Jeffrey Epstein was found ‘injured’ in his jail cell, no one knows what happened

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Jeffrey Epstein is still being detained in the Metropolitan Correctional Center. His lawyers asked for bail, they asked for Epstein to be released under strict house-arrest conditions, but they were denied. Mostly because the federal authorities uncovered at least one fake passport and a lot of cash around Epstein’s New York home. Plus, he has access to private planes and he has blackmail info on so many power players, so… yeah, flight risk. So Epstein stays in jail for the time being. And that’s where he was assaulted on Tuesday:

Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein was reportedly found injured in his New York City jail cell on Tuesday. Nearly three weeks after he was first arrested for allegedly sex-trafficking girls as young as 14, the businessman was discovered lying in a fetal position with marks on his neck in his cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center, NBC 4 reports. Epstein, 66, was said to have been semi-conscious at the time guards discovered him, according to the local outlet.

Though it was not clear how he was injured, Radar Online reports that the medical emergency, which happened in the early morning of July 23, was a result of a suicide attempt.

An assault on Epstein by another inmate is also being investigated as a possible cause of his injuries, sources told to NBC 4. Nicholas Tartaglione, a former Westchester County police officer who was accused of killing four men in an alleged cocaine distribution conspiracy and then burying their bodies in his Otisville yard, is reportedly being investigated for allegedly attacking Epstein, NBC 4 reports. Tartaglione’s attorney, however, denied that his client attacked Epstein and tells PEOPLE that he is being framed after making a complaint in court earlier this week about the “deplorable conditions” at Metropolitan Correctional Center.

“Any suggestion that Mr. Tartaglione assault anyone is a complete fabrication,” attorney Bruce Barket says. “This story is being leaked to retaliate against Mr. Tartaglione for complaining to the court about the deplorable conditions at the MCC.”

[From People]

Do you think it was a suicide attempt? I do not. I don’t think men like Jeffrey Epstein possess the self-awareness needed for shame or feelings of guilt or wretchedness. But I do believe that other prisoners and hell, even some of the guards, would totally beat the sh-t out of Epstein. I’m not saying it’s right or that I agree with it or anything, just that I 100% believe that fellow inmates or guards on a power trip would assault a guy like Jeffrey Epstein. I also feel nothing about that – I’m too ambivalent to even do a cursory “well, it’s not right!” speech. I feel sorry for the babies being kept in cages at the border. I don’t feel sorry for Epstein.

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  1. Enn says:

    MI6?

    • KittenHeels says:

      UK foreign intelligence? No.
      It’s simpler than that.

    • Lily says:

      👏👏

    • Myrtle says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if one or more of his highly placed friends (Trump? Clinton? Dershowitz?—you pick) put out a hit on Epstein. Why wouldn’t that despicable jailbird sing for a deal?

      • C says:

        I agree. He will try to make a deal and things can get pretty ugly.
        Btw, I don’t feel sorry for him.

      • Xo says:

        Cleaner –

        Perhaps they could use their connections to ensure he isn’t offered a deal.

      • Bettyrose says:

        Serious legal question, how important is his testimony if the evidence gathered from his homes out lives him? Will it be sufficient?

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        Now, THAT I can buy, Myrtle. But suicide attempt? No way. He loves himself too much and probably still thinks he has a chance of somehow beating this rap with money.

      • holly hobby says:

        Someone of Twitter said the exact same thing. They think a hit was put on him to silence him. I don’t feel sorry about what happened either.

      • E.B. Mann says:

        “Pinky and the Brain, Pinky and the Brain, One is the President, And the other’s in jail.”

    • olive says:

      when you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.

      if he didn’t do it to himself, he’s a noted pedophile in prison, so he’s got a target on his back. more than that, MI6 wouldn’t have failed – he’d be dead.

      • KittenHeels says:

        Yeah, that’s what made me laugh. I guess the wild theory is that they’ve been despatched to help cover for Andy?

        MI6 is in pretty bad shape these days, but I don’t think they’re in poor enough straights to not manage a task that easy.

      • xo says:

        unless, of course, the intention was to influence him.

        so many possibilities.

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        I agree about the target on his back, Olive. He’s what is know in prison as a “short eyes”–child molester–and that puts a target on his back for sure.

    • Enn says:

      It was a joke, guys

    • PointingScreaming says:

      He is the one man who can take down the 1%. The One Man- how do we all think he got so stinking filthy rich? I’m surprised he wasn’t melted yesterday.

