Updated January 4th, 2024 at 15:08 IST
Jeffrey Epstein list: Leonardo DiCaprio, Bruce Willis' names revealed in court documents
Unsealed court documents from the civil lawsuit against Maxwell were recently made public, and they provide insight into Jeffrey Epstein's high-profile network.
Documents spanning hundreds of pages from a lawsuit involving Jeffrey Epstein were made available to the public on Thursday (January 4). Epstein was the jet-setting financier who killed himself in 2019 while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges. According to The Guardian, newly disclosed documents included names of several Hollywood celebrities.
Actors embroiled in Jeffrey Epstein scandal
Unsealed court documents from the civil lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell were recently made public, and they provide insight into Jeffrey Epstein's vast network of relations. Celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Michael Jackson, Naomi Campbell, Bruce Willis, Cameron Diaz, Kevin Spacey, and George Lucas are among the well-known names on the list.
It's crucial to remember that these names are included without any indication of wrongdoing on their part. Numerous individuals on the list, such as Oscar winners DiCaprio, Blanchette, Lucas, and others, were only mentioned in passing and were not implied to be connected to Epstein in any way.
Who is Jeffery Epstein?
A millionaire known for associating with celebrities, politicians, billionaires, and academic stars, Epstein was initially arrested in Palm Beach, Florida, in 2005 after he was accused of paying a 14-year-old girl for sex.
Dozens of other underage girls described similar sexual abuse, but prosecutors ultimately allowed the financier to plead guilty in 2008 to a charge involving a single victim. He served 13 months in a jail work-release program.
Some famous acquaintances abandoned Epstein after his conviction, including former presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, but many did not. Epstein continued to mingle with the rich and famous for another decade, often through philanthropic work.
Reporting by the Miami Herald renewed interest in the scandal, and federal prosecutors in New York charged Epstein in 2019 with sex trafficking. He killed himself in jail while awaiting trial. The U.S. attorney in Manhattan then prosecuted Epstein’s former girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, for helping recruit his underage victims. She was convicted in 2021 and is serving a 20-year prison term.
(with inputs from AP)
Published January 4th, 2024 at 15:08 IST