Billionaire Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein Goes Free

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EXCLUSIVE: Bill Clinton pictured with Jeffrey Epstein's social fixer at Chelsea's wedding AFTER severing links with disgraced pedophile


Ghislaine Maxwell is accused in court papers of procuring girls for her former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein which she vehemently denies
Bill Clinton had ties to Epstein, who flew the ex-president to Africa on his private jet before the allegations were made
Epstein was arrested in 2006 and was sentenced to 18 months in jail in 2008, serving 13 months
Clinton did not cut ties to Maxwell and she was a guest at Chelsea Clinton's wedding in 2010
Rarely-pictured Jeffrey Epstein has kept a low profile and eschewed public events
But he was pictured with ex-lover Ghislaine Maxwell on March 15, 2005 at a New York charity bash
That same day, Palm Beach cops launched an investigation into Epstein and allegations of sexual offences with underage girls


By Sara Nathan For Dailymail.com

Published: 09:42 EST, 13 January 2015 | Updated: 13:47 EST, 13 January 2015


This is the society fixer alleged to have helped find underage girls for pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein - helping Bill Clinton celebrate his daughter's marriage.

Ghislaine Maxwell was photographed at the former First Daughter's glittering July 2010 wedding to Marc Mezvinsky - despite Epstein having been convicted of soliciting underage girls.

Clinton had cut ties to Epstein after his arrest over allegations of sex with girls as young as 14.

But this photograph shows that he maintained close ties to Maxwell, who is accused in court papers of procuring underage girls for Epstein, her former boyfriend, as she smiles as President Clinton walks a beaming Chelsea down the aisle.

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Friends in high places: Ghislaine Maxwell is a good friend of President Bill Clinton and can be seen on the right at his daughter Chelsea's wedding in July 2010


Maxwell, now 50, attended the wedding in Rhinebeck, NY, on July 31, 2010, with the cream of Washington D.C.

Described as feeling like a 'family wedding', guests included former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Terry McAuliffe, Governor of Virginia, and leading figure in the civil rights movement Vernon Jordan.

For Maxwell to remain a Clinton chum is an interesting turn of events.

Just two years earlier, her former lover and friend Jeffrey Epstein was sentenced to 18 months behind bars after pleading to a single state charge of soliciting prostitution. He served 13 months in prison.

President Clinton had been so close to both to Epstein he had joined him on his private jet and stayed on his private Caribbean island.

Speaking to the Mail On Sunday in 2011, Virginia Roberts - who claims in court papers she was kept as Epstein's 'sex slave' and forced to sleep with Prince Andrew three times - said she met President Clinton twice, but was never 'lent out'.

Buckingham Palace vehemently denies the claims, as does Maxwell. Her legal team stresses she was not involved in, or connected to the criminal proceedings against Epstein and with regards to Virginia Roberts' claims, they stressed she denies each and every allegation.

Virginia, now a married mother of three, claimed that President Clinton traveled with Epstein to a number of destinations, including three times on the billionaire’s private jet, and enjoyed intimate dinners with both him and Maxwell.

On one occasion, she said that Epstein flew the former President, Hollywood actor and staunch Democrat Kevin Spacey and another actor friend of Mr Clinton’s, Chris Tucker, to Africa, to ‘discuss AIDS policy’.

Epstein, who has donated more than £75,000 over the years to candidates from the Democratic Party, also flew with President Clinton in November 2003 to destinations including Russia, Oslo, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.

On one occasion, she alleged, Epstein did invite two young brunettes to a dinner which he gave on his island for President Clinton shortly after he left office. But, as far as she knows, the ex-President did not take the bait.


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Mysterious: Ghislaine Maxwell beams as her ex-lover, disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein hugs her as they attend a Manhattan bash on March 15, 2005 - the same day Palm Beach police launched an investigation into his abuse of underage girls

‘I’d have been about 17 at the time,’ she said: ‘I flew to the Caribbean with Jeffrey and then Ghislaine Maxwell went to pick up Bill in a huge black helicopter that Jeffrey had bought her.

‘She’d always wanted to fly and Jeffrey paid for her to take lessons, and I remember she was very excited because she got her licence around the first year we met.

'I used to get frightened flying with her but Bill had the Secret Service with him and I remember him talking about what a good job she did.

‘I only ever met Bill twice but Jeffrey had told me that they were good friends.

'I asked, “How come?” and he laughed and said, “He owes me some favours.” Maybe he was just joking but it constantly surprised me that people with as much to lose as Bill and [Prince] Andrew weren’t more careful.'

She said that when dining that night, Maxwell sat at President Clinton's left, while they were joined by two 'olive-skinned brunettes' who had been flown in from New York.

Virginia claimed: 'I’d never met them before. I’d say they were no older than 17, very innocent-looking.

‘They weren’t there for me. They weren’t there for Jeffrey or Ghislaine because I was there to have sex with Jeffrey on the trip.

‘Maybe Jeffrey thought they would entertain Bill, but I saw no evidence that he was interested in them. He and Jeffrey and Ghislaine seemed to have a very good relationship. Bill was very funny

'He made me laugh a few times. And he and Jeffrey and Ghislaine told blokey jokes and the brunettes listened politely and giggled.

Indeed, the trio were so close that DailyMail.com told last week how Epstein kept 21 numbers for President Clinton in his contacts book, under the name of his adviser Doug Band.

As Virginia Roberts' astonishing claims have made headlines around the world, it was reported last week that President Clinton's continuing friendship with Maxwell has caused a rift between him and his wife, potential Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.


However, the pair were pictured looking cosy together as they left the funeral of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo.

Epstein and Maxwell met shortly after she moved to New York in the 1990s following the death of her father, shamed newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell.

And they remained just as close even after an initial romance faded.

For Epstein, Maxwell was a useful conduit to some of the most powerful people in the world, from President Clinton to Prince Andrew.

