Amid continued fallout surrounding new sex-trafficking charges against disgraced investment banker Jeffrey Epstein, an allegation by the attorney representing some of his alleged victims is making headlines this week.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, he is accused of exploiting multiple young girls. After pleading not guilty to the latest counts against him, a judge ordered that he be locked up without bail earlier this week.
Epstein has had widely publicized ties to influential political figures including President Donald Trump and former President Bill Clinton.
According to Fox News, an attorney representing some of his alleged victims has alleged that Trump, who owns the Mar-a-Lago, once banned Epstein from the Florida golf resort for abusing a minor while staying there.
Bradley Edwards claims that the move came after “Epstein sexually assaulted an underage girl at the club,” a court document alleges.
At one point, Trump and Epstein had a closer relationship, as the former explained during a 2002 interview.
“I’ve known Jeff for 15 years,” Trump said at the time. “Terrific guy.He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”
The president told reporters this week, however, that the two “had a falling out” some time ago.
“I don’t think I’ve spoken to him in 15 years,” Trump said. “I was not a fan. I was not a fan of his. That I can tell you. I was not a fan.”
Clinton also addressed the development in a statement this week.
A spokesperson confirmed that the former president had traveled a handful to times on Epstein’s private jet, asserting that Clinton “knows nothing” about the “terrible crimes” with which the financier is accused.
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[Featured image: Jeffrey Epstein, police handout]