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New Documentary Will Explore How Jeffrey Epstein Died

New Documentary Will Explore How Jeffrey Epstein Died

A new documentary will try and uncover how billionaire sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein died.

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Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein? will air tomorrow night (6 June) on UK TV channel Quest Red and will delve into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the 66-year-old's death last year.

Epstein died in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Facility in New York, on 10 August 2019. His death was ruled as suicide by hanging by the New York medical examiner.

However, many people have argued that there was something much more sinister behind his death.

The financier was facing charges of sex trafficking minors in Florida and New York, and some theorists argue that because of his connections to some of the most powerful men in the world - including Prince Andrew, Donald Trump, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and former president Bill Clinton - his death may have covered up further uncomfortable revelations.

The central question of the doc, therefore, is did Epstein actually kill himself or was he murdered?

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Epstein died in his cell on 10 August 2019. Credit: PA
Epstein died in his cell on 10 August 2019. Credit: PA

One of the most fascinating revelations in the documentary is that Epstein made some significant changes to his will only days before his death, which could have had a significant impact on his alleged victims receiving damages.

Speaking about what these changes meant, journalist Thomas Volscho said: "Epstein, 48-hours prior to him killing himself, if that's what happened, refiles and changes his will to be collapsed into a trust in the Virgin Islands.

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"People in the Virgin Islands that are older, their lawyers advise them 'don't file your estate or your will or your probate in the Virgin Islands, file them in the mainland,' because it'll take nine, ten years before people in your will see any of the benefits of that.

"So, this will make it very difficult for victims to get any type of restitution from his estate."

Legal analyst Ashleigh Banfield echoed these claims, adding: "Tying up all his money in international red tape, that very well might have been a final f-you to his victims, if in fact he was planning to kill himself."

The doc reveals that Jeffrey Epstein made changes to his will days before his death. Credit: PA
The doc reveals that Jeffrey Epstein made changes to his will days before his death. Credit: PA

This theory is also backed up by Bill Mersey, Epstein's former Inmate and Suicide Watch Counsellor at the time of his death, who is certain the financier killed himself.

He said: "There's no way somebody got in there and killed him. Do you know how many people you'd have to pay off to get in there and kill him? There's just no way.

"To all the conspiracy theorists out there about Jeffrey Epstein's suicide vs murder, this is what I say: you're the same guys who think that the moon landing was fake. Don't be ridiculous. Get over it, he killed himself. There's no question about it in my mind. Case closed for me."

Investigations into Epstein go back more than 15 years. In 2005, police in Palm Beach, Florida, began looking into the billionaire after the concerned parents of one 14-year-old girl accused him of sexually abusing her.

Three years later, Epstein pleaded guilty to procuring an underage girl for prostitution and of soliciting a prostitute.

He served just over a year in prison.

Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein? airs at 11pm on 6 June on Quest Red and dplay.

Featured Image Credit: Quest Red

Topics: US News, US Entertainment

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]