Three more Epstein accusers sue estate

Three more Epstein accusers sue estate
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Three more women who say they were sexually abused by late financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein sued his estate Tuesday under a newly enacted New York law, according to Reuters.

The complaints, filed in Manhattan federal court, make a total of at least five against Epstein’s estate under a New York law that suspends the statute of limitations for civil cases alleging sexual abuse of children.

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Two of the plaintiffs say in their complaints that they met Epstein when they were 17 years old, with the third saying she met him when she was 20. All three said their abuse continued after Epstein’s 2007 deal with federal prosecutors in Florida that allowed him to serve just under a year in jail.

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Epstein, who died in federal custody on Aug. 10 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, reportedly signed a will placing nearly $600 million in assets in a trust days before he died.

Hundreds of sexual abuse claims have been filed since the law took effect last week, including Jennifer Danielle Araoz, who wrote that Epstein sexually assaulted her at the ages of 15 and 16. Lawsuits have also been filed against the Boy Scouts of America, the Archdiocese of New York and at least five public schools.