A French trend agent linked to Jeffrey Epstein was discovered useless in his jail cell on Friday evening, the Paris prosecutor’s workplace stated.
Jean-Luc Brunel, 76, was in detention awaiting a trial on expenses of rape of a minor and sexual harassment.
He was suspected of being concerned in a worldwide paedophile ring organised by the late disgraced financier Epstein, who took his personal life in jail whereas awaiting trial for intercourse crimes, in 2019.
US prosecutors accused Brunel of discovering younger women for his longtime affiliate and financier.
Attorneys for the style agent prompt he had killed himself, based on studies within the French press.
Le Monde reported his authorized group as saying: “His resolution was not pushed by guilt, however by a deep sense of injustice.”
Brunel was arrested in December 2020 at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport whereas making an attempt to board a aircraft to Senegal.
He co-founded modelling company MC2 Mannequin Administration within the US with funding from Epstein.
A number of girls accused Brunel of sexual assault, and at the least a dozen folks have been recognized to have given proof for the French investigation into allegations in opposition to Epstein and his circle.
Virginia Giuffre, who claims she was trafficked by Epstein as a young person, alleged that Brunel procured girls, a few of them minors, for intercourse with Epstein and others. He lured them with guarantees of modelling work, she stated.
Epstein’s illicit actions have resurfaced in current months attributable to numerous high-profile instances involving his associates.
Prosecutors described Maxwell as a “refined predator” who focused susceptible younger women. She is ready to be sentenced on 28 June and faces as much as 65 years in jail – which means the 60-year-old might spend the remainder of her life behind bars.
Ms Giuffre, essentially the most distinguished of Epstein’s accusers, stated she hoped Maxwell’s responsible verdict was “one other step in justice being served” however that “Maxwell didn’t act alone. Others have to be held accountable. I’ve religion that they are going to be”.
Prince Andrew settled a civil sexual assault case introduced in opposition to him by Ms Giuffre this week. She sued the Duke of York claiming she was compelled to have intercourse with him when she was 17 years previous after being trafficked by Epstein. Prince Andrew denied her allegations.