Indeed, the trio were so close that DailyMail.com told last week how Epstein kept 21 numbers for President Clinton in his contacts book, under the name of his adviser Doug Band.

While Maxwell became used to the luxuries that Epstein could afford her, trips by private jet and his very own Caribbean island.

Rarely photographed or seen out in public unlike his friend Maxwell, Esptein was however pictured with the brunette as they partied the night away on March 15, 2005, at a Manhattan charity event featuring singer Rod Stewart.

But as they socialized with the cream of Manhattan society, including CBS President Les Moonves, his wife Julie Chen, Sean Lennon and Padma Lakshmi, at the Wall Street Rising event, Epstein, now 63, and Maxwell, would have been entirely unaware of a police probe that was launched that very day.

In May 2006, a 'probable cause affidavit' revealed that Epstein was the subject of an 11-month undercover investigation by police after a complaint in 2005 from the stepmother of a 14-year-old girl, who claimed she was paid $300 to give him an erotic massage at his flamingo-pink villa in Palm Beach.

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Close: Ghislaine Maxwell with Jeffrey Epstein (left) at The Queen's residence of Sandringham in 2000. The picture shows just how close she and Epstein were with Prince Andrew


The girl is said to have been taken there by 18-year-old student Haley Robson, who claims in a sworn statement that she was recruited at the age of 17 to provide the billionaire with a $200 nude massage.

One of the girls ‘cried hysterically’, according to a police report, as she recalled how she was recruited to provide services for Epstein when she was 16.

She claims in a sworn statement that he introduced her to a woman whom he said he had brought from Yugoslavia ‘to be his sex slave’.

Epstein was convicted in 2008 of soliciting sex from a minor - a minor in the US is someone younger than 18 - and served 13 months in prison.

Now, lawyers for four of Epstein's alleged victims are fighting to get a federal non-prosecution agreement against Epstein thrown out so he can potentially face criminal charges for allegedly sexually abusing the women, one of whom says she was only 13 at the time of the assault.

Bizarrely, Maxwell was initially served with a subpoena in September 2009, as she was leaving the Clinton Global Initiatives Conference in New York.

Epstein was convicted in 2008 of soliciting sex from a minor - a minor in the US is someone younger than 18 - and served 13 months in prison.

Now, lawyers for four of Epstein's alleged victims are fighting to get a federal non-prosecution agreement against Epstein thrown out so he can potentially face criminal charges for allegedly sexually abusing the women, one of whom says she was only 13 at the time of the assault.

As for Maxwell, bizarrely, she was initially served with a subpoena in September 2009, as she was leaving the Clinton Global Initiatives Conference in New York, and continues to deny all allegations made against her.


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Re: Billionaire Pedophile Goes Free

Postby RocketMan » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:44 pm

Wow, Nick Bryant is on the case it seems! :thumbsup

http://gawker.com/flight-logs-put-clint ... socialflow

Flight Logs Put Clinton, Dershowitz on Pedophile Billionaire's Sex Jet

Bill Clinton took repeated trips on the "Lolita Express"—the private passenger jet owned by billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein—with an actress in softcore porn movies whose name appears in Epstein's address book under an entry for "massages," according to flight logbooks obtained by Gawker and published today for the first time. The logs also show that Clinton shared more than a dozen flights with a woman who federal prosecutors believe procured underage girls to sexually service Epstein and his friends and acted as a "potential co-conspirator" in his crimes.

Epstein pleaded guilty in 2008 in Florida to one count of soliciting underage girls for sex (and one count of adult solicitation), for which he served just over a year in county jail. But sprawling local, state, and federal investigations into the eccentric investor's habit of paying teen girls for "massages"—sessions during which he would allegedly penetrate girls with sex toys, demand to be masturbated, and have intercourse—turned up a massive network of victims, including 35 female minors whom federal prosecutors believed he'd sexually abused. He has reportedly settled lawsuits from more than 30 "Jane Doe" victims since 2008; the youngest alleged victim was 12 years old at the time of her abuse.

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Epstein's predatory past, and his now-inconvenient relationships with a Who's Who of the Davos set, hit the front pages again earlier this month when one of his victims, Virginia Roberts, claimed in a federal court filing that Epstein recruited her as a "sex slave" at the age of 15 and "sexually trafficked [her] to politically-connected and financially-powerful people," including Prince Andrew and attorney Alan Dershowitz. (The latter, the filing claimed, had sex with the victim "on private planes"; Dershowitz vigorously denies the charges, as does Prince Andrew.)

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The logs also cast doubt on public statements made by Dershowitz, who has been vigorously downplaying his relationship with Epstein since Roberts levied her accusations against him. Dershowitz has attempted to paint himself as a mere passing acquaintance of Epstein, suggesting to the American Lawyer last week that he only began hanging around the billionaire to fundraise for his school, Harvard.
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Re: Billionaire Pedophile Goes Free

Postby seemslikeadream » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:48 pm

this is going to be the Bill Cosby story on steroids.....Mike Papantonio

he knows the lawyers involved

How Alan Dershowitz bullied rape victims to protect a serial child molester
Submitted by Rania Khalek on Sat, 01/10/2015 - 15:38

Alan Dershowitz and Israeli ambassador Ron Prosor at the Inaugural Champion of Jewish Values International Awards, honoring Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, 4 June 2013 in New York City. (Robin Platzer / Twin Images/LFI/Photoshot/Newscom)
Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz always felt children were fair game for Israeli missiles. Now the question is whether he thinks they are fair game for the sexual exploits of his powerful associates and himself.

Dershowitz and the UK’s Prince Andrew were accused in a recent court filing of raping a teenage girl who was forced into sexual slavery by Dershowitz’s close friend and client, billionaire hedge fund financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. The court filing is part of an ongoing civil lawsuit by four of Epstein’s victims accusing the federal government of violating the Crime Victims’ Rights Act (CVRA) when it made a secret 2008 plea deal with Epstein without informing them.

