Filthy Rich

Filthy Rich

A Powerful Billionaire, the Sex Scandal That Undid Him, and All the Justice That Money Can Buy : the Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein

Book - 2016
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debwalker Jul 16, 2019

Hoping there's a plea deal whereby Epstein will take down a lot of the other disgusting filth with him.

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Virginia53
May 25, 2019

Good expose on Epstein...then you go and hook up with CLINTON and let him use your name to hawk his book?!?!?!? Will you do anything for money James? Clinton=Epstein. Both sex offenders.

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rmd21
Jul 09, 2018

Exposes