New Federal Charges Against Jeffrey Epstein Describe Familiar Pattern | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


THAT’S ALL IN FOR THIS EVENING. RACHEL MADDOW STARTS WITH JOY RACHEL MADDOW STARTS WITH JOY REED FOR RACHEL. REED FOR RACHEL.>>GOOD EVENING.>>GOOD EVENING. HAVE A GREAT REST OF THE NIGHT. HAVE A GREAT REST OF THE NIGHT. THANKS TO YOU ALL. THANKS TO YOU ALL. RACHEL HAS THE NIGHT OFF, BUT RACHEL HAS THE NIGHT OFF, BUT WILL BE BACK TOMORROW. WILL BE BACK TOMORROW. I WANT TO START WITH THE STORY I WANT TO START WITH THE STORY OF COURTNEY WILD. OF COURTNEY WILD. SHE WAS 14 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME SHE WAS 14 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME SHE WAS LIVING IN FLORIDA. SHE WAS LIVING IN FLORIDA. SHE WAS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND SHE WAS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND CAPTAIN OF THE CHEERLEADING CAPTAIN OF THE CHEERLEADING SQUAD AND PLAYED THE TRUMPET. SQUAD AND PLAYED THE TRUMPET. HE HAD GOOD GRADES AND BRACES HE HAD GOOD GRADES AND BRACES AND WHEN SHE WAS 14 YEARS OLD, AND WHEN SHE WAS 14 YEARS OLD, SHE WAS INTRODUCED TO A MAN SHE WAS INTRODUCED TO A MAN NAMED JEFFREY EPSTEIN. NAMED JEFFREY EPSTEIN. HE IS AN INCREDIBLY WEALTHY HE IS AN INCREDIBLY WEALTHY MULTIMILLIONAIRE WHO SURROUNDED MULTIMILLIONAIRE WHO SURROUNDED HIMSELF WITH POWERFUL HIGH HIMSELF WITH POWERFUL HIGH PROFILE PEOPLE. PROFILE PEOPLE. HIS PRIVATE AIRLINE HAS HOSTED HIS PRIVATE AIRLINE HAS HOSTED HIGH PROFILE GUESTS LIKE BILL HIGH PROFILE GUESTS LIKE BILL CLINTON, PRINCE ANDREW AND CLINTON, PRINCE ANDREW AND VARIOUS CELEBRITIES AND DONALD VARIOUS CELEBRITIES AND DONALD TRUMP DESCRIBED HIM AS A FRIEND. TRUMP DESCRIBED HIM AS A FRIEND. IN 2005, FLORIDA POLICE STARTED IN 2005, FLORIDA POLICE STARTED INVESTIGATEING AND WHAT THEY INVESTIGATEING AND WHAT THEY TURNED UP WAS HORRIFYING. TURNED UP WAS HORRIFYING. HE WAS RUNNING AN OPERATION TO HE WAS RUNNING AN OPERATION TO MOLEST AND RAPE LARGE NUMBERS OF MOLEST AND RAPE LARGE NUMBERS OF GIRLS. GIRLS. HE WAS IN HIS 50s AND MANY HE WAS IN HIS 50s AND MANY VICTIMS WERE CHILDREN. VICTIMS WERE CHILDREN. THE FBI GOT INVOLVE AND WAS ABLE THE FBI GOT INVOLVE AND WAS ABLE TO IDENTIFY DOZENS OF GIRLS WHO TO IDENTIFY DOZENS OF GIRLS WHO HAD BEEN HIS VICTIMS. HAD BEEN HIS VICTIMS. MOST WERE BETWEEN 13 AND 16 MOST WERE BETWEEN 13 AND 16 YEARS OLD. YEARS OLD. SOME PEOPLE THINK THERE COULD BE SOME PEOPLE THINK THERE COULD BE HUNDREDS OF OTHER VICTIMS OUT HUNDREDS OF OTHER VICTIMS OUT THERE. THERE. ONE OF THE ALLEGED VICTIMS WAS ONE OF THE ALLEGED VICTIMS WAS COURTNEY WILD WHO WAS 14. COURTNEY WILD WHO WAS 14. HE SAID HE SEXUALLY ABUSED HER HE SAID HE SEXUALLY ABUSED HER FOR YEARS. FOR YEARS. IT WAS SPELLED OUT IN THE “MIAMI IT WAS SPELLED OUT IN THE “MIAMI HERALD’S” HEROIC REPORTING TO HERALD’S” HEROIC REPORTING TO PREPARE CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR PREPARE CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR BEING A SERIAL CHILD SEX BEING A SERIAL CHILD SEX OFFENDER. OFFENDER. THE INDICTMENT THE FBI WROTE UP THE INDICTMENT THE FBI WROTE UP LISTING ALL OF THE HEINOUS LISTING ALL OF THE HEINOUS CRIMES WAS 53 PAGES LONG. CRIMES WAS 53 PAGES LONG. 53 PAGES OF STORIES LIKE 53 PAGES OF STORIES LIKE COURTNEY WILD’S. COURTNEY WILD’S. THEY ACCUSED EPSTEIN OF THEY ACCUSED EPSTEIN OF RECRUITING UNDERAGE GIRLS FOR RECRUITING UNDERAGE GIRLS FOR SEX ACROSS STATE LINES. SEX ACROSS STATE LINES. THOSE ARE FEDERAL CHARGES THAT THOSE ARE FEDERAL CHARGES THAT COULD HAVE SENT HIM TO PRISON COULD HAVE SENT HIM TO PRISON FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. INSTEAD A FEDERAL PROSECUTOR INSTEAD A FEDERAL PROSECUTOR NAMED ALEX ACOSTA PREVENTED NAMED ALEX ACOSTA PREVENTED JEFFREY EPSTEIN FROM BEING JEFFREY EPSTEIN FROM BEING CHARGED WITH ANY FEDERAL CRIMES CHARGED WITH ANY FEDERAL CRIMES AND FEDERAL CHARGES AGAINST AND FEDERAL CHARGES AGAINST ACCOMPLICES, TOO. ACCOMPLICES, TOO. THAT MAN IS IN THE PRESIDENT’S THAT MAN IS IN THE PRESIDENT’S CABINET. CABINET. HE IS DONALD TRUMP’S LABOR HE IS DONALD TRUMP’S LABOR SECRETARY. SECRETARY. BACK WHEN THAT FBI INVESTIGATION BACK WHEN THAT FBI INVESTIGATION WAS GOING ON, HE WAS THE U.S. WAS GOING ON, HE WAS THE U.S. ATTORNEY IN SOUTHERN FLORIDA. ATTORNEY IN SOUTHERN FLORIDA. INSTEAD OF CHANGING JEFFREY INSTEAD OF CHANGING JEFFREY EPSTEIN WITH THE 53 PAGES OF SEX EPSTEIN WITH THE 53 PAGES OF SEX CRIMES, ALEX ACCOSTOSTA MADE A D CRIMES, ALEX ACCOSTOSTA MADE A D IN A NON-PROSECUTION AGREEMENT IN A NON-PROSECUTION AGREEMENT WHICH GAVE HIM IMMUNITY FROM ALL WHICH GAVE HIM IMMUNITY FROM ALL FEDERAL CHARGES AND HE PLEAD FEDERAL CHARGES AND HE PLEAD GUILTY TO TWO STATE CHARGES FOR GUILTY TO TWO STATE CHARGES FOR PROSTITUTION AS IF THE GIRLS PROSTITUTION AS IF THE GIRLS LIKE COURTNEY WILD WERE LIKE COURTNEY WILD WERE PROSTITUTES AND NOT CHILDREN PROSTITUTES AND NOT CHILDREN BEING VICTIMIZED BY AN ACCUSED BEING VICTIMIZED BY AN ACCUSED CHILD MOLESTER THANKS TO THE CHILD MOLESTER THANKS TO THE SWEET DEAL HE GOT. SWEET DEAL HE GOT. HE GOT TO LEAVE JAIL DURING THE HE GOT TO LEAVE JAIL DURING THE DAY TO WORK IN HIS OFFICE. DAY TO WORK IN HIS OFFICE. SINCE THEN HE HAS GONE BACK TO SINCE THEN HE HAS GONE BACK TO LIVING OFF HIS MILLIONS, JET LIVING OFF HIS MILLIONS, JET SETTING ALL OVER THE WORLD. SETTING ALL OVER THE WORLD. ALEX ACOSTA AGREED TO DO HIS ALEX ACOSTA AGREED TO DO HIS DEAL IN SECRET. DEAL IN SECRET. CRIME VICTIMS HAVE THE RIGHT TO CRIME VICTIMS HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE TOLD WHEN THERE ARE PLEA BE TOLD WHEN THERE ARE PLEA NEGOTIATION GOING ON, BUT ALEX NEGOTIATION GOING ON, BUT ALEX ACOSTA DID NOT NOTIFY THE ACOSTA DID NOT NOTIFY THE VICTIMS BEFORE HE GRANTED HIM VICTIMS BEFORE HE GRANTED HIM THAT PLEA DEAL. THAT PLEA DEAL. EPSTEIN’S LAWYERS ASKED ACOSTA EPSTEIN’S LAWYERS ASKED ACOSTA TO KEEP THE DEAL A SECRET