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    It is believed the new investigation will centre on Epstein’s procuring of young girls and paying them to provide sexual favours for his business associates at his homes in New York, Florida, the US Virgin Islands and New Mexico.

    Epstein’s palatial houses were secretly covered by a network of hidden video cameras, raising concerns that compromising footage exists of a number of rich and powerful individuals useful to Epstein’s work as a money manager.

    It is an astonishing roll call of names which shines a fascinating light into the world of Jeffrey Epstein and the powerful network he established both here and in America.

    The financier’s ‘little black book’ of contacts encompasses every conceivable sphere of influence, from politics and showbusiness to business and royalty. It lists numbers for former presidents, government Ministers, state senators, rock stars, actors and members of the British aristocracy.
    Power.

    Control through blackmail.

    Leverage.

    Jeffrey Edward Epstein (born January 20, 1953 in Coney Island, New York) is an American financier. He served 13 months in jail of an 18-month sentence as a convicted sex offender in the state of Florida for soliciting an underage girl for prostitution.
    13 months??????

    So, who has the tapes, who has the Power, now?
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    Prince Andrew's billionaire paedophile friend given permission to land private jet at RAF base for visit Sandringham

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz1eMYWUfqF

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    Billionaire Pedophile Goes Free

    Jul 20, 2010 7:05 PM EDT
    Hedge fund mogul Jeffrey Epstein becomes a free man today, five years after he was first accused of sexually abusing underage girls. After months of reporting, The Daily Beast’s Conchita Sarnoff reveals exclusive details of the investigation and the legal wrangling that saved him from a long prison term.


    http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...goes-free.html

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    Behind Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's Sweetheart Deal

    Mar 25, 2011 3:17 AM EDT
    The U.S. attorney who oversaw the hedge fund mogul pedophile's prosecution reveals exclusively to The Daily Beast how Jeffrey Epstein got off with a slap on the wrist.

    Documents obtained by The Daily Beast reveal how pedophile hedge fund mogul Jeffrey Epstein escaped a hefty jail sentence despite overwhelming evidence of sex crimes with dozens of young girls. Conchita Sarnoff and Lee Aitken on how the fear and intimidation experienced by victims during pre-trial proceedings, combined with a ferocious, protracted campaign to undermine the prosecution, culminated in a set of charges that became a virtual slap on the wrist.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...-off-easy.html
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    Prince Andrew named in US lawsuit over underage sex allegations

    In case related to banker Jeffrey Epstein, woman alleges in court filing that she was forced to have repeated ‘sexual relations’ with duke




    Prince Andrew, whose close relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has long been a source of controversy. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

    A woman who claims that an American investment banker loaned her to rich and powerful friends as an underage “sex slave” has alleged in a US court document that she was repeatedly forced to have sexual relations with Prince Andrew.