    • SNAP says:

      Did you know that Bill Clinton was a frequent flyer in Epstein’s “Lolita Express” plane? He has “receipts” on a lot of higher ups, so there’s a long list of very powerful and influential people who would rather see him dead than being exposed for being abusers of minors and enabling child traffic and slavery. My real question is who did Epstein piss off? These creeps always protect each other’s backs so they can get aeay with their crimes and never face justice like the average people. I’m sure he’ll he suicided before the whole iceberg emerges. Too many i local and international big names are involved.

    • himmiefan says:

      The Daily Mail will blame Meghan.

  2. KittenHeels says:

    It’s really not unusual for prisoners to figure out how to leave marks on their necks in order to claim strangulation and get a hospital visit.

    • Original Jenns says:

      My thoughts exactly. I believe he did it himself for attention first, another person in the jail second, and then suicide attempt third. He’s trying to get himself in a better position, and claiming his jail cell is too dangerous to stay in is the first step.

    • Kitten says:

      That was my first thought.

      • KittenHeels says:

        My husband’s in private practice now but started out as a prosecutor and they’d see this all the time. He had older colleagues who had plenty of stories about anyone mob connected virtually ALWAYS doing this, they have all sorts of tricks. Generally hoping to get moved, or make an escape from a hospital.

      • Kitten says:

        I believe it. Judging by the way they described this particular jail–horrible conditons–I can see how a hospital would be seem like a far better and more comfortable option.

        We need to keep this f*cker alive though.

    • Nicegirl says:

      I’m thinking it’s a ploy

    • minx says:

      I think it was a manipulative move. But now he’ll be under suicide watch and even more closely monitored.

    • Lensblury says:

      I thought the same. I believe he’s cold and calculating, and that he isn’t remorseful enough to possibly do anything out of regret. If anything, he wants to save himself and survive all of this. The semi-conscious fetal position was a bit dramatic, and I think that, whatever injury he had, he might have done it himself to have “proof“ that it’s too dangerous for him there. I think Jeffrey only really cares about Jeffrey.

    • Nan says:

      He is desperate to get OUT of prison and stay in his home where he can continue with his criminal behavior or figure out a way to disappear somewhere. I wonder if he “injured” himself so he’d get his way to have house arrest. I think a suicide attempt is possible even without self-awareness of his crimes (as someone mentioned above) because killing himself is a way out of facing punishment or determent from his sex offender behavior, which he is probably completely addicted to.

    • adastraperaspera says:

      I agree with you. A fake strangulation won’t be that hard to stage–especially for a man who undoubtedly carried out or coached the practice of choking to enhance sexual pleasure. He’s trying to get to a hospital where mob goons can help him escape.

  3. E says:

    How about pics of him with Clinton not just trump.

    • Joanna says:

      Trump was friends w him? Talk about a lack of morals POTUS. Bad enough a p0rn star, Epstein too?

      • raptor says:

        Why is a p0rn star “bad enough”? She wasn’t hurting anyone.

      • Joanna says:

        Sorry I didn’t mean to slam her, I like Stormy. It’s ironic to me that people who had a problem with Bill getting a BJ with a consenting woman are now ok with a man who had sex with an adult star. Seems a bit hypocritical.

    • Northern_Girl20 says:

      Clinton is not the president at the moment

    • Carteeza says:

      I think it would be a good idea to show pics of Epstein with all his famous friends – especially those who visited him at home or on his private island(s) and those who flew in his bordell-with-minor-enforced-prostitutes airplane.
      That would include Clinton.

      • Krakken says:

        It’s really nice to hear that Jeffrey’s enjoying prison so far. I hope things only get more uncomfortable for him.

    • cannibell says:

      And Alan Dershowitz. And a bunch of other people whose names we don’t know yet but whose faces we probably recognize….

    • SilverPoodle says:

      Because Trump is president?

      So exhausted with the Trumpkins saying but but but…CLINTON all the time. Really, have you nothing better?

    • Ann says:

      If Clinton is guilty of the same crimes that Epstein and trumpy are guilty of than he needs to go to prison. Bringing Bill into the mix has been the MAGAt strategy for this situation and I have yet to see anyone defending Clinton.

