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More than a decade ago, mysterious financier Jeffrey Epstein was investigated by local and federal authorities in Florida for allegedly sexually abusing dozens of teenage girls. But despite what appeared to be overwhelming evidence of a horrifying pattern of abuse, Epstein managed to escape all but minor charges, striking a sweetheart deal with the government that required him to spend just 13 months in jail while granting him and his alleged co-conspirators immunity from federal prosecution. Years later, in the wake of Epstein's sudden arrest and shocking demise, those teenage girls -- now women -- are still seeking answers to their fundamental questions about their abuser and his allies. In dozens of interviews, ABC News' Mark Remillard, reporting with the ABC News Investigative Unit, shares the stories of those women, who have fought to have their voices heard, as well as the lawyers and investigators who tried to bring Epstein to justice. And we retrace Epstein's rise from modest roots to the very intersection of wealth and power, seeking to uncover the forces that shielded Epstein from justice.
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"Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein" is a co-production of the award-winning ABC News Investigative Unit and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "A Killing On the Cape," "Have You Seen This Man?," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts
It's 2005 and police in Palm Beach, Florida discover a mysterious millionaire is abusing underage girls recruited to visit his mansion for massages. How the investigation into Jeffrey Epstein began. "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein" is a co-production of the award-winning ABC News Investigative Unit and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "A Killing On the Cape," "Have You Seen This Man?," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts
A woman recalls her allegedly harrowing encounter with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell and wonders how Epstein managed to escape justice after she tried to sound the alarm. "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein" is a co-production of the award-winning ABC News Investigative Unit and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "A Killing On the Cape," "Have You Seen This Man?," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts
Ep. 3: Man of Mystery

Ep. 3: Man of Mystery

2020-01-1644:453

Even after multiple federal law enforcement investigations, Jeffrey Epstein's past remains murky. One thing is certain: His rise to wealth and power seems to defy conventional logic. Editor's Note: An earlier version of this episode attributed interim Dalton headmaster Peter Branch's comments to NPR; in fact, Branch made his comments about Jeffrey Epstein to The New York Times. "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein" is a co-production of the award-winning ABC News Investigative Unit and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "A Killing On the Cape," "Have You Seen This Man?," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts
The college dropout with little financial pedigree gets close to one of the most successful businessmen in the world, becoming a trusted advisor overseeing his personal fortune. Was this relationship the source of Jeffrey Epstein's mysterious wealth? And did he use this connection to the billionaire's businesses to prey on young women and girls? "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein" is a co-production of the award-winning ABC News Investigative Unit and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "A Killing On the Cape," "Have You Seen This Man?," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts
Who is Ghislaine Maxwell, the Oxford-educated socialite who once jet-setted around the world with Jeffrey Epstein? His girlfriend? His confidant? Or was it something more nefarious? Was this charming, elegant woman an accomplice to crimes he committed against girls and young women? "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein" is a co-production of the award-winning ABC News Investigative Unit and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "A Killing On the Cape," "Have You Seen This Man?," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts
Ep. 6: Zorro Ranch

Ep. 6: Zorro Ranch

2020-02-0646:401

As Jeffrey Epstein continues to build a financial empire, he ventures West, buying a massive piece of property outside Santa Fe, New Mexico. It's a private cattle ranch -- set in desolate, untouched land -- and rumors would fly among locals as to just what was going on at the compound known as Zorro Ranch. Epstein's wealth may have been growing, but so was the scale of his alleged abuse -- this time, involving a 16-year-old girl who says she was lured to the ranch by Epstein under the guise of a student trip. When she arrived, she was the only student there. "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein" is a co-production of the award-winning ABC News Investigative Unit and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "A Killing On the Cape," "Have You Seen This Man?," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts
Ep. 7: Little St. Jeff

Ep. 7: Little St. Jeff

2020-02-1351:051

Jeffrey Epstein further expands his real estate empire with arguably his most extravagant purchase, a private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands called Little St. James, that he dubbed "Little St. Jeff." A contractor who did a lot of work on the island says he witnessed things he found terribly unsettling, including young-looking girls sunbathing on the beaches. And it was in this seemingly idyllic paradise where one woman alleges she had a terrifying encounter with Epstein that would forever change her life. "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein" is a co-production of the award-winning ABC News Investigative Unit and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "A Killing On the Cape," "Have You Seen This Man?," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts
Ep. 8: The Sweetheart Deal

Ep. 8: The Sweetheart Deal

2020-02-2001:05:54

Back in Palm Beach, local authorities build what they believe is a solid case against Jeffrey Epstein and they turn it over to the FBI, confident the feds will investigate and prosecute Epstein as the local police feel he deserves. Victims ?from Florida, New York and New Mexico are interviewed by the FBI ?over the course of two years -- and ?they are assured that the wheels of justice are turning. But what eventually happens stuns Palm Beach police and the women who, despite fearing for their safety, opened up old wounds to cooperate with federal investigators. How did the millionaire from Palm Beach, accused of sexually abusing potentially over 30 girls and young women across the country, end up spending just over a year in a local jail cell that allowed to come and go almost as he pleased? Just who was behind the "sweetheart" deal Epstein got, leaving victims both angry and betrayed? And new information from ABC News shows federal investigators knew even more years ago than has been previously reported about allegations against Epstein -- this time, surrounding a 14-year old girl in New York. "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein" is a co-production of the award-winning ABC News Investigative Unit and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "A Killing On the Cape," "Have You Seen This Man?," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts
Ep. 9: Far from Over

