December 9, 2023

Jeffrey Epstein will take part in the launch of RADAR MAGAZINE on May 18, 2005 at Hotel QT.

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The fund’s independent manager, Jordana Feldman, said about 225 people have made claims since the fund was launched in June 2020. Feldman expected 100 claims to be filed.

Feldman did not disclose why the applicants who were not awarded were declared ineligible.

Epstein pleaded guilty in Florida in 2008 to seeking sexual services from an underage girl.

Women who received cash compensation from him personally after this conviction, for which he served 13 months in prison, were allowed to request a payment from the victims’ fund.

Feldman said the fund enabled Epstein’s victims “to settle their claims out of court through a voluntary, confidential, fair, compassionate and expeditious process – beyond the glitz of public trials and without the cost and confrontation of litigation.”

“Each applicant had the opportunity to be heard in a secure room and share the intimate, personal, often harrowing accounts of what they endured and how it affected them,” Feldman said in a statement. “I was always impressed by the resilience and courage of the victims who put their trust in this process.”

Epstein’s former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell is due to appear on trial in Manhattan federal court in November for recruiting underage girls to be sexually abused by Epstein.

She pleaded not guilty to the case and is being detained in a Brooklyn prison without bonds.