It has just been reported that Jeffrey Epstein's infamous palm beach mansion has now been demolished.
Here's what we know so far...
This has been a long time coming.
Details for the plans of the notorious home, where countless girls were allegedly abused, have now been confirmed.
It seems that the new owner wants no further ties to the previous homeowner...
But where did it all begin?
Jeffrey Epstein, born in New York City in 1953, made a name for himself with elite investment bank Bear Stearns, before founding his own investment firm.
But, these days, he's known for more sinister reasons.
Epstein's crimes were far-reaching and varied.
But this wasn't the end of his legal troubles.
On July 6th 2019, Epstein was arrested again for sex trafficking of minors in the states of Florida and New York, and was held awaiting trial in a New York prison.
Many were looking forward to justice being served.
Epstein had managed to get away with vile, criminal acts for the majority of his life, most likely a result of his money and social clout.
For his victims, there was finally hope of justice being done.
And many believed his conviction could uncover other high profile and wealthy sex offenders.
Epstein has numerous friends in high places, and one of those friends was previously in one of the highest places possible - the Oval Office.
Epstein had a long friendship with Donald Trump, and his convictions for these horrific crimes have not reflected well on the former president.
The Netflix docu-series, Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, which was released last year, catapulted the whole thing into the spotlight.
Many huge names were yet again thrown under the bus...
So, understandably, people were delighted when the news broke of her arrest in July last year.
via: Getty ImagesIt was reported that Maxwell had finally been arrested by the FBI in New Hampshire at around 8:30 am on the 6th of July.
Maxwell was formally charged with 6 counts:
via: GettyConspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, and 2 counts of perjury, according to the indictment.
She was also charged for repeatedly lying about her involvement in the trafficking ring during a 2016 deposition.
via: NetflixThis is a huge development in the fight for justice and, if found guilty, Maxwell could be facing thirty-five-years behind bars.
But it didn't take long for Maxwell to plead as not guilty.
via: NetflixAt a hearing via video link, the disgraced socialite remained valiant in her innocence by pleading not guilty. However, she was still denied bail as US federal prosecutors said that she is an "extreme" flight risk and should remain in custody, as per the BBC.
Other people involved with Epstein included political figures such as Bill Clinton...
via: GettyAnd, even more controversially, Prince Andrew from the British Royal Family. Of course, all of Epstein's high-profile friends have denied any involvement in this scandal, but people aren't too convinced.
But as we all know, before Epstein could dish the dirt on his friends...
He was found dead in his Manhattan prison cell on August 10th, 2019 - apparently as a result of hanging.
It was initially presumed that Epstein's death was a suicide... But because of the nature of his crimes, plus the connections Epstein had to the political and social elite, some have other suspicions about what really happened.
But, putting the conspiracy theories to one side...
And this brings us back to the story of his notorious Palm Beach mansion.
Details surrounding the plans for Epstein's previous home, where numerous girls have alleged the abuse took place, have now been released.
Florida real estate developer, Todd Michael Glaser, bought the property for $18 million earlier last year, with proceeds for the sale going to a Victims' Compensation Program.
Todd Michael Glaser buys West Palm Beach location for his development firm pic.twitter.com/1gcOm4WWsB— Oceanfront Realty (@OceanfrontRE) January 28, 2018
Where he admitted plans to demolish the building and rebuild a new 14,000-square-foot mansion.
People have a lot to say...
Palm Beach real estate broker Lawrence A. Moens said he only got involved "to ensure it would be wiped off the map of Palm Beach."
Jeffrey Epstein’s infamous Palm Beach estate was quietly demolished. Destroying the evidence! pic.twitter.com/B26zgjos2W— Suburban Black Man 🇺🇸 (@goodblackdude) April 22, 2021
Glaser plans to build a new home in the community, which is about a mile away from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.