AND TO KEEP THE DEAL A SECRET AND ACOSTA AGREED. ACOSTA AGREED. COURTNEY WILD, ONE OF THE VICTIM COURTNEY WILD, ONE OF THE VICTIM WHO IS WAS KEPT IN THE DARK WHO IS WAS KEPT IN THE DARK ABOUT THAT DEAL, SHE SUED THE ABOUT THAT DEAL, SHE SUED THE GOVERNMENT ALLEGING THAT ALEX GOVERNMENT ALLEGING THAT ALEX ACOSTA AND HIS TEAM BROKE THE ACOSTA AND HIS TEAM BROKE THE LAW BY KEEPING SECRET FROM HER LAW BY KEEPING SECRET FROM HER AND ALL THE OTHER VICTIMS THE AND ALL THE OTHER VICTIMS THE FACT THAT THEY GAVE EPSTEIN THIS FACT THAT THEY GAVE EPSTEIN THIS NON-PROSECUTION DEAL. NON-PROSECUTION DEAL. SHE FILED THAT NAUGHT 11 YEARLAW SHE FILED THAT NAUGHT 11 YEARLAW AGO AND IT DRAGGED ON FOR OVER A AGO AND IT DRAGGED ON FOR OVER A DECADE. DECADE. SHE BRAVELY AND COURAGEOUSLY PUT SHE BRAVELY AND COURAGEOUSLY PUT HER NAME ON THE RECORD AND TOLD HER NAME ON THE RECORD AND TOLD HER STORY TO THE “MIAMI HERALD.” HER STORY TO THE “MIAMI HERALD.” COURTNEY WILD DID NOT GIVE UP COURTNEY WILD DID NOT GIVE UP AND DROP HER CASE AFTER ALL THAT AND DROP HER CASE AFTER ALL THAT TIME. TIME. EVENTUALLY EARLIER THIS YEAR A EVENTUALLY EARLIER THIS YEAR A JUDGE AGREED WITH HER, RULING JUDGE AGREED WITH HER, RULING THAT THE CURRENT SECRETARY OF THAT THE CURRENT SECRETARY OF LABOR, ALEX ACOSTA BROKE THE LAW LABOR, ALEX ACOSTA BROKE THE LAW WHEN HE AGREED TO KEEP THAT DEAL WHEN HE AGREED TO KEEP THAT DEAL A SECRET FROM HIS VICTIMS. A SECRET FROM HIS VICTIMS. AND YET STILL EVEN THEN, THERE AND YET STILL EVEN THEN, THERE WAS NO JUSTICE FOR COURTNEY WILD WAS NO JUSTICE FOR COURTNEY WILD AND HER FELLOW VICTIMS. AND HER FELLOW VICTIMS. ALEX ACOSTA STAYED LABOR ALEX ACOSTA STAYED LABOR SECRETARY. SECRETARY. JEFFREY EPSTEIN STAYED FREE. JEFFREY EPSTEIN STAYED FREE. HE COULD NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE HE COULD NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR CRIMES TOWARDS COURTNEY WILD FOR CRIMES TOWARDS COURTNEY WILD AND THE DOZENS OF OTHER WOMEN AND THE DOZENS OF OTHER WOMEN LIKE HER WITH THE LIKE HER WITH THE NON-PROSECUTION AGREEMENT ON THE NON-PROSECUTION AGREEMENT ON THE BOOKS IN FLORIDA. BOOKS IN FLORIDA. IN FLORIDA. IN FLORIDA. OVER THE WEEKEND, FEDERAL OVER THE WEEKEND, FEDERAL PROSECUTORS IN NEW YORK CITY PROSECUTORS IN NEW YORK CITY BUSTED DOWN THE DOOR OF JEFFREY BUSTED DOWN THE DOOR OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S MANSION AND ARRESTED EPSTEIN’S MANSION AND ARRESTED HIM AT THE AIRPORT AFTER HE HIM AT THE AIRPORT AFTER HE LANDED IN HIS PRIVATE JET FRESH LANDED IN HIS PRIVATE JET FRESH OFF A VACATION IN FRANCE. OFF A VACATION IN FRANCE. THIS MORNING EPSTEIN WAS THIS MORNING EPSTEIN WAS ARRAIGNED IN FEDERAL COURT ON ARRAIGNED IN FEDERAL COURT ON FEDERAL SEX TRAFFICKING CHARGES FEDERAL SEX TRAFFICKING CHARGES IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. IN THIS NEW INDICTMENT, THEY IN THIS NEW INDICTMENT, THEY ALLEGE BETWEEN 2002 AND 2005 HE ALLEGE BETWEEN 2002 AND 2005 HE