Dershowitz played a key role in negotiating a secret provision in Epstein’s plea deal that immunized “any potential co-conspirators” from federal prosecution. In other words, Dershowitz negotiated an agreement that (if the allegations against him are true) shields him from prosecution for participating in a child sex-trafficking ring.

Since there has been no trial to determine whether Dershowitz and Prince Andrew are liable for the allegations against them, which they categorically deny, they should be presumed innocent until proven otherwise.

That said, while the mainstream press revives its interest in Epstein and reproduces strongly worded denials from Dershowitz and representatives of Prince Andrew, it has overlooked the role of Epstein’s social network in building up his influence and shielding him from accountability. Media coverage of Epstein has been particularly derelict in failing to note the pivotal role of Alan Dershowitz, Israel’s most aggressive defender, in securing near impunity for a sexual predator and his accomplices by bullying, harassing, intimidating and smearing child victims of rape.

Unprecedented Impunity

At first glance, Epstein’s story reads like a typical case of two-tiered justice in America, where the wealthy and powerful are rarely held accountable for their crimes. In many ways it was.

A deeper examination of the case suggests a cadre of sleazy operatives led by Alan Dershowitz deployed gangster-style intimidation tactics that averted a deeper probe that might have implicated enormously powerful individuals, including Dershowitz.

The federal government had mountains of evidence to put Epstein behind bars for decades for child sex-trafficking and serial molestation.

Epstein procured and molested no fewer than forty underage girls, some from other continents and as young as twelve, in a trafficking ring that involved some of the most powerful people in America and around the world, including “numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known Prime Minister, and other world leaders,” according to the court filing.

While none of the power players are named, Epstein’s private plane pilot, Larry Visoski, identified former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, former Colombian President Andrés Pastrana Arango and former US President Bill Clinton as regular passengers who likely witnessed Epstein with underage girls on his private planes.

In the end Epstein landed an unprecedented sweetheart deal that saw him plead guilty to solicitation of prostitution from minors while receiving blanket immunity for him and his co-conspirators from other federal charges. When all was said and done, Epstein served just thirteen of his eighteen-month prison sentence in the private wing of a Palm Beach Jail, where he was given a pass that allowed him to leave the prison grounds for up to sixteen hours per day for work.

Bullying rape victims

With the police investigation heating up in 2006, Epstein’s team went on the offensive, bullying and harassing witnesses, victims and their families into silence.

Going far beyond the typical role of a lawyer, Dershowitz mobilized a pre-emptive smear campaign against the victims, mining their pages on the social network MySpace for comments relating to marijuana and alcohol use, which he printed out and compiled into dossiers for the police and state attorney’s office in a salacious attempt to tarnish the credibility of Epstein’s accusers.

Dershowitz hired private investigators to track and dig up dirt on at least one of the underage girls who accused Epstein of raping her. The girl, a high school student, reported that one of the private investigators had impersonated a police officer while asking her questions. In a letter from Dershowitz to the Palm Beach police chief, obtained by The Guardian, Dershowitz attached a copy of the girl’s MySpace page, noting “her apparent fascination with marijuana,” and expressed fears “that she, an accomplished drama student, might try to mislead [the private investigators] as successfully as she had misled others.”

While Dershowitz schemed against Epstein’s victims, witnesses and the victims’ families complained of being followed, photographed, harassed, threatened and offered money in exchange for their refusal to cooperate with the police investigation.

Former Palm Beach police chief Michael Reiter, who grew increasingly frustrated with the escalating campaign of intimidation by Epstein’s lawyers, went on to testify that he was told by private investigators that Dershowitz ordered background checks on him and Detective Joe Recarey. Reiter added that he later discovered he and Recarey had been placed under surveillance but he was unable to determine who was behind it.

Dershowitz and Epstein censor an Israel critic

For those familiar with Dershowitz, his bullying tactics are not new. Indeed they bear a striking resemblance to the tactics he typically deploys against Palestinians and their supporters when defending Israeli criminality, most notably blaming and smearing the victim.

As a Harvard University emeritus professor of law and celebrity defense attorney, Dershowitz wields enormous power, which he frequently deploys against opponents of Israel’s occupation. On at least one notable occasion, Dershowitz called on his friend, Epstein, to muzzle a prominent Israel critic.

In 2007, Martin Nowak, a mathematics and biology professor and director of Harvard’s Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, rescinded a speaking invitation to award-winning evolutionary biologist Robert Trivers just hours before his event. Nowak said he was instructed to cancel the speech but would not say by whom—only that he had no choice but to comply. Trivers later learned that the order to cancel was delivered by Jeffrey Epstein, on whose donations the program relied for its continued existence. (Nowak had also relied on Epstein to secure his position at Harvard).

Epstein, it turned out, was acting on the request of his attorney Dershowitz.

Dershowitz was still furious at Trivers for writing a letter in which he condemned Israel’s 2006 “butchery” of Lebanese civilians and called Dershowitz a “Nazi-like apologist” and “rancid defender of Israeli fascism” for rationalizing the killing. In the end, Dershowitz leveraged Epstein’s financial influence to mete out revenge on Trivers.

Dershowitz knew about the girls

Long before the rape allegation against Dershowitz surfaced, there was overwhelming evidence to suggest he at least knew what Epstein was up to.

The two were very close friends. Speaking to Vanity Fair in 2003 (before the sex ring was exposed) Dershowitz boasted, “I’m on my 20th book…. The only person outside of my immediate family that I send drafts to is Jeffrey.”

According to an Undisputed Statement of Fact filed by the victims’ lawyers in April of 2011, “Epstein’s housekeeper Alfredo Rodriguez testified that Dershowitz stayed at Epstein’s house during the years when Epstein was assaulting minor females on a daily basis” and “Dershowitz was at Epstein’s house at times when underage females where there being molested by Epstein.”

(Rodriguez, who died recently from cancer, received a harsher punishment for trying to sell his former boss’s journal than Epstein did for molesting children.)

