Jeffrey Epstein Risks Being Killed by 'Powerful People,' Lawyer Warns
Victims' attorney says 'his life is definitely in jeopardy' while he is in prison
A lawyer, who represented Jeffrey Epstein's victims over a decade ago, has warned that the pedophile billionaire's "life is definitely in jeopardy" in prison, as he risks being killed by "powerful people."
Attorney Spencer Kuvin, who represented three women during the criminal proceedings against Epstein, fears the Clinton-linked financier may not live to see his trial for child sex trafficking charges.
Last week, Epstein was reportedly found injured on the floor of his jail cell, which was believed to be the result of either "attempted suicide or assault," although any details have yet to be confirmed.
Speaking during an interview with The Sun, Kuvin says he does not think Epstein attempted suicide last week, and that his injuries could be the result of an attempted hit by one of his powerful friends.
"I do question whether it was a true suicide attempt," said Kuvin.
"I mean how do you choke yourself? It doesn't make any sense.
"There are reports someone came after him but that could just be because he's a pedophile.
"Those types of individuals don't last long in prison."
According to the Daily Mail, it is unclear how Kuvin learned that Epstein tried to choke himself as the Federal Bureau of Prisons has refused to release any details on the incident and reports have only noted the presence of neck wounds.
Kuvin similarly did not offer up an explanation as to how he believes a person was able to gain entry into Epstein's cell after lockdown in the high-security SHU wing of the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.
He did state however that he believes one of Epstein's powerful friends would likely be behind any attempt on the pedophile's life.
"If he goes on trial, everyone he’s been in contact with will ultimately be fair game," said Kuvin.
"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."
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He then added: "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."
Prosecutors have been clear from the start about the fact that they are not looking to charge any other individuals in this case.
And as Kuvin learned a decade ago, even deposing Epstein's friends is no easy task.
The victims' lawyers who filed suit against Epstein failed to get a single one of his famous friends to even give depositions in their cases.
They were also unsuccessful in deposing any of his female accomplices.
"If Epstein is in general population or anywhere available to the general population I believe his life is in jeopardy," said Kuvin.
"They will have to seal him down in the jail.
"But even there there are still people who can get to him, ultimately."
Officials seem to be a step ahead of Kuvin and did in fact "seal him down" last week.
Epstein was housed in the most secure area of the prison, 10 South, when he was first arrested earlier this month.
Inmates there are kept in their cells for 23 hours each day, and CCTV cameras watch them as they shower, go to the bathroom and sit alone in their heavily barricaded cells.
He was joined by Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, but when he drug lord moved on to a super-max prison in Colorado his neighbor Epstein joined the general population.
This backfired almost immediately, and after threats were made to Epstein he was moved into the SHU within days.
Kuvin also said that "it’ll be interesting to see whether or not Mr. Epstein attempts again to get out on bail and if he does whether he survives between now and the date of his trial."
Epstein's bid for house arrest was rejected by the judge two weeks ago, and last week his appeal of that decision was submitted in court.