Tag: Human Trafficking

Tyler Perry Wants to Leave a Legacy by Building a Shelter for Trafficked Women and Girls, Homeless Women and Displaced LGBTQ Youth

With the recent grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios, Tyler Perry’s legacy is pretty much cemented. However, making a difference in Hollywood is not the only way Perry wants to pay it forward. In a recent interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning, Perry revealed another big dream of his. Advertisement “You know, the […]

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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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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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After Fleeing North Korea, Women Get Trapped as Cybersex Slaves in China

VIENTIANE, Laos — For more than two years, Lee Jin-hui, 20, was never allowed to leave a three-room apartment in northeast China. Seven days a week, she had to sit at a computer from noon to 5 a.m., performing sex acts before a webcam for male clients, mostly from South Korea. In the apartment, Ms. […]

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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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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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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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Epstein Suicide Inquiry Grows: Roughly 15 Jail Workers Are Subpoenaed

The warden and the head of the federal Bureau of Prisons have been reassigned. Two employees accused of sleeping on the job and falsifying records have been placed on administrative leave. Now, roughly 15 employees at the Metropolitan Correctional Center where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in his jail cell have been subpoenaed as the criminal […]

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2 Years Ago, They Fled Into Danger and Squalor. Myanmar Still Looks Worse.

When things go wrong, those in power often promise to make it right. But do they? In this series, The Times investigates to see if those promises were kept. NGA KHU YA, Myanmar — Rusting behind barbed wire, rows of trailers at a repatriation center sit empty and uninviting, evocative of a prison awaiting its […]

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2 Days Before He Killed Himself, Epstein Signed His Will

ST. THOMAS, V.I. — Less than 48 hours before Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself, he was preparing for death: He had just signed his will, according to court documents filed on Monday in the Virgin Islands. Mr. Epstein was found early on Saturday, Aug. 10, after he had ended his life with a bedsheet he had […]

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Director of M.I.T. Media Lab Apologizes for Ties to Jeffrey Epstein

Joichi Ito, the director of the M.I.T. Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of The New York Times Company’s board, apologized Thursday for his ties to Jeffrey Epstein, the financier whom federal prosecutors in New York charged with sex trafficking before his apparent suicide in his cell at the Metropolitan […]

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Autopsy Shows Bones in Jeffrey Epstein’s Neck Were Broken

Preliminary findings from an autopsy of Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who apparently committed suicide in a Manhattan jail last week while facing sex trafficking charges, show that bones in his neck were broken, a person familiar with the autopsy report said on Thursday. Mr. Epstein’s body was found on Saturday morning in his cell at […]

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Warden and Two Guards at Jail Where Jeffrey Epstein Died Are Removed

The warden of the federal jail in Manhattan where Jeffrey Epstein apparently killed himself was temporarily reassigned on Tuesday, and two correctional officers who were guarding him were placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation into the death, the Justice Department said. The warden, Lamine N’Diaye, will be temporarily assigned to the […]

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Jeffrey Epstein and the Myth of “Justice” in America

Just over one month after he was arrested in New Jersey on sex trafficking charges, Jeffrey Epstein is dead by apparent suicide. His body was removed from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan on Saturday morning, and the void of reliable information about what exactly transpired inside the “high-rise hell” of MCC was soon […]

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Why the Jeffrey Epstein Investigation Is Not Over

Jeffrey Epstein is dead. But the criminal investigation that led to the sex-trafficking charges against him is not. Federal prosecutors and F.B.I. agents who built the case against Mr. Epstein will turn their attention to people whom his accusers have said participated in a scheme that dates back more than a decade and involved the […]

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