When Epstein was asked during his deposition, “’Have you ever socialized with Alan Dershowitz in the presence of females under the age of 18?” he invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to answer in order to avoid self-incrimination.

Epstein also pled the Fifth when asked the same question regarding celebrity property developer Donald Trump, illusionist David Copperfield, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and music industry magnate Tommy Mottola.

The pro-Israel billionaire that made Jeffrey Epstein

Although it remains a mystery just how Epstein acquired his wealth, his special relationship with billionaire Leslie “Les” Wexner, CEO and founder of the women’s clothing chain Limited Brands Inc., played a pivotal role.

Epstein bragged about having several unnamed billionaire clients at the height of his success, however, Wexner was his only publicly known patron, leading to speculation that Wexner, who bought Epstein a lavish eight-story Manhattan mansion for $13 million, was bankrolling him.

Wexner, who became a client and mentor of Epstein’s in the late 1980s, facilitated Epstein’s entrance into elite American circles, as a 2003 Vanity Fair profile of Epstein reveals:

Since Leslie Wexner appeared in his life—Epstein has said this was in 1986; others say it was in 1989, at the earliest—he has gradually, in a way that has not generally made headlines, come to be accepted by the Establishment. He’s a member of various commissions and councils: he is on the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the New York Academy of Sciences and the Institute of International Education.

His current fan club extends to [Bear Stearns CEO James] Cayne, Henry Rosovsky, the former dean of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Larry Summers, Harvard’s current president.

Wexner and Epstein were so close that Epstein told Vanity Fair “it’s like we have one brain between two of us: each has a side.”

Wexner also shares Epstein’s love for Israel with generous financial support through his philanthropic arm, The Wexner Foundation, which Epstein once managed.

According to Vanity Fair:

Wexner trusts Epstein so completely that he has assigned him the power of fiduciary over all of his private trusts and foundations, says a source close to Wexner. In 1992, Epstein even persuaded Wexner to put him on the board of the Wexner Foundation in place of Wexner’s ailing mother. Bella Wexner recovered and demanded to be reinstated. Epstein has said they settled by splitting the foundation in two.

The Wexner Foundation is deeply involved in Israel advocacy mostly through its Israel Fellowship Program, which brings ten Israeli public officials to Harvard for a fully funded Master’s degree program in public administration at the Kennedy School of Government.

With the participation of The Wexner Foundation, Republican pollster and rightwing propaganda consultant Frank Luntz produced the “Wexner Analysis: Israeli Communications Priorities 2003,” a “road map” for linking the US’ so-called war on terror in Iraq to Israel’s war on Palestinians.

The foundation also funds a number of pro-Israel organizations, including Birthright Israel, a sectarian indoctrination program that sends young American Jews on a free ten-day trip to Israel to lure them into immigrating to bolster a Jewish majority and participate in the dispossession and ethnic cleansing of indigenous Palestinians.

Wexner himself is a key supporter and sits on the board of governors of Hillel International, the national network of campus organizations devoted to policing criticism of Israel and attacking the increasingly popular boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement under the guise of “enriching the lives of Jewish students.” In 2008, Hillel awarded its annual Renaissance Award to Wexner for giving “critical support and counsel to Hillel.”

Though Wexner has reportedly replaced Epstein with a new money manager, he will always be the mentor who made Epstein the man he is today.

Fleeing to Israel

As the police investigation into Epstein’s underage sex trafficking ring intensified in 2006, Epstein reportedly told friends that the child molestation allegations were an anti-Semitic conspiracy, echoing a tactic commonly deployed by people like Dershowitz against critics of Israel.

It was no surprise, then, when celebrity publicist and Epstein confidante Peggy Siegal told Philip Weiss that Epstein’s two largest philanthropic causes were science and Israel.

Prior to taking a plea deal in 2008, it was rumored that Epstein was considering emigrating to Israel to avoid facing trial in Florida.

Israel’s openly discriminatory Law of Return—which affords citizenship rights to those Israel defines as Jews from anywhere in the world, while actively blocking indigenous Palestinians from returning to the lands from which they were expelled—has long served as an asset for criminals who qualify.

After the 1985 assassination of Palestinian American civil rights leader Alex Odeh allegedly by members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL), a group the FBI has defined as ”terrorist,” the suspects fled to the Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba in the occupied West Bank, where they have remained in hiding.

Days after murdering, burning and dismembering a classmate in Maryland in 1997, Samuel Sheinbein, with help from his parents, emigrated to Israel to evade prosecution.

But in a supremely ironic twist, Epstein, the mega rich pro-Israel patron, decided he would rather face prosecution and possible jail time than live in a fortified Sparta-like state. In the end, it was a good bet: Epstein got off lightly.

Dershowitz himself has tried to rally support by claiming that he’s been targeted by his accusers because he’s Jewish and an advocate for Israel, a tactic that has generated strong pushback from at least one ardent supporter of Israel.

The Times of Israel plans to honor Dershowitz with its “Advocate for Israel Award” at a ritzy gala next month. Dershowitz will be recognized alongside Shimon Peres, professional American basketball player Omri Casspi, supermodel Bar Refaeli and billionaire owner of the New England Patriots Robert Kraft, to name just a few.
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Re: Billionaire Pedophile Goes Free

Postby Pele'sDaughter » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:34 pm

Even National Enquirer has a spread about Willy and Epstein.

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Re: Billionaire Pedophile Goes Free

Postby RocketMan » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:49 pm

I do wonder how they'll cram this toothpaste back into the tube... Well, at least we'll have a chronicle here of how it all went down, won't we?
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Re: Billionaire Pedophile Goes Free

Postby seemslikeadream » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:33 pm

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Re: Billionaire Pedophile Goes Free

Postby Nordic » Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:38 pm

Yes, it's the NY Post. But still .... this seems to be straight from the girl's mouth (or hand).

http://pagesix.com/2015/01/24/sex-slave ... gy-island/

‘Sex slave’ claims Bill Clinton visited Epstein’s ‘orgy island’

By Lia EustachewichJanuary 24, 2015 |

Former President Bill Clinton took a romantic jaunt in 2002 to convicted pedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein’s “orgy island” with “two young girls” from New York, according to a shocking new interview.
Virginia Roberts, who’s accused Epstein of turning her into a “sex slave” at age 17 and forcing her to sleep with his powerful friends, claimed Clinton stayed in one of the many villas on Epstein’s US Virgin Islands estate — where group sex was a “regular occurrence.”

