The medical examiner’s office has ruled Jeffrey Epstein’s prison death as a suicide by hanging. The 66-year-old disgraced financier was found dead in a New York City jail on August 10th while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
Epstein, who was charged with sexually abusing underage girls, was taken off suicide watch about one week after an apparent attempt to hang himself.
The ruling came a day after two women sued Epstein’s estate claiming he sexually abused them. The suit claims the women were working as hostesses at a popular New York restaurant in 2004 when they were recruited to give Epstein massages.
The suit further claims Epstein allegedly groped the girls. According to court documents, the two women were seeking $100 million in damages, citing depression, anxiety, anger, and flashbacks.
BREAKING: Medical examiner rules Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide, says he hanged himself in his jail cell
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