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Attorney for Jeffrey Epstein’s victims claims the pedophile threatened him and his family

Attorney for Jeffrey Epstein’s victims claims the pedophile threatened him and his family, saying: ‘I have friends in high places – somebody’s going to get hurt’

  • Bradley Edwards spent over a decade fighting to bring Jeffrey Epstein to justice
  • The attorney represented more than 20 Epstein accusers, beginning with the first Florida sex abuse case against him in 2005
  • He claimed on Tuesday that Epstein hired people to surveil his wife and kids
  • He also described a call he received from Epstein after the financier filed a civil racketeering lawsuit against the attorney in 2009
  • Edwards quoted Epstein as saying: ‘You have to understand that I have friends in high places. I will drop my lawsuit …. if you will drop everything … against me’ 
  • On another occasion Edwards said Epstein told him: ‘Brad, if you keep prosecuting me in this way, somebody’s going to get hurt’

An attorney for more than 20 of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims claims that the late pedophile threatened him and his family by touting his ‘friends in high places’ and warning: ‘Somebody’s going to get hurt.’ 

Bradley Edwards spent over a decade fighting to bring Epstein to justice, beginning back in the mid-2000s when he represented victims in the first sex abuse case against the financier in Florida.  

The attorney, whose book Relentless Pursuit: My Fight for the Victims of Jeffrey Epstein came out last month, appeared on a livestream for the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) on Tuesday and revealed that at one point Epstein hired people to surveil his wife and sons. 

Epstein is seen in a mugshot before his death last August

Bradley Edwards (left), an attorney for more than 20 of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims, claims that the late pedophile (right) threatened him and his family by touting his ‘friends in high places’ and warning: ‘Somebody’s going to get hurt’

Edwards also described a threatening call he received from Epstein after he filed a civil racketeering lawsuit against the attorney in 2009. 

In that suit, Epstein charged that Edwards had lied about the sex abuse described in the initial case because he wanted to bring more money into his law firm.  

‘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,”‘ Edwards said on the livestream.

‘”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.”‘

The attorney said he met with Epstein several times at a Starbucks in Boca Raton, Florida, where the financier told him: ‘Brad, if you keep prosecuting me in this way, somebody’s going to get hurt.’ 

Edwards spent over a decade fighting to bring Epstein to justice, beginning back in the mid-2000s when he represented victims in the first sex abuse case against the financier in Florida

Edwards spent over a decade fighting to bring Epstein to justice, beginning back in the mid-2000s when he represented victims in the first sex abuse case against the financier in Florida

Epstein eventually dropped the lawsuit before Edwards countersued for malicious prosecution, claiming that the case was meant to intimidate him and his clients. 

For the next nine years Edwards used the countersuit to gather information on Epstein. 

The case was set to go to trial in 2018, offering Epstein’s accusers a chance to testify against him, which had been taken away from them years earlier due to the plea deal he was given by then­-US attorney Alexander Acosta.

But right before the trial began, Epstein and Edwards settled the case for an undisclosed amount. 

Edwards at the time said that he settled because he wanted the victims to be able to share their stories in federal court. 

Epstein issued an apology through his lawyer, which read in part: ‘The lawsuit I filed was my unreasonable attempt to damage his business reputation and stop Mr. Edwards from pursuing cases against me. It did not work.’ 

In July 2019, Epstein was hit with a slew of new sex trafficking and abuse charges involving dozens of underage girls. 

He pleaded not guilty and was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Manhattan prison cell in August.  

Edwards listens to a public apology from Epstein, being read by Epstein's attorney Scott Link, in a Palm Beach County, Florida, Court after a civil settlement was reached where Epstein admitted that the charges he leveled against Edwards were completely false

Edwards listens to a public apology from Epstein, being read by Epstein’s attorney Scott Link, in a Palm Beach County, Florida, Court after a civil settlement was reached where Epstein admitted that the charges he leveled against Edwards were completely false



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