Low Friends in High Places: The Prince, The Professor, The President and The Pedophile

Low Friends in High Places: The Prince, The Professor, The President and The Pedophile

It’s good to know people. Friends are invaluable guides through this rough-ass journey called life. You need people to lift you up, people to make you laugh, people to comfort your sorrows and most of all, you need people to help convince the FBI and US government that trafficking, pimping and raping dozens of underage girls ain’t such a big deal, after all. That is, as long as you and your friends are part of the socio(pathic)-elite who know that massive wealth equals appalling immunities from the worst behaviors imaginable.

A new charge submitted to a Florida federal court alleges that as part of a generous plea agreement in 2007, billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s string of high-profile friends (or is it accomplices?) were able to pressure prosecutors into not only offering Epstein a slap-on-the-wrist punishment for heinous crimes, but also keep his “potential co-conspirators” from facing numerous charges related to an international sex trafficking ring aimed at fulfilling the twisted carnal fantasies of rich and powerful men.

In a suit representing “Jane Doe #3” (believed to be 30-year old Virginia Roberts), attorney Brad Edwards and former federal judge Paul Cassell claim that the 2007 plea deal violated victims-rights law because federal prosecutors did not consult with Epstein’s victims before moving forward with the plea. Part of the problem may be that Epstein threatened numerous girls to avoid or lie to the FBI and did everything in his considerable power to silence the truth.

The suit also names several high-profile individuals having knowledge of or taking part in the crimes, such as powerful attorney and one-time Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz (part of O.J. Simpson’s “Dream Team”), Britain’s Prince Andrew (fifth in line to the throne), socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, French model scout Jean Luc Brunel and former United States President “Slick Willy” Clinton, who is no stranger to letting his dick talk him into major trouble.

According to court documents,

“Epstein…trafficked Jane Doe #3 for sexual purposes to many other powerful men, including numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known Prime Minister, and other world leaders. Epstein required Jane Doe #3 to describe the events that she had with these men so that he could potentially blackmail them.”

The legal pleading added,

“One such powerful individual that Epstein forced then-minor Jane Doe #3 to have sexual relations with was former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, a close friend of Epstein’s and well-known criminal defense attorney. Epstein required Jane Doe #3 to have sexual relations with Dershowitz on numerous occasions while she was a minor, not only in Florida but also on private planes, in New York, New Mexico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.”

One of those islands is privately owned by Epstein, and is where reporters say he hosted orgies with underage girls and kept several of them as sex slaves.

For what it’s worth, those named in the suit have either remained silent or have issued full-throated statements attesting their innocence.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said, “This relates to long-standing and ongoing civil proceedings in the United States, to which the Duke of York is not a party. As such we would not comment on the detail. However, for the avoidance of doubt, any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.”

Commenting on the allegations, Dershowitz claims, “The story is totally made up. I don’t know this woman, it is part of a pattern of made-up stories against prominent people and world leaders.” He has also said that he will move to have the attorneys disbarred.

Clinton, who made numerous visits to Epstein’s sex-dungeon home between 2002 and 2005, distanced himself from the pedophile in 2008, unlike the Duke of York, who has frequently visited Epstein in New York. Still, the former President remained friends with an unnamed woman who’s thought to have recruited underage girls for Epstien and reportedly invited her to his daughter’s wedding. Clinton is also named as one of the prominent individuals who helped his child-raping friend serve only 13 months in a Palm Beach country club, er, “jail.” Keep it classy, Bill!

Unsated by statements of self-defense, there have also been personal attacks on Mrs. Roberts from some of those named in the lawsuit. The attacks, however, have only emboldened her to continue speaking out.

“These types of aggressive attacks on me are exactly the reason why sexual abuse victims typically remain silent and the reason why I did for a long time. That trend should change. I’m not going to be bullied back into silence.”

These attacks will continue to ramp up as more details emerge, because this case festers at the vile intersection of wealth privilege and rape culture. The victims will be shamed and demeaned by the perpetrators, who will then hide behind their web of deceitful influence to “prove” innocence.

Sadly, I can’t imagine many being shocked by these allegations, either due to naïve disbelief or jaded expectation as to how the underworld of the elite operates. We blithely accept that those at the top of the economic food chain — athletes, celebrities and bankers – can do as they like, especially when it comes to the exploitation of women. The most likely outcome is that this story will remain relegated to the gossip pages until forgotten. Though for the untold number of underage girls who have and will continue to be nothing more than physical entertainment for the deranged, the horror will never end.

* Note: Technically, Jeffrey Epstein is not a pedophile (sexually interested in pre-pubescent girls). He may be a hebephiliac (attracted to girls aged 11-14), or an ephebophiliac (attracted to mid-to-late adolescents) or simply just a scumbag.

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Patrick M Arthur is a freelance journalist who has covered the Occupy Wall Street movement and the New York Mets. He is a member of the National Writers Union whose writing focuses on social justice, science and gonzo journalism

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Patrick M Arthur is a freelance journalist who has covered the Occupy Wall Street movement and the New York Mets. He is a member of the National Writers Union whose writing focuses on social justice, science and gonzo journalism

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