    • PointingScreaming says:

      We don’t even understand right now, the extent of this ring of filth- too many celebs to count, too many powerful elite to count, from every corner of the globe. It was more of an extortion crime, with the sickening pediphile element. I just wish it would take down this 1% that abuses each and every one of us including themselves. Will history tell us this is the turning point? Like the freeing of indentured servitude prior to the sinking of the Titanic?

    • lisa says:

      lol, E! …. you forgot to say, “and what about her emails?!?!” Keep drinking that kool-aid…

      • jjva says:

        I for one will be disappointed unless E comes back with a #ClintonBodyCount hashtag. YOU KNOW SHE DID IT!!!!!!!

  4. Swack says:

    Why would he not be in solitary confinement? From my understanding, child predators do not fare well in prison.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I wondered the same thing. In my state in Australia, child predators, convicted or not, are placed into protective custody once apprehended, charged, and finally, convicted. This goes for some perpetrators of other particularly heinous crimes, too. It’s a totally different society in these places, and does not necessarily mean they are safe from other inmates with imagination and a hatred for rock spiders.

      • Redgrl says:

        There is a pecking order in the jails and those who sexually abuse children are at the bottom of it. They are usually in protective custody here in Canada for that reason. And do you know what the favourite TV show is in those wings? Toddlers and Tiaras.

      • Agirlandherdog says:

        I’m going totally off topic here, but what is a rock spider? I got there and completely lost the thread on anything else. I’m afraid to google it… but I’m pretty sure it’s part of the reason I told my husband we will never visit Australia. I’m sure it’s an incredibly beautiful country, but there are two things I’m irrationally petrified of. You can guess one.

      • birdles says:

        Rock spider is Australian slang for pedophile.

    • Rita says:

      Assumed he was in solitary and wondered how the murderer/cop could have gotten to him. Well, never assume, I guess. (Rock spider is slang for pedophile.)

  5. AB says:

    I believe that it could have been a suicide attempt. These guys fear nothing more than taking responsibility for their own actions. He has never had to face a consequence before and likely has zero coping skills.

    • Megan says:

      I agree that it could be a suicide attempt. If the Feds seized all of his blackmail material, there is no one who can get him a sweetheart non-prosecution deal this time. He has lost all of his leverage.

    • Teebee says:

      I totally believe it’s a suicide attempt. The guy is a coward. He never thought he’d be held accountable, he preys on the most vulnerable because he can. No way he’s ready, willing or able to face real consequences.

    • tealily says:

      Agreed. Not surprising at all to me.

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      I agree with Kaiser. This guy loves himself entirely too much to try to take his own life. More likely a ploy to try to get him transferred somewhere else. I don’t doubt that he still believes his money and connections will get him out of this.

    • isabelle says:

      yep..as he is going to cover for the big dogs an how can he really keep his mouth? Attempted suicide works. Either from wanting to gain sympathy so they back off or he really tried to kill himself

  6. Vanessa says:

    I wonder if he did it himself to try to get transferred somewhere else.

    • Pinetree13 says:

      I agree he was super lightly injured …prisoners would have beat him way worse. He prob thinks he can out easier this way. I wish he really did get a proper prison beating that monster

  7. Dark and Stormy says:

    Suicide attempt is likely if he pity’s himself and sees himself as the victim in all of this which very well could be the case. A hit on him would seem likely as well. You know what they say tho…don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      The higher ups are not going to allow him to name names, so a hit may not be too unlikely.

    • Risa says:

      I agree with the hit on him.. there are far to many big names that would come out of this if it really unravels. Don’t get me wrong though- I hope it DOES unravel.

  8. SamC says:

    While I don’t care what happens to Epstein, if this was an attack vs suicide it makes you wonder if there was staff looking the other way. Similar to Whitey Bulger’s death; both were high profile and supposedly in protective custody yet somehow another prisoner could not only access them but also had the tools to kill/cause harm? Also like Bulger, being a Federal facility, officials know what happened and unlikely the general public will ever know the full story.

    • Carteeza says:

      From the little man’s point of view it looks like this: serial pedophile criminal gets away with his pedo sex crimes because he knows a lot of rich and influential people. And the legal system fails to jail him despite overwhelming evidence.
      Why not give justice a helping hand? Nobody has seen anything … sure. They all closed their eyes when they supported justice 😉

      Or Epstein tried to blackmail himself out of prison just like last time when he got away with a slap on the wrist type of sentence. But this time he went to far and those he tried to blackmail into helping him … well, they taught him how much power they actually wield and that he isn’t safe from them not even in jail.