ABUSED DOZENS OF UNDERAGE GIRLS ABUSED DOZENS OF UNDERAGE GIRLS IN MANHATTAN AND PALM BEACH. IN MANHATTAN AND PALM BEACH. THEY ARE PRACTICALLY A MIRROR THEY ARE PRACTICALLY A MIRROR IMAGE WRITTEN UP MORE THAN A IMAGE WRITTEN UP MORE THAN A DECADE AGO THAT WERE SHELVED BY DECADE AGO THAT WERE SHELVED BY ALEX ACCOST A. THEY COVER THE ALEX ACCOST A. THEY COVER THE SAME PERIOD. SAME PERIOD. THE SAME KINDS OF LURID SEX THE SAME KINDS OF LURID SEX CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN. CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN. THEY ARE NEW CHARGES ABOUT THEY ARE NEW CHARGES ABOUT DIFFERENT ALLEGATIONS FROM THE DIFFERENT ALLEGATIONS FROM THE LAST TIME HE WAS INVESTIGATED IN LAST TIME HE WAS INVESTIGATED IN FLORIDA. FLORIDA. THE ONES COVERED BY THE THE ONES COVERED BY THE NON-PROSECUTION AGREEMENT WHICH NON-PROSECUTION AGREEMENT WHICH HAS BEEN PROTECTING HIM FROM HAS BEEN PROTECTING HIM FROM BEING CHARGED THERE. BEING CHARGED THERE. THAT AGREEMENT NOT TO PROSECUTE THAT AGREEMENT NOT TO PROSECUTE IS ONLY VALID IN SOUTHERN IS ONLY VALID IN SOUTHERN FLORIDA WHERE ACCOSTOSTA MADE TH FLORIDA WHERE ACCOSTOSTA MADE TH DEAL WHICH LEFT THE FIELD WIDE DEAL WHICH LEFT THE FIELD WIDE OPEN FOR PROSECUTORS IN NEW YORK OPEN FOR PROSECUTORS IN NEW YORK TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION OF TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION OF THEIR OWN INTO EPSTEIN’S CONDUCT THEIR OWN INTO EPSTEIN’S CONDUCT IN NEW YORK IN THEIR BACK YARD IN NEW YORK IN THEIR BACK YARD WHICH LED TO THE BRAND-NEW WHICH LED TO THE BRAND-NEW CHARGES TODAY. CHARGES TODAY. PROSECUTORS IN NEW YORK DO NOT PROSECUTORS IN NEW YORK DO NOT THINK EPSTEIN SHOULD BE SET FREE THINK EPSTEIN SHOULD BE SET FREE WITH JUST A SLAP ON THE WRIST. WITH JUST A SLAP ON THE WRIST. UNDER THIS NEW INDICTMENT, HE UNDER THIS NEW INDICTMENT, HE FACES 45 YEARS IN PRISON. FACES 45 YEARS IN PRISON. HE IS 66 YEARS OLD. HE IS 66 YEARS OLD. THAT MEANS IF HE IS FOUND GUILTY THAT MEANS IF HE IS FOUND GUILTY IN NEW YORK, HE COULD SPEND THE IN NEW YORK, HE COULD SPEND THE REST OF HIS NATURAL LIFE BEHIND REST OF HIS NATURAL LIFE BEHIND BARS. BARS. PROSECUTORS SEEM TO THINK THEY PROSECUTORS SEEM TO THINK THEY HAVE ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO PUT HIM HAVE ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO PUT HIM THERE. THERE. THEY ANNOUNCED WHAT THEY FOUND THEY ANNOUNCED WHAT THEY FOUND WHEN THEY BUSTED THROUGH WHEN THEY BUSTED THROUGH EPSTEIN’S FRONT DOOR. EPSTEIN’S FRONT DOOR. DOCUMENTS, NOTES, MESSAGES DOCUMENTS, NOTES, MESSAGES INCLUDING NAMES AND CONTACT INCLUDING NAMES AND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR EPSTEIN’S INFORMATION FOR EPSTEIN’S ALLEGED VICTIMS AND CALL RECORDS ALLEGED VICTIMS AND CALL RECORDS CONFIRMING HIS CONTACT WITH CONFIRMING HIS CONTACT WITH THEM. THEM. WITH THE VICTIMS. WITH THE VICTIMS. PROSECUTORS SAY THAT EVIDENCE IS PROSECUTORS SAY THAT EVIDENCE IS