Transcript for Questions swirl after accused sex trafficker died by suicide in his jail cell
We begin with the latest on the death of Jeffrey Epstein attorney general William Barr said he was. Appalled to learn of the death while adds he was being held at the federal detention center. In New York City and it comes less than three weeks after the multi millionaire an accused sex trafficker was taken off suicide watch. At least two federal investigations or being open to look into the circumstances. Surrounding essence death ABC's Stephanie Ross is at the Metropolitan Correctional Center with the search for answers this morning Stephanie. Hey good morning guys well the Justice Department announced two federal investigations into the apparent suicide of Jeffrey at sea here at this correctional facility. One led by the FBI wan led by the inspector general you're also. Other federal investigations into any possible wrong doing at this facility. Multimillionaire. Finance year and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein is dead. After an apparent suicide at in New York City jail. But his accusers still want justice the 66 year old was awaiting trial on federal charges accusing him of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls. He most likely going to go to jail for the rest of his life. Had he been convicted but three weeks ago he was put on suicide watch after being found unresponsive in his cell. ABC news has learned a week later he was taken off some of his accusers like Michelle look conduct are angry at the news of his death. I never wanted anybody that die. I just wanted him to. Be held accountable for his actions that. He did. His death comes less than 24 hours after 2000. Pages of new documents were made public for the first time. With accusations leveled against I have seen in other prominent men screaming on the inside and you don't know how to let it come out are you do was Obey. That's the 2015 defamation suit brought by Virginia Roberts coup freight now settled was unsealed. The suit by her was against dealing Maxwell a long time Epstein associate and British socialite in court filings grew Frey says that Maxwell recruited her while she was working as a locker room attendant in 2000. It was grown to be a sex slave to Epstein. Adding she was later directed by Maxwell and to abstain to have sex with many quotes. Powerful men including numerous prominent American politicians. Powerful business executives. Foreign presidents and other world leaders. In deposition testimony included in the trove of documents can free alleges that she was directed to have sex with British royalty Prince Andrew. Former governor and UN ambassador Bill Richardson. And a former influential senator from Maine George Mitchell. All three men have strongly denied the allegations. In statements both Mitchell and Richardson say they never met Disco Friday in an interview with the Miami Herald to Frey spoke of what Epstein and Maxwell would instruct her to do. Give Jeffrey what he walks. A lot of this training came from key land herself as started with Limon and it trickled into to and then before you know what I'm. Being in tops politicians into academics and people that need to royals heat. Maxwell has now been charged with any crimes she has consistently denied the allegations. Her lawyer's writing that drew Frey. Had utterly failed to substantiate her patently incredible claims of being traffic to well known men. Go for his lawyer who represents other alleged victim's seven a statement to the fact that Epstein took his own life within 24 hours of the unsealing of T retail documents is no coincidence. Wit. All right separate from us forest thank you in a Manhattan US attorneys say the criminal case against Epstein doesn't end with his depth promising the alleged victims that the investigation will continue. And Tom you've been covering this case extensively from the beginning you interviewed many of those victims. Or does it go from here what's it's four from over as you mentioned the US attorney in New York. They still are gonna investigate because they have a conspiracy charge here you'll also have the US attorney's office in New Mexico were Epstein had in the state. They're still investigating and because of that conspiracy charged with that essentially means is there could be other people involved and we just heard and Stephanie Ramos is report that accuser saying. Eckstein was not the only alleged monster in this case they were people who helped him get these underage girls now US investigators will be looking into that. But the really sad part about all of this is that we spoke too soon those victims yesterday. They were tortured they see for years by Jeffrey Epstein. And now with his suicide he sort of tortured them and tormented them one more time because all they wanted was justice they wanted to see him rot in it she'll sell they went to his bail hearing. They testified to make sure he didn't get bail they won there and we have to remember Jeff Christy beat this case once before so this was their second shot added. And now they feel so disappointed and let down that this was able to happen at what could justice look like case moves towards big question but I question this is far from right now.
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