Ep. 9: Far from Over

2020-02-2701:01:44

In July 2019, Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on charges of sex trafficking of underage girls, handcuffed as he exited his private plane that had arrived from Paris. For a brief moment, the victims exhaled, hopeful that justice would be served at long last. But before facing the charges, Epstein slips from justice again –- this time, for good. In August 2019, Epstein would be found dead in his jail cell after an apparent suicide. But the story is far from over. Still-open civil lawsuits, a fight over Epstein's estate and questions about alleged accomplices all linger. And through it all, the brave women who came forward to bring down one of the most prolific sex traffickers of our time persevere, sharing with us what their lives look like today -- after Jeffrey Epstein. "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein" is a co-production of the award-winning ABC News Investigative Unit and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "A Killing On the Cape," "Have You Seen This Man?," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts
It’s the biggest development in the saga of Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse since his death. Ghislaine Maxwell -- Epstein’s former girlfriend and close associate -- has been arrested by federal authorities and is now facing possibly decades in prison. On this bonus episode of "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein," host Mark Remillard speaks with ABC News Senior Producer James Hill and ABC News Senior Investigative Reporter Aaron Katersky to break down the charges and what we know about the investigation into Maxwell. We hear about the impact the arrest has had on Epstein’s and Maxwell’s accusers, and what to expect as the case moves forward.
Comments (45)

Amanda Williams

"He wanted me to move to Ohio. I didn't want to, but he insisted" what? I just can't with some of these women.

Jul 25th
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L.

they admit the audio is hard to hear and then proceeds to never explain what is said. like??? I hate when podcasts do that.

Jul 2nd
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Edward Galloway

really good podcast, although some of it was a tad repetitive !

Jun 23rd
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Heather Foy

This podcast was quite repetitive. It could have been finished in a while lot fewer episodes. They used the same interview clips multiple times which became boring after a while. There definitely wasn't much creativity presented here.

Apr 23rd
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Ivan

Powerful episode. Brave women. The truth, the reckoning will set you free. A cultural shift is happening for the better for sexual victims. The coward is gone. Weinstein is held accountable in prison. Ghislaine the writing is on the wall. Do you feel that chill coming for you.

Mar 1st
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Jᴏsᴇᴘʜ♔

After hearing every episode of the series, I've come to the conclusion that these woman are lying quite a bit but have the media to back and push the one sided narrative. There are plenty of more reasons as to why I've concluded that ie. one party not being alive, physically fit, or in a position to verbally defend and;or explain themselves on said parties behalf. That aside, these women are topsoil in this deep, deep, hole of an operation of the 1st class echelon. I'm under the impression Jeffery might have instigated a issue with the wrong person.... which eventually flipped the switch causing all of Jeffrey's connections coincidentally to fail him and lead to extremely negative worldwide exposure, as we as lawsuits against his estate, with a Judicial life sentence.

Feb 27th
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Jacqueline Lee Bellem

have his properties been investigated????? He may be gone but he wasn't the only one! The properties were created for the purpose of molesting or I would rather say torture of children so what about his properties

Feb 25th
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Kent Bamberger

So the "news agency" that put together this podcast are totally glossing over the powerful people who went to Rape Island. But like what's said in this episode he's got money and can buy his way out of trouble. It'd also be nice if you did investigative journalism and look into his "suicide".

Feb 21st
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Santos Mendez

I'm not one for conspiracy theories But I want a look past him being alive still and living in an island

Feb 20th
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Jocelyn Fältskog

He really does seem to have been a Prince of Darkness.

Feb 19th
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Penny Stewart

I am disgusted by that man who says he saw young girls on the island more than 25 times, then he says he has 2 young daughters and he never reported those other young girls being there, he just quit. that is wrong

Feb 17th
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Santos Mendez

jeff Epstein dint kill himself he was silenced. a lot of dirt bags where going to be 69

Feb 14th
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Lauren Warbeck

Yo can someone have the good sense to delete this antisemitic comment from D X Reidy jfc

Feb 10th
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Jessica Loving

I’m really happy with this podcast. It’s keeping the story alive. People don’t know what went on. Some of the worlds most powerful people were involved, and we need to make noise about it. I look forward to each episode.

Feb 1st
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Jacqueline Lee Bellem

there was a girl a "survivor" of sex trafficking that was on a show (think Dr. phill actually) she talked about these people who did horrible things on an island and looked like rich business men. Listening to this podcast and wondering is anyone else has put it together. her stories of what was done on this island to her and children and babies is unimaginable and unforgettable

Jan 27th
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Marc Plude

Amy Robach?

Jan 26th
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Marc Plude

Amy Robach?

Jan 26th
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Damien Dooley

Definitely not going to trust abc lies

Jan 25th
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D X Reidy

PEDOPHILE MOBSTER scum runs the world....SATAN is real.

Jan 23rd
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Lewis Sunflower

ABC protects Powerful Pedophiles.

Jan 21st
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