Jeffrey Epstein killed himself, reports say
Epstein, 66, had been accused of sex trafficking girls as young as 14 and was being held without bail in jail after being arrested on 6 July. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
According the New York Post, a gurney carrying a man who looked like Epstein was wheeled out of the Manhattan Correctional Center around 7.30am and headed to New York Downtown hospital. A call for a reported cardiac arrest came in at 6.38am, fire department sources told the Post.
The medical examiner’s office in Manhattan confirmed Epstein’s death.
Epstein’s death comes a day after unsealed documents in New York revealed the extent of his abuse of young women at his home in Palm Beach, New York and the Virgin Islands.
Epstein had been held since he was arrested on charges relating to alleged sexual misconduct from at least 2002 to 2005.
An earlier attempt to prosecute him on similar charges collapsed when authorities granted him an unusually generous deal to plead guilty to state prostitution charges in Florida.
His death comes just days after he was found unconscious in a Manhattan jail cell with injuries to his neck, US media had reported, citing unidentified sources.
It was not clear how he suffered those injuries. Two anonymous sources told New York’s local NBC News 4 that Epstein’s injuries may have been self-inflicted, while another said an assault by another inmate had not been ruled out.
After the incident, Epstein was placed on suicide watch.
The Brooklyn-born financier made his name at the investment bank Bear Stearns before opening his own firm in 1982, managing money for clients with wealth in excess of $1bn. The business came with an intensive social schedule. Epstein positioned himself as a party figure in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida, and courted the rich, famous and powerful across America and the world.
Epstein’s circle of friends and acquaintances has included Donald Trump; Bill Clinton; Prince Andrew; Leslie Wexner, founder of the company that owns the Victoria’s Secret lingerie brand; and many other prominent names in law, entertainment and politics.
The first allegations of sexual abuse came in 2005 when a woman contacted the Palm Beach police, alleging her 14-year-old stepdaughter had been taken to Epstein’s mansion by an older girl. The girl was allegedly paid $300 to strip and massage Epstein.
That triggered an 11-month investigation that drew in the FBI. Interviews with alleged victims and witnesses showed that some of the girls involved were under 18.
A large tranche of documents released on Friday from a lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell – who allegedly procured girls for the financier – contained both lurid claims and denials of world leaders’ involvement in his alleged sex trafficking.
A reader kindly provided me with a link to disgraced financier and alleged pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's "little black book" on the recent post I did concerning the parapolitics behind this latest scandal. The contents of this little black book were originally posted on Gawker by the great Nick Bryant (author of The Franklin Scandal). That post can be found here while a more legible list of the names can be accessed here.
Through these links I was able to determine that Edgar Bronfman Jr. did in fact appear in Epstein's black book, as was briefly discussed in "Maxwell's Silver Hammer." Bronfman Jr. is the brother of the two Bronfman heirs implicated in the NXIVM cult overseen by now-convicted pedophile Keith Raniere.
Naturally, Bronfman is but one of several interesting names to appear in Epstein's little black book. As such, I shall provide a brief assessment of several of the most noteworthy names and briefly address the significance behind them in this particular post. While many of these names are hardly surprising, several appear to provide a glimpse into the networks behind Epstein's pedophile ring. Several trace back to an early sex scandal from nearly six decades ago that appears to be one of the crucial deep events of the past century.
And with that in mind, on to the names.
Celebs and Neoliberal ElitesAlec Baldwin: Once regarded as an up-and-coming leading man, Baldwin has spent of the twenty-first century working as a character actor and political activist for Democratic agenda. Of late, he's experienced something of a career resurgence imitatingPresident Donald J. Trump. I suspect he may soon be finding a new career niche.
Baldwin as TrumpRalph Fiennes: A leading British actor best know for roles in Schindler's List, The English Patient(both of which netted him Oscar nominations), Red Dragon, and the Harry Pottermovies in which he played Lord Voldemort. Fiennes' family has deep links to the British establishment. Fiennes himself is an eight cousin of Charles, Prince of Wales, the heir apparent to the British throne.Michael Jackson: The legendary pop singer who died in 2009 at the age of fifty. Jackson had of course been accused of sexually abusing children for nearly two decades prior to his death. The allegations have only continued a decade after the former King of Pop shed his mortal coil.Courtney Love: The much-despised actress and musician was the frontwoman for grunge band Hole and starred in films such as Sid and Nancy and The People Vs. Larry Flynt. She is of course most well known as the former wife of deceased Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who committed suicide in 1994, allegedly. Naturally, there are longstanding allegations that Love herself played some type of role in her husband's death. Unsurprisingly, Love is a registered Democrat.Kevin Spacey: An Academy Award winning actor for roles in films such as The UsualSuspectsand American Beauty. I recent years he has drawn praise for his work on the Netflix original series House of Cards. As i'm sure many of you are aware, Spacey was accused of sexually assaulting then 14-year-old Anthony Rapp in 1986. In 2018, he was sued for sexually harassing an 18-year-old boy. The lawsuit was later dropped "with prejudice" (i.e., Spacey probably paid off the defendant).
SpaceyBob Weinstein: The legendary Hollywood producer who co-founded one of the most legendary "independent" film studios, Miramax Films (which released the landmark Pulp Fiction, among many others), in addition to The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films. As you may have guessed, Bob is the brother of Harvey Weinstein, whom he co-founded Miramax with. Harvey is yet another prominent Democrat accused of numerous instances of sexual abuse, though none involved minors, as far as this researcher is aware. Regardless, Harvey's outrages were such that he is generally credited as the catalyst for turning #MeToo into a major movement.
