FILE- In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein is shown in custody in West Palm Beach, Fla. Labor Secretary nominee Alexander Acosta is expected to face questions at his Senate confirmation hearing about an unusual plea deal he oversaw for Epstein, a Florida billionaire and sex offender, as U.S. attorney in Miami. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Uma Sanghvi, File)/Palm Beach Post via AP)

 

According to the Daily Wire, records included in the newly released batch of documents indicate that a  friend of Epstein’s allegedly had three French girls, all 12-years-old, flown in as a birthday present.

Giuffre said, “The worst one that I heard from his own mouth was this (sic) pretty 12 year old girls he had flown in for his birthday…It was a surprise birthday gift from one of his friends and they were from France. I did see them, I did meet them.”

She added, “Jeffrey bragged afterwards after he met them that they were 12-year-olds and flown over from France because they’re really poor over there, and their parents needed the money or whatever the case is and they were absolutely free to stay and flew out…They were then taken back to France the following day.”

The Daily Beast reports, “These same civil complaints allege that young girls from South America, Europe, and the former Soviet republics, few of whom spoke English, were recruited for Epstein’s sexual pleasure.”

Epstein spent a fair amount of time in Paris where he had an apartment. It will come as no surprise that “many underage girls” were seen coming and going when Epstein was in town. He was reported to have made 11 trips to Paris in the last year.

The spotlight has moved in recent days to his closest friend, French model scout Jean-Luc Brunel, who appears to be cut from the same cloth as Epstein. Who knows, he may even have been the friend who sent 12-year-old girls to Epstein on his birthday.

The Daily Beast just published an in-depth profile of Brunel in which he is described as “a sleazy, scandal-prone modeling agent with virtually limitless connections to young women around the world…He has also been accused by former models of drugging and date-raping them, and by former employees of recruiting foreign, underage girls to be pimped out of Epstein’s New York apartments.” Here is an excerpt from their piece:

Brunel was one of the financier’s most frequent male associates. The agent appears more than 15 times on flight logs from Epstein’s private plane, jetting everywhere from Paris to New York, often in the presence of young women. He visited Epstein nearly 70 times in jail, according to visitor logs, and several more times while the financier was on house arrest in Palm Beach. According to one of Epstein’s housemen, Brunel was comfortable enough to whip up his own meals in the financier’s kitchen, and was one of Epstein’s most frequent callers.

Virginia Giuffre, one of the first alleged victims to speak out against Epstein after he was granted a sweetheart plea deal—claimed in legal filings that Brunel was one of many powerful men she was forced to sleep with in her years as Epstein’s “sex slave.” She also accused Brunel of using his agency to find foreign girls, obtain visas for them, and “farm them out to his friends, including Epstein.”

In a 2015 affidavit, Giuffre said, “A lot of the girls came from poor countries or poor backgrounds, and he lured them in with a promise of making good money. Jeffrey Epstein has told me that he has slept with over 1,000 of Brunel’s girls, and everything that I have seen confirms this claim.”

Brunel has denied the allegations against him. Naturally.

The Telegraph reported in 2015 that Epstein proposed Giuffre (then Roberts) have a child for him and former partner and alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell.

He offered me a mansion and some of his money every month, I forget what he called it, a monthly income of what he made to bear one of his children. The proposition was that if anything ever happened between Jeffrey and I, that I would have to sign my child over to him basically and that the child would be his and Ghislaine’s, and I would be looking after it as long as nothing happened between Jeffrey and I.

It was this request, Giuffre said, that convinced her to flee Epstein and begin a new life in Australia.

The most surprising of these incidents, and the scariest, is the fact that Epstein had an interest in becoming a father. That would have been a tragedy.