Tag: Jeffrey Epstein

Epstein Abused Teen for 3 Years When She Was Basically Homeless, Lawsuit Says

Another unnamed woman, known only as Victim-1 throughout the devastating July indictment against Jeffrey Epstein on charges of child sex trafficking, just sued his estate. The woman — who alleges Epstein began abusing her when she was 14 — had been involved in the New York Southern District’s investigation into Epstein’s alleged international sex trafficking […]

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Computer Scientist Richard Stallman Resigns From MIT Over Epstein Comments

Famed free software advocate and computer scientist Richard Stallman has resigned from MIT, according to an email he published online. The resignation comes after Stallman made comments about victims of child trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, including that the victims went along with the abuse willingly. “I am resigning effective immediately from my position in CSAIL at […]

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Epstein’s Victims Just Lost Their Battle to Get the Government to Pay for His Cushy Plea Deal

Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers were just dealt another setback — this time from the federal government. Epstein’s alleged victims had hoped to win compensation from the federal government, arguing their rights were violated by a cushy plea agreement in 2007 that allowed the convicted pedophile to avoid serious consequences for allegations of child sex trafficking. But […]

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MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito resigns amid Epstein funding fallout

The director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab stepped down on Saturday after a New Yorker magazine article revealed the lab tried to conceal donations from disgraced late financier Jeffrey Epstein, the university said. “This afternoon, Joi Ito submitted his resignation as Director of the Media Lab and as a professor and employee […]

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The U.S. Isn’t Counting Prison Suicides Even Though the Law Requires It

Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide in a federal prison in lower Manhattan triggered an investigation and the reassignment of two corrections officers, as well as the head of the Federal Bureau of Prisons by Attorney General William Barr. But it also shined a light on a problem: the federal government has no idea how many prisoners take […]

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Frotcast 416: More Matrix Movies, Fewer Jeffrey Epsteins, with Casey Ley

Via Via wp-image-402055948   http://media.blubrry.com/frotcast/s/content.blubrry.com/frotcast/Frotcast_416_More_Matrix_Movies_Fewer_Jeffrey_Epsteins_with_Casey_Ley.mp3 Click to download here. Hello all you lovely Frotcast listeners, Matt Lieb here. It’s been more than a week since we last Frotted together and trust me when I say we’ve missed you just as much as you’ve missed us. SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED: movie news has happened, internet beefs […]

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Two Researchers Resign in Protest Over MIT Media Lab’s Ties to Jeffrey Epstein

Two researchers have cut ties with MIT Media Lab over its connections to Jeffrey Epstein, the multimillionaire sex offender who died of an apparent suicide earlier this month while awaiting federal charges for the sex trafficking of minors. Ethan Zuckerman, the head of the Media Lab’s Center for Civic Media, published a Medium post detailing […]

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Amid Epstein fallout, MIT’s Center for Civic Media director resigns

MIT Center for Civic Media director Ethan Zuckerman today resigned his position in protest due to alleged business relationships between MIT Media Lab, accused billionaire sex trafficker Jeff Epstein, and MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito. Minsky created the first neural network and was implicated earlier this month by a sex trafficking victim who said […]

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New Accuser Says Epstein Raped Her After She Told Him She Was a Virgin

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Three new accusers have sued the estate of Jeffrey Epstein alleging that he abused them with sex toys and forced them to engage in other sex acts, according to court documents reviewed by multiple outlets. One woman said she was forced to […]

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Is Cy Vance the Next Invincible New York Democrat to Lose?

Longtime Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance will be forever attached to a handful of bold-faced names—Harvey Weinstein, Jeffrey Epstein, Ivanka Trump, and Donald Trump, Jr.—not because he took them on in tough prosecutions, but because when he had the chance, he didn’t. In the case of Epstein—the registered sex offender who died last week of […]

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Epstein’s Death Is Exposing the ‘Clusterfuck’ Inside Trump’s Prisons

This article was published in collaboration with the Marshall Project. Sign up for their newsletter. Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide in a New York jail followed steep and persistent staffing shortages that exceeded the rate of decline in the federal prison population, according to an analysis by the Marshall Project. The numbers tell the story: The […]

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Bill Barr Is Making Some Changes at the Jail Where Epstein Died

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Attorney General Bill Barr is making some changes at the Manhattan jail where Jeffrey Epstein, the accused child sex trafficker, died in an apparent suicide after he was left alone in his cell. The Department of Justice, on orders from Barr, temporarily […]

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The Actual Facts Behind Jeffrey Epstein’s Death Are Worse Than the Conspiracy Theories

Even before Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on new sex trafficking charges last month, he had become a symbol of a system that wasn’t just broken, but in a state of surreal dysfunction. The shadowy financier’s story has long been described essentially as Pizzagate But True, an amalgamation of everything suspected of depraved, decadent, corrupt elites […]

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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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