Notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein may be dead but his victims continue to seek restitution for the depraved acts perpetrated upon them by the wealthy financier with friends in high places, and now some of his accusers are suing a duo of big banks which they claim facilitated his abuses and ignored red flags that should have brought scrutiny.
In the two lawsuits which were filed in a New York federal court on Thursday and seek class-action status, the women who say that they were sexually assaulted by the depraved pervert accuse banking giants JPMorgan Chase and Deutsche Bank of having “played an integral role” in his alleged sex-trafficking operation.
“The time has come for the real enablers to be held responsible, especially his wealthy friends and the financial institutions that played an integral role,” lawyer Bradley Edwards said in a written statement first reported by The Wall Street Journal. “These victims were wronged, by many, not just Epstein. He did not act alone.”
According to the WSJ, “The unnamed woman suing JPMorgan is a former ballet dancer in New York who was recruited by another young female and sexually abused by Epstein from 2006 through 2013, according to her suit. She alleges she was also trafficked to his friends. Large sums of money were withdrawn from JPMorgan to make cash payments to her and other women, the suit says. The suit alleges that Epstein used the cash to pay for sex acts.”
“A different woman suing Deutsche Bank was sexually abused by Epstein and trafficked to his friends from about 2003 until about 2018 and was also paid in cash for sex acts, according to her suit. The bank ignored red flags including payments to numerous young women and large withdrawals of cash, the suit says,” the outlet reported. “New York’s regulator found Epstein, his related entities and associates had more than 40 accounts at Deutsche Bank.”
The Daily Mail, which has seen the filing, reported that it says, “Deutsche Bank also knew that Epstein would use means of force, threats of force, fraud, abuse of legal process, exploitation of power disparity, and a variety of other forms of coercion to cause young women and girls to engage in commercial sex acts.”
“Deutsche Bank also engaged in repeated acts of racketeering activity to support the Epstein organization. Knowing that they would earn millions of dollars from facilitating Epstein’s sex trafficking, and from its relationship with Epstein, Deutsche Bank chose profit over following the law,” the outlet reported. “Specifically, Deutsche Bank chose facilitating a sex trafficking operation in order to churn profits.”
“We believe this claim lacks merit and will present our arguments in court,” said a spokesperson for Deutsche Bank. A spokesperson for JPMorgan Chase declined to comment.
Epstein’s date with justice was preempted after his 2019 arrest when he was found dead in his jail cell in a high-security federal prison in Manhattan with the official cause of death being that he hanged himself. But skepticism immediately began to swirl and hasn’t abated the over three years since, with many believing that he did not kill himself and pointing out that there were many very powerful people who stood to be exposed if he were to testify.
His associate and madam in his sex trafficking operation, Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted for her crimes and is spending her 20-year sentence at a cushy women’s prison in Florida.
Among Epstein’s most notable friends are Britain’s Prince Andrew and former President Bill Clinton who took multiple trips on his private jet and traveled on his private jet dubbed the “Lolita Express” as well as allegedly frolicked with young girls on the financier’s private Caribbean island that has been referred to as “pedo island” and “orgy island” by the locals for the depraved activities that went on there.
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