“I remember asking Jeffrey, ‘What’s Bill Clinton doing here?’ kind of thing, and he laughed it off and said, ‘Well, he owes me a favor,’ ” Roberts told her lawyers in a 2011 interview obtained by RadarOnline.com. “He never told me what favors they were.”

Bubba was accompanied by two of Epstein’s regular girlfriends and “two young girls that I could identify,” Roberts claimed. “I never really knew them well anyways. It was just two girls from New York,” she said.

According to flight logs, Clinton flew on Epstein’s private Boeing 727, which Roberts said was outfitted with a special bed for kinky, high-altitude romps, the Web site said.
“It was a lot of the same things that went down on the ground,” she claimed. “There would be sexual conduct; there would be foreplay. There was a bed in there, so we could basically re-enact exactly what happened in the house. It would start off with massaging or we would start off with foreplay. Sometimes it would lead to, you know, orgies.”

Roberts denied she ever slept with Clinton and said she never witnessed him having sex with anyone else.

But on “orgy island,” the stunning blonde allegedly engaged in group sex with Epstein, Britain’s Prince Andrew and eight other girls.

Epstein pimped out Roberts and other underage girls to his prominent pals — so he could gather information on them to blackmail them later on, Roberts alleged in a new affidavit.

“Epstein required me to describe the sexual events that I had with these men, presumably so that he could potentially blackmail them,” the now 31-year-old wrote. She added: “I also understood that Epstein thought he could get leniency if he was ever caught doing anything illegal, or more so that he could escape trouble altogether.”

Roberts has claimed to have had sex with “powerful men, including politicians and business executives” — as well as with the British prince and powerhouse attorney Alan Dershowitz, which the two men vehemently deny.

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Postby cptmarginal » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:50 pm

Alfredo Rodriguez, who was Epstein's houseman for many years, passed away last week after a six-month battle with cancer, his widow Patricia Dunn told DailyMail.com.

'Of course he knew all about Prince Andrew,' Dunn said on the doorstep of the home she shared with Alfredo in southwest Miami.

'We weren't expecting the case to come back into the news again,' she added.

DailyMail.com revealed that Rodriguez kept a black book of Epstein's contacts — which he referred to as 'The Holy Grail.' or 'Golden Nugget.' The dozens of entries included contact details for A-list names including former President Bill Clinton, Mick Jagger, Donald Trump, Earl Spencer, Barbara Walters, Henry Kissinger and at least three members of the Kennedy clan.

Court papers state that Rodriguez argued that he needed to keep the journal as insurance — as he feared Epstein would make him 'disappear'.


Just noticed this:

Here Is Pedophile Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's Little Black Book
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Postby cptmarginal » Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:06 pm

The Palm Beach Police Department identified 17 local girls who had contact with Epstein before the age of consent; the youngest was 14, and many were younger than 16. And that was just at one of Epstein’s many homes around the world—he also owns property in New York, Santa Fe, Paris, London, and the Caribbean. Subsequent investigation by the FBI, reaching as far back as 2001, indentified roughly 40 victims, not counting Nadia Marcinkova, whom Epstein referred to as his “Yugoslavian sex slave” because he had imported her from the Balkans at age 14. Now 24, Marcinkova became a member of the household and is alleged to have participated in the sexual contact with underage girls.

Epstein quickly got wind of the investigation, and progress on the case got messy very quickly. He hired a squad of lawyers and private investigators and dispatched influential friends to pressure the police into backing off.


http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015 ... nce-andrew

Jeffrey Epstein scandal: women with new identities run firms from Epstein-linked property

Jon Swaine in New York - 7 January 2015

Two of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged accomplices are running businesses from a Manhattan property linked to the wealthy sex offender under new identities, years after appearing to have left his scandal-plagued entourage.

Nada Marcinkova and Sarah Kellen, who were questioned by lawyers about whether Prince Andrew had any involvement in Epstein’s abuse of underage girls, have since reinvented themselves as Nadia Marcinko and Sarah Kensington.

Marcinkova, 29, is now a pilot and the chief executive of Aviloop, a website selling discounted flying lessons and other deals related to aviation. Kellen, 34, states that she is the owner of SLK Designs, a renovations firm.

However according to public records, both businesses have operated from addresses in a building on East 66th Street in Manhattan majority-owned by Epstein’s brother Mark, a wealthy property magnate. Two condominiums in the building sold last year for $2.5m and $1.85m.

Marcinkova’s company is officially registered with New York authorities at the building. Import records show that Kellen’s company takes deliveries there.

Jeffrey Epstein, a friend of Andrew’s who was jailed in 2008 for soliciting prostitution from a minor, was accused in 2011 court documents of using the building to house young women. Several rented condominiums in the building have been lived in by Epstein associates, according to public records.

Mark Epstein said in a brief telephone interview on Tuesday: “I own the majority of the units in the building, but I’ve never heard of those companies,” referring to the firms run by Marcinkova and Kellen.

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Re: Billionaire Pedophile Goes Free

Postby cptmarginal » Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:07 pm

May as well round up some recent updates on this case:

http://abovethelaw.com/2015/01/jeffrey- ... the-media/

Jeffrey Epstein’s Lawyers Want To Seal Documents To Stop The Frolic With The Media

By Tamara Tabo - Jan 30, 2015

Lawyers for Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire suspected of paying underage girls to give him X-rated massages, are fighting to keep plea negotiations between Epstein’s attorneys and prosecutors out of public view.

