He escaped criminal justice when he allegedly committed suicide in August 2019. However, he can’t escape civil justice. I am presently talking to Epstein survivors who want to seek justice in civil court.
Many have the mistaken notion that once someone dies they can’t be sued in a court of law. While that is the case in criminal matters, the estate of the decedent remains liable for the bad acts. Jeffrey Epstein’s estate remains liable for the horrendous suffering he caused an unknown number of minor girls through his sexual predation and depravity.
Epstein lawsuits are already being filed.
A Florida woman who alleges Jeffrey Epstein sexually assaulted her when she was 11 years old is among nine accusers who have filed a new lawsuit against the millionaire pedophile’s estate.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court, alleges Epstein sexually abused them from as early as 1978—far earlier than Epstein’s previously known instances of abuse—and continued until 2004.
Five of the women in the lawsuit claim they were underage when they were abused, including a Tennessee woman who says she was 13 when the financier raped her multiple times. The other four women in the lawsuit were over 18. They were part of a “massive sex trafficking network” run by Epstein for him and his wealthy and powerful friends, it claims.
About Epstein’s History of Sexual Abuse
Epstein, 66, was found dead by suicide in his jail cell at Manhattan Correction Center last month. The sex offender was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges for allegedly abusing dozens of underage girls over two decades, beginning in the 1990s.
The charges came 12 years after the disgraced businessman pleaded guilty in state court in Florida to soliciting prostitution. He was sentenced to 18 months behind bars in a widely criticized plea deal and served 13 before he was released.
Some of the most shocking claims detailed in the new suit relate to the woman from Tennessee, whose alleged abuse started in 1978 when she was 13 and continued for a long period. Epstein “sexually assaulted, abused, battered and raped her multiple times,” the lawsuit says.
However, the investigation into Epstein’s sexual predation of minor girls is just beginning. So far, 1978 is the beginning but there is still more we don’t know than we know. Civil litigation is the best avenue of discovery and the only manner to seek justice for an incalculable injustice.
What to Do if You Were Sexually Assaulted
If you or a loved one were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein, please contact us immediately for a free initial consultation. As a child sexual abuse attorney who worked tirelessly on the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse cases, I know how to handle the cases and the trauma they cause survivors.