Blackmail and Sex Slave Island
By Nick Bryant
Donald Trump, Courtney Love, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and uber-lawyer Alan Dershowitz may have been identified by a butler as potential "material witnesses" to pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's crimes against young girls, according to a copy of Epstein's little black book obtained by Gawker.
An annotated copy of the address book, which also contains entries for Alec Baldwin, Ralph Fiennes, Griffin Dunne, New York Post gossip Richard Johnson, Ted Kennedy, David Koch, filmmaker Andrew Jarecki, and all manner of other people you might expect a billionaire to know, turned up in court proceedings after Epstein's former house manager Alfredo Rodriguez tried to sell it in 2009. About 50 of the entries, including those of many of Epstein's suspected victims and accomplices as well as Trump, Love, Barak, Dershowitz, and others, were circled by Rodriguez. (The existence of the book has been previously reported by the Daily Mail. Gawker is publishing it in full here for the first time; we have redacted addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and the last names of individuals who may have been underage victims.)
According to an FBI affidavit, Rodriguez described the address book and the information contained within it as the "Holy Grail" or "Golden Nugget" to unraveling Epstein's sprawling child-sex network. But despite having been subpoenaed for everything he had on his former boss, Rodriguez didn't share it with the FBI or Palm Beach Police Department detectives investigating Epstein. Instead, he tried to make a $50,000 score by covertly peddling the black book to one of the attorneys launching lawsuits at Epstein on behalf of his victims.
The plot backfired when the attorney reported Rodriguez to the FBI, and he was promptly charged with obstruction of justice. But not before he had, according to the FBI affidavit laying out the crime, marked up the book and an accompanying notepad with "handwritten notes" that contained "information material to the underlying investigation that would have been extremely useful in investigating and prosecuting the case, including the names and contact information of material witnesses and additional victims."
Rodriguez, who spent 18 months in prison, died in December after a long illness and never spoke out about the address book, so the precise significance of the names he circled remains fuzzy. But the FBI's case against him makes clear that Rodriguez regarded the address book as crucial to understanding Epstein's crimes; during a conversation with an undercover FBI agent posing as a potential buyer, he "discussed in detail the information contained in the book, and identified important information" to the agent.
In addition to the names above, as well as scores of apparent underage victims in Florida, New Mexico, California, Paris, and the United Kingdom listed under the rubric of "massage," the circled entries include:
Billionaire Leslie Wexner
Former New Mexico Governor Bruce King
Former New Mexico Governor and Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Richardson
Peter Soros, the nephew of George Soros
Former Miss Sweden and socialite New York City doctor Eva Andersson Dubin
Some of the circled entries include additional notes—one address in New York City, for instance, is marked as an "apt. for models," and two names bear the marking "witness."
Asked why Rodriguez might have circled his name, Alan Dershowitz told Gawker, "I've never seen the book and I have no idea what it means. I was neither a victim nor a material witness—I never witnessed any crimes or participated in any crimes, and I can prove it."
Virginia Roberts, one of Epstein's alleged victims, has claimed in repeated court filings that Epstein instructed her to have sex with Dershowitz on several occasions, charges that Dershowitz categorically denies.
Trump, through a spokesperson, said, "Mr. Trump only knew Mr. Epstein as Mr. Trump owns the hottest and most luxurious club in Palm Beach, [redacted], and Mr. Epstein would go there on occasion."
Although Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew have been mentioned in connection with Epstein's sordid deeds, their names aren't circled in the black book. But Epstein did have 21 contact numbers and various email addresses for Clinton, as well as several contact numbers for the prince.
Nick Bryant is the author of The Franklin Scandal, the true story of a nationwide pedophile ring that pandered children to a cabal of the rich and powerful, and the co-author of Confessions of a D.C. Madam: The Politics of Sex, Lies, and Blackmail, which will be published in March.