Epstein is implicated in a suit against federal prosecutors brought by women who claim to have been sexually abused by Epstein when they were minors. The plaintiffs claim that the government failed to fulfill its duty under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act to involve Epstein’s victims in the settlement process. The women contend that the government instead secretly handed a sweetheart deal to the well-connected billionaire and any of his possible co-conspirators. The women are represented by lawyers Brad Edwards and Paul Cassell.

Although the defendant in the suit is the U.S. government, not Epstein himself, he moved to intervene in the case in July 2013. Attorneys Roy Black, Jay Lefkowitz, Bruce Reinhart, and Martin Weinberg are also intervenors in the CVRA suit between the alleged victims and federal prosecutors. And, of course, Harvard law professor and former Epstein defense counsel Alan Dershowitz moved to intervene earlier this month, apparently motivated by the allegations by Virginia Roberts (aka “Jane Doe #3”) that Dershowitz had personally participated in some of Epstein’s sexual misconduct.

On January 14, U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra ordered the parties in the case to brief the issue of sealing the correspondence, asking for “adequate justification” for sealing because “public policy favors judicial records being open to the public.”

The plaintiffs want the correspondence unsealed. They have already won a related battle to access many of these documents. In 2014, the Eleventh Circuit ruled that the plea negotiations are not privileged from discovery. In the plaintiffs’ motion this week, they argue that the emails and letters between Epstein’s lawyers and federal prosecutors are “central to this lawsuit” and sealing the correspondence “would prevent the public from learning about matters of considerable public concern.”

In the brief on behalf of Epstein, attorneys Roy Black and Martin Weinberg argue that their client could be “irreparably harmed” if Judge Marra allows emails and letters between Epstein’s defense counsel and federal prosecutors to enter the public record. On January 26, Epstein’s lawyers responded to Judge Marra’s order by filing Limited Intervenor Jeffrey Epstein’s Response to Order Requesting Justification for Supplemental Protective Order. Although there is a protective confidentiality order already in place, attorneys for Epstein contend that the current order’s coverage is insufficient. Epstein’s counsel complains:

“The order followed Epstein’s motion seeking protection from the constant leaks, comments, and inflammatory accusations made by the plaintiffs’ lawyers to the national and international media, as well as to various online outfits of varying reputations. The recent filings, comments, and exclusives granted to gossip reporters show that the frolic with the media has not abated.”

They further point out that “the Order does not provide any protection when those documents are converted into exhibits and filed as a public record with the Court.” They fear that Edwards and Cassell will skirt the spirit of the original order by citing to tiny portions of sensitive documents, then “dumping” entire documents into the public record by attaching them as exhibits.

Epstein’s lawyers favor a temporary seal order on the plea negotiation correspondence, whereby the documents would stay sealed unless and until Judge Marra ruled on a motion to unseal them individually. Epstein’s lawyers write, “These temporary precautions are appropriate because Mr. Epstein and his legal counsel will be irreparably harmed if what are historically confidential plea negotiations are wrongly filed in the public record, making their way around the world on the internet in minutes, before the court has an opportunity to rule.”

Epstein’s lawyers further insist that there is a longstanding tradition in the criminal justice system to keep plea negotiations confidential. They argue that defense attorney would be unable to fulfill their duties to their clients “if they fear that they cannot communicate with prosecutors openly and frankly, without tempering or censoring their plea/settlement communications to avoid making statements that could later come back to haunt their clients in TMZ, the National Enquirer or the grocery store tabloids.”

With allegations as salacious as those found in documents already in the public record, one shudders to think what information Epstein may be fighting to keep out of view. If the public is after sordid — but unproven — details about Epstein’s past, the Palm Beach Police Department’s probable cause affidavit provides more than enough fodder.

I’ve been dutifully checking PACER for updates in the case. I’m sure other writers and journalists covering the story have been as well. Still, a lot of the language Epstein’s lawyers use to describe the spread of information via the internet and sundry media sounds vaguely histrionic.

Still, Epstein’s lawyers may have the better argument in the end on this issue. The chilling effect on future plea negotiations provides a strong public policy argument.

As a general matter, plea negotiations ought to be kept confidential, in order to inspire candor. Our justice system leans heavily on plea deals to resolve criminal cases. To agree on a deal, prosecutors and defense attorneys must haggle. Their haggling won’t be as effective if they can’t speak freely. If the specter of future publicity haunts defense counsel’s negotiations with prosecutors, defense attorneys might be less forthcoming.

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Jeffrey Epstein: charities turning backs on financier accused in sex case

Sunday 1 February 2015

-Three grant recipients of Epstein’s money said they would accept no more gifts

-Rutgers professor and friend: ‘I don’t see these acts as so heinous’

Some charities that have received money from the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein say they are reviewing their relationships with him or will decline to accept any future gifts from him in the wake of recent allegations he forced an underage girl to have sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew and other powerful men.

Epstein, 62, who pleaded guilty in 2008 to procuring an underage girl for prostitution and served a year in a Florida jail, has long burnished his reputation as a philanthropist through a series of foundations he says have given millions of dollars to institutions ranging from Harvard University to a New York junior tennis league.

The allegations involving Epstein became a tabloid sensation on both sides of the Atlantic after lawyers for one of Epstein’s accusers made them in a court filing just over a month ago. It prompted strong denials from Prince Andrew and from prominent US lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who was also accused of having sex with the girl.

The filing has also renewed questions about Epstein’s once close links to former President Bill Clinton, though there are no allegations of any wrongdoing by Clinton.

In interviews with Reuters, three recipients of Epstein’s money said they would accept no more gifts, at least while the recent allegations are under review. They are a cancer researcher at New York City’s Mount Sinai hospital who with colleagues received $50,000 in seed funding; a mentoring program for young Swedish businesswomen that got $30,000; and Ballet Palm Beach in Florida, which declined to say how much Epstein gave.