    The accusation against the Duke of York is contained in a motion filed in a Florida court this week in connection with a long-running lawsuit brought by women who say they were exploited by Jeffrey Epstein, a multi-millionaire convicted of soliciting sex with an underage girl after a plea deal.
    The woman, who filed the motion anonymously, alleges that between 1999 and 2002 she was repeatedly sexually abused by Epstein who, she also alleges, loaned her out to rich and influential men around the world.
    The document, a motion to expand an ongoing lawsuit relating to prosecutors’ handling of Epstein’s case with two new plaintiffs, alleges the woman “was forced to have sexual relations with this prince when she was a minor” in London, New York and on a private Caribbean island owned by Epstein.
    Convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex The prince is not a named party to the legal claim, which is directed against federal prosecutors. He has not had any opportunity to respond to the allegations in the legal claim.
    The woman is said to have been 17 at the time, considered to be a minor in Florida.
    In a 2011 Vanity Fair article, Prince Andrew denied any sexual contact with young women associated with Epstein.
    Contacted on Thursday, Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the allegations contained in the court document. A palace spokesperson said the royal household would “never comment on an ongoing legal matter”.
    However, another close associate of Epstein who is also accused in the lawsuit, Alan Dershowitz, told the Guardian that the woman’s accusations against himself were “totally false and made up”.
    The Harvard law professor and esteemed criminal defence attorney who later advised Epstein on how to respond to the FBI’s investigation is accused in the court motion of having sexual relations with the woman when she was a minor and of witnessing the abuse of other minors.
    On Thursday he told the Guardian: “There is no more strenuous denial than the one I am giving. I never met her. I don’t know her. I have never had sex with an underage person.”
    He added: “This person has made this up out of cloth, maliciously and knowingly in order to extort money from Mr Epstein.”
    Dershowitz, who has occasionally written op-ed articles for the Guardian, said he could not comment on the woman’s allegations against Prince Andrew or any other men, but he said her claims against him were demonstrably false and challenged her to file criminal charges against him.
    “It is a totally fabricated charge in every possible way,” he said. “It just never happened.”
    He said he was considering taking legal action to have Brad Edwards and Paul Cassell, the lawyers who filed the motion, disbarred for “knowingly filing … a false, malicious and defamatory statement in a lawsuit”.
    Edwards said: “We have been informed of Mr Dershowitz’s threats of legal action and bar proceedings … we carefully investigate all of the allegations in our pleadings before presenting them.”
    In a statement to the Guardian through her lawyers, the woman behind the allegations said she was being “unjustly victimised again”.
    “These types of aggressive attacks on me are exactly the reason why sexual abuse victims typically remain silent and the reason why I did for a long time,” she said. “That trend should change. I’m not going to be bullied back into silence.”
    The Guardian is aware of the identity of the plaintiff behind the allegations, but is respecting her wish to bring the case anonymously.
    Andrew’s close relationship with Epstein – he visited him in New York two years after the American’s release from prison in 2009 – has long been a source of controversy. The Daily Mail reported in 2011 that the prince had broken off contact with the banker.
    The duke had previously been accused of meeting Epstein’s young victims and possibly being aware of their sexual exploitation. However, this is the first time he has been named in a court document as a participant in any sexual activity with one of the young women allegedly trafficked by Epstein.
    As the claim has only just been lodged, and as the duke is not a named party to it, he has not had the opportunity to formally file a defence or denial to the claims.
    In 2006, the FBI opened an investigation into allegations that Epstein had been paying for sex with underage girls at his Palm Beach mansion for years. By the following year federal prosecutors said they had identified 40 young women who may have been illegally procured by Epstein.
    In 2008, however, the federal inquiry was dropped after Epstein negotiated a deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to plead guilty to a relatively minor state charge relating to soliciting paid sex with a minor – a 14-year-old girl. He served 13 months of an 18-month sentence and is now a registered sex offender.
    Many of his alleged victims have since reached out-of-court settlements with Epstein, who was once considered among the wealthiest investment bankers in the world.
    However two of Epstein’s alleged victims, referred to in court documents as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, have brought a lawsuit arguing that federal prosecutors violated a victims’ rights statute by failing to consult them over Epstein’s secret deal.
    The pair won a significant legal victory in July last year entitling them to see previously confidential documents from the plea bargain discussions between Epstein’s lawyers and federal prosecutors.
    The court document filed this week containing allegations against Andrew is a motion to allow two more alleged Epstein victims, referred to as Jane Doe 3 and Jane Doe 4, to join the action.
    Jane Doe 3 – the woman who made the accusations against Andrew – claims her contact with Epstein began when she was approached at the age of 15 by Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of the late media mogul Robert Maxwell and a close friend of Epstein.
    The motion alleges that Maxwell “was one of the main women whom Epstein used to procure under-aged girls for sexual activities”. With Maxwell’s assistance, the document alleges, Epstein converted the girl into a “sex slave”, repeatedly abusing her in his private jet or his lavish residences in New York, New Mexico, Florida and the US Virgin Islands.
    “Epstein also sexually trafficked the then-minor Jane Doe, making her available for sex to politically connected and financially powerful people,” the court document alleges. “Epstein’s purposes in ‘lending’ Jane Doe (along with other young girls) to such powerful people were to ingratiate himself with them for business, personal, political, and financial gain, as well as to obtain potential blackmail information.”
    The motion alleges Maxwell was “a primary co-conspirator in his sexual abuse and sex trafficking scheme” and alleges she also participated in the abuse.
    The document goes on to allege: “Perhaps even more important to her role in Epstein’s sexual abuse ring, Maxwell had direct connections to other powerful individuals with whom she could connect Epstein. For instance, one such powerful individual Epstein forced Jane Doe #3 to have sexual relations with was a member of the British royal family, Prince Andrew (aka Duke of York).”
    The document lists three locations where the woman alleges she was forced to have sexual relations with Andrew: Maxwell’s London apartment, Epstein’s private Caribbean island in what was allegedly “an orgy with numerous other under-aged girls”, and an undisclosed location in New York.
    Requests made to representatives of Ghislaine Maxwell for comment had not been returned at the time of publication, but she has previously strenuously denied any involvement in procuring young girls for Epstein or any of his associates. In 2011 a spokesperson for Maxwell said she had never been contacted by any law enforcement agency in connection with the allegations.
    The new motion alleges that Epstein instructed the girl “to give the prince whatever he demanded” and also instructed her to “report back on the details of the sexual abuse”.
    The woman’s lawyers allege in their motion that, in addition to facilitating her alleged encounters with the prince and Dershowitz, Epstein trafficked her to “many other powerful men, including numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister, and other world leaders”.
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    A woman who claims that American investment banker Jeffrey Epstein loaned her to rich and powerful friends as an underage “sex slave” has alleged in a US court document that she was repeatedly forced to have sexual relations with British Prince Andrew, the brother of Prince Charles.

