Jeffrey Epstein’s private Caribbean islands up for sale for £94.8m
Jeffrey Epstein’s private islands will be sold to settle noticeable lawsuits (Picture: Reuters/AP)
Jeffrey Epstein’s private Caribbean islands are expected to fetch as much as £94million as they go on the market.
A lawyer for the dead paedophile’s estate revealed the sale of Little St James and Great St James in the US Virgin Islands will be used to settle noticeable lawsuits.
Many high-profile individuals, including Kevin Spacey and Bill Clinton, allegedly visited Little St James, which was dubbed ‘Paedophile Island’ in reports due to the abuse girls reportedly experienced there.
Most alleged guests have denied ever visiting the island.
In 2020, the US Virgin Islands’ Attorney General, Denise George, told Vanity Fair: ‘An employee told me that he saw Prince Andrew on a balcony out at Little St James groping girls right out in the open.
‘He said he remembered walking up to him and saying, “Good morning, your Highness.”‘
Virginia Giuffre, who accused the Duke of York of assaulting her when she was 17-years-old, also alleged she was abused on the island.
The duke has vehemently denied all allegations against him, and last month settled out-of-court with Ms Giuffre – reported to have cost £12million.
Little St James was dubbed ‘Paedophile Island’ by locals amid allegations of sexual abuse taking place there (Picture: Zuma Press/PA Images) Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was facing trial for sex offences in 2019 when he took his own life in prison (Picture: AP)
Ms George filed a lawsuit alleging a 15-year-old girl attempted to escape Little St James by swimming away from the island, but was caught by a search party led by Epstein and had her passport confiscated.
The 74-acre island is made up of a main mansion and a series of guest cottages, a helipad, a bath house, a cinema and a library – with access to a lagoon and the beach.
Epstein before had plans for the 161-acre Great St James to contain an amphitheatre, pool and underwater office.
Epstein bought Little St James for £6million ($8million) and it is now expected to reach £94.7million when it goes on the market (Picture: Reuters) Virginia Guiffre, who recently settled a civil court case with Prince Andrew, is among those who allege sex offences took place on the island (Picture: AP)
Daniel Weiner, the lawyer for Epstein’s estate, said Ms George supported the sale of the character and the proceeds from the auction would ‘be used by the estate for the resolution of noticeable lawsuits and the regular costs of the estate’s operations’.
The islands are the latest locations associated with Epstein to go on the market, after a 33,000 square foot ranch in New Mexico went on sale last year for around £20million.
The ranch is another site where Ms Giuffre claims she met Prince Andrew, which the royal categorically denies.
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