Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich centres around the convicted paedophile who was murdered in his prison cell on August 10th last year.
He was in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, New York City, he was on suicide watch and he was supposed to have regular checks every 30 minutes. At a certain point, these checks did not take place.
Epstein was also friends with Prince Andrew and lawyer Alan Dershowitz – who can hold 3 billiard balls in his mouth, and it’s been alleged that Epstein trafficked minors for them including Virginia Roberts Giuffre, but it definitely wasn’t the case because Prince Andrew had a spicy hot pizza at Pizza Hut and didn’t sweat at all!
The documentary is led by journalist Vicky Ward, who was thrown under the bus by her Vanity Fair boss, for trying to bring the story to the public which would help build a case against him. This leads to a succession of othercover-ups of the abuse, either from the FBI, or with Epstein, himself, buying off whoever he can; and since he was a billionaire, he had money to burn. And that’s before even getting into his threats against Ms Ward, herself.
Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich also takes in the accounts of survivors like sisters Maria Farmer and Annie Farmer, talking about being invited to his Palm Beach mansion by him and his girlfriend, Ghislane Maxwell, daughter of the publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell, who was rich, powerful and now, thankfully, dead. Well, he’s been dead for sometime, and falling off his yacht in suspicious circumstances.
Meanwhile, Annie Farmer recounts her situation with Epstein wanting to crawl into bed with her and ‘cuddle’, as well as him later stealing some photos of her 12-year-old sister, which never resurfaced, so that’s enough to make your blood curdle.
There’s also Shawna, who fell into meeting with Epstein because the alternative was a life with her ex-jailbird father and his girlfriend, who together, beat his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son to death right in front of her; and then follows recountings from other women, as well as cops and investigators who tell how Epstein would have young girls recruiting other young girls, leading to a “sexual pyramid scheme“.
Plus, later, we hear from Virginia Roberts Giuffre, herself, who tells how “it was like being in some really deranged family“, because Epstein and Ms Maxwell would takes the girls out as if they were daughters, yet then bring them home and continue the abuse.
Along the way, Epstein charmed the women with money, buying ‘massages’ from young girls for several hundred dollars, he blamed the victims for being “infatuated” with him; and some victims even thought they were going to get married to Epstein, such is the level of coercion which he instilled upon them. And that’s before even going into those who tried to explain things to the police, who just fob them off to the FBI who… do nothing at all.
Insanely rich with houses, jets and a private island in the Caribbean, with a similarly private life where no-one knew much about him early on, Jeffrey Epstein was to girls, what Michael Jackson was to boys.
You need to have a strong stomach for the revelations of his crimes which are brought up during this documentary, but it is an essential documentary about control and coercion, leading the women to think that if they escape and tell the police about it, they won’t be believed, and so the best thing in their life that will ever happen, is that if they remain a slave.
It just makes you want to go back in time and beat the shit out of him. Thankfully, the CIA got to him first.
But since he’s dead, at least we can laugh at him for the question about whether or not has an an “egg-shaped penis”.
Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich is not available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD, but is on Netflix now.
Director: Lisa Bryant
Producers: Lori Gordon, Bill McClane, Frank Ombres, John Michael Scholl
Music: Justin Melland
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