Latest Jeffrey Epstein News

Epstein-linked French modeling agent accused of harassment

Oct. 17, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A woman has filed a legal complaint in Paris accusing a French modeling agent who was close to disgraced U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein of sexual harassment. The Paris prosecutor's office said Thursday the woman is being questioned by investigators about her complaint against modeling agent...

Judge says lawsuit against Harvard law professor can proceed

Oct. 16, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who went public with claims she was a teenage victim of Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking ring can move toward trial with her defamation lawsuit against Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, a judge ruled Wednesday as she disqualified a law firm from representing her. U.S. District...

Law gives child sex assault victims more time to file suits

Oct. 13, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is giving childhood victims of sexual abuse more time to decide whether to file lawsuits, joining several states in expanding the statute of limitations for victims over warnings from school districts that the new rules could bankrupt them. The law signed Sunday by Gov....

Court battle looms over land leased to Jeffrey Epstein

Oct. 8, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A court battle is brewing over public grazing leases that New Mexico officials believe were used to help shield a remote desert ranch owned by financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of abusing young women there before he died behind bars. State Land Office General Counsel Ari...

Lawyer: Frenchman with ties to Epstein will talk

Oct. 7, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A lawyer says French modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel, once a frequent companion of the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, is available to talk to judicial officials. Brunel's lawyer, Corinne Dreyfus-Schmidt, said Monday that her client has notified the Paris prosecutor's office that he's at the...

Epstein accuser continues fight over his 2008 plea deal

Oct. 1, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

A woman who says she was sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein is continuing her decade-long legal fight over a once-secret plea deal Epstein signed in Florida. Courtney Wild asked an appeals court Monday to reverse a ruling that she said turned the Crime Victims' Rights Act into a "hollow promise." Wild said the...

Watchdog: Feds bungled response as NYC jail inmates shivered

Sep. 26, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government badly botched its response to a weeklong power failure amid a cold snap at a federal detention center in New York City last winter, fueling rumors and sparking unrest among shivering inmates, the Justice Department's internal watchdog said in a report Thursday. The...

Senate confirms Eugene Scalia as Trump's new labor secretary

Sep. 26, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate on Thursday confirmed lawyer Eugene Scalia, a son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, as President Donald Trump's new labor secretary. The Senate voted along party lines, 53-44, to approve Scalia's nomination. Republicans said his background in...

New details released in case of ex-cop accused in 4 deaths

Sep. 24, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors have released new details in the 2016 killing of four men in upstate New York, accusing a former police officer of strangling one victim with a zip tie and fatally shooting another. Court papers filed last week spell out Nicholas Tartaglione's alleged role in the execution-style...

Harvard law professor: Throw out lawsuit by Epstein accuser

Sep. 24, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz asked a federal judge Tuesday to throw out a lawsuit that accuses him of lying about his sexual history with a woman who claims she was a teenage victim of a Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking ring. Dershowitz previously said he welcomed the suit to prove...