Questions surrounding the circumstances of Jeffrey Epstein’s death behind bars have been reignited in a new book
Questions surrounding the circumstances of Jeffrey Epstein’s death behind bars have been reignited in a new book, including whether the pedophile’s cellmate – a convicted quadruple murderer – could have played a role.
In her book Perversion of Justice: The Jeffrey Epstein Story, journalist Julie K. Brown takes a deep dive into her years-long investigation of Epstein’s underage sex trafficking operation and discusses theories surrounding his death.
Epstein, a convicted sex offender, was found hanged in his secure New York federal jail cell on August 10, 2019.
His death was ruled a suicide, however it has been the subject of rampant speculation from theorists who believe his high-profile connections made him an obvious target for murder.
In an excerpt of her book, Brown outlines different accounts about whether or not Epstein’s cellmate, former police officer Nicholas Tartaglione, may have attempted to kill him or facilitated his suicide.
Tartaglione, who was facing the death penalty for federal murder and drug charges, reportedly refused to cooperate with authorities after Epstein’s death.
In her book Perversion of Justice: The Jeffrey Epstein Story, journalist Julie K. Brown explores questions about the role Epstein’s cellmate, former police officer Nicholas Tartaglione (pictured), may have played in his death
Epstein, a convicted sex offender, was found hanged in his secure New York federal jail cell on August 10, 2019. Although New York’s chief medical officer deemed Epstein’s death ‘suicide’ the circumstances surrounding the incident continue to trouble conspiracy theorists
A noose Epstein allegedly made out of bedsheets is seen in his jail cell
According to Brown’s book, there are a series of ‘suspicious events’ surrounding Epstein’s death, including surveillance video of the incident disappearing and Tartaglione allegedly having access to an unsanctioned cell phone.
‘Prison officials said it was inadvertently destroyed. Tartaglione had an illegal cell phone, but the government wasn’t releasing its contents. To this day, authorities have never released a report on their investigation into the event,’ Brown recounts in the book.
Brown also questions the prison’s decision to house a sex offender and quadruple murder together.
‘For reasons that remain unexplained to this day, the Metropolitan Correctional Center had bunked a hulking accused quadruple murderer with a sixty-six-year-old nerd with an egg-shaped penis who happened to be the nation’s most famous child molester,’ she wrote.
Tartaglione’s lawyer has previously stated that the ex-cop was friendly with Epstein and did not play any role in his death.
Tartaglione’s lawyer has previously stated that the ex-cop (above) was friendly with Epstein and did not play any role in his death
The lawyer has also theorized that Tartgalione was being set up in response to complaints he filed about alleged inhumane conditions at the facility.
Although New York’s chief medical officer deemed Epstein’s death ‘suicide’ the circumstances surrounding the incident continue to trouble conspiracy theorists.
In 2019, sources familiar with the medical examiner’s report told the Washington Post that Epstein had suffered a broken hyoid which is a type of fracture associated with both suicidal hanging and homicidal strangulation.
However, experts say a broken hyoid is more commonly related to homicides than suicides.
‘If, hypothetically, the hyoid bone is broken, that would generally raise questions about strangulation, but it is not definitive and does not exclude suicidal hanging,’ Jonathan Arden, the president of the National Association of Medical Examiners, told the newspaper.
Other theorists, including former President Donald Trump and several FOX Business hosts, argued that former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are connected to Epstein’s death.
This theory stems from decades-old theories linking the family to dozens of suspicious deaths, Insider reported.
While conspiracists claim they have ‘incriminating evidence on the family,’ the claims remain unsubstantiated at this time. Additionally, Bill Clinton’s spokesperson has publicly said the accusation is ‘ridiculous’ and ‘not true’.
In her book, Brown reports that there are a series of ‘suspicious events’ surrounding Epstein’s death, including surveillance video of the incident disappearing and the fact that Tartaglione allegedly having access to an unsanctioned cell phone. Caution tape is seen outside Epstein’s prison cell after his death
Additional theorists have attempted to connect Trump, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by numerous women, to Epstein’s death.
One of Trump’s accusers claimed he attacked her at one of Epstein’s parties, prompting several conspirators to believe that Epstein may have ‘had dirt’ on the former president.
In addition to evaluating Epstein’s death, Brown’s book is also expected to highlight the evidence that brought him to justice and expose the ‘powerful people and broken system that protected him’.
Brown wrote and published a series of stories surrounding the Epstein case in November 2018, revealing how as many as 80 victims of Epstein were pressured to keep quiet about crimes that took place when they were as young as 13 and 14 years old.
Her award-winning series also alleged that Epstein was given lenient treatment by prosecutors who agreed to drop more serious federal sex trafficking charges, allowing the wealthy financier to plead guilty to state-level prostitution offenses.
‘Perversion of Justice: The Jeffrey Epstein Story’ is set to be released on Tuesday.