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New Doc 'Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein?' Will Examine The Billionaire Paedophile's Mysterious Death

New Doc 'Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein?' Will Examine The Billionaire Paedophile's Mysterious Death

A new true crime documentary special on disgraced American financier and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein lands on 6th June and promises to be a gripping watch.

Airing on Quest Red and dplay, Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein? will delve into the murky Epstein story, examining the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death.

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For viewers who watched Netflix's harrowing four-part series Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich - which aired last month and saw women around the world detail the abuse they had suffered at the hands of the billionaire sex offender - Quest Red's new documentary could well be an insightful follow-up watch.

On 10th August 2019, Epstein was found dead in his New York jail cell as he awaited his trial on sex trafficking charges.

The coroner ruled the cause of death as suicide - but not long after, the circumstances surrounding Epstein's death were called into question.

On 10th August 2019, Epstein was found dead in his New York jail cell as he awaited his trial (Credit: Quest Red)
On 10th August 2019, Epstein was found dead in his New York jail cell as he awaited his trial (Credit: Quest Red)
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Epstein's status meant he had connections with some of the world's most influential politicians and celebrities. Among others, he was connected to Prince Andrew, Donald Trump and Bill Clinton.

The ties - and the notion that some might seek protection from further revelations - means some believe that Epstein was in fact murdered.

Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein? hangs on one central question: Did Epstein take his own life, or was it more complicated than that?

The documentary special will also explore the idea that Epstein may have taken his own life to trigger a loophole in his will, ultimately delaying his victims from getting compensation - a final 'f-you' to those whose lives he destroyed.

The coroner ruled the cause of death as suicide - but another theory is that Epstein was murdered by those who wanted their reputation's protected (Credit: Quest Red)
The coroner ruled the cause of death as suicide - but another theory is that Epstein was murdered by those who wanted their reputation's protected (Credit: Quest Red)

Journalist Thomas Volscho reveals that Epstein made some significant changes to his will only days before his death, which could have a significant impact on his alleged victims.

"Epstein, 48-hours prior to him killing himself, if that's what happened, refiles and changes his will to be collapsed into a trust in the Virgin Islands," he said.

Volscho claims the alterations that Epstein made to his will may have been an attempt to prolong his victims receiving compensation.

The documentary compiles first hand accounts and documents relating to the final days of Epstein's life (Credit: Quest Red)
The documentary compiles first hand accounts and documents relating to the final days of Epstein's life (Credit: Quest Red)

He continued: "People in the Virgin Islands that are older, their lawyers advise them 'don't file your estate or your will or your probate in the Virgin Islands, file them in the mainland,' because it'll take nine, ten years before people in your will see any of the benefits of that. So, this will make it very difficult for victims to get any type of restitution from his estate."

Legal analyst Ashleigh Banfield comments chime with those of Volcho: "Tying up all his money in international red tape, that very well might have been a final f-you to his victims, if in fact he was planning to kill himself," she said.

However, Bill Mersey, Epstein's former Inmate & Suicide Watch Counsellor at the time of his death, firmly believes that the financier took his own life.

"There's no way somebody got in there and killed him. Do you know how many people you'd have to pay off to get in there and kill him? There's just no way," he said.

Epstein was first investigated by police on charges of child sex abuse in Palm Beach, Florida, back in 2005 (Credit: Wikicommons)
Epstein was first investigated by police on charges of child sex abuse in Palm Beach, Florida, back in 2005 (Credit: Wikicommons)

"To all the conspiracy theorists out there about Jeffrey Epstein's suicide vs murder, this is what I say: You're the same guys who think that the moon landing was fake. Don't be ridiculous. Get over it, he killed himself. There's no question about it in my mind. Case closed for me."

Epstein was first investigated by police in Palm Beach, Florida, back in 2005, after the concerned parents of one 14-year-old girl accused him of sexually abusing her.

He pleaded guilty in 2008, and was convicted of procuring an underage girl for prostitution and of soliciting a prostitute.

But he wielded power to secure a secret deal, avoiding a potential life sentence. He was released in 2009 but continued to abuse multiple women until his arrest in 2019.

Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein? premieres at 11pm Saturday 6th June exclusively on Quest Red and dplay.

Featured Image Credit: Quest Red

Topics: TV and Film, True Crime, TV News, TV Entertainment

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.

 

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