Two lawyers representing victims of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein say they plan to sue the late 66-year-old who apparently hanged himself in jail.
Attorney Lisa Bloom, who represents two of the victims, said they will sue the well-connected financier’s estate for damages following his apparent suicide.
Bloom also told Reuters news agency on Sunday she will soon file civil claims, which she said had been held off since federal prosecutors were pursued sex trafficking charges against the 66-year-old accused.
Another lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, said she hoped to file on Wednesday on behalf of another client.
Epstein was found dead days ago at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, the US Federal Bureau of Prisons revealed.
Epstein who was long dogged by accusations of sexual abuse of girls, reportedly hanged himself and his body was found at roughly 6:30 a.m. Saturday, by prison officials.
Mr. Epstein was found unconscious in his cell at the jail with marks on his neck.
Prison officials had been investigating that incident as a possible suicide attempt.
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