Tag: Epstein, Jeffrey E (1953- )

She Says She Was Epstein’s ‘Victim-1.’ Now She’s Suing His Estate.

A woman who said she was “Victim-1” in the federal indictment against the financier Jeffrey Epstein sued the executors of his estate on Wednesday, saying he had abused her for three years starting when she was about 14 and struggling financially. In the lawsuit, the woman, who called herself Jane Doe, offered a graphic account […]

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Before Arrest, Jeffrey Epstein Was Seen With Girls Exiting His Jet

Before Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest in July on sex-trafficking charges, federal authorities were looking into an allegation that he was seen as recently as November exiting his private jet in the United States Virgin Islands with girls who appeared to be underage, newly released documents show. The documents also show that the United States Marshals Service […]

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A Harvard Professor Doubles Down: If You Take Epstein’s Money, Do It in Secret

It is hard to defend soliciting donations from the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. But Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law professor, has been trying. Mr. Lessig is a friend of Joichi Ito, who resigned as the director of the M.I.T. Media Lab, as well as from the boards of The New York Times Company and […]

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Thousands More Jeffrey Epsteins Are Still Out There

Jeffrey Epstein got away for years with raping underage girls, and the public is properly outraged that powerful people seemed to shrug and let him off easy. But the problem isn’t one tycoon but many tens of thousands of men who pay for sex with underage girls across the country. And society as a whole […]

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M.I.T. President Says He Thanked Jeffrey Epstein for Gift in Letter

M.I.T.’s president acknowledged Thursday that he had signed a letter thanking Jeffrey Epstein for a donation in 2012 and said senior members of his administration had approved the receipt of gifts from the disgraced financier as long as Mr. Epstein remained anonymous. The president, L. Rafael Reif, made the disclosure in an email to the […]

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American Universities Are Addicted to Billionaires

What gets me is the unctuous, oozing chumminess — the unembarrassed, hat-in-hand genuflection toward the pedophile rainmaker. There was Joichi Ito, director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s prestigious Media Lab, with a problem well known to anyone who’s ever labored in academia: He was low on funds. But unlike, say, the thousands of adjunct professors […]

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Epstein Looms Over Speech by Billionaire Behind Victoria’s Secret

With investors and analysts gathered in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday for a day of presentations and store tours by the company that owns Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, Leslie H. Wexner, its chief executive and founder, spoke publicly for the first time about his longtime ties to Jeffrey Epstein. “More than a decade […]

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Director of M.I.T.’s Media Lab Resigns After Outcry Over Jeffrey Epstein Ties

The director of M.I.T.’s prestigious Media Lab stepped down on Saturday after an outcry over his financial ties with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. “After giving the matter a great deal of thought over the past several days and weeks, I think that it is best that I resign as director of the media lab […]

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Victoria’s Secret Had Troubles, Even Before Jeffrey Epstein

A new catalog from Victoria’s Secret landed in mailboxes last month, igniting a flurry of texts and emails among former executives. The words “Bond Street London” had been added below the familiar font of the company’s name at the top of the cover, and the black-and-white photos of models appeared less salacious than usual. It […]

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Jeffrey Epstein’s Donations Create a Schism at M.I.T.’s Revered Media Lab

Joichi Ito gave himself some advice in 2008: “Reminder to self,” he wrote on Twitter. “Don’t invest with or take money from assholes.” Then, over the next decade, he accepted about $1.7 million from Jeffrey Epstein. That money from Mr. Epstein, the disgraced financier who killed himself in jail last month while facing federal sex-trafficking […]

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Jeffrey Epstein: Over 1,000 People Connected to Him in Address Book

A trove of sealed court records names hundreds of people who are connected to Jeffrey Epstein, and one unnamed man has already asked a judge not to release his name or the names of others accused in the documents of wrongdoing, arguing it could unfairly damage their reputations. The anonymous motion seeking to keep the […]

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What’s Going On in the Amazon?

ImageBurning forest this week near Porto Velho, Brazil.CreditVictor Moriyama for The New York Times The emails started arriving last week. “I’ve been waiting to hear about the fires in the Amazon,” wrote Molly Krause, a listener in Aurora, Colo. “It’s a huge problem that is not getting adequate attention. Can you please do an episode […]

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The Women Accused of Helping Epstein Run His Sex-Trafficking Ring

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Friday. We’re off Monday for Labor Day. Weather: Today, mostly sunny and in the mid- to upper 80s. A pleasant weekend is ahead, but showers might interrupt Labor Day picnics. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Sunday; suspended Monday for Labor Day. ImageJeffrey Epstein […]

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How a Ring of Women Allegedly Recruited Girls for Jeffrey Epstein

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Haley Robson was a 16-year-old South Florida high school student when an acquaintance from school approached her at a local pool with an intriguing offer: Did she want to make extra money giving massages to a billionaire in Palm […]

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Epstein Accuser Urges Prince Andrew to ‘Come Clean’ on Sex Allegations

LONDON — One of the women who has accused Jeffrey Epstein of sex crimes has issued a startlingly clear appeal to Prince Andrew of Britain to “come clean” about his relationship with the disgraced financier. “He knows exactly what he’s done, and I hope he comes clean about it,” the woman, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, said […]

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On Epstein’s ‘Little St. Jeff’s’ Island, a Hideaway Where Money Bought Influence

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands — Jeffrey Epstein once described the United States Virgin Islands as “my favorite place to be.” When he was there, Mr. Epstein had a knack for getting his way, according to public records and interviews with residents and local officials. Mr. Epstein, the accused sex trafficker who committed suicide in a […]

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Denied a Trial, Epstein’s Victims Vent Fury at Hearing

Several women who said they had been sexually exploited by Jeffrey Epstein spoke of their anger and frustration at an unusual hearing in Manhattan on Tuesday during which a federal judge formally dismissed the charges against the financier after his suicide. Denied a trial, Mr. Epstein’s accusers were given a platform by Judge Richard M. […]

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The Sisters Who First Tried to Take Down Jeffrey Epstein

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Nearly a decade before any police investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s predatory actions toward young girls, two sisters came forward to say they had been lured in and abused by the financier and his companion, Ghislaine Maxwell. […]

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