      Cause if Epstein really blackmailed rich and influential people then from their point of view his sudden death would be beneficial for them. He couldn’t blackmail them any more and the public would be satisfied about his death.

      • Lee1 says:

        This makes me wonder though – if he was successfully blackmailing the rich and powerful, he must have had physical evidence of their crimes to hold over them, right? Photos, videos, etc. Otherwise, how would he squeeze so many millions out of someone for simply his word about their crimes? And if that’s the case, wouldn’t the police now have most of that evidence in their possession? He wouldn’t have much to hold over anyone if the authorities already have proof of their abuses.

    • Pinetree13 says:

      Epstein was barely injured. There’s no way a 66 year old man would get away with such light injuries if this was a case of guards looking the other way. My money is on self inflicted for sympathy

  9. launicaangelina says:

    My sympathies will always be for the children and adults he trafficked as it relates to this specific situation. He robbed the childhood of so many. It’s horrifying and disgusting.

    • snazzy says:

      yup. Whether it was done by guards, other inmates, MI6 or even himself, I have zero sympathy for this predator. May he rot.

  10. Erinn says:

    I mean, either someone involved with the children who had been assaulted might have slipped some cash some way. Or maybe it’s someone trying to prevent him implicating one of the high profile dudes involved any further.

    I think he’s probably an absolute coward who’d rather die at his own hands than face any kind of punishment, but at the same time I really don’t think he feels bad or that he feels like he’ll be in any real trouble. I think he’s probably in the Lori Laughlin school of denial.

  11. OriginalLala says:

    child rapists tend not to do well in prisons..I want to have empathy but he raped and trafficked children so I can’t feel much for him other than anger and a hope that he finally sees some real consequences.

  12. aiobhan targaryen says:

    So, he either tried to harm himself and is using another thug as a scapegoat.

    He legit was attacked by said thug because he is a child rapist and child rapists don’t do well in prison.

    Or he offered to pay the guy or set up his family once he gets out of prison. Epstain would be arrogant enough to believe that he is getting out of prison.

    The only thing I do know is that I hope he gets an infection that leads to all his limbs falling off.

  13. Sue Denim says:

    Not to be too crazy but he’s also a huge threat to so many if he talks, so maybe a hit? What weird times we live in…

  14. TheHufflepuffLizLemon says:

    Trying to find sympathy for him… and I got nothing.
    Pedophile, pimp, and blackmailer? I would imagine there are more than a few dads in there who wouldn’t hesitate to mete our their version of justice.
    It’s not right, but I also struggle to feel terrible about it. My well of sympathy seems to have found a limit.

  15. Digital Unicorn says:

    He’s a coward who unlikely didn’t have the guts to make a real attempt, he likely self inflicted those wounds to get attention and maybe transferred to somewhere with ‘better’ or more relaxed conditions.

    • Beyonce_PadThai says:

      Right. I believe he was trying for some sympathy or hospital time or both.

    • Fluffy Princess says:

      I agree. Plus they said he was up walking around the next day and didn’t act hurt or like he was in pain.

      He’s just trying to get transferred to a better, cushy Club Fed prison. That’s all this is — once again trying to work around the system so he can have an easier time.

      Cretin.

  16. Lightpurple says:

    Suicide attempt.

    Although sexual predators don’t fare well in the general population, I believe this was a suicide attempt because of the timing. Suicides in inmates are most likely to occur: when denied bail; when first convicted; after lost appeals; and right before release.

  17. Karen says:

    Self inflicted. Trying to get out.

    • Tiffany says:

      THIS !!!!!

      Yep. This was my first and only thought when I read about it.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Trying to play to the court’s sympathies, get himself released to home monitoring, and one of his wealthy-and-guilty friends gets him out of the country. Wouldn’t surprise me.

  18. Lizzie says:

    he’s fishing for a transfer. hope he’s pissing blood.

  19. JemimaLeopard says:

    Deliberately botched suicide attempt or faked assault – just enough to get a couple of days in hospital and then have his lawyer re-argue for him to be released on bail as a result of the duress of him being in prison.

  20. MattyLove says:

    Or he knows he’s not getting out of this and wanted to end things on his own terms. A control thing. Not letting “the man” and his victims obtain justice.

