been absolutely buzzing this week, after the arrest of their longtime subject of study: Jeffrey Epstein.
Epstein, whose 2006 charges of pedophiliac activity were parlayed into a lenient sentence on convictions of “soliciting” back in 2008, has been at the center of many a tall tale since then. The trolls and LARPers of conspiracy message boards are constantly attempting to tie Epstein into some larger, grand scheme of wickedness in which “the powers that be”, (always vague), are always pulling the strings.
Epstein’s lackadaisical punishment for his earlier behavior only fed the online fervor, and his arrest just days ago put the entire spectacle over the top.
Now, even the mainstream media is getting in on the act, speculating about a secretive, inaccessible safe located on a private island owned by Epstein.
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And then there’s Epstein’s private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. With Epstein in jail in New York, “it’s quiet now on the island of Little St. James,” Bloomberg Newsreports. “Epstein dubbed it Little St. Jeff’s. Locals have other names for it: Pedophile Island and Orgy Island.” On St. Thomas, where Epstein’s businesses are headquartered in an unmarked office in a nondescript strip mall, “he has been a subject of lurid speculation for as long as anyone can remember,” Bloomberg says. “Tourists still take boats out to get a glimpse of the island,” topped with a blue-and-white building that resembles a temple.
Here’s where things take a tawdry and sensational turn…
A former employee told Bloomberg that Epstein ferried groups of young women out to his island after they flew into St. Thomas, and the crew of groundskeepers had strict orders that Epstein could never catch sight of them. “The only unusual aspect of the main residence the former worker said he was aware of were the security boxes in two offices,” Bloomberg reports. “The level of secrecy around a steel safe in Epstein’s office, in particular, suggested it contained much more than just money, he said. Outside of an occasional visit by a housekeeper, no one was allowed in those rooms.” Presumably, the FBI could ask a judge for access, too.
Epstein’s lawyers have reportedly asked that the wealthy financier be removed from jail and placed under house arrest at his $56 million NYC mansion – a move that doesn’t sit well with the American people after Epstein’s recent arrest on charges of child sex trafficking.
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