Women’s Group Reacts to Child Sex Predator Jeffrey Epstein’s Settlement in Civil Suit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 04, 2018
CONTACT: Brett Abrams | brett@unbendablemedia.com

Women’s Group Reacts to Child Sex Predator Jeffrey Epstein’s Settlement in Civil Suit

Earlier today, moments before jury selection was set to begin, it was reported that child sex predator Jeffrey Epstein settled a civil suit against attorney Bradley Edwards, who represents some of the teenage survivors of Epstein’s abuse. The settlement means that none of the young women who Epstein abused will be able to testify against him.

The settlement announcement also comes after an investigation by the Miami Herald which showed that now-Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Acosta cut a deal with multi-millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein that sentenced him to just 13 months in jail in 2008 for assembling a large, cult-like network of underage girls, sexually assaulting them behind the walls of his opulent waterfront mansion as often as three times a day. The deal, which was made in secret, without informing any of the survivors of Epstein’s crimes, shut down an FBI probe into whether there were more victims and other wealthy perpetrators who took part in Epstein’s child sex trafficking ring.

Shaunna Thomas, co-founder and executive director of UltraViolet, a national women’s advocacy group, explained:

“The numerous women Epstein abused when they were teenagers should never be silenced again. Congress must act where our justice system has failed.

“Congress can and should investigate why child sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein was protected over the survivors of his abuse. That includes starting impeachment proceedings into Trump’s Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta who made the shameful deal with Epstein.

“American workers—especially women—do not need a Labor Secretary who would rather halt an investigation to shield wealthy sexual abusers from prosecution than protect sexually trafficked teenagers.”

# # #
UltraViolet is a community of more than one million people that drives feminist cultural and political change. Through people power and strategic advocacy, we work to improve the lives of women and girls of all identities and backgrounds, and all people impacted by sexism, by dismantling discrimination and creating a cost for sexism.