Financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein died in a Manhattan
prison in August of 2019 under very mysterious circumstances. He was
awaiting trial on additional charges when he supposedly committed
“suicide” by hanging himself, although he told a prison
psychologist, he would never take his own life.

To make matters even more suspicious, the video of his cell during the
time of his death was conveniently “lost.” The prison guards on duty
that night were reportedly playing video games and asleep, unaware that
the most high-profile inmate in prison history was taking his own life.

Since these revelations, speculation has been rampant that Epstein did
not commit “suicide” but was killed. The theory is that powerful
individuals wanted Epstein dead so he would not talk. His “black
book” reportedly contained the names of well-known celebrities, as
well as business and political leaders who were involved in his
worldwide underage sex ring.

This convenient “suicide” has now been followed by another one less
than three years later. This time, the scene was an infamous prison in
Paris, France. The inmate, Jean-Luc Brunel, was a fashion and modeling
agent and close associate of Epstein, who allegedly invested “up to a
million dollars” with Brunel to launch his business. On Saturday
morning, Brunel was found dead in his cell, the victim of another
mysterious “hanging.”

What is particularly interesting is that prison officials did not
consider Brunel a suicide threat, so he was not housed in a high-risk
section of the penitentiary. Prison officials have opened an
investigation into the death, but sources tell the _Daily Mail_ that
“Early evidence points to suicide.”

As in the Epstein case, there is no video footage to officially document
what happened to Brunel. In this case, there were no video cameras in
the vicinity of Brunel’s cell. Is this another example of an inmate
being killed to keep him quiet and protect powerful individuals? As we
know, “dead men tell no tales.” Thus, the public may never know the

Brunel had been in prison awaiting trial since December of 2020, when he
was arrested on charges related to criminal conspiracy, human
trafficking, sexual assault, and rape of an underage girl. At the time
of his arrest at the airport in Paris, Brunel had a one-way ticket to
Dakar, Senegal, in West Africa.

In September of 2021, Brunel was officially indicted on a charge of
drugging and raping a seventeen-year-old model in the 1990’s. Virginia
Giuffre, who also filed a sexual assault civil suit against another
close Epstein associate, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, claimed that
she had sex with Brunel multiple times when she was only sixteen years

According to Giuffre, Brunel recruited girls as young as twelve years
old for modeling and to “farm out to his friends, especially
Epstein,” who forced them to participate in his sex ring. Giuffre said
that Epstein bragged that he had “slept with over 1,000 of Brunel’s

The two were introduced by Epstein’s “pimp” Ghislaine Maxwell, who
spent years working with Epstein and was accused by multiple victims of
recruiting and grooming girls for his sex ring. Last December, she was
convicted on five of six federal charges related to sex trafficking and

Obviously, Brunel’s “suicide” has alarmed Maxwell’s family. They
are concerned for her safety. She is in a Brooklyn prison on “suicide
watch,” being awakened every fifteen minutes at night. Her family
contends she is not a suicide risk and will not kill herself. Maxwell is
scheduled to be sentenced in June of 2022.

Epstein was close friends with plenty of powerful business leaders,
celebrities such as actor Kevin Spacey and U.S. politicians such as
former President Bill Clinton, who reportedly traveled on his plane over
two dozen times and visited his private island.

One of Epstein’s most famous friends, Prince Andrew, recently struck a
$16.3 million settlement with Giuffre over charges that he had sex with
her when she was only seventeen years old. In the deal, Prince Andrew
admitted no guilt and was spared the humiliation of a trial during the
Queen’s platinum jubilee year celebrations.

In a statement released at the time of the settlement, Prince Andrew
vowed to “make a substantial donation to Ms. Giuffre’s charity in
support of victims’ rights.” He also affirmed that he “never
intended to malign Ms. Giuffre’s character” and recognized that she
“suffered both as an established victim of abuse and as a result of
unfair public attacks.”

Prince Andrew also acknowledged that “Jeffrey Epstein trafficked
countless young girls over many years.” He expressed his regret about
“his association with Epstein” and praised “the bravery of Ms.
Giuffre and other survivors in standing up for themselves and others.”
Remarkably, he vowed “to demonstrate his regret for his association
with Epstein by supporting the fight against the evils of sex
trafficking, and by supporting its victims.”

In effect, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, admitted his guilt in the
matter and handsomely paid his victim to end this royal family
nightmare. One thing he cannot do, however, is restore his reputation
for it will be forever tarnished.

In a recent _Sun_ editorial, Andrew was labeled a royal who was
“finished — undone by his insufferable arrogance, entitlement and
staggering naivety. He must retreat entirely from public life and live
out his retirement in ignominy.” To make matters worse, it is not
known if the settlement will be paid from Andrew’s personal funds or
whether it will be taken from the public treasury. If the government is
paying for Andrew’s settlement, media specialist Mark Stephens
believes it “threatens to have wider implications for the Royal

Even with this settlement, the convictions, and the controversial
“suicides,” the full extent of Epstein’s depraved activities has
not been revealed in the media. There are powerful forces who want to
prevent further disclosure. How far will they go to keep the public in
the dark about this illegal operation? Only time will tell.


Jeff Crouere is a native New Orleanian and his award winning program,
“Ringside Politics,” airs nationally on Real America’s Voice
Network, AmericasVoice.News [1] weekdays at 7 a.m. CT and from 7-11 a.m.
weekdays on WGSO 990-AM & [2]. He is a political columnist, the
author of America’s Last Chance and provides regular commentaries on the
Jeff Crouere YouTube channel and on [3]. For more
information, email him at [email protected]

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