CONSISTENT WITH VICTIM CONSISTENT WITH VICTIM RECOLLECTIONS. RECOLLECTIONS. FURTHER STRENGTHENING THE FURTHER STRENGTHENING THE EVIDENCE OF CONDUCT CHARGED IN EVIDENCE OF CONDUCT CHARGED IN THE INDICTMENT. THE INDICTMENT. PROSECUTORS SAY THEY FOUND PROSECUTORS SAY THEY FOUND HUNDRED FIST NOT THOUSANDS OF HUNDRED FIST NOT THOUSANDS OF LEWD PHOTOGRAPHS OF YOUNG WOMEN LEWD PHOTOGRAPHS OF YOUNG WOMEN AND GIRLS WITHOUT THEIR CLOTHES AND GIRLS WITHOUT THEIR CLOTHES ON. ON. MANY OF WHOM ARE BELIEVED TO BE MANY OF WHOM ARE BELIEVED TO BE UNDERAGE. UNDERAGE. SOME OF THE PHOTOS WERE SOME OF THE PHOTOS WERE DISCOVERED IN A LOCKED SAFE. DISCOVERED IN A LOCKED SAFE. PROSECUTORS WRITING THAT THE PROSECUTORS WRITING THAT THE DEFENDANT IS NOT REFORMED. DEFENDANT IS NOT REFORMED. HE IS NOT CHASENT. HE IS NOT CHASENT. HE IS NOT REPENTANT. HE IS NOT REPENTANT. RATHER, HE IS A CONTINUING RATHER, HE IS A CONTINUING DANGER TO THE COMMUNITY AND AN DANGER TO THE COMMUNITY AND AN INDIVIDUAL WHO FACES DEVASTATING INDIVIDUAL WHO FACES DEVASTATING EVIDENCE SUPPORTING DEEPLY EVIDENCE SUPPORTING DEEPLY SERIOUS CHARGES. SERIOUS CHARGES. THAT DEVASTATING EVIDENCE THEY THAT DEVASTATING EVIDENCE THEY HAVE AGAINST JEFFREY EPSTEIN HAVE AGAINST JEFFREY EPSTEIN MUST BE A RELIEF TO A WOMAN LIKE MUST BE A RELIEF TO A WOMAN LIKE COURTNEY WILD. COURTNEY WILD. RELIEF TO THE DOZENS OR HUNDREDS RELIEF TO THE DOZENS OR HUNDREDS OF VICTIMS LIKE HER WHO LOST OF VICTIMS LIKE HER WHO LOST THEIR SHOT AT JUSTICE THE FIRST THEIR SHOT AT JUSTICE THE FIRST TIME AROUND BECAUSE ALEX ACOSTA TIME AROUND BECAUSE ALEX ACOSTA TOOK THAT SHOT AWAY. TOOK THAT SHOT AWAY. IT IS POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING IT IS POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING NEWS FOR THE LABOR SECRETARY TOO NEWS FOR THE LABOR SECRETARY TOO SINCE ALEX ACOSTA GAVE THAT SINCE ALEX ACOSTA GAVE THAT SWEETHEART DEAL WHEN HE WAS U.S. SWEETHEART DEAL WHEN HE WAS U.S. ATTORNEY, HE DEFENDED HIS ATTORNEY, HE DEFENDED HIS HANDLING OF THE CASE. HANDLING OF THE CASE. WITHOUT THAT DEAL, EPSTEIN COULD WITHOUT THAT DEAL, EPSTEIN COULD HAVE GOTTEN ZERO JAIL TIME AND HAVE GOTTEN ZERO JAIL TIME AND REGISTRATION AS A SEXUAL REGISTRATION AS A SEXUAL OFFENDER AND THERE WOULD HAVE OFFENDER AND THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN ZERO RESTITUTION FOR THE BEEN ZERO RESTITUTION FOR THE VICTIMS AND THAT’S THE BEST HE VICTIMS AND THAT’S THE BEST HE COULD GET BASED ON THE EVIDENCE COULD GET BASED ON THE EVIDENCE HE HAD. HE HAD. WITH THIS NEW INDICTMENT, WITH THIS NEW INDICTMENT, PROSECUTORS SEEM TO CONTRADICT PROSECUTORS SEEM TO CONTRADICT THAT ASSERTION. THAT ASSERTION. ACCORDING TO THIS NEW ACCORDING TO THIS NEW INDICTMENT, THERE IS ENOUGH INDICTMENT, THERE IS ENOUGH EVIDENCE DO YOU MEANING EVIDENCE DO YOU MEANING EPSTEIN’S CHILD SEX CRIMES TO EPSTEIN’S CHILD SEX CRIMES TO PUT HIM IN JAIL FOR THE REST OF PUT HIM IN JAIL FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. HIS