“The further I can keep myself from anything like that the better,” Ballet Palm Beach founder Colleen Smith said in a phone interview.

Epstein did not respond to interview requests. In response to two pages of written questions from Reuters, a lawyer for Epstein said the financier’s philanthropy has been widespread for an extensive period of time.

“His efforts include making substantial contributions to scientific and medical progress and in helping children in providing them with the educational and technological tools necessary for their having a chance to succeed,” the lawyer, Martin Weinberg, said in an emailed statement. “It would be unfortunate if the recent media activity would in any way adversely impact Mr Epstein’s efforts in any of these areas,” he added.

‘An unusual Harvard investor and private financier’

Well before Epstein went to jail, he saw philanthropy as a way to bring together people from different walks of life in settings ranging from his own mansions to academic conferences, friends said.

“His interest is in interesting people and interesting ideas,” said Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss, who directs a programme on the origins of life that Epstein has supported. He said he would feel cowardly if he turned away from Epstein because of accusations Krauss knew nothing about.

Epstein has touted his philanthropy through regular press releases, such as one in November that referred to him as “an unusual Harvard investor and private financier.”

According to publicly available tax records, Epstein has given money through at least three foundations. One of the three dissolved in 2012, and a second disbursed only $107,000 in a recent 12-month period, according to its tax return.

For the third foundation, named the J Epstein Virgin Islands Foundation but also doing business as Enhanced Education, the most recent tax return Reuters could locate was from 2002. Epstein’s primary residence is a private island off St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands.

Epstein’s total donations are difficult to estimate because Reuters had access only to publicly available tax records for foundations where there was confirmation of a link to Epstein.

In two cases, Epstein boasted about donations he never made, a major university said. In a July 2014 press release, Epstein claimed he provided “critical funding” for scientists at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to restore five Mark Rothko murals, and in a September 2014 press release, he said he gave money to the MIT Media Lab to teach toddlers computer programming.

The Rothko press release “was simply not correct, and was issued without our knowledge or agreement”, and the toddler press release was also “completely incorrect”, said MIT Media Lab spokeswoman Alexandra Kahn in an email. A press release issued by the Harvard Art Museums on the Rothko project credited eight funding sources, none of them Epstein. An MIT press release on the toddlers credited five sources, and Epstein was not among them.

Epstein did not respond to questions about the MIT programmes.

The recipient of one of the largest donations from Epstein has been Harvard, to which Epstein pledged $30m in 2003, according to news reports at the time. By 2006, when charges against Epstein were made public in Florida, he had fulfilled at least $6.5m of that pledge, the reports said. Harvard’s then president said he would not return the money because it was doing good for science.

Harvard declined to comment to Reuters, citing donor privacy.

Epstein’s philanthropy website, jeffreyepstein.org, had until recently listed about 20 charities he gave to last year. By last week, the page was no longer visible.

Little is known publicly about how Epstein made his money. He has said that, after working at investment bank Bear Stearns beginning in the 1970s, he managed assets for billionaires such as Leslie Wexner, founder of Victoria’s Secret parent L Brands.

The latest allegations against Epstein emerged on 30 December, when lawyers said in a Florida federal court filing that Epstein trafficked a teenager for sexual purposes to prominent businessmen and public figures. The woman and other accusers are asking a judge to examine Epstein’s 2008 plea agreement with the US Justice Department to see whether their rights as victims were violated.

No group interviewed by Reuters said it would give back money. Doris Germain, an associate professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, said she could not return the money because it was spent more than a year ago on breast cancer research.

“I don’t think I would accept money from him anymore, but then you sort of wonder,” Germain said. “We happen to know what he’s done, but what about all the other people who are giving money to foundations? We don’t know what they’re doing. Is it all clean? I don’t know.”

Epstein’s money has been refused before. In 2006, Eliot Spitzer, a Democrat then running to become governor of New York, returned about $50,000 in campaign contributions, news reports said. Spitzer did not respond to a request for comment. In 2006, one of Epstein’s three foundations gave $25,000 to Bill Clinton’s foundation, according to tax records. Clinton’s foundation did not respond to requests for comment.

Epstein flew Clinton to Africa in 2002 to talk about anti-poverty and anti-Aids programs. And according to flight records obtained by the website Gawker, the former president traveled on Epstein’s jet at least 10 other times between 2002 and 2003.

Reuters was unable to independently confirm the flights. Clinton could not be reached for comment.

At least two grant recipients in academia are standing by Epstein, saying he remains a friend: Krauss and Robert Trivers, a Rutgers University biologist. Trivers said Epstein is a person of integrity who should be given credit for serving time in prison and for settling civil lawsuits brought by women who said they were abused.

“Did he get an easy deal? Did he buy himself a light sentence? Well, yes, probably, compared to what you or I would get, but he did get locked up,” Trivers said. He said he got about $40,000 from Epstein to study the relationship between knee symmetry and sprinting ability.

Trivers also said he believes girls mature earlier than in the past. “By the time they’re 14 or 15, they’re like grown women were 60 years ago, so I don’t see these acts as so heinous,” he said.

Another recipient of Epstein’s foundations, Ira Lamster, a former dean of the Columbia University dental school, said he has not asked Epstein for funding since getting $100,000 about three years ago to study the relationship between diabetes and oral health.

“Am I glad I didn’t go back for additional funding?” he said. “I guess I am, but in my interactions with him, he was always a gentleman.”


http://pagesix.com/2015/02/02/accused-e ... townhouse/

Accused Epstein ‘madam’ quietly selling townhouse

By Emily Smith

February 2, 2015

Ghislaine Maxwell is quietly selling her New York townhouse on East 65th Street amid renewed gossip about her relationship with disgraced mogul Jeffrey Epstein.

Maxwell’s been accused of acting as a “madam” and “procuring girls” for wealthy sex offender Epstein — claims that she strongly denies.

Her home’s said to be nearly 7,000 square feet and was reportedly purchased in 2010 by an attorney with long-standing links to Epstein.

