Alleged pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is being called an “evil genius” for what he did just days before his alleged suicide in a New York City prison cell.
Two days before his death on Aug. 10, Epstein signed a will that was filed in the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to the New York Post.
In doing so, this will make it even harder for those suing him for alleged sexual abuse to ever get a penny of Epstein’s hundreds of millions of dollars.
“He is in some way as brilliant in death as he was in life — an evil genius,” said James Marsh, a lawyer for two Epstein accusers.
By filing his will in the Virgin Islands, Marsh said that lawyers representing women who claimed Epstein abused them will now be forced to navigate a separate court system.
The court system in the Virgin Islands is not the same as the one in the United States.
At least five women have filed a lawsuit against Epstein and allege that he sexually abused them.
“We’re representing the interests of victims who were abused at one level, and now feel as though there’s a second level of mistreatment in the untimely and unfair death of the person who had originally abused them,” attorney Stan Pottinger said.
Gerry Beyer, a law professor at Texas Tech University, said victims aiming to get a piece of Epstein’s estate will now have an even harder hill to climb because the $578 million Epstein left behind was put in a trust.
“It could take many, many years before anybody gets a penny of this, and it all depends, too, on how much the executors want to fight it,” Gerry said.
“The number of unanswered questions is beyond phenomenal,” he added.
If all of Epstein’s assets were placed into a trust before he died, accusers will now be forced to successfully sue the trust to have assets moved back into Epstein’s estate before they could ever see any of that money.
“It is only the property that he was able to successfully put into his trust prior to his death that might have obstacles put before the accusers,” Beyer said. “Anything that reached the trust legally, they have to get back out of the trust somehow before they can reach it.”
“I would assume it was set up in such a way as to put obstacles for people attempting to recover,” he said.
Epstein was arrested and charged last month for allegedly running a sex traffic ring with underage girls.
While the Department of Justice are still looking into the alleged suicide, investigators will likely turn their attention to those who were closely connected to Epstein.
The Clinton family could find themselves in hot water given their disturbing connection to Epstein, which dates all the way back to when President Clinton was in office in the mid-1990s.
In his statement, President Clinton claimed that he only began socializing with Epstein in 2002 and took just four flights aboard his “Lolita Express” private plane.
Both of those claims, according to records, are false.
Flight records indicate that Clinton was onboard the “Lolita Express” 26 times – five of those without his secret service detail.
In fact, the Clinton family is so close to Epstein that one photo from Chelsea Clinton’s 2010 wedding likely has the former first daughter furious.
This is all be very bad news for the Clintons.