LIFE. ALEX ACCOSTOSTA DID NOT SEE IT T ALEX ACCOSTOSTA DID NOT SEE IT T WAY. WAY. JOINING US NOW IS JULIE BROWN, JOINING US NOW IS JULIE BROWN, THE REPORTER WHOSE INDEPTH THE REPORTER WHOSE INDEPTH REPORTING SERIES ON JEFFREY REPORTING SERIES ON JEFFREY EPSTEIN BROKE THIS STORY WIDE EPSTEIN BROKE THIS STORY WIDE OPEN AND WAS CREDITED BY OPEN AND WAS CREDITED BY PROSECUTORS FOR ASSISTING IN THE PROSECUTORS FOR ASSISTING IN THE INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION. SHE WAS INSIDE THE COURT TODAY. SHE WAS INSIDE THE COURT TODAY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE. HERE. THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS REPORTING. REPORTING. FOR THESE YOUNG VICTIMS IT HAD FOR THESE YOUNG VICTIMS IT HAD TO BE A RELIEF TO SEE THE TO BE A RELIEF TO SEE THE BEGINNINGS OF JUSTICE. BEGINNINGS OF JUSTICE. DOES IT SURPRISE YOU THAT THE DOES IT SURPRISE YOU THAT THE CHARGES THAT ARE BEING BROUGHT CHARGES THAT ARE BEING BROUGHT AGAINST HIM TODAY ARE SO SIMILAR AGAINST HIM TODAY ARE SO SIMILAR TO THE CHARGES THAT HE WAS GIVEN TO THE CHARGES THAT HE WAS GIVEN A SWEET DEAL FOR BEFORE. A SWEET DEAL FOR BEFORE. HOW CAN THAT BE EXPLAINED TO THE HOW CAN THAT BE EXPLAINED TO THE ORDINARY PERSON? ORDINARY PERSON?>>HE HAD AN OPERATION GOING.>>HE HAD AN OPERATION GOING. HE HAD PEOPLE WHO WORKED FOR HE HAD PEOPLE WHO WORKED FOR HIM. HIM. HE HAD A SET UP OF RECRUITERS HE HAD A SET UP OF RECRUITERS ALL OVER IN NEW YORK, IN ALL OVER IN NEW YORK, IN FLORIDA, AS FAR AS WE KNOW THIS FLORIDA, AS FAR AS WE KNOW THIS WAS PROBABLY GOING ON IN THE WAS PROBABLY GOING ON IN THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS WHERE HE HAD U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS WHERE HE HAD A HOME AND IN EUROPE. A HOME AND IN EUROPE. HE HAD SCHEDULERS JUST LIKE AN HE HAD SCHEDULERS JUST LIKE AN ORGANIZED CRIME ORGANIZATION ORGANIZED CRIME ORGANIZATION OPERATES WITH A BOSS AT THE TOP OPERATES WITH A BOSS AT THE TOP AND YOU HAVE THE LIEUTENANTS AND AND YOU HAVE THE LIEUTENANTS AND CAPOS AND SOLDIERS. CAPOS AND SOLDIERS. HE HAD PILOTS AND SCHEDULERS AND HE HAD PILOTS AND SCHEDULERS AND RECRUITERS AND PEOPLE WHO HANDLE RECRUITERS AND PEOPLE WHO HANDLE HIS MONEY AND PAID THE GIRLS. HIS MONEY AND PAID THE GIRLS. PEOPLE WHO DROVE THE GIRLS BACK PEOPLE WHO DROVE THE GIRLS BACK AND FORTH. AND FORTH. HE HAD A SCHEDULE WHERE TWO, HE HAD A SCHEDULE WHERE TWO, THREE OF THEM WOULD COME EVERY THREE OF THEM WOULD COME EVERY DAY. DAY. IT WOULDN’T BE SURPRISING THAT IT WOULDN’T BE SURPRISING THAT SINCE HE HAD THE SAME SINCE HE HAD THE SAME ORGANIZATION IN PLACE THAT THAT ORGANIZATION IN PLACE THAT THAT SAME OPERATION EXISTED IN NEW SAME OPERATION EXISTED IN NEW YORK AS WELL AS IN FLORIDA. YORK AS WELL AS IN FLORIDA.