Victims of sexual assault by Jeffrey Epstein filed a lawsuit against JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank, accusing banks of facilitating the criminal activities of an American financier, writes The Wall Street Journal.
The plaintiffs allege that the banks continued to serve Jeffrey Epstein and his associates despite warnings about their wealthy client. Thus, they contributed to the fact that the criminal scheme of human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation continued to function, the authors of the lawsuit believe.
The victims of Jeffrey Epstein are seeking to have their lawsuit against Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan assigned the status of a collective one, and are also demanding compensation from banks. The exact amount of compensation payments in the claim is not indicated.
“We consider this lawsuit unfounded and will present our arguments in court,” a spokesman for Deutsche Bank said. A spokesman for JP Morgan declined to comment.
Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in July 2019. He was charged with sex trafficking, seduction of minors, organizing prostitution, bribing witnesses and other crimes. But a month later, without waiting for the trial, he committed suicide in a prison cell.
In June of this year, in the same case, she was sentenced to 20 years in prison sentenced Ghilain Maxwell is a friend and accomplice of Jeffrey Epstein, who made acquaintances with underage girls, and then persuaded them to have sex with a financier. Many girls were also forced to have sex with rich and powerful people, among whom, according to the victims, was a British Prince Andrew. The latter in February of this year reached an out-of-court settlement with human rights activist Virginia Roberts-Giuffre, who accused him of rape, and said that he regrets his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.