The deadly Wuhan flu pandemic sweeping the globe has pushed the suspicious death of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein off the front page of mainstream newspapers and cable news stations.
One lawyer, who represents three of Epstein’s victims, is trying to change that.
Nine months after Epstein’s strangulation death inside a New York City prison cell, lawyer Sigrid McCawley is coming forward with claims that Epstein’s estate is intentionally trying to obstruct the investigation into the billionaire pedophiles connections and affairs — and she’s demanding the court intervene.
“Court intervention is required now so that [Epstein’s estate] can begin reviewing and producing documents concerning the sex-trafficking conspiracy they are trying to keep secret,” McCawley said in a letter, where she contends the lawyers protecting Epstein’s estate from numerous lawsuits are engaging in “obstructionist conduct.”
McCawley said that in the nine months since Epstein’s controversial death, not a single document has been produced by Epstein’s estate. She claimed his legal team has filed huge amounts of pre-trial information requests and has been almost completely ignored.
“More than 30 victims of Epstein’s alleged sexual abuse have filed suit against his estate since his arrest and subsequent death last summer. Some cases have been voluntarily put on hold by the plaintiffs as they await possible probate court approval of a victims’ restitution fund proposed by the estate that could resolve their claims outside of litigation,” ABC News reported Tuesday.
“Dozens of alleged victims have expressed interest in joining the voluntary program, according to court filings in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where Epstein filed his last will and testament,” ABC News’ James Hill wrote. “But the proposal has been in limbo for months after Denise George, the Attorney General for the U.S. Virgin Islands, filed criminal liens against the Epstein estate in January, effectively freezing all the assets worldwide.”
Earlier this month, the stunning news that Epstein had a private office on Harvard campus and frequently visited the school was also relegated to the back pages of news outlets.
Epstein visited Harvard University’s campus more than 40 times after his 2008 sex crimes conviction and was given his own office and unfettered access to a research center as thanks for his financial donations, according to a review of his ties to the school.
The university accepted more than $9 million from Epstein during the decade leading up to his conviction.
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The report found that even after his 2008 conviction, Epstein maintained close ties with Martin Nowak, a math professor and director of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, a research center created in 2003 with $6.5 million from Epstein.
Nowak gave Epstein an office at the program’s building in Harvard Square and circumvented campus security rules to grant the financier a key card and “unlimited” access to the facility.
Harvard University wasn’t alone. Massachusetts Institute of Technology quietly revealed in January that Epstein donated $750,000 and visited the campus at least nine times after his conviction.
The former director of MIT’s famed Media Lab, Joi Ito, resigned last year amid uproar over his ties to Epstein. He issued a public apology and vowed to raise money for victims of trafficking.
Epstein died of mysterious circumstances inside a New York City prison cell in August after he was arrested on sex trafficking charges.
He had pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing girls as young as 14 and young women in New York and Florida in the early 2000s. In their lawsuits, women say the abuse spanned decades.
The Horn Editorial team and The Associated Press contributed to this article