Jeffrey Epstein threatened an attorney for his victims by warning him, “I have friends in high places … Somebody’s going to get hurt” and putting the lawyer’s family under surveillance.
Bradley Edwards — the attorney for some of the late Epstein’s accusers — revealed how the pedophile hired people to watch his wife and sons.
Edwards, who penned a book, “Relentless Pursuit: My Fight for the Victims of Jeffrey Epstein,” represented women such as Courtney Wild, who claims she was 14 when Epstein hired her as a masseuse and paid her to recruit her underage friends to his Palm Beach, Fla., compound.
He told a livestream for the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children that Epstein responded by suing him personally. He said, “He called me to tell me, ‘Look, I don’t like the way you’re prosecuting me and I don’t like the way you’re trying to undo my immunity deal. You have to understand that I have friends in high places. I will drop my lawsuit against you if you will drop everything that you’re doing against me.’”
Edwards held a string of meetings with Epstein in a Starbucks in Boca Raton, Fla., where the financier told him, “Brad, if you keep prosecuting me in this way, somebody’s going to get hurt.” Edwards refused to settle, and Epstein, who died in jail in August, was finally forced to make a full apology in a letter read in court in 2018.
Meanwhile, another Edwards-repped Epstein accuser, identified as Priscilla Doe, wants access to two of his properties where she was abused, according to a new Manhattan federal filing. Edwards has asked for permission to document Epstein’s townhouse on East 71st Street and the luxury compound on his private Caribbean island, Little Saint James, to record the “grandeur and opulence” of the homes to “demonstrate the power disparity between Epstein and Doe,” and how their complex layout made it difficult for women to escape.
Doe is one of several women to file suit against Epstein’s estate after his suicide.