Lawyers for Jeffery Epstein are about to file lawsuits claiming the Federal Bureau of Prisons was negligent in its handling of security for the convicted child sex trafficker and that the autopsy was flawed.
“It is indisputable that the authorities violated their own protocols,” said Epstein’s legal team of Martin Weinberg, Reid Weingarten and Michael Miller.
“The defense team fully intends to conduct its own independent and complete investigation into the circumstances and cause of Mr. Epstein’s death including if necessary legal action to view the pivotal videos – if they exist as they should – of the area proximate to Mr. Epstein’s cell during the time period leading to his death.”
It is unclear if pathologist-to-the-stars Michael Baden, who was hired by the Epstein team to witness the autopsy, has problems with the way the examination was conducted or its results.
A point of contention is the revelation that Epstein,66, had a broken hyoid bone in his neck, which is far more common in strangulations than leaning forward to hang oneself.
“We are not satisfied with the conclusions of the medical examiner,” the legal eagles said, while adding “We will have a more complete response in the coming days.”
Last Friday, New York City’s medical examiner, Dr. Barbara Sampson officially ruled that Epstein’s death was a suicide by hanging.
As I wrote at the time this was unusually quick turn around for a coroner to rule on a high-profile, questionable case since the full toxicology reports certain were not completed as yet.
The discovery phase of this civil trial should be quite intriguing.