Blackmail and Sex Slave Island
By Christopher R Rice
Little Saint James in the US Virgin Islands. The island, now often called “Sex Slave Island,” is about 140 km east of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and it is owned by billionaire Jew Jeffrey Epstein, a sex offender.
One of the ways to keep a politician under control and a slave to your agenda is to get kiddie-sex blackmail on him. Every “private” room in Epstein’s Pedophile Fun House was reportedly equipped with video cameras and recording equipment.
His island has a medical research institute and forum where physicists and astrophysicists sometimes gather to hear lectures and the latest theories about gravity and the universe.
There’s lots of ocean around it to prevent the little sex slaves from running to the police.
Prince Andy — which is how he was introduced by the host of these parties in Palm Beach, Andy — was a friend of Jeffrey Epstein, the man at the center of this sex scandal. So good a friend that they were snapped together in Central Park after the financier's disgrace and at the time of the Prince's own, related embarrassment. Judgment was never Prince Andrew's strong suit.
The proud stolidity of the House of Windsor is remarkable for its continuity, but hardly surprising. There's a curious wrinkle to the story, a story behind the story, that I've always found more interesting.
For the founder of Victoria Secret seems to be the money behind these parties. And yet he had no known interest in such entertainment: Leslie Wexner, now 77 years old, is an Ohio-based retailer, a momma's boy who married unusually late and devotes his most recent public affections to Ohio State University, Mitt Romney and Israel. Why would he fund Jeffrey Epstein's extravagant hospitality, and lifestyle?
The only significant, consistent and identifiable source of funds is Les Wexner, chairman and CEO of L Brands, which controls Victoria Secret and Bath & Body Works. Wexner is one of those single-digit billionaires. The lingerie brand and chain is a powerful franchise.Wexner is the only identified client of Epstein. At least at one point he owned the Manhattan mansion in which Epstein threw those parties for scientists and politicians.
Epstein's acknowledged services to Wexner are thin. To Vanity Fair, he claims to trade in foreign exchange markets, though it's not clear how that fits with a declared strategy of wealth preservation tailored to the prudent billionaire.
The people attending the lavish residence are not there to discuss “cutting edge scientific and medical research” as the Epstein VI Foundation would like you to believe, but rather experience full-on sexual encounters with underage girls. Read more: Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘sex slave’ to question her ‘madam’ in court
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Robert Maxwell's daughter is Ghislaine Maxwell, the supplier of young girls to Jeffrey Epstein.
Sir Robert Maxwell (Ján Hoch) was born in 1923 to Jewish parents living in the village of Slatinske Doly, which is now in Ukraine. At the end of World War II, Maxwell was offered a job by MI6. MI6 gave Hoch the name Robert Maxwell. Maxwell's Mossad handler was Rafi Eitan.
Maxwell's criminal activities began early in his career, culminating when the collapse of the Eastern Bloc set the stage for a feeding frenzy of fraud, deceit and theft of state assets. KGB and other Eastern Bloc intelligence agents—with whom Maxwell already had established contacts—moved into the business world following the breakup of the Soviet empire, and became the sharks that devoured the assets of state resources for their own ends. The underworld flourished, and Maxwell was there to help himself to a hefty 15 to 20 percent cut as he laundered their money through Bulgaria and Western banks. Soon, Maxwell had links to criminals who dealt in illegal arms, prostitution, money laundering, drugs, and contract killings—all of whom used Maxwell to launder their profits.
Probably the most audacious illegal business project with which Maxwell involved himself was Bulgaria's Neva network. The concept was simple: plunder Western technology through secret agents, produce the same technology in Eastern Bloc nations, particularly Bulgaria, then sell the goods to the Eastern markets. Maxwell set up the companies to carry out the work, then laundered the profits through his network of banks. At its inception, Maxwell did not envision that Neva would grow into one of the most powerful crime syndicates in the world, embracing the Russian mafia, the crime families of Bulgaria, as well as those in New York, Hong Kong and Japan. All the companies Maxwell formed eventually would come under one name—Multi-Group—which controlled a significant percentage of global profits from gas, telecommunications, oil, gambling, and money laundering.
