Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire pedophile, and convicted sex offender who is suspected of running a massive child trafficking ring, may not live to see trial, according to a lawyer that represented some of his previous victims.
Last week, the notorious financier was found unconscious in his prison cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) this week with ‘marks on his neck,’ but prison officials are baffled as to the circumstances behind his injury.
In an interview with The Sun, attorney Spencer Kuvin said that he does not believe that Epstein tried to kill himself, and suggested that it could have been an assassination attempt from one his powerful clients.
“I do question whether it was a true suicide attempt. I mean how do you choke yourself? It doesn’t make any sense. There are reports someone came after him but that could just be because he’s a pedophile. Those types of individuals don’t last long in prison,” said Kuvin.
Powerful Friends and Enemies
Kuvin said that there are many powerful people who are worried about what kind of information might come out if Epstein goes to trial.
“If he goes on trial, everyone he’s been in contact with will ultimately be fair game. There’s no doubt in my mind that no jail will protect you when there’s powerful people that want to reach you – wherever you are,” Kuvin said.
“If he’s going to implicate anyone in power that has the ability to reach in and somehow get to him – his life is definitely in jeopardy,” he added.
Kuvin also pointed out that Epstein is in serious trouble if he ends up in general population, or anyplace where he might be accessible.
“If Epstein is in general population or anywhere available to the general population I believe his life is in jeopardy. They will have to seal him down in the jail. But even there there are still people who can get to him, ultimately,” Kuvin said.
However, it will be difficult for the powers that be to get to Epstein, considering that he is currently being held in the most secure area of the prison, where inmates are held in their cells for 23 hours each day, and constantly monitored with cameras.
Epstein has been a very controversial figure for many years, as he essentially pled guilty to sexual assault charges in 2008, in exchange for a deal that allowed him to avoid serious prison time. Epstein was a prominent banker and financier who has been long time friends with people like Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and Prince Andrew.
In September 2002, Epstein flew Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey, and Chris Tucker to Africa in his private jet. Flight records show Bill Clinton flew on Epstein’s plane 26 times. Epstein’s plane has been nicknamed the “Lolita Express” by media due to his conviction and the accusations of sexual involvement with underage girls made against him.
Epstein owns a private island near Saint Thomas in the US Virgin Islands called Little Saint James, where he regularly vacations with world leaders, away from the prying eyes of news reporters. This island is rumored to be a place that Epstein used for his trafficking operations, since he had so much privacy there.