Jeffrey Epstein: Money Conquers Justice, Deception Reigns
It is the most sordid human trafficking case in the United States. Virginia Louise Roberts Giuffre, a human trafficking survivor and self-proclaimed “sex slave” and her attorneys, David Boies, Stan Pottinger, Sigrid McCawley, and Brad Edwards settle for coins. The amount of money exchanged hands is undisclosed. On Wednesday, almost two years after the case was filed, the attorneys said, “We are happy to have settled this matter without the need for a trial and are pleased with the result.”
Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged principal procurer and notorious British socialite, prevailed after extensive talks. In 2005, Virginia Giuffre claimed her trafficker, Jeffrey Epstein, a Wall Street hedge fund billionaire and convicted, registered level-3 sex offender and, Ghislaine Maxwell, ‘sold’ her for sex to powerful politicians and opinion leaders including HRH Prince Andrew and Alan Dershowitz.
While the safety and future of at risk children and nationwide enforcement of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) continues to hang on a limb, the longest running human trafficking case in U.S. legal history just came to an abrupt end.
Unlike most human trafficking cases, the settlement agreements are sealed in the Roberts-Giuffre case and two dozen other victim cases who sued Epstein beginning, in 2008. According to several FOIA requests the majority of official documents and court files were also heavily redacted to protect the rich and powerful implicated in the Epstein/Maxwell case.
Virginia Roberts, 33, who claims she slept with the Duke of York three times in the early 2000s, agreed to settle a libel action she had brought against British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell.
Ms Roberts alleged she had been recruited by Ms Maxwell, daughter of the late tycoon Robert Maxwell, as an underage “sex slave” for billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted paedophile and former friend of Andrew.
When Ms Maxwell insisted it was all lies, Ms Roberts sued for libel.
The trial, which had been due to start yesterday in New York, was expected to deal with sensational allegations that Ms Roberts slept with Prince Andrew when she was 17.