Epstein kept a 'meticulously detailed' secret diary about his friendships with powerful people as an 'insurance policy'
Epstein was found dead inside his cell at Manhattan's Metropolitan Correctional Center on August 10, but a 'secret diary' might still prove the undoing of any accomplices
Jeffrey Epstein, who was mysteriously found dead in his cell at the Manhattan Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) on August 10, is said to have kept a "meticulously detailed" secret diary containing details of his friendships with some of the world's most powerful people.
Epstein, 66, had escaped significant jail time following his initial conviction in 2008 following a plea deal he struck with the then-Florida US Attorney Alex Acosta but was once again arrested this past July on federal charges of sex trafficking of minors in Florida and New York.
He was denied bail by United States District Court for the Southern District of New York judge Richard M. Berman, on July 18, despite protestations from his lawyers, who insisted that their client's life would be in danger inside a prison cell.
Indeed, many had expressed a fear that Epstein would not live to see trial because he represented a threat to some of his "powerful" friends -- he moved around in lofty circles that included the likes of current President Donald Trump, former president Bill Clinton, Britain's Prince Andrew, and several more.
It didn't seem too far-fetched either, especially after the 66-year-old multimillionaire was found unconscious in his jail cell with injuries to his neck late in July.
Spencer Kuvin, who represented three women victims during Epstein's criminal trial over a decade ago, said after that incident that he did not think it was a suicide attempt.
"If he goes on trial, everyone he’s been in contact with will ultimately be fair game," he explained. "There’s no doubt in my mind that no jail will protect you when there’s powerful people that want to reach you - wherever you are. If he’s going to implicate anyone in power that has the ability to reach in and somehow get to him - his life is definitely in jeopardy."
Now, the Mirror is reporting that Epstein may well haunt some of these powerful people from beyond the grave as he kept a 'secret diary' that detailed his friendships as an "insurance policy."
The existence of the diary came to light after the lawyers of Epstein's alleged victims obtained a statement from Prince Andrew - - who has been accused of groping a young woman's breast at the 66-year-old's Manhattan mansion -- as a part of US authorities' investigations.
"All Jeff ever had he bought, including his friends," a source told the website. "He used his wealth to buy buddies and then bestow his money on those he courted. Jeff knew his relationships with the rich and famous brought him protection. He kept a diary in meticulous detail in case he ever needed it."
"One former congressman said there are a lot of people ‘breathing a huge sigh of relief’ now Jeff is dead," the source continued. "They should hold their breath for a long time to come. It ain’t over."
New York City's Chief Medical Examiner has completed an autopsy on Epstein but said more information is needed before a cause of death can be determined.
And despite his death, Jack Scarola, who represents many of Epstein's alleged victims, said his clients are "hopeful that other victims may be relieved of some of the fear that has prevented them from coming forward while Epstein was still alive."
"There is little doubt victims who have not yet come forward have information that will help bring Epstein’s co-conspirators, enablers, recruiters, and fellow traffickers to justice," he continued, adding that his clients wouldn't "rest easy until all of those who participated in Epstein’s crimes are brought to justice – no matter their past or current station in life."