February 24, 2024

Jeffery Epstein, an infamous sex offender’s “list” has recently come out. So what is the Epstein List? The Epstein List is a set of filings from a 2015 court case filed by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre against his co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell, who has been convicted of child sex trafficking. These documents have misleadingly been called a “list” by many people on social media, but in reality that’s not what it is, it’s documents from this court case. What they do offer is a more in-depth look at Epstein’s inner circles and the extent of his abuses.

So who was Jeffery Epstein? Jeffery Epstein was a millionaire businessman extremely prominent in the 90s and early 2000s. He ran with upper-class circles filled with famous politicians, celebrities and other high-profilers. In 2008 he faced charges for operating a sex trafficking ring involving underage girls. He was treated extremely leniently and only earned 13 months in a country jail for these charges. 

By 2019 more people had started to speak out against Epstein and his lenient dismissal, and new federal charges were brought up against him. In July of 2019, he was arrested and charged with the sex trafficking of minors. While awaiting trial, he was found dead in his cell during August of 2019.  

Epstein’s affinity for young girls was no secret to anybody. Many people who were in his circles can attest to this. In 2002 Donald Trump said “I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years,” “Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.” Former President Trump later on went to claim that him and Epstein had a falling out and he was “not a fan.” 

Former President Donald Trump was not the only high-profiler who was in cahoots with Epstein. With the new developments in Epstein’s List information has been revealed that people such as Former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hilary Clinton, Prince Andrew, Stephen Hawking, Leonardo DiCaprio and more. Although the names doesn’t necessarily mean that they were involved in Epstein’s trafficking processes, it certainly puts perspective on high profilers. Is the judgment system really all that fair, if a man like Epstein ran an entire trafficking scheme under the government’s nose for years? Is it time we rethink how the justice system treats the wealthy and influential?