More information on Jeffrey Epstein’s dealings with Israel basher Noam Chomsky has come to light, as well as his dealings with Bard College president Leon Botstein. Epstein handled $270,000 for Chomsky and $150,000 for Botstein. Meanwhile, Deutsche Bank is paying out $75 million to women who were victims of the late rapist and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
The Deutsche Bank deal is to settle a class-action lawsuit brought last year in a Manhattan federal court by a group of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims. The suit was brought because Epstein was a client of the bank from 2013 through 2018.
David Boies, a lawyer representing one of Epstein’s said that Epstein’s crimes, “could not have happened without the collaboration and support of many powerful individuals and institutions. We appreciate Deutsche Bank’s willingness to take responsibility for its role.”
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Boies and Brad Edwards, another lawyer representing the plaintiffs in the case, issued a joint statement saying, “This groundbreaking settlement is the culmination of two law firms conducting more than a decade-long investigation to hold one of Epstein’s financial banking partners responsible for the role it played in facilitating his trafficking organization.”
Deutsche Bank declined to comment on the settlement, but three years ago it did release a statement acknowledging, “our error of onboarding Epstein in 2013 and the weaknesses in our processes, and have learned from our mistakes and shortcomings.”
Dylan Riddle, a spokesman for the bank, did say that it, “has made considerable progress in remedying a number of past issues.”
As for Leon Botstein, he confirmed to the New York Times the $150,000 payment from the foundation, Gratitude America, but said that he donated it all to Bard College as part of a $1 million gift he gave that same year.
“I didn’t benefit personally at all (from the money),” Botstein told the Times adding, “I’m not a rich person.”
And Noam Chomsky admitted that In 2018 he turned to Jeffrey Epstein for help when he was having financial troubles related to the death of his first wife,
Noam Chomsky told the British newspaper The Guardian, “My late wife Carol and I were married for 60 years. We never bothered with financial details. She had a long debilitating illness when we paid no attention at all to such matters. Several years after her death, I had to sort some things out. I asked Epstein for advice. There were no financial transactions except from one account of mine to another.”
“These are all personal matters of no one’s concern,” he added.