The compensation fund which was established for Jeffrey Epstein’s victims used up all of its money. As of Monday, the fund had paid out $121 million to about 150 people who a court ruled had legitimate claims.
Fund administrator Jordana Feldman said that 92% of eligible victims had agreed to settlements. “I am proud of what we were able to accomplish with this program, but also recognize that no amount of money will erase the years of pain these victims have endured because of Jeffrey Epstein,” Feldman said in a statement on Monday.
“My hope is that the program provided his victims a meaningful measure of justice and a step on the path toward healing.”
In other Jeffrey Epstein related news, millionaire businessman Leon Black has been accused by a model of having brought her down to Florida for Epstein’s amusement. Leon Black was forced out of his own Apollo Global Management because of his financial ties with Epstein.
According to reports, after Jeffrey Epstein’s first arrest back in 2008 Leon Black sent him a number of wire transfers, each in the millions of dollars, spanning a period of a few years, $10 million of which went to a foundation started by Epstein. He was also paid so called consulting fees which brought about suspicion from Deutsche Bank, where Mr. Epstein kept his accounts.
But when the controversy hit, Black swore up and down that his relationship with Epstein was solely a financial one and that there was no basis for the allegations that he gave the convicted rapist and pedophile a sweet deal because Black was being blackmailed.
Well, now model Guzel Ganieva said that in 2008, Black flew her in his private jet to Palm Beach to meet Epstein, whom he had had previously referred to as his “best friend.” Ganieva has filed a lawsuit against Black alleging that he sexually assaulted her. And as if that were not enough, she says that Black and Epstein tried to force themselves on her together, at the same time.