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The ‘Relentless Pursuit’ Of Jeffrey Epstein

Courtney Wild (L), who claims she was abused by Jeffrey Epstein when she was a minor, and her lawyer Brad Edwards attend a news conference in New York City.
Courtney Wild (L), who claims she was abused by Jeffrey Epstein when she was a minor, and her lawyer Brad Edwards attend a news conference in New York City.

Despite financier Jeffrey Epstein’s untimely end, those in his orbit are still dealing with the ramifications of a web of alleged crimes, including sexual abuse and sex trafficking.

Attorney Bradley Edwards represented more than 20 Epstein accusers over the course of a decade. He writes all about that pursuit for justice in his new memoir, “Relentless Pursuit: My Fight for the Victims of Jeffrey Epstein.”

One of his clients is Courtney Wild, a victims’ advocate who was 14 when she was first  brought to Epstein’s Florida mansion. She was told by a friend that she’d be “giving a massage” to an older man; she says those massages quickly became sexual assaults. Now, she’s an advocate for victims of violent crime, and one of the dozens of women who fought Epstein — and the U.S. government — in court.

We talk to Wild and Edwards about their fight to bring down an alleged sexual predator… and what they did when that alleged predator killed himself.

If you or someone you know needs help, you can reach out to the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673. You can find more resources to assist here.

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