Details continue to emerge about the Jeffrey Epstein case following the declassification of court documents. Five years after the entrepreneur’s suicide in his cell, while he was awaiting trial for trafficking of minors, the documents have been released in various tranches. It emerges, for example, that Bill Clinton threatened Vanity Fair against publishing articles about his friend. Then there would have been teenagers offered as sexual prey to celebrities in American and international politics and finance in order to blackmail them. And also the case of Ruslana Korshunova, a top model who committed suicide in suspicious circumstances two years after flying on the infamous “Lolita Express”.
Ruslana Korshunova, the model who committed suicide
Ruslana Korshunova, Russian-Kazakh model, committed suicide in 2008: she was 20 years old and fell from the ninth floor of her apartment in Manhattan. Two years earlier, the girl had flown on the infamous “Lolita Express”, Jeffrey Epstein’s jet, for a trip to the Caribbean island of Little St. James, owned by the entrepreneur, the scene of orgies and sexual encounters between VIPs and minors . Korshunova had worked for commercials for various fashion houses, from Marc Jacobs, to Dkny, to Vera Wang and Nina Ricci.
The declassified documents contain thousands of pages of depositions: they reveal new names, but also embarrassing details linked to figures already known in Epstein’s orbit, even if not criminally relevant. This is the case of Bill Clinton, who allegedly entered the offices of Vanity Fair and “threatened” the staff not to publish articles on the sex trafficking of his friend. Virginia Giuffre, Epstein’s great accuser, recounted the episode in an email to a Daily Mail journalist. The documents also reveal that Epstein offered an underage girl, identified in a 2014 document under the pseudonym “Jane Doe 3”, to “numerous prominent American politicians, powerful corporate executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister and other world leaders “, with the aim of “gratiating them” for his financial activity but also “to obtain potential blackmail information”. As? Having the teenager tell you the details of sexual encounters. The document does not name the VIPs. Like her, dozens of other minors. Among the new “customer” names, Leslie Wexner, the retail titan behind Victoria’s Secret, The Limited and other chain stores, pops up. Or the billionaire Glenn Dubin, the former US ambassador and governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson, the former senator George Mitchell. Everyone denies it. The names that continue to attract attention are those of Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. And of Prince Andrew, on whom an anti-monarchist political group, Republic, has asked to open new investigations. But Scotland Yard has already said no, after the previous investigations concluded with a non-prosecution and the multi-million dollar out-of-court settlement of the prince with his accuser Virginia Giuffre.