When asked to spy for Israel's Mossad, Israel's CIA, Maxwell eagerly accepted because of his great love for Israel—although the money he made in Israel was also to his liking. Following a visit to Israel Maxwell said that he had traveled everywhere in the world and Israel was the only place where he felt at home. In Israel he found the faith he thought he had lost. Viewing himself as a savior of Israel's ailing industries, he shrewdly bought ailing Israeli companies and turned them into successful enterprises. Some of the companies became covers for Mossad. Maxwell also used his many contacts in the Russian government to work tirelessly to enable Russian Jews to immigrate to Israel.
As Maxwell made his rounds from capital to capital, meeting world leaders and exchanging gossip with them, the Mossad used him as its eyes and ears. The spy agency saw him as someone who could pass through any door in any capital and learn secrets to which even the Mossad could not be privy. Maxwell also become a source of information for his intelligence contacts in the Eastern Bloc, including the KGB.
Robert Maxwell traveled the world and peddled Promis, software the Israelis stole from Inslaw, the American company that developed the program. Promis could track data on any target subject by querying and integrating information from innumerable electronic databases, without requiring reprogramming. The theft took place when the Mossad's Rafi Eitan traveled to the United States impersonating an assistant prosecutor in the Israeli Ministry of Justice in Tel Aviv and met with William Hamilton, the inventor of Promis, at Inslaw. After his meeting with Hamilton, Eitan immediately went to the Department of Justice, and, through serendipity, acquired a copy of Promis. Eiten then worked through former Mossad agent Ari Ben Menashe, who found Yahuda Ben-Hanan in California's Silicon Valley to construct a back door to the program. This enabled the Mossad to monitor Promis and obtain the information the program developed as it worked for all who used it—friend and foe alike.
With the help of former Texas Senator John Tower, Maxwell managed to sell the software to the Los Alamos Laboratories, thus making Israel's Mossad privy to the innermost secrets of American atomic energy programs. When Promis was sold to Credit Suisse, Israel was able to follow the money flows from any government or business agency that used the bank.
Eventually the Mossad adopted the same process used by the CIA to hide its own money distributions. Maxwell ultimately sold Promis software worth over $500 million to the intelligence agencies of Zimbabwe, South Africa, Guatemala, Colombia, Nicaragua, Bulgaria, Egypt, East Germany, Poland, Belgium, Turkey, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and China, to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the KGB—all of whom the Mossad monitored as Promis developed intelligence for the benefit of the owner—and, unknowingly, the Mossad.
Eventually, however, all of Maxwell's life trajectories ended in financial collapse and disaster. In his public life, his highly leveraged business ventures finally caught up with him, and he teetered on the edge of bankruptcy for almost a year. Because of this, the authors argue, he hit on the idea of threatening his Mossad handlers with public disclosure if the Mossad did not find a way for him to get out of his financial crisis. Concluding that Maxwell had outlived his usefulness, Thomas and Dillon believe the Mossad ordered his assassination. Three months later, on Nov. 5, 1991, Maxwell met his end some time after 4:45 a.m. on the aft deck of the Lady Ghislaine, as, on Mossad instructions, she cruised off Gran Canaria Island. Maxwell assumed that the Mossad was planning to deliver his requested $1 billion to be used to bail him out of his financial troubles. Instead, Israeli kidon slipped aboard and injected a lethal nerve agent into Maxwell's neck behind his right ear. He was then thrown overboard.
Robert Maxwell was buried on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives after Israel provided him a state funeral.
Read more: Robert Maxwell, Israel's Superspy: The Life and Murder of a Media Mogul by Gordon Thomas and Martin Dillon - Robert Maxwell, Israel's Superspy By Gordon Thomas and Martin Dillon, Carrol and Graf Publishers, 2002, 368 pp. List: $27; AET: $20.