  21. margedbarge says:

    1. He’s genuinely suicidal. NOPE he’ll go to the bitter end expecting to buy or bargain his way out of it. Hopelessness isn’t part of the equation for him.

    2. He faked it for attention and pity. Very possible and I hope it doesn’t work.

    3. A guard or inmate took the opportunity for a consequence-less beat down. Possible, not terribly tragic.

    4. Someone powerful that he has dirt on put a hit on him. Absolutely possible and the SOLE reason I think he should be better protected. He knows a lot of nasty things about a lot of powerful people and the longer he’s put away the more likely he is to spill. If he’s killed, a lot of vile people will escape consequences.

    Solution: stick him in solitary.

    • SamC says:

      I’d go for a guard and/or other inmate payoff. MCC is a federal prison. He was already in protective custody, heavily monitored by guards and cameras and other inmates would not have access to him unless, like Whitey Bulger not so long ago, he was “accidentally” left alone or his cell left unsecured. And watching too many episode of Bones, CSI, etc., if suicide attempt it’s not likely he’d be in a fetal position when found.

    • lucy2 says:

      Ditto on all those. My instinct is it’s him faking a suicide attempt to “prove” why he should have been on house arrest. I feel like if it was a hit, he’d be dead. But maybe it was a warning.

      Whatever the case, he deserves to rot in jail the rest of his life, and I hope all the other monsters who did this with him come to light, whoever they are.

    • Jumpingthesnark says:

      Another option: someone powerful paid to have this done to him as a warning, with specific instructions not to kill him, but to hurt him and warn him about what will happen if he starts naming names.

    • Abby says:

      I vote #4… to kill or scare him.

  22. Louisa says:

    I have no feelings whatsoever about this, except that i want him to stay alive long enough for him to name names and take all those monsters down with him. And his victims deserve their day in court.

    • Becks1 says:

      Yup. That was my thought – “oh no MFer, you’re not getting out of this one.”

    • olive says:

      EXACTLY! i know why people would go after him in prison but we need him to face trial and name names. prison can and certainly will do its thing to him after that.

  23. agnes says:

    #ThoughtsAndPrayers

  24. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Strip him down and put him in solitary. If he is a danger to himself he won’t have anything to hurt himself with and if he is being physically threatened he will be cut off from the general population. Problem solved. I’m usually anti-solitary confinement as it has been shown to essentially be a form of psychological torture but for Epstein I will make an exception.

  25. Elizabeth says:

    Surprised it took this long for someone to go after an “alleged” child molester.

  26. GR says:

    The photo with Trump is most important since he’s currently president (and I assume this website has to pay a photo service for each shot they use), but Trump, Clinton, and anyone else involved should be sharing a cell with him. Also it’s good to see a prominent *white* guy in jail for sexual violence.

  27. FF says:

    No. They need to make sure he doesn’t even sneeze wrong until he is properly investigated, and everyone connected with him is taken down too. He shouldn’t be getting injured or injuring himself.

    If he dies, nothing happens, everyone and everything is protected. Everyone scurries back under their rocks and another guy – another more careful guy – takes Epstein’s place.

    I don’t care about him, or sympathize but any foul play on him now gets a lots of evil people of the hook. He’s the tip of the iceberg but him being compromised now undermines any serious investigation and shutdown of his and his friend’s activities.

  28. Pose83 says:

    You mean ‘indifferent’ not ‘ambivalent.’

  29. Dark and Stormy says:

    Just scrolled thru the articles on here and see the requisite Leo story but I have a question about what I’m not seeing anywhere on the internet. Why aren’t there pics and stories of Dicaprio and Epstein? Epstein was at one time like half owner of Victoria Secret (or something like that) and is said to have used that connection to lure aspiring models into his other activities. Dicaprio is also extremely well known for his Victoria Secret model connections and rumors about him pimping those girls out have been around for years. Those types of rumors are now starting to get floated on the current girl who BTW also got her start modeling for Victoria Secret. These two men have the same penchant for barely legal girls, from the same pool, and with similar pimping rumors but not one story about them together…ODD. I’m not even sure the recent marriage/pregnancy rumors are to push the movie, in that regard it seems unnecessary and actually counter intuitive given peoples increasing disgust towards it. The nature of this recent PR might be a cover for something else entirely.

    • Fluffy Princess says:

      Now this is a delicious comment–because you make a very, very good point.

