Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers can lastly get some justice — the useless pedophile’s victims compensation fund is now taking claims, the fund administrator introduced Thursday.
“This Program offers victims of Jeffrey Epstein the chance to be heard outdoors the glare of public courtroom proceedings, and to obtain acknowledgment by an unbiased third social gathering as to the legitimacy of their expertise and the long-term struggling it has wrought,” fund administrator Jordan Feldman stated in a press release.
This system — which was created in November by the identical individuals concerned within the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund — is being run independently of his $634 million property, which is able to finally pay the victims.
It offers a confidential discussion board for at the least 70 ladies, who say they have been sexually abused by the 66-year-old convicted-pedophile hedge funder, to obtain financial compensation with out having to combat their instances publicly in court docket.
Accusers can apply even when their instances would have been time-barred in court docket — or if that they had a previous settlement. And the usual for proving their accusations is “extra relaxed” than it might have been in court docket, the directors stated.
The victims might opt-in or out of the fund however should signal a launch to not deliver extra authorized motion in opposition to the property in the event that they take part.
Epstein’s property and executors won’t have any say in whether or not a case is accepted or rejected, the directors stated.
Anybody who has not already filed go well with or staked a declare within the property can register with this system on-line. The fund will settle for functions till March 25, 2021, the directors stated.
“Treating victims with dignity and respect and offering them with applicable compensation is central to our work with the Program, whilst we acknowledge that no amount of cash will erase the years of ache these victims have endured,” Feldman stated.
Feldman added that the fund “is dedicated to processing the victims’ claims in a immediate, truthful and efficient method.”
The fund was stalled in court docket for months because the victims’ attorneys, property executors and the Lawyer Basic of the US Virgin Islands negotiated over the way it must be run. It was lastly permitted by a Virgin Islands choose earlier this month.
Jeffrey Epstein dedicated suicide by hanging final August in a Decrease Manhattan jail cell whereas awaiting trial on sex-trafficking fees.