Jeffrey Epstein Signed Will Two Days Before Suicide, Court Documents Show
Jeffrey Epstein signed his last will and testament just two days before committed suicide by hanging in his New York jail cell on Aug. 10, court records show.
According to the 11 pages of records, the disgraced late financier’s will is dated Aug. 8. The document, along with Epstein’s death certificate, were filed on Monday at a court located in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where the convicted sex offender had a home.
Documents also reveal Epstein’s assets on the Virgin Islands totaled around $577 million, including at least $56 million in cash and $14 million in fixed income investments.
No beneficiaries were officially listed in Epstein’s will, although ABC News reported that the late sex offender’s brother was the only named heir.
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Many attorneys representing women who alleged they were sexually abused and trafficked by Epstein years prior have reportedly said they will pursue the late financier’s assets.
“Give his entire estate to his victims. It is the only justice they can get,” one of the lawyers, Lisa Bloom, wrote in an email. “And they deserve it. And on behalf of the Epstein victims I represent, I intend to fight for it.”
Epstein had reached undisclosed financial settlements with many of his alleged victims as part of his plea agreement in Florida in 2008. Some of the women who have accused Epstein of sexual abuse and sex trafficking were allegedly as young as 14.
Attorney General William Barr said last week that the Justice Department would launch an investigation into multiple “serious irregularities” at the Manhattan jail were Epstein was being held. The facility reportedly faced severe issues regarding staffing and protocol around the time the late financier was supposed to be watched in a special unit.
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According to Epstein’s death certificate, the late hedge fund manager’s remains were kept at a New York City funeral home as of last week.