Now, sources tell Page Six, “Ghislaine is putting the word out to her wealthy friends that she is ready to sell,” and wants more than $20 million.

Perhaps she hopes to put some distance between herself and Epstein, who owns a mansion a few blocks away.
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Re: Billionaire Pedophile Goes Free

Postby Elvis » Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:29 pm

cptmarginal wrote:Just noticed this:

Here Is Pedophile Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's Little Black Book


A glance over the names is impressive. How many people have David Rockefeller's home number?
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Re: Billionaire Pedophile Goes Free

Postby RocketMan » Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:55 pm

-I don't like hoodlums.
-That's just a word, Marlowe. We have that kind of world. Two wars gave it to us and we are going to keep it.
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Re: Billionaire Pedophile Goes Free

Postby Project Willow » Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:38 pm

Alan Dershowtiz made to squirm while deposed in Virginia Robert's Attorney's defamation case:

http://abovethelaw.com/2015/10/is-this-what-exoneration-looks-like-to-alan-dershowitz/?show=comments#comments

Accused by Virginia Roberts of having sex with her while she was an underage sexual servant of financier Jeffrey Epstein, Alan Dershowitz has insisted for months that he can can prove his innocence “conclusively with documentation,” “without any doubt.” He told Nancy Grace, for example, “I can prove conclusively that I didn’t do it, I couldn’t have done it, I wasn’t in the places she says I was at the relevant points in time.”

In interviews and in his recent deposition, Dershowitz has claimed that he was able to round up all the documents necessary to exonerate himself within an hour of first hearing the accusations.

After the deposition, though, it looks like Dershowitz might not even know what the documents produced so far look like, much less how they they manage to exonerate him.

more at the link...


Interesting reading:

Deposition of Alan M. Dershowitz – October 15, 2015 http://abovethelaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Alan-Dershowitz-deposition-1.pdf

Deposition of Alan M. Dershowitz – October 16, 2015 http://abovethelaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Alan-Dershowitz-deposition-2.pdf
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Re: Billionaire Pedophile Goes Free

Postby bks » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:55 am

I'll be diving into them as soon as time permits. Thanks for the links!

Also, to anyone who reads the article by Tamara Tabo at abovethelaw.com, don't miss the comments and particularly the one that appears to be from Dershowitz's wife, Carolyn Cohen Dershowitz. Actually I will just paste it below, for ease of reference. As always, draw your own conclusions about the "honorably" lived life of Mr. Dershowitz:

Carolyn Cohen • 8 days ago

Ms. Tabo seems to be confused
with some of her facts. She claims that my calendar shows I was not in NYC on
Dec. 12 – 13, but she is wrong. The notations in my calendar
clearly indicate that I am not only in NYC Dec. 11-14, but my recently widowed mother
was also visiting Alan and me, as she was preparing to have an operation. On
Dec. 13 Ms. Tabo writes that my calendar indicates a 10:00 massage for “AD”. She writes that most of the massage notations in my calendar are scheduled for both “AD and CC”, “so this only makes his [AD’s] December 13
solo massage more conspicuous.” What she deliberately omits, and that is
available in the exhibits file she refers to, is that attached to the entry
about the AD massage is “ 1:30? CC”, which is my short hand questioning whether
I want to have a 1:30 massage. The calendar indicates that at 11:00 I was
taking my mother to the doctor so could not have a massage after AD’s. My first
calendar entry for a massage in NYC in September, 2000 indicates that our
massage is with “Emily”, who is a professional masseuse used by several of our family
and friends for numerous years. Does it not seem a little far fetched that
although we have massages throughout the year, in our apartment, with Emily,
that this one massage on that date, would be with Virginia Roberts and that I
would have scheduled a sexual encounter for my husband? In addition, in both my
address book and Rolodex containing only NYC contacts, under massage, “Emily”
is listed and no other names. There are no entries anywhere in these two NYC
contact lists for Jeffrey Epstein or Virginia Roberts. I wonder why Ms. Tabor
so readily questions Alan’s understandable assumption that the evidence will
support his innocence, since he knows he is innocent, but she so readily
accepts as an appropriate basis for false accusations “windows of opportunity for sexual contact”, evidence discovered after the false charges were filed, that two people, who both know the same third person, are in the same city at the same time.

In addition, I, along with several friends, was with Alan the one time he briefly visited the New Mexico ranch under construction where VR falsely implicates him. Our daughter and I were also with him the one time he visited the island that VR names. This visit took place months before VR even met JE. She is clearly lying about these alleged episodes. Why would anyone
take her word about others, especially in the absence of any evidence?

Ms. Tabo criticizes Alan because he has not examined the flight logs in detail. Alan knows he was never
on the plane with VR, so it is understandable that he would assume they reflect
the truth, which the flight logs clearly confirm. Nor was he ever on the plane during the
period when VR knew JE. I believe Ms. Tabo is acting from a dangerous bias,
that of presumed guilt, even when the accusation comes from a woman with a
history of lying. When the facts don’t
fit this bias, she argues against believing the facts. She has tried to create a
narrative in which guilt is the only option. A very scary narrative indeed.

Ms. Tabo wonders when “Alan
Dershowitz will focus on answering” the questions she lists as relevant to the
defamation case against him. I was at the deposition, and Alan answered the
questions in great detail that were asked of him by the other side’s lawyer. He
was not questioned by his own lawyer.

At the deposition I did not
hear anything indicating that the lawyers who filed these false charges against
Alan obtained any evidence before making the charges to support their claims,
other than their belief in guilt by association. Willingness to create or believe such a
serious accusation of guilt fabricated entirely from one’s strong desire to
believe in that guilt, and trying to force the evidence to fit the story, rather
than relying on actual evidence before making the accusation, is a witch hunt, blind
to the truth. This is not justice. Surely our legal system can do better than
that. Anyone who knows Alan, knows that he
lives his life honorably.
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