Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein reportedly met with a mysterious young woman, just one day after being taken off suicide watch.
According to an attorney present at the prison on July 30th, Epstein spent at least two hours locked up alone with a young woman, in a private room reserved for inmates and their attorneys. Under the condition of anonymity, and to avoid creating any friction with the prison's administration, the attorney spoke of the unusual sight.
"The optics were startling. Because she was young. And pretty. If I was him, I would have hired... an old bald guy.”
NBC News has reported that Epstein paid members of his team to sit with him in a room for eight hours a day for attorney-client meetings, allowing him to avoid his cell. A smart play by Epstein, but only raises more questions than it gives answers.
Because Epstein was hiring people to visit him in an attempt to stay out of his cell, the attorney speculated that it could have simply been a lawyer meeting with Epstein, although the mystery woman was only reported to be there for about two hours.
The attorney also pointed out that it wasn’t Epstein’s main lawyer, Reid Weingarten, or other named attorneys who visited him. He said the room is locked when prisoners go in, after their handcuffs are removed, and unlocked only when prisoners leave and handcuffs are put back on. Essentially, Epstein could still be in prison, only without the inconveniences that come with it.
Weingarten and other attorneys representing Epstein have not responded to requests for comment. MCC has not returned calls about Epstein’s apparent access to the interview room.
The attorney noted that she didn’t seem to have any files with her. He speculated that she could have been a first-year associate, and that she was dressed casually.
“It was slacks and a blouse. ... Could have been jeans or another kind of pants,” he said. “But, like, Sunday brunch attire.”