      The question is: Does Leo have more powerful friends than Epstein to keep his name above the fray? Was Leo more discreet or did he always keep it at 18 minimum?

      Both of them are so gross.

    • holly hobby says:

      Epstein did not own the parent company of VS. He was close to the owner at one point and that person let him manage his finances. They had a falling out years ago and he’s no longer involved with the brand. There was an article yesterday about VS models how he tried to tell the VS staff to make so and so appear in the catalog. That annoyed the staff.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      The owner of L Brands (of which Victoria’s Secret is a part) is Les Wexner. Wexner gifted Epstein his incredible home which is valued between $56M-$22M. Also, Epstein donated $46M to Epstein’s foundation.

      There is an Epstein-Victorias Secret connection, but not through Leo. Through Les Wexner.

  30. Mego says:

    It was a failed suicide attempt as he is very likely decompensating psychologically. If it were a hit he’d be dead because a skilled professional would get the job done right unlike a dumbass sex offender.

  31. Citresse says:

    I think orders from the top were circulated to guards to really rough him up and it served as an official warning to keep him quiet with regard to others involved such as Prince Andrew. Epstein knows it’s a warning. They’re (the 1%) are not messing around with Epstein.
    I’m surprised he’s still alive actually.

    • Xo says:

      Re: Andrew
      that woman’s statement & the photo has incredible, devastating impact.

      I wonder if they can protect Andrew.

      • Citresse says:

        Remains to be seen re: Prince Andrew.
        This story reminded me a bit of Madoff getting beat up behind bars…though his situation was/is much different. And shortly after his worst beating, he received word of his son’s death by suicide.
        Yes, Madoff was a bad dude but man he’s really paid for his life of crime.

      • holly hobby says:

        Madoff is petitioning the orange turd to reduce his sentence. I bet he’ll do it too. Ass—-s

  32. Tracym says:

    I don’t believe him. I mean, he’s a criminal which makes him not very credible. If this really happened, where are the witnesses? Why did he wait so long to report it? I’m seeing a man, hungry for his 15 minutes of fame, looking for a payday, trying to cash in. After all, he kind of asked for it by being in jail in the first place, amiright?

    • PleaseAndThankYou says:

      Is this comment a joke? This is just a disgusting post, in the first place; the point you are trying to make does not apply here. Do you know anything about Epstein or what he has done? No? Okay, then please do not comment until you’ve bothered to find out.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I think the comment is a play on the way rape victims are not believed, being applied to a sexual predator.

      • Tracym says:

        Sorry, I was being nasty and sarcastic by attempting to apply attitudes toward rape victims to this um … male.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Yeah, I think Tracym nailed it, it’s just that sarcasm doesn’t read well & it’s hard to pick up on.

      • Tracym says:

        Thanks, you got it. I thought it was so in your face it would be hard to misinterpret.

  33. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    Doesn’t matter to me what happened. I have no sympathy for him.

  34. dota says:

    Faked suicide attempt in order to get put in a prison hospital. Better conditions and he has the opportunity to do or say things he could not do while in a cell. How can you blackmail people to get them to help you when you cannot talk to anyone?

  35. Jb says:

    I love it when I hear serial killers, rapists etc killing them selves in prison because it’s like the trash taking itself out. Remember when that disgusting piece of filth that kept those 3 young women hostage for 12+ yrs? I said thank god when it was reported he hung himself…and yes I realize sometimes other inmates are usually involved, I don’t mind one bit

    • Christin says:

      The Cleveland guy…I do remember reading about that house of horrors.

      He had no issue imprisoning those girls for years, but could not stand jail for a month after he was sentenced.

  36. Candykat says:

    He’s a famous man accused of high-profile crimes that include sexual abuse of children. He’s been in triple protective custody since he got there. So this was either self-inflicted or inflicted by custody staff. If self-inflicted it could be a suicide attempt or a ploy for help, either way it’s just going to be worse for him. (He’ll be in an uncomfortable “suicide garment” in a stripped cell with no access to things like sheets or utensils.) In that case I do hope he’s getting mental health treatment. If this is an assault by custody, well, I don’t feel a ton of sympathy for him but it’s a damning comment on the state of our correctional facilities and many (not all) of the staff who guard them
    . (And yes, it happens all the time.)

  37. Marina says:

    MI6.
    I know it seems ludicrous, but with his links to the British Royal Family and Andrew, it’s most likely MI6.

