The Boston-born multimillionaire and accused sex trafficker, Jeffrey Epstein has died by suicide, according to ABC news.
Epstein, 66, was taken from New York's Metropolitan Correctional Center early Saturday morning in cardiac arrest. He passed away at the nearby hospital, CNN reported.
The financier had been jailed since the beginning of July as he was accused of sex trafficking underage girls, many of them as young as 14 years old. He was waiting for his upcoming trial on federal sex charges in a Manhattan jail cell.
Several days ago, Epstein was found semi-conscious in his cell in the federal detention complex in Manhattan. According to the officers, he had marks around his neck. The detention center did not disclose further details, but it was believed to be his Epstein's first suicide attempt since he was arrested. After the incident, he was put on suicide watch.
Epstein passed away less than 24 hours after unsealed documents in New York federal court unveiled unknown details about the sexual abuse claims against Epstein and associates.
Reportedly, the new documents included detailed confessions by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of the best-known alleged victim of Epstein. She claimed that the multimillionaire used her as a teenage sex slave. According to Giuffre, Epstein was assisted by his close friend Ghislaine Maxwell.
Giuffre stated Epstein and Maxwell forced her to perform sex acts with numerous affluent men, among which Prince Andrew, Duke of York, in 2001. Giuffre also claimed that the lawyer Alan Dershowitz abused her sexually while she was a part of the Epstein's network.
As per the documents revealed Friday, one more woman testified of having forced sexual acts with the son of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Andrew, at Epstein's Upper East Side home.
In an official statement Friday, Buckingham Palace rejected the allegations defining them as ''categorically untrue.''
The newly-unveiled court papers also include Giuffre's statement that she was instructed by Maxwell to have sex with Bill Richardson, the former New Mexico Governor, and the former U.S. Senator George Mitchell. Mitchell declined the allegations saying he had never met Giuffre before.
Jeffrey Epstein became popular in the financial world long before starting its investment firm Bear Stearns in 1982. He managed the investments of clients whose net worth exceed $1 billion. His circle of friends reportedly included prominent and influential people such as Donald Trump, Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton, Leslie Wexner, and more.
The first allegations of sexual abuse became public in 2005 when a woman called the Palm Beach police saying that her 14-year-old stepdaughter was paid $300 to strip and massage Epstein. An 11-month investigation led by FBI followed, but it ended up with signing a plea deal with Miami prosecutors that allowed Epstein to avoid federal charges.
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