When news hit that shamed financier, Jeffrey Epstein had committed suicide while in prison awaiting trial, people were initially shocked. The fact that he would somehow manage to get away without ever facing up to his victims in court seemed a total miscarriage of justice, and the internet felt this was massively unfair.
But as more and more details of Epstein's death were leaked, things started to look not quite right. The man who has, in the past, claimed to be the President of the United States's "best friend" managing to end their own life while in prison on suicide watch? Things just weren't adding up.
And what's even odder? Epstein's links to the elite. Now resurfaced TV clips show just how entrenched in the world of powerful people this criminal truly was...
Epstein's connections to the elite are well known.But it's hard to believe or understand how they managed to go on.
How could such an evil man become so well-connected?It really doesn't look good.
The glorification of the wealthy can lead to some pretty horrific outcomes.As some newly surfaced TV clips have proven.
Because in spite of what the world knew about Epstein ...It almost seems as though we... didn't care?
Let's start at the beginning of this complicated story.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 now he's far better known for different reasons.
He's now best known as a convicted sex offender.Epstein was first convicted for a range of sex crimes in 2005 when he pleaded guilty to molesting an underage girl.
Epstein's crimes were far-reaching and varied.But by 2008 he was convicted of running an underage prostitution ring connected to a number of high powered individuals. Epstein served just thirteen months for this conviction.
But this wasn't the end of his legal troubles.On July 6th of this year, 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 has 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.
Epstein has numerous friends in high places.And one of those friends is in one of the highest places possible - sitting in the Oval Office. Epstein had a long friendship with Donald Trump, and his convictions for these horrific crimes have not reflected well on the President.
But it now looks as though justice will never be served.Because Epstein was then found dead in his Manhattan prison cell, 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.
Here's some of the background information.
EPSTEIN FACTS 1) He told a journalist that for years he and Trump were "best friends" 2) He told a journalist he u… https://t.co/mFWbgjvqDK— Seth Abramson (@Seth Abramson)1565445916.0
This information has led the internet to theorize there may be more to Epstein's death.
When you turn on the news and see "JEFFREY EPSTEIN IS DEAD FROM APPARENT SUICIDE" ... https://t.co/g4myG7Nw00— Rob Jakatt (@Rob Jakatt)1565445733.0
There are many out there who will benefit by Epstein not standing trial.And the fact that he has committed suicide before any unsavory information could come out does seem like some suspiciously good timing for his past associates.
This has not gone unnoticed online.
I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but the death of Jeffrey Epstein is awfully convenient for a lot of awfully important people in high places.— CJ Pearson (@CJ Pearson)1565442443.0
But there is an undeniable connection.Whether what Epstein would have revealed could have hurt the President in any way or not, Trump will have a hard time denying that he and the convicted sex offender and child abuser were close personal friends. Not a great look.
There were jokes on Twitter regarding Epstein's death.
@BernieSanders hey chill his best friend just died— evil woman (@evil woman)1565542917.0
Conspiracy theorists tend to have something of a bad name.
I never subscribe to conspiracy theories but this is just ridiculous. Jeffrey Epstein was on suicide watch but some… https://t.co/i4HQmF2yRU— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD)1565443999.0
There appear to be a number of things that don't add up.
I’m with @AOC on this #Epstein mess. You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to see an evil coverup to protect l… https://t.co/NbUNX6XIic— Laurence Tribe (@Laurence Tribe)1565473893.0
And to make things even more bizarre?
It is unfathomable to me that a President of the United States would retweet this. Literally unfathomable. It would… https://t.co/tyNsIHVhN4— Neal Katyal (@Neal Katyal)1565476081.0
And it isn't just the internet who have taken notice.In fact, officials are also investigating Epstein's death. Attorney general William Barr has said, "I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody. Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered."
Barr is determined to find a more satisfactory answer to the overarching questions."In addition to the FBI’s investigation, I have consulted with the inspector general who is opening an investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Epstein’s death," he's said.
The official cause of Epstein's death is still up in the air.But one thing's for certain - it seems justice is still far away when it comes to Epstein's numerous victims. As Jennifer Araoz, allegedly raped by Epstein aged just fifteen, puts it, "I am angry Jeffrey Epstein won’t have to face the survivors of his abuse in court. We have to live with the scars of his actions for the rest of our lives, while he will never face the consequences of the crimes he committed the pain and trauma he caused so many people." And now an old TV clip of Epstein has sent Twitter into meltdown.