>>HOW PUBLICLY KNOWN — AMONG>>HOW PUBLICLY KNOWN — AMONG THE PEOPLE WHO KNEW JEFFREY THE PEOPLE WHO KNEW JEFFREY EPSTEIN, WAS THIS SOMETHING EPSTEIN, WAS THIS SOMETHING KNOWN THAT HE WAS DOING OR WAS KNOWN THAT HE WAS DOING OR WAS IT A SECRET OPERATION WHERE THE IT A SECRET OPERATION WHERE THE EMPLOYEES KNEW, BUT OUTSIDE OF EMPLOYEES KNEW, BUT OUTSIDE OF THAT GROUP OF PEOPLE, NO ONE THAT GROUP OF PEOPLE, NO ONE KNEW? KNEW?>>WELL, THERE WERE PEOPLE>>WELL, THERE WERE PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE OPERATION THAT OUTSIDE THE OPERATION THAT PROBABLY KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING, PROBABLY KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING, WHETHER THEY PARTICIPATED IN IT WHETHER THEY PARTICIPATED IN IT OR JUST KNEW ABOUT IT AND LOOKED OR JUST KNEW ABOUT IT AND LOOKED THE OTHER WAY, WE DON’T KNOW. THE OTHER WAY, WE DON’T KNOW. THERE WERE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE THERE WERE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT HAD TO KNOW WHAT HE WAS THAT HAD TO KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING. DOING. IT WAS TOO PERVASIVE FOR THEM IT WAS TOO PERVASIVE FOR THEM NOT TO KNOW. NOT TO KNOW.>>HOW WAS IT THAT HE WAS>>HOW WAS IT THAT HE WAS SENTENCE AND GOT THIS DEAL, THE SENTENCE AND GOT THIS DEAL, THE IDEA THAT HE WAS ALLOWED TO BE IDEA THAT HE WAS ALLOWED TO BE OUT OF JAIL ON A WORK RELEASE OUT OF JAIL ON A WORK RELEASE AND HE WAS BARELY PUNISHED AT AND HE WAS BARELY PUNISHED AT ALL AND THE GIRLS WERE ALL AND THE GIRLS WERE CLASSIFIED AND WHEN HE WAS CLASSIFIED AND WHEN HE WAS CONVICTED OF WAS PROSTITUTION. CONVICTED OF WAS PROSTITUTION.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT. THEY TREATED THESE GIRLS LIKE THEY TREATED THESE GIRLS LIKE THEY WERE PROSTITUTES EVEN THEY WERE PROSTITUTES EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE UNDERAGE. THOUGH THEY WERE UNDERAGE. THAT’S ONE OF THE EXCUSES FOR THAT’S ONE OF THE EXCUSES FOR NOT CHARGING HIM WITH MORE NOT CHARGING HIM WITH MORE SERIOUS CRIMES BECAUSE THEY SERIOUS CRIMES BECAUSE THEY ACCEPTED MONEY. ACCEPTED MONEY. IT WAS THEIR FAULT IN THEIR IT WAS THEIR FAULT IN THEIR MINDS THAT THESE GIRLS CAME FROM MINDS THAT THESE GIRLS CAME FROM VULNERABLE FAMILIES AND BROKEN VULNERABLE FAMILIES AND BROKEN HOMES AND SOME WERE PRETTY MUCH HOMES AND SOME WERE PRETTY MUCH HOMELESS. HOMELESS. THEY DIDN’T TAKE THESE GIRLS THEY DIDN’T TAKE THESE GIRLS SERIOUSLY WHICH IN HINDSIGHT SERIOUSLY WHICH IN HINDSIGHT THEY SHOULD HAVE. THEY SHOULD HAVE. A COUPLE OF THEM TOOK THEM TO A COUPLE OF THEM TOOK THEM TO COURT AND HAVE BEEN FIGHTING FOR COURT AND HAVE BEEN FIGHTING FOR THIS FOR 10 YEARS AND HAVE BEEN THIS FOR 10 YEARS AND HAVE BEEN PERSISTENT IN FIGHTING FOR PERSISTENT IN FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE. JUSTICE.>>HOW WELL DID HE KNOW DONALD>>HOW WELL DID HE KNOW DONALD TRUMP. TRUMP. WHEN HE CALLS HIM A FRIEND, IS WHEN HE CALLS HIM A FRIEND, IS THAT A REFLECTION? THAT A REFLECTION?