A series of messages received by Jeffrey Epstein, at a time when he was beginning to be investigated for child abuse, reveal the names of some of the people who would be responsible for “recruiting” girls.
A series of messages on Epstein’s answering machine collected by the Daily Mail under the Freedom of Information Act have come to light.
The messages were seized during a series of searches at his Palm Beach home in October 2005 by police.
These come from many prominent figures of European nobility and the worlds of show business and fashion, many of them not involved at all in the investigation, such as Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and the well-known illusionist David Copperfield.
However, the messages left by individuals who have been accused of rape and abuse contain details of how Epsten gained access to underage girls to abuse them.
In particular, Jean-Luc Brunel, a well-known modeling agent, left messages referring to underage girls.
At 8:08 a.m. on April 1, Brunel called Epstein and left a message saying, “I have a teacher to teach you how to speak Russian. She is 2 x 8 years old, not blonde. The lessons are free and you can have the first one today if you call me back,” says the Daily Mail.
Brunel called again at 8:31 a.m. and 9:04 a.m., asking Epstein to contact him.
Frenchman Brunel, co-founder of the MC2 modeling agency, has been prosecuted for accusations of sexual abuse and hiring minors to be abused by rich and powerful men, The Sun reported.
The lawyer for several of the victims, Bradley Edwards, presented these three messages as evidence before the court prosecuting Epstein.
“In light of these circumstances of the case, this message reasonably suggested to Edwards that Brunel might have been procuring two eight-year-old girls for Epstein to sexually abuse,” a court presentation filed by Edwards and his attorney stated.
Virginia Roberts, one of Epstein’s alleged victims, said in court papers filed against Epstein that Brunel would “bring young girls (ranging to ages as young as 12) to the United States for sexual purposes and farm them out to his friends, especially Epstein,” according to The Sun.
“Many of the girls came from poor countries or impoverished backgrounds, and he lured them in with a promise of making good money,” she added.