    The accusation against the Duke of York is contained in a motion filed in a Florida court this week in connection with a long-running lawsuit brought by women who say they were exploited by Jeffrey Epstein, a multi-millionaire convicted of soliciting sex with an underage girl after a plea deal.

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/251521437/...gations#scribd
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    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    Wow. The connection to Ghislaine Maxwell as an alleged procurer is more than interesting. The female version of Jimmy Savile perhaps? If true, of course.

    Maxwell named his super yacht, Lady Ghislaine, after her, btw. That was the yacht on which Robert Maxwell was last seen alive. Many now believe he was murdered on board the yacht by either British or American intelligence. This was also the conclusion reached by a family friend and close confidant of Maxwell; a senior journalist who worked for Maxwell and conducted an after the event investigation.

    There is a very long chain of rumour and speculation relating to royal involvement in strange sex, with Prince Philip being connected to the Profumo Scandal. The Prince was a close friend of Stephen Ward, who was suicided to cover up the extent to which the Profumo scandal reached.

    And quite apart from that, it is quite easy to see the connections that exist in high society and the ongoing travesty of the Theresa May non-inquiry into VIP paedophiles - that obviously remains far too explosive to treat openly and honestly. The Profumo scandal went everywhere, as indeed, does the current VIP paedophile story. Both had - and have - serious security and intelligence involvement along with Buckingham Palace connections, plus the elite of society.
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    Prince Andrew, Ghislaine Maxwell, and Roberts.

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    I'm sure a few witnesses will suffer heart attacks before this saga has run its course.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/16/us...case.html?_r=0


    Dershowitz Seeks to Bring Close to Polanski Case


    By MICHAEL CIEPLY and JOANNA BERENDTDEC. 15, 2014

    Roman Polanski, a film director, wants to have the threat of extradition and jail time lifted, after fleeing the United States before sentencing on a charge of raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977. Credit Valery Hache/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images


    LOS ANGELES — Alan M. Dershowitz, a lawyer whose celebrity clients have included the heiress Patty Hearst and the hacker Julian Assange, is seeking to lead what could be the final effort to end the legal case against the film director Roman Polanski, who fled the United States before final sentencing on a statutory rape charge in 1978.

    In connection with a Los Angeles County Superior Court filing on Monday, Mr. Dershowitz, who is based in Massachusetts, is asking permission to represent Mr. Polanski in California.

    The filing charged prosecutors with providing false information to support a recent attempt to have Mr. Polanski extradited from Poland. It also demanded a hearing aimed at closing his case, based partly on fresh testimony that a Superior Court judge, in 2009, had unethically prejudged issues related to Mr. Polanski’s prosecution, and had a secret plan to jail him at least briefly, even while limiting his actual sentence to time served.

    The filing is likely to draw new attention to a legal process that has risen and fallen in the public consciousness for almost four decades. It also caps a year in which seemingly dormant claims of sexual assault against Woody Allen and Bill Cosby found new life. Unlike Mr. Polanski, neither Mr. Allen nor Mr. Cosby was charged with crimes; however, they have been publicly excoriated for, and have strongly challenged, claims of illicit sexual behavior.

