Epstein Spent Hours Alone with Mystery Woman in Lockup One Day After He Was Taken Off Suicide Watch
Jeffrey Epstein spent hours alone with a mystery woman in lockup just one day after he was taken off of suicide watch.
Epstein was taken off of suicide watch on July 29 at the request of his attorneys.
A lawyer visiting the Metropolitan Correctional Center told Forbes on Thursday that he saw a “young and pretty” woman casually dressed meeting with Epstein in a private room made for visits between inmates and their lawyers.
The visiting attorney, who wished to remain anonymous, told Forbes the young woman may have been a lawyer, but the “optics were startling.”
The visiting attorney went to the Manhattan Correctional Center on July 30, a day after Epstein was reportedly taken off suicide watch and transferred into the Special Housing Unit (SHU). During the hours the visiting attorney was present, it wasn’t Epstein’s main lawyer, Reid Weingarten, or other named attorneys who visited him.
“If I was him, I would have hired… an old bald guy,” said the lawyer, who said the young woman was in there with Epstein for at least two hours when he was there. He also pointed out that the room is locked when prisoners go in, after their handcuffs are removed, and unlocked only when prisoners leave and handcuffs are put back on.
As for Epstein’s companion, the visiting attorney noted that she didn’t seem to have any files with her. He speculated that she could have been a first-year associate, and that she was dressed casually. “It was slacks and a blouse. … Could have been jeans or another kind of pants,” he said. “But, like, Sunday brunch attire.”
The source told Forbes that Epstein, who complained about rodents and horrible food at MCC, would avoid being in his cell by sitting in the interview room for several hours a day.
About a week after this mystery woman was seen visiting Epstein, he was found hanging in his cell from his bunk bed with a prison bedsheet wrapped around his head, according to a law enforcement source who spoke to the New York Post.
Epstein, who is 6 feet tall, reportedly secured the bedsheet to the top bunk bed and wrapped the sheet around his neck.
Many close to Epstein fear he was murdered and CBS News, citing an unnamed source, also reported on Tuesday that “shrieking and shouting” was heard coming from Epstein’s cell on the morning of his death. The source also said they heard corrections officers saying “breathe, Epstein, breathe,” while trying to revive him.
Epstein’s autopsy showed he had broken neck bones which is common in homicide by strangulation.
Among the broken bones in Epstein’s neck was the hyoid bone which can be broken during a hanging if the individual is older, however it is more common in a homicide by strangulation, according to forensics experts.