Just days after financier and accused child abuser Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide while incarcerated, rumors have started to spread about his “meticulously detailed” diary that Epstein kept as an insurance policy in situations just like the one he was in.
Within the diary, Epstein apparently kept records of all improper or scandalous behavior that his ‘rich and powerful’ friends took part in. Epstein believed that such well kept records would help him were he ever arrested for his actions.
Now, with the author dead and no one but the accused to refute the claims within the diary, a lot of very powerful people may just be in trouble.
Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Suicide’
Just over three weeks ago, Epstein was found unresponsive in his jail cell with marks around his neck. While officials weren’t sure if the marks and injuries were self-inflicted, they put him under suicide watch anyway.
On Friday night a guard doing his rounds found Epstein hanged in his cell. He had been taken off of suicide watch only days before that, believed to no longer be a threat to himself.
His death comes just hours after over 2,000 pages of court documents were unsealed, revealing pages upon pages of abuse allegations against him and naming some powerful people, including President Donald Trump, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Jean Luc Brunel.
Guides for the Lower Manhattan correctional facility failed to properly check on the inmates, which has fed into rumors that Epstein’s life was ended by someone more powerful and with more to lose than Epstein himself.
What This Means Going Forward
With Epstein’s death, the charges against him are gone – you can’t have a trial without a defendant, especially one like this. But that doesn’t mean that this matter is laid to rest.
There are still a lot of things that could happen, though. If this diary comes to life within courts, Epstein will no longer be able to testify one way or the other, so we will have to take his written word as gold. It’s possible that anyone named within the diary with improper conduct will be looked at very closely by a prosecutor.
The release of court documents this weekend just before his death also raises a lot of questions. The allegations are between Epstein’s long-time confidant and possible girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of ‘procuring’ young girls to feed Epstein’s addiction, and Virginia Giuffre, who was underage at the time of her involvement with Epstein and refers to herself as a “slave”.
She also accused Prince Andrew of inappropriately touching her and of other abuse when she was still just a teenager.
This is a setback for all of Epstein’s victims, who sought justice in his incarceration and trial, but it could open a whole new can of worms for those that found themselves involved with the disgraced financier.