Epstein pays three accusers $5.5 million
Ending years of speculation about how much Palm Beach billionaire Jeffrey Epstein paid young women who claimed he used them as sex toys, court documents filed last week show he shelled out $5.5 million to settle lawsuits with three of more than two dozen teens who sued him.
Responding to requests from Epstein’s attorneys in a complex lawsuit that was spawned by the sex scandal, attorney Bradley Edwards said the politically connected 64-year-old convicted sex offender paid more than $1 million to each of the three women Edwards represented.
Identified in court papers only by their initials or pseudonyms because of the nature of the allegations and their young ages, L.M. was paid $1 million, E.W. $2 million and Jane Doe $2.5 million, Edwards said of the settlements he negotiated with Epstein to end the lawsuits.
Jack Goldberger, one of Epstein’s criminal defense attorneys, on Tuesday declined to comment on the revelations, citing confidentiality agreements that were part of the settlements. For the same reason, he declined to say whether Epstein paid similar amounts to settle roughly two dozen lawsuits filed by other