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And that makes two …
A close associate and alleged pimp of deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in a Paris prison cell sometime late Friday evening/early Saturday morning, allegedly from suicide.
Jean-Luc Brunel, a famous model scout and modeling agency manager, “was found dead, hanged” at La Santé Prison, according to a translation of an article published by the French newspaper Le Monde.
“An investigation to find the causes of death was opened, entrusted to the third judicial police district,” the translated article reads.
In a statement to La Monde, his attorneys speculated that his alleged suicide was “not driven by guilt, but by a deep sense of injustice.”
The public meanwhile appears to be just as skeptical of Brunel’s alleged suicide as they’ve been of Epstein’s own alleged suicide in 2019:
Were the cameras experiencing “technical difficulties” ?
— Vonimaxor (@vonimaxor) February 19, 2022
And all the guards fell asleep for 6 hours again
— Princess Teagan ❤️ (@PrincesssTeagan) February 19, 2022
Lemme guess, the guards just happened to be busy playing Scrabble to look at the monitor?
— SMAXZO: On a Strange Journey (@KingKaiserX) February 19, 2022
Yeah right, the guard was sleeping and the cameras failed, everyone knows.
— Food Merchant (@Lagstand) February 19, 2022
This is how you know none of this is accidental and people involved in this trafficking are powerful people that refuse to be discovered.
— J_Rev⚡️ (@storyline1984) February 19, 2022
Jean-Luc Brunel didn’t kill himself pic.twitter.com/xv59G1ynB5
— Dr. Johnny (@drjohnny__) February 19, 2022
Was this the Prison guard? pic.twitter.com/GPSLqXyKTK
— Mohamed Amine (@mohamedamineakk) February 19, 2022
Sending the best officers to find out what really happened there. pic.twitter.com/SRIvoa9fvW
— DEBAAS // (@debaas) February 19, 2022
Killing oneself in prison is considered to be an extraordinarily difficult feat given the 24/7 surveillance used in correctional facilities.
Following Epstein’s alleged suicide, conflicting reports emerged. First, it was claimed that the cameras in his cell had malfunctioned. Then it was claimed that they’d been working but that their footage had been erased by “technical errors.”
Regarding Brunel’s death, the camera situation remains unclear, though tabloid outlets like the Daily Express have claimed that he died “in a part of [the] Paris prison where the security cameras were reportedly not working.”
However, Le Monde’s report includes no mention of cameras.
As previously reported, Brunel was arrested in late 2020 and charged in France “with sexual harassment and the rape of minors over 15 years old.”
At the time, one of Epstein’s most famous victims, Virginia Giuffre, used Brunel’s arrest to take a shot across the bow at another one of Epstein’s associates, Prince Andrew.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) December 20, 2020
Incidentally, Andrew just recently agreed to a $16 million settlement.
The Daily Beast notes that Brunel “was a close associate of Epstein,” to the point that “[h]is name appeared more than 15 times on flight logs for Epstein’s private jet.”
Moreover, photos reportedly used in the now-concluded case of convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell “showed him palling around with her and Epstein.”
His name also appeared in logs from Epstein’s Palm Beach home. The logs included “messages from Brunel that appeared to refer to young girls.”
“In one note, Brunel reported that he ‘just did a good one—18 years’ who told him ‘I love Jeffrey.’ In another, Brunel stressed that ‘he has a teacher for you to teach how to speak Russian … She is 2×8 years old not blonde. Lessons are free and you can have 1st today if you call,'” according to The Daily Beast.
Notice what he wrote about how Epstein “can have 1st today.”
Following Brunel’s arrest in late 2020, The Times reported that he was facing allegations that he’d “used his position in the fashion industry to rape and sexually assault women, including minors, as well as trafficking girls across the world for” Epstein.
However, he reportedly was only charged with sexual harassment and rape.
The Daily Mail claims that most of Brunel’s crimes took place in “1970s, 80s and 90s, meaning they fall outside the 20-year limit for prosecuting sex crimes in France.”
“A big break came in November of 2020 when Giuffre revealed that Brunel had raped her in the early 2000s. That revelation provided the authorities with enough to finally arrest him,” according to the British outlet.
Brunel, of course, had denied everything.
“I strongly deny having participated, neither directly nor indirectly, in the actions Mr. Jeffrey Epstein is being accused of. I strongly deny having committed any illicit act or any wrongdoing in the course of my work as a scouter or model agencies manager. I have exercised with the utmost ethical standard for almost 40 years,” said in a statement as early as 2015.
The timeline shows just far long he’s been suspected of being a criminal.
In court papers filed in 2014, Giuffre accused Brunel of having “supplied Epstein with wannabe models and repeatedly had sex with her when she was underaged,” as reported then by the New York Daily News.
“[Giuffre] said that while she was employed as Epstein’s ‘sex slave’ between 1999 and 2002, Brunel would ‘bring these young girls (girls ranging in age from 12 to 24) to the United States for sexual purposes and farm them out to his friends, including Epstein.’ She said that she was ordered to have sex with Brunel at locations around the globe, while she was between the ages of 16 and 19.”
It’s not clear why, if the Daily Mail’s own reporting is accurate, she didn’t outright accuse Brunel of rape until 2001.
Returning back to the present, those who don’t believe either Epstein or Brunel committed suicide suspect that Maxwell will be the next one to allegedly off herself:
Yap. They all have to be eliminated. Even Ghislaine won’t survive long.
But the scandal has already netted and punished (lightly) a prince and so we must wait for the presidents next, ex and sitting.
— ℙℍℍℍ. (@SoaringGrypho) February 19, 2022
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