The Trump connection is worth understanding as Mossad daughter Ghislaine Maxwell recruited and trafficked Virginia Roberts from Trumps exclusive Palm Beach Mara Lago resort where she worked in the coat check room. Initially Trump defended his customer but later on ejected Epstein from the Mara Lago premises for hitting on another members daughter. He also called the Lawyer of Virginia Roberts and whatever was said convinced the lawyer to declare that Trump clearly was not involved sexually in this milieu of international jet set child abusers and traffickers.
Blackmail and Sex Slave Island
One largely unasked question surrounding the Jeffrey Epstein affair is whether any current or former U.S. political figures were videoed frolicking with the financier’s alleged ring of underage “sex slaves.”
There is evidence Epstein kept cameras hidden in the bedrooms of his various homes. Damaging videos of sitting U.S. politicians abusing schoolgirls could constitute a national security threat, providing sources of blackmail for foreign countries.
Prince Andrew is the only currently serving political figure alleged to have participated in Epstein’s underage activities. In court filings, Jane Doe No. 3, identified as 31-year-old Virginia Roberts, says that when she was 17 she was forced by Epstein to have repeated “sexual relations” with the Duke of York in London, New York and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Roberts, one of scores of underage girls allegedly abused by Epstein, also claimed in depositions that she had been sex-trafficked to “many other powerful men, including numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister and other world leaders.”
Epstein’s “black book,” eventually obtained by the courts, contained a list of his high-level contacts, including former President Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, former Israeli prime ministers Ehud Olmert and Ehud Barak, and at least three Kennedys.
Many of the A-listers were visitors to Epstein’s various residences and were flown on the flamboyant financier’s fleet of private jets. Epstein was known to have associated with scores of top U.S. political figures.
Epstein has faced accusations he used the teenagers to blackmail businessmen and political figures.
The U.K.’s Mirror reported original court documents filed in 2007 against Epstein “reveal that he recorded the sordid orgies he threw for VIPs at his luxury homes using cameras hidden in the walls of guest bedrooms.”
Roberts claimed in court filings that Epstein forced her to detail her alleged sexual encounters with Prince Andrew so the financier could use the information to “blackmail” the royal.
There is more evidence of videos.
Six-year-old court documents detail the Palm Beach Police confiscating hidden cameras from Epstein’s Florida mansion.
“Some of the photographs in the defendant’s possession were taken with hidden cameras set up in [Epstein’s] home in Palm Beach,” states one court filing.
“On the day of his arrest, police found two hidden cameras and photographs of underage girls on a computer in the defendant’s home. … [He] may have taken lewd photographs of Jane Doe 102 with his hidden cameras and transported [them] to his other residences and elsewhere.”
Billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has paid another accuser.
The 56-year-old money manager has quietly settled with Jane Doe 102, an unnamed woman who alleged in federal court in Florida that Epstein had induced her to “serve his every sexual whim” from the time she was 15 until she was 19. The woman also claimed Epstein had flown her around the world, paying her “to be sexually exploited by [his friends] … including royalty, politicians, academicians [and] businessmen.”
Epstein flatly denied those charges. But a source close to the financier confirms “the matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of both parties.” The woman’s lawyer, Robert Josefsberg, wouldn’t say how much she’s getting. Epstein had in the past offered accusers a minimum of $150,000.
Epstein has settled at least two other civil suits but still faces more than a dozen from women who claim he sexually abused them as minors at his Palm Beach mansion. Read more: Jeffrey Epstein’s East Side mansion houses Russian playmates
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From wild parties to prostitution, orgies, and even underage sex, Little St. James has it all, a gathering point frequented by prominent jet-setters.
Back in 2005 police conducted an 11 month-long undercover investigation on Jeffery Epstein and his estate after the mother of a 14-year-old girl went to police after suspecting her daughter was paid $300 for at least one sexual act on the island in which she was ordered to strip, leaving on just her panties while giving Epstein a massage.
