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3 Women Sue Epstein’s Estate, Citing Rape And Other Sex Acts

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    Prosecutors Move to Dismiss Epstein Criminal Case

    A shakeup at the Bureau of Prisons, with the director removed following Jeffrey Epstein's suicide in prison, comes as a prosecutor says the case should be closed, but the investigation into if others helped him recruit girls for sex. NBC 4 New York's Jonathan Dienst reports.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 19, 2019)

    Three women are suing the estate of Jeffrey Epstein and others in lawsuits that cite rape and other forced sex acts while he served a Florida jail sentence and assaults that stretched to 2014.

    The lawsuits in Manhattan federal court were filed Tuesday on behalf of women who remained anonymous. They sought unspecified damages.

    The lawsuits say two women were 17 and the third woman was 20 when they said they were sexually assaulted by Epstein. All said they were also coerced into giving Epstein sexual massages.

    One woman maintains Epstein forced her to marry another woman.

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    A message seeking comment was left with a lawyer for Epstein's estate.

    Epstein died by suicide in his New York prison cell on Aug. 10 as he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges.