Four part series ‘Filthy Rich’ will look into ‘how convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein used his wealth and power to carry out his abuses’, the online streaming giant says.
A new clip for the show features pictures of Epstein, 66, posing with Ghislaine Maxwell, the woman who has been accused procuring girls for the pedophile financier.
It also shows
Roberts Giuffre claims Maxwell recruited her into the financier’s circle before he forced her to have sex with his wealthy and powerful friends, including the royal, when she was 17. The prince has vehemently denied the claims.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre features in a new Netflix documentary about Jeffrey Epstein
Roberts Giuffre claims Maxwell recruited her into the financier’s circle before he forced her to have sex with his wealthy and powerful friends, including the royal, when she was 17. The prince, pictured with Roberts Giuffre, has vehemently denied the claims.
Netflix’s new series will also look to address questions over the billionaire’s suicide in prison last August, asking: ‘Did he kill himself? Was he killed?’
Epstein died in his New York City prison cell in August last year after he was arrested on sex trafficking charges.
He had pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing girls as young as 14 and young women in New York and Florida in the early 2000s. In lawsuits, women say the abuse spanned decades.
Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich is directed by Lisa Bryant and based on James Patterson’s bestseller of the same name. It will air on May 27.
Netflix says: ‘Stories from survivors fuel this docuseries examining how convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein used his wealth and power to carry out his abuses.’
The trailer also shows flashes of his Caribbean estate dubbed ‘pedophile island’.
It also hears from one talking head who calls his original conviction ‘one of the worst failures of the criminal justice system’ and shows Epstein posing with Donald Trump.
Epstein, 66, posing Ghislaine Maxwell, the woman accused of procuring him girls
Epstein first came under investigation in 2005 after police in Palm Beach, Florida, received reports he had sexually abused underage girls in his mansion there.
By 2007, Epstein was facing a potential federal indictment for sexually abusing dozens of girls between 1999 and 2007. Epstein struck a deal, however, to plead guilty in 2008 to a lesser Florida state felony prostitution charge, and register as a sex offender.
He served 13 months in a county jail, but was allowed to leave during the day to go to his office.
Epstein killed himself in his New York City prison cell in August last year after he was arrested on sex trafficking charges
Maxwell, who is said to be in hiding as the FBI’s net closes around Epstein’s circle, is said to be ‘not convinced’ her former lover killed himself.
‘She is not convinced he killed himself. Who is? The only one is the medical examiner in New York,’ the
Maxwell has previously denied that she procured girls for Epstein or took part in his crimes.
Epstein’s cause of death was ruled as a suicide by hanging by the New York coroner but an investigator hired by Epstein’s estate said the scene was more consistent with murder.
A US prosecutor in January said Prince Andrew had provided ‘zero cooperation’ to the American investigators who want to interview him as part of their sex trafficking probe into Epstein.
Andrew announced last year that he was withdrawing from his royal duties amid renewed public attention on a Roberts Giuffre’s claim that she had several sexual encounters with the prince at Epstein’s behest, starting when she was 17.
Roberts Giuffre says that after meeting Epstein in Florida in 2000, the millionaire flew her around the world and pressured her into having sex with numerous older men, including Andrew, two senior U.S. politicians, a noted academic, wealthy financiers and the attorney Alan Dershowitz, who was part of President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team.
All of those men have denied the allegations.
An image from inside Jeffrey Epstein’s luxury 75-acre estate, dubbed ‘pedophile island’
Epstein first came under investigation in 2005 after police in Palm Beach, Florida, received reports he had sexually abused underage girls in his mansion there
Roberts Giuffre has said she had sex with Andrew three times, including once in London in 2001 at the home of Epstein’s girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell.
Andrew, who is eighth in line for the British throne, and Maxwell have both denied any knowledge that Epstein was sexually abusing teenage girls.
To date, the only people besides Epstein who were charged in connection with the scandal are two jail guards who were supposed to be monitoring Epstein the night he was found dead.
Both have been charged with falsifying the jail’s log books to indicate they were performing checks on prisoners, when they were actually sleeping or browsing the internet.
Numerous women who said they were sexually abused by Epstein as teenagers have claimed in lawsuits and interviews that he got help recruiting young girls from both Maxwell and several assistants.
In lawsuits, dozens of women say the abuse spanned decades