Although police found tons of photos of young women on the island and even interviewed eyewitnesses, Epstein was hit with a mere slap on the wrist after “pleading to a single charge of prostitution”. Epstein later served 13-months of his 18-month service in jail.
In 2008 Epstein was hit again, this time with a $50 million civil suit after another victim, a woman, filed in a federal court claiming that she was “recruited” by Epstein to give him a “massage” but was essentially forced into having sexual intercourse with him for $200 which was payable upon completion. The women were coming out of the woodwork.
Now Bill Clinton is back in the press and not for his controversial relationship with Monica Lewinsky, but rather his friendship with Jeffery Epstein. In fact, flight records indicate that Bill would frequent the island paradise during the 2002 and 2005 era while Hillary, Bill’s wife, was a Senator in New York.
‘I remember asking Jeffrey what’s Bill Clinton doing here kind of thing, and he laughed it off and said well he owes me a favor,’ one unidentified woman said in the lawsuit, which was filed in Palm Beach Circuit Court.
The woman went on to say how orgies were a regular occurrence and she recalled two young girls from New York who were always seen around the five-house compound but their personal backstories were never revealed.
“At least one woman on the compound was there unwillingly”, reported the Daily Mail in a recent article. The woman was allegedly forced to have sex with “politicians, businessmen, royalty, academicians” at the retreat. Just one of “more than 40 women” that have come forth with claims against Epstein, showing the vast scale of the man’s dark operations, which aren’t limited only to Little St. James.
Moreover Epstein was invited to Chelsea Clinton’s wedding in 2010 among 400 other guests, demonstrating his close friendship with the Clinton family.
To top it all off blue blood Prince Andrew was allegedly one of the house’s visitors. On Friday, the Duke of York was named in a federal lawsuit filed against Epstein, whom the FBI once reportedly linked to 40 young women. Filed in 2008 in the Southern District of Florida, the $50 million lawsuit claimed Epstein had a “sexual preference and obsession for underage minor girls … gained access to primarily economically disadvantaged minor girls in his home, sexually assaulted these girls.”, as reported by the Washington Post.
Additionally it was also reported that Donald Trump used to hangout with Epstein back in the day. In fact the Trumpanator himself has even commented previously on Epstein’s taste for “younger” women also pointing out that Epstein “is fun” to be around.
While it’s unknown how deep Trump was in with Epstein, pardon the pun, Trump’s friendship demonstrates the type personalities which surround Epstein, with money being the common tie. Read more: Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epsteins bro confirms in deposition from rape case that Trump flew on Epsteins plane
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Trump Labor nominee was involved in Epstein's horrendous, sweetheart plea deal
By John Pacenti
His office was responsible for the controversial prosecution of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, deciding in 2008 to let state prosecutors handled charges that Epstein engaged in sex with dozens of underage girls in what victims in a court document called “a sweetheart plea deal.”
Acosta is currently the dean of the College of Law at Miami’s Florida International University. A Harvard graduate, he served briefly as a member of the National Labor Relations Board. He also was the assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division for the Justice Department prior to coming to Florida.
Acosta was criticized in two 2009 reports from the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General, citing him for failing to supervise a rogue section chief and writing an Ohio judge days before the 2004 presidential election supporting a Republican viewpoint on voter challenges.
Last year, new documents revealed the “sweetheart plea deal’ for Epstein — who was facing substantial prison time — where both Acosta and then-State Attorney Barry Krischer bowed to pressure by Epstein’s powerful cadre of attorneys.
Victims were kept in the dark about the deal that included a federal non-prosecution agreement. Epstein pleaded guilty to two minor state charges.
“The government does not write even a single sentence explaining why it entered into an NPA (non-prosecution agreement) with a sex offender who had committed hundreds of federal sex offenses against young girls,” a court motion read in civil litigation seeking in invalidate the plea deal.