Quantcast
Connect with us

Over a dozen new victims have come forward since Epstein arrest — but he wants to be released to his mansion

Published

on

On Thursday, the Miami Herald reported that Jeffrey Epstein, the wealth manager accused of trafficking and raping teenage girls, is asking the judge presiding over his case, Manhattan District Judge Richard Berman, to release him from prison and allow him to await trial in his $77 million mansion.

This news comes just as over a dozen new women in Florida and New York are coming forward to say they were assaulted and exploited by Epstein at his sex parties, some of which took place at the very mansion to which he is seeking release.

ADVERTISEMENT

Epstein was investigated previously in 2008, but then-U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta — now serving as President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Labor — cut him a controversial plea bargain that allowed him to serve barely a year in prison for a minor prostitution offense. Acosta has defended his decision, claiming that the responsibility lay with state prosecutors — a claim that former Palm Beach State Attorney Barry Krischer has called “completely wrong.”


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Millions around the world joined #ClimateStrike — demanding bold climate action

Published

on

Masses of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change that teen activist Greta Thunberg said was "only the beginning" in the fight against environmental disaster.

Some four million people filled city streets around the world, organizers said, in what was billed as the biggest ever protest against the threat posed to the planet by rising temperatures.

Youngsters and adults alike chanted slogans and waved placards in demonstrations that started in Asia and the Pacific, spread across Africa, Europe and Latin America, before culminating in the United States where Thunberg rallied.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump announces new sanctions on Iran — and deploys US troops to the Middle East

Published

on

The United States announced Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Tehran.

Trump said the sanctions were the toughest-ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike, calling restraint a sign of strength.

The Treasury Department renewed action against Iran's central bank after US officials said Tehran carried out weekend attacks on rival Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, which triggered a spike in global crude prices.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

‘Do a lot of stupid sh*t as quickly as possible’: Ambassador Power breaks down ’The Trump Doctrine’

Published

on

The former ambassador to the United Nations explained "The Trump Doctrine" during a Friday evening interview with comedian Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time."

Samantha Power, the author of the new book, The Education of an Idealist, was asked by Maher about the foreign policy mantra of the Obama administration.

"Obama's foreign policy doctrine was famously summarized as 'don't do stupid sh*t," Maher noted. "Trump's, of course, is 'Do stupid sh*t.'"

"Do stupid sh*t as quickly as possible," Power clarified.

Watch:

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Investigate and Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image