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Tue Dec 4, 2018, 03:50 PM

Jeffrey Epstein, multi-millionaire sex offender, settles suit and apologizes

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Source: NBC

A politically connected multi-millionaire sex offender accused of sexually abusing dozens of teenage girls struck a last-minute deal to avoid a civil trial that would have allowed some of his victims to finally testify against him in open court.

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The deal included a financial settlement, the details of which were kept confidential, NBC Miami reported. It also included an apology from Epstein to Edwards, who'd accused Epstein of trying to ruin his reputation as retaliation for having represented his accusers.

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The apology offered no words of remorse for Epstein's alleged victims, several of whom had been expected to testify in the trial, the Miami Herald reported. The women had been expected to testify that they had been sexually abused and that Edwards hadn't done anything illegal or criminal.

Epstein a financier who was friends with the likes of Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and Great Britain's Prince Andrew has been accused of sexually abusing dozens of teenage girls in the early 2000s.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/jeffrey-epstein-multi-millionaire-sex-offender-settles-suit-apologizes-n943481

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Reply Jeffrey Epstein, multi-millionaire sex offender, settles suit and apologizes (Original post)
Calista241 Dec 2018 OP
Perseus Dec 2018 #1
Calista241 Dec 2018 #5
mpcamb Dec 2018 #7
Jarqui Dec 2018 #2
Laffy Kat Dec 2018 #8
Javaman Dec 2018 #9
Jarqui Dec 2018 #11
Javaman Dec 2018 #12
ancianita Dec 2018 #3
mucifer Dec 2018 #4
moonseller66 Dec 2018 #6
majdrfrtim Dec 2018 #10
JudyM Dec 2018 #13

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 03:58 PM

1. Is this for real?

 

This guy is getting off from going to jail thanks to his checkbook?

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Response to Perseus (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 04:08 PM

5. He's already served his prison sentence.

As part of a plea agreement with the government, he served 12 months in jail. The government cannot toss out that agreement and retry / re-jail him as that would be double-jeopardy.

He was being sued by victims. And he just settled that lawsuit.

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 04:42 PM

7. No, that's not what he served. He was in a private wing of a county jail, came home

6 days a week to his private office.
Thank the current Sec. of Labor for that.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 03:58 PM

2. This smells

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Response to Jarqui (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 04:44 PM

8. No, stinks. nt

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Response to Jarqui (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 05:03 PM

9. epstein fell on his sword to spare both roger stone and...

the orange asshole.

he also knows he wouldn't survive a day in a real jail.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 05:09 PM

11. I don't see this as falling on his sword

I don't know what it has to do with Roger Stone - is he involved too?

I see it as falling on his pen to write a check to keep his criminal conduct out of public view so that folks do not realize how he's corrupted the criminal justice system to buy himself a get out of jail card after sexually assaulting dozen of young girls for years.

The other poster was closer to correct with adjust my "it smells" to "it stinks" and the reality is it is outrageous to let this guy get away with what he has done.

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Response to Jarqui (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 05:12 PM

12. keeps it out of the courts aka out of the public eye...

check this out...

Even from jail, sex abuser manipulated the system. His victims were kept in the dark

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article219494920.html


long interesting read

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 03:59 PM

3. The "apology" isn't appropriate. The man should be criminally tried for pedophilia or statutory rape

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 04:01 PM

4. the child rapist has powerful friends. I wish Bill Clinton wasn't one of them.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 04:10 PM

6. Uh...maybe not ALL the suits

Might went to read this bit from balloon-juice.com

https://www.balloon-juice.com/2018/12/04/reading-and-headline-writing-are-fundamental-epstein-lawsuit-edition/

before anyone's pants or panties gets jumbled up by anyone trying to say the girls are SOL and only in it for the cash as was stated in a previous article.

Justice MAY actually prevail.

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Response to moonseller66 (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 05:06 PM

10. Thanks for the clarification

and for the link to an informative summary of what *really* happened today, moonseller66!!

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 05:15 PM

13. Locking.

Dupe of this earlier post: https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=2215791

Please continue discussion in that thread.

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