>>I THINK THEY WERE FRIENDS,>>I THINK THEY WERE FRIENDS, BUT I DON’T KNOW IF THEY STILL BUT I DON’T KNOW IF THEY STILL ARE. ARE. HE FLEW ON JEFFREY’S PLANE AND HE FLEW ON JEFFREY’S PLANE AND JEFFREY AT TIME BELONGED TO MAR JEFFREY AT TIME BELONGED TO MAR A LAGO. A LAGO. TRUMP KICKED HIM OUT BECAUSE HE TRUMP KICKED HIM OUT BECAUSE HE HIT ON ONE OF THE MEMBERS’ HIT ON ONE OF THE MEMBERS’ YOUNGER DAUGHTERS. YOUNGER DAUGHTERS. I DON’T KNOW HOW FRIENDLY THEY I DON’T KNOW HOW FRIENDLY THEY ARE ANY LONGER, BUT THEY WERE IN ARE ANY LONGER, BUT THEY WERE IN THE SAME SOCIAL CIRCLE. THE SAME SOCIAL CIRCLE.>>HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO>>HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO INTERVIEW OR TALK TO PEOPLE WHO INTERVIEW OR TALK TO PEOPLE WHO HAD THOUGHTS ABOUT THE WAY HE HAD THOUGHTS ABOUT THE WAY HE ENDED THIS CASE? ENDED THIS CASE?>>JEFF SLOWMAN WAS WHO WAS>>JEFF SLOWMAN WAS WHO WAS DEPUTY HAS BEEN VOCAL IN THE DEPUTY HAS BEEN VOCAL IN THE SUPPORT OF MR. ACOSTA. SUPPORT OF MR. ACOSTA. HE AGREES THAT A.M.LEX FACED A L HE AGREES THAT A.M.LEX FACED A L OF PUSH BACK BY EPSTEIN’S OF PUSH BACK BY EPSTEIN’S ATTORNEYS AND IN THEIR VIEW, THE ATTORNEYS AND IN THEIR VIEW, THE GIRLS AT THE TIME WERE RELUCTANT GIRLS AT THE TIME WERE RELUCTANT TO GO TO TRIAL BECAUSE THEY WERE TO GO TO TRIAL BECAUSE THEY WERE SCARED. SCARED. THEY WERE VERY YOUNG AT 13 OR 14 THEY WERE VERY YOUNG AT 13 OR 14 YEARS OLD. YEARS OLD. BUT HERE’S WHAT I ALWAYS POINT BUT HERE’S WHAT I ALWAYS POINT OUT TO PEOPLE. OUT TO PEOPLE. IF THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD DEAL, IF IF THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD DEAL, IF THIS WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO, THIS WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO, WHY DID YOU SEAL IT AND KEEP IT WHY DID YOU SEAL IT AND KEEP IT SECRET? SECRET? I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY ANYBODY I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY ANYBODY HASN’T FORCED HIM TO ANSWER THAT HASN’T FORCED HIM TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION. QUESTION. THEY SAY WELL, THE GIRLS DIDN’T THEY SAY WELL, THE GIRLS DIDN’T WANT TO COOPERATE AND THEIR WANT TO COOPERATE AND THEIR STORIES WERE DIFFERENT OR THERE STORIES WERE DIFFERENT OR THERE ARE OTHER REASONS. ARE OTHER REASONS. BUT OKAY. BUT OKAY. THEN WHY DID YOU SEAL IT AND THEN WHY DID YOU SEAL IT AND MAKE THEM FIGHT FOR ALMOST A MAKE THEM FIGHT FOR ALMOST A YEAR, THE GOVERNMENT FOUGHT THEM YEAR, THE GOVERNMENT FOUGHT THEM AND WOULDN’T EVEN GIVE THEM THE AND WOULDN’T EVEN GIVE THEM THE AGREEMENT. AGREEMENT. IT’S BAFFLING THAT THEY COULD IT’S BAFFLING THAT THEY COULD JUSTIFY THIS BY SAYING ALL THESE JUSTIFY THIS BY SAYING ALL THESE REASONS, BUT IN REALITY THE REASONS, BUT IN REALITY THE REASON IS THEY KEPT IT FROM REASON IS THEY KEPT IT FROM THEM. THEM.>>IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO>>IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO ASK HIM THOSE QUESTIONS.

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