Netflix’s Documentary Series About Jeffrey Epstein Is A 'Brutal' Watch
Netflix has uploaded a new documentary series that takes a cold, hard look at the life of billionaire and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Titled Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, the series takes a look at how he came to acquire his wealth and how he started allegedly abusing underage girls. In short: it's a difficult watch.
Viewers hear from several of the dozens of women who have come forward about their experiences with Epstein. They detail how many of them were just teenagers when they would be invited to his Florida mansion to give him a massage.
Recalling their experiences, some of the women tell of their fear when the stories of abuse began to appear in the public eye.
Some of the survivors came from troubled backgrounds, which made them perfect targets for Epstein. He was accused of offering $200 for each new girl that could be brought into the mansion for a massage.
After debuting on Netflix this week, people have taken to social media to express their feelings on the show:
20 minutes into this Epstein thing on @netflix and I already feel so grossed out I wanna turn it off. This country is so fucked. How are these rich people that partied with him still free?
- Goat Jones (@goatjonesey) May 28, 2020
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If you have a Netflix subscription- you have got to watch the documentary about Jeffrey Epstein. OMG pic.twitter.com/atZttry5nD
- Katrina Hagen (@KatrinaHagen2) May 27, 2020
One person wrote: "The Netflix documentary on Jeffrey Epstein is absolutely brutal to watch. Every single powerful person associated with this scumbag needs to be prosecuted. These girls need to see justice served."
Another added: "I am currently watching Jeffery Epstein: Filthy Rich on Netflix and I am sick to my stomach. This scum was a vile pig who should have never been able to get away with all of the inhumane things he did to these young girls for as long as he did it. Disgusting!"
A third said: "Anyone else been watching the Epstein documentary on Netflix? Blimey it's A LOT."
Epstein was found dead in his jail cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York on 10 August 2019, aged 66.
He was arrested on 6 July on federal charges for the sex trafficking of minors in Florida and New York, and the case was still pending at the time of his death.
Epstein pleaded guilty in 2008 to procuring an underage girl for prostitution and of soliciting a prostitute in Florida. Despite federal officials having evidence from 36 girls, some as young as 14 years old, after less than 13 months in jail he was released for a year of probation on house arrest, until August 2010.
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