The US Virgin Islands Legal professional Common Denise George introduced Friday that she has reached a deal with Jeffrey Epstein’s victims over how his property’s compensation fund ought to be run.
George beforehand raised questions in regards to the sufferer fund — which might pay cash to Epstein accusers who select to settle quite than proceed litigation — claiming there weren’t sufficient protections in place for the ladies.
Below the settlement, the fund would have safeguards in place together with appointing a sufferer advocate, placing apart cash for victims who might not have come ahead but or who choose out of this system, implementing protections to ensure info divulged by victims wouldn’t later be used in opposition to them and different measures, the AG stated.
A VI decide should nonetheless approve the settlement.
“I’m hopeful the Settlement will obtain remaining approval, so these ladies are in a position to obtain the assistance they want,” George stated in an announcement.
William Blum, a lawyer for the executors, stated his purchasers “are extraordinarily happy that the USVI Legal professional Common has dropped her opposition to the Epstein Victims’ Compensation Program, and allowed it to proceed as funded solely by the Property.”
“We’re happy that the events have reached a decision that permits victims the chance to resolve their sexual abuse claims by this unbiased, voluntary, non-adversarial course of,” fund designers Camille Biros, Kenneth Feinberg and Jordana Feldman stated. “During the last a number of months, we designed the Program with the enter of victims’ counsel and different events, and we’re getting ready to maneuver ahead to implement the claims course of.”
The 66-year-old convicted pedophile dedicated suicide in a Decrease Manhattan jail cell as he was awaiting trial on intercourse trafficking fees.
The hedge-funder left behind a $634 million fortune.