Jeffrey Epstein victims fund awards virtually $125 million to about 150 folks
Jeffrey Epstein attends Launch of RADAR MAGAZINE at Resort QT on Might 18, 2005.
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The impartial administrator of the fund, Jordana Feldman, mentioned that because the fund launched, in June 2020, about 225 folks made claims on it. Feldman had anticipated that 100 claims can be filed.
Feldman didn’t disclose why the claimants who weren’t awarded cash have been declared ineligible.
Epstein had pleaded responsible in Florida in 2008 to soliciting sexual companies from an underage woman.
Girls who acquired financial settlements personally from him after that conviction, for which he served 13 months in jail, have been allowed to use for a payout from the victims fund.
Feldman mentioned the fund allowed Epstein’s victims “to resolve their claims outdoors of court docket via a voluntary, confidential, honest, empathetic and expeditious course of — past the glare of public proceedings and with out the prices and confrontation of litigation.”
“Each claimant had a possibility to be heard in a secure area, to share the intimate, private, typically harrowing accounts of what they endured and the way it has affected them,” Feldman mentioned in a press release. “I used to be regularly struck by the resilience and braveness of the victims who put their religion and belief on this course of.”
Epstein’s former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell is because of go on trial in Manhattan federal court docket in November on costs that she recruited underage women to be sexually abused by Epstein.
She has pleaded not responsible within the case and is being held with out bond in a Brooklyn jail.