Bob (left) and Harvey (right) WeinsteinCuriously, both Weinstein brothers are listed as co-executive producers on a 1989 British film called Scandal. Early funding for this film was provided by Robert Maxwell, the father of Ghislaine, Epstein's alleged madam. As was noted before here, Robert Maxwell was himself a major intelligence player, maintaining relations with the CIA, MI6, KGB, and the Mossad all the way up until his mysterious death in 1991.
Even more bizarre is the fact that Scandal is a depiction of the events surrounding the Profumo Affair, an earlier British sex scandal that brought down the government of Harold Macmillan. The affair revolved around a sex ring overseen by an osteopath known as Stephen Ward who had ample ties to both the British establishment and the intelligence community. One of his girls, Christine Keeler, ended up having an affair with one of Macmillan's cabinet minister while also sleeping with a Soviet spy. This has led to much speculation that Profumo was the result of some type of honeytrap, though as to which intelligence service was playing the other is debatable.
The Americans Roy Cohn and Thomas Corbally also appear in this scandal. Cohn is of course Trump's infamous former attorney and political mentor. Corbally was a private detective who was active in the US intelligence community during the early days of the Cold War. Profumo was not the only sex scandal Corbally crops up in either, leading this researcher to speculate that he was routinely used by Cohn (a frequent employer) to dig up blackmail material on the attorney's legions of enemies. Corbally would later work for Trump as well. Much more information on the role Cohn and Corbally played in Profumo can be found here and here.
To recap: Epstein possessed the phone number of a Hollywood producer who once distributed a film initially sponsored by his madam's father, which was based on a sex scandal highly manipulated by shadowy figures that would later mentor Trump. You just can't make this stuff up dear reader. Also, do keep Profumo in mind as we shall be returning to it.***So much for the Hollywood figures. Now, let us shift gears to the neoliberal elites listed in Epstein's book. In some cases, Epstein appears to have been quite close to several families closely associated with this faction. Naturally, the Clintons are one of these families. Two others are quite noteworthy. They are:Kennedys: Half a dozen Kennedys appear in Epstein's book, including Ted Kennedy, the long-serving US Senator from Massachusetts who was the younger brother of JFK and RFK. The Kennedys are of course no strangers to sex scandals, and JFK himself may have been ensnared in the same sex ring involved in Profumo (noted before here) all those years ago.Others Kennedys listed in Epstein's book include Ted's son, Ted Jr.; RFK's widow Ethel; and their son, Robert Jr. Another RFK child who appears in the book is Kerry Kennedy, who was married for fifteen years to current New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo himself is also listed in the book, though it is unknown as to whether Epstein encountered him via the Kennedys or the Clintons --Cuomo had served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development during Bill Clinton's second term. He later served as the Attorney General of New York during the governorship of Eliot Spitzer. As was noted before here, Cohn acolyte and Trump crony Roger Stone appears to have played a role in ousting Spitzer from New York's governorship. Naturally, this occurred at a time when Stone was working as an attorney for the NXIVM cult. Funny how incestuous this all is, huh?
CuomoCuriously, Cuomo signed a law allowing the US Congress to review Trump's New York state tax returns a mere two days after Epstein's arrest. But hey, if your name is in that book, you've got to do something, right?***Rothschild: Virtually every conspiracy theory of the past two centuries or so has been linked to the Rothschild family at some point, so it should hardly be a surprise to find two members listed in Epstein's black book. They are Edouard de Rothschild of the French branch of the family, and from the British Evelyn de Rothschild.
Of the two men, Sir Evelyn is clearly the more powerful. Indeed, he appears to be the current head of the Rothschild family. Sir Evelyn is a former chairman of N.M. Rothschild & Sons, the family's flagship investment house. In this capacity, he became a financial adviser to Queen Elizabeth, and was reportedly knighted by her for these efforts. In 1982 he became the chairman of Rothschilds Continuation Holdings AG, the coordinating company for the Rothschild group. In 2003, he oversaw the merger of he British and French Rothschild operations.
Sir Evelyn de Rothschild
Evelyn's appearance in Epstein's black book is not the first time this particular Rothschild has been linked to pedophilia. A close friend of Rothschild is Lord Peter Mandelson, a former Labour politician who served in the administrations of Tony Blair (also listed in Epstein's book) and Gordon Brown. Lord Peter is also the founder and longtime chairman of Policy Network, a progressive think tank geared towards facing the "challenges" of the twenty-first century and the future of social democracy.
According to the great Institute for the Study of Globalization and Covert Politics (of which I am greatly indebted too for much of the background material here), Mandelson was accused of being a pedophile as far back as the 1990s. The accusation was made by a former board member of N.M. Rothschild & Sons personally appointed by Sir Evelyn: Lord Norman Lamont. This is most interesting, as shortly after leaving the Rothschild banking house Lamont would become the chairman of Le Cercle.
The Cercle complex began as an offshoot of the Bilderberg group during the early 1950s, but always had a much more rightward drift. Up until the 1980s, it was almost completely dominated by reactionary Catholic orders such as the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and Opus Dei. It has long maintained close ties to the European aristocracy as well, with blue blood British Tories having dominated the network from the 1980s onward.
By the 1970s, the Cercle had largely broken with the neoliberal elite and had gone beyond being a policy coordinating body. At this juncture it was essentially a vast private intelligence network with ties to the secret services across the Western sphere of influence. It has also been linked to elite pedophile networks the world over, including the infamous networks in Belgium and the UK (noted before here), the Franklin scandal in the US and the dreaded Colonia Dignidad in Chile (noted here). As was noted in my prior examination of Epstein, it appears that Robert Maxwell, the father of Epstein's alleged madam Ghislaine, appears to have been in the orbit of the Cercle complex as well.
As such, a man like Lamont accusing a close Rothschild associate like Mandelson of pedophilia is not something to be taken lightly. Naturally, Mandelson is also listed in Epstein's black book.
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