@mannyfidel @theneedledrop "What do you need a commercial-sized airliner for?" Uhhhhhhhh— Cen🦋 (@Cen🦋)1597873581.0
@mannyfidel @theneedledrop "And took actors, Kevin Spacey and Chris Tucker, along for the ride." Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh— Cen🦋 (@Cen🦋)1597873847.0
@mannyfidel https://t.co/XYoES9gXpq— Dᴀɴɴʏ🌹⚜️ (@Dᴀɴɴʏ🌹⚜️)1597873396.0
@NeptunesProteus @mannyfidel Yeah it is— Confused Neanderthal (@Confused Neanderthal)1597938338.0
@montana_steel @mannyfidel https://t.co/GrOqSHOQaD— Tini (@Tini)1597877865.0
@brooklynallday9 @mannyfidel Too much time and money gives people ideas (especially the bad ones.)— Giao Vu (@Giao Vu)1597947353.0
@mannyfidel @manmachine1234 Holy shit. Hidden in plain sight. I bet VH1 regrets this now.— B O S S • N I G G A (@B O S S • N I G G A)1597876928.0
@MissNiamhMay @mannyfidel Shuddering at frequencies previously unknown to science right now— Budborne (@Budborne)1597917263.0
@mannyfidel @theneedledrop my face watching this 😬 https://t.co/Dna3fJq266— @🌹(g) (@@🌹(g))1597874576.0
@mannyfidel I've sworn to myself for years that I remember learning about Epstein from the annoying British voice o… https://t.co/WdodgVhwvq— Nyved (@Nyved)1597880291.0
@mannyfidel Satire is truly dead, real life is too absurd for any comedian to contend with— Mr. Haus 🌹🇺🇸🇪🇺🇸🇪 (@Mr. Haus 🌹🇺🇸🇪🇺🇸🇪)1597878700.0
@mannyfidel @theneedledrop this has to be one of the worst aged things ever— ☠︎𝙴𝚍𝚠𝚢𝚗☠︎︎ (𝙷𝚎/𝙷𝚒𝚖) (@☠︎𝙴𝚍𝚠𝚢𝚗☠︎︎ (𝙷𝚎/𝙷𝚒𝚖))1597874561.0
@LuisLlacza15 @mannyfidel @theneedledrop like a fine milk lol— telikonol #FCKAfD (@telikonol #FCKAfD)1597881504.0
@mannyfidel @MaterialistWife This is so incredibly poorly aged that I can refuse to accept its real— Justin Chaillet (@Justin Chaillet)1597885722.0
@mannyfidel I cannot believe I remember this https://t.co/BbHMmv8AiT— Anna V (@Anna V)1597939393.0
@mannyfidel I didn’t even know he was on this show??? I completely forgot about this...oh YIKES— Saturn’s Succubus🪐 (@Saturn’s Succubus🪐)1597876880.0
@mannyfidel I DIDN'T SEE THE FIRST 2 SECONDS AND WHEN JEFF APPEARED I EXPLODED, OMFG— Ceschi 🇮🇹 (@Ceschi 🇮🇹)1597878182.0
@mannyfidel I am fucking screaming!!!!!— $u$u (@$u$u)1597882670.0
Here are the clips that got everyone so riled up ...Warning: they make for very uncomfortable viewing ...
oh my god I remember watching this as a kid having no idea who this guy was. forgot about this episode until just n… https://t.co/JRQJHjV18W— manny (@manny)1597872806.0
@mannyfidel It gets worse https://t.co/m0qq2304fY— Sommelier of Dippin Dots (@Sommelier of Dippin Dots)1597878652.0
@narIstrom @mannyfidel might as well go all in here https://t.co/K1DPAtFseS— 46th POTUS (@46th POTUS)1597890040.0
And just like that the piece fall into place... https://t.co/FDwJpnYxCN— TNC (@TNC)1597887174.0
Very unsurprising that America’s constant adoration of the rich has aged badly https://t.co/N6JVDASrNY— Ralph Cifaretto’s Toupee (@Ralph Cifaretto’s Toupee)1597875212.0
“What do you need a commercial size airplane for?” Thank god for investigative reporters. https://t.co/oU3YwIFAOc— Tracie Hunte (@Tracie Hunte)1597875179.0
the plot thickens. https://t.co/fRJYw4ewBH— niggas is DYING!!! (@niggas is DYING!!!)1597874222.0