    A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney, Jackie Lacey, declined to comment.

    In October, the authorities in Poland questioned Mr. Polanski, who had been living in France, but declined to detain him following a request from the United States for his extradition when he was photographed at the opening of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. In 2010, Swiss officials ultimately ruled against extradition after detaining Mr. Polanski for more than nine months on a similar request.

    The request by Mr. Dershowitz to represent Mr. Polanski opened what promises to be a broad legal and public-relations effort to lift the threat of extradition and jail time from Mr. Polanski, now 81. He was first charged with raping a 13-year-old girl, who has since identified herself as Samantha Geimer, in 1977.

    Mr. Polanski was imprisoned for psychiatric evaluation under a plea agreement, but he fled before sentencing when he learned that Judge Laurence J. Rittenband, now dead, intended to impose additional jail time. He and his lawyers have since argued that Los Angeles prosecutors and judges repeatedly violated his rights, and that his sentence has been fully served. But officials have insisted that he must return before those claims can be heard.


    Alan Dershowitz aims to represent Mr. Polanski. Credit Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

    In his new legal effort, Mr. Dershowitz and Bart Dalton, who has been part of Mr. Polanski’s legal team in recent years, challenge the behavior of Judge Peter Espinoza, who oversaw Mr. Polanski’s case during a legal fight that erupted in late 2008. The dispute followed the release of a documentary film, “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,” which described unorthodox and perhaps illegal procedures in the earlier conduct of the case.


    In an affidavit filed with the new motion, a former public information officer of the court, Allan Parachini, describes encounters and emails that, he said, showed Judge Espinoza to have prejudged issues that had not yet been argued in court. A spokeswoman for the superior court declined to comment because the case was pending.

    Mr. Parachini’s affidavit also repeated his claim, published last year in The Los Angeles Daily Journal, that Judge Espinoza had expressed willingness to limit Mr. Polanski’s sentence to the time he had spent in prison. But, Mr. Parachini wrote, the judge had decided first to let Mr. Polanski “cool his heels in jail” by delaying that ruling for weeks should he return.

    In a statement, Mr. Dershowitz said he intended “to see that the integrity of the criminal justice system is preserved and to stop any further misstatements from our government to European nations” regarding the status of Mr. Polanski, who, he said, “has taken responsibility for his actions, served his sentence, and a remedy should now by fashioned by the court once and for all.”

    The new filing says that the recent extradition request falsely characterized Mr. Polanski as a “continuing flight risk” — it points out that he appeared voluntarily for questioning by the Polish authorities — and, the filing says, “deliberately omitted the fact that Polanski has already served the term of imprisonment imposed by the trial judge.”

    Mr. Polanski, a Holocaust survivor who was born in Poland, has said he would return there to shoot a film about an Alsatian Jew, Alfred Dreyfus, who in the late 19th century was accused of passing military secrets to Germany. The Dreyfus case, which ended in his exoneration, raised debate about anti-Semitism and prosecutorial misconduct.

    But to shoot in Poland, Mr. Polanski and his backers have said, would require assurance by the Polish authorities that he would not be subject to extradition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Thorne View Post
    Prince Andrew, Ghislaine Maxwell, and Roberts.

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    I'm sure a few witnesses will suffer heart attacks before this saga has run its course.
    Nice friendly pic that.

    Purely Platonic waist gripping, obviously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Guyatt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Thorne View Post
    Prince Andrew, Ghislaine Maxwell, and Roberts.

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    I'm sure a few witnesses will suffer heart attacks before this saga has run its course.
    Nice friendly pic that.

    Purely Platonic waist gripping, obviously.
    Waiting for the "D" notice to be slapped on this.
    I can see that the spin meisters for Prince "I did not have sex with that sex slave" Andrew have moved into action. I mean, after all, why would she be smiling if he really raped her....Some people have no idea unfortunately.
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    Yes, stamp on it quickly and brutally before people start thinking: "oh, my gosh, er, whoopsadaisy, I wonder, I mean --- what is going on with our Establishment, what with the Westminster/VIP paedo story...?
    The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
    Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14

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