  38. VintageS says:

    What a faker. I had a fifth grade student who would fake fall or pretend a sprain whenever it was time to visit the principal once again.

  39. SURFCHICK says:

    Who cares. I certainly don’t want to pay for his trial or his stay in prison. My taxes can go to better things.

  40. JM says:

    ” I feel sorry for the babies being kept in cages at the border. I don’t feel sorry for Epstein.”

    THIS very much. Good stuff, Kaiser.

  41. Bunny says:

    I’m not sure if I think it was a faux attempt at suicide in order to gain the upper hand, or an assault gone wrong; but Epstein didn’t seriously try to harm himself – not yet, anyway. He’s still pinning his hopes on this being kicked out of court.

    There was a NYT article a few days ago saying that Epstein’s attorneys are going to fight these charges with the wording from his previous plea deal – the deal has a phrase giving him “global immunity” or something like that. The title was like, “How Jeffrey Epstein’s Defense Could Argue for Dismissal of His Case”, or close to that.

    I struggle with ideas of revenge for moral and ethical reasons, and want the legal system to do its job, but in this case, I just want to see him punished for everything he’s ever done.

    He can’t be allowed to get away. He just can’t.

    I hope he rots.

  42. Jaded says:

    Epstein is a consummate manipulator so I can totally see this as an attempt to manipulate himself into hospital with some fake story of either trying to commit suicide (with what? his shirt and trousers?) or an attempted beating by a guard so he can be moved into a facility with less restrictive guarding. He’s desperate to contact his network of fellow pedos begging them not to talk but from what they must have found on his computers and files and phones he and they are fragged.

  43. Sharon says:

    I know in most prisons, pedophiles and crimes against minors are not viewed well, even by other criminals.

  44. WTF says:

    I know what happened; Karma

  45. Franny says:

    I read that he kept tapes of his clients/friends engaging with minors as insurance.

    Maybe Trump’s goons (or any of the other myriad of wealthy goons who partied with Epstein) are looking for the real “P” tapes (if P= “pedophile” not “pee”).

  46. NightOwl says:

    Separately, why do so many news stories use his vanity shots and Getty shots from years ago rather than his booking photo? I find that it inadvertently glamorizes what is a gross miscarriage of justice.

  47. Rashida says:

    “Do you think it was a suicide attempt? I do not. I don’t think men like Jeffrey Epstein possess the self-awareness needed for shame or feelings of guilt or wretchednes’

    The guy who played Puckerman hung himself jn similar circumstances, so you never know. But it was probably due to not wanting to face the consequences iof his actions as oppossed to feeling shame about them.

  48. SM says:

    I think both possibilities are possible. He does not need to feel bad about what he has done , people with status like him have hard time dealing with the loss of status. Also I heard someone say about prisons, that child abusers are at highest risk of assault by other inmates. Which i am not sure statistically is true or whether that proportion has any significance though.

  49. Token5151 says:

    There are a whole lot of very rich perverts who don’t want to be dragged into this guy’s legal troubles. The fact that he was loaning out teenaged girls to high powered executives etc.(senators?, judges?, presidents?) and can name names, means he has become an albatross. I figure he won’t make it to the end of the year. Of course it will look like an accident or a suicide.

    • Bunny says:

      If he’s killed, it won’t look like an accident or a suicide. It’ll look like an incredibly violent, very bloody “on purpose”.

      They’ll use him to warn others who might talk.

      His best bet, assuming he wants to live post-conviction, is to be sent to ADX, the administrative super-max in Florence, Colorado.

  50. Effeff says:

    Good. I hope he dies a violent painful death full of the kind of fear he was putting children through.

    • Greta G says:

      Yes! I know Vengeance is the Lord’s work. But, a little vengeance on earth would be a gift to those affected. May the fire’s of hell torment him for eternity.🔥⚰️🔥🏜🕷🔥

  51. LUIS says:

    Put a rich, white guy who trafficked young girls in jail, the bull’s eye on his forehead can be seen from space. Either he faked his “injuries” or someone did beat his ass. I have no sympathy for this scum.

  52. Julie says:

    The only name that really mattered in that little black book is David Koch of Koch industries. Epstein will be dead before the end of the year. Koch is one mean bastard.

  53. Angela82 says:

    What happened to the days where pedophilia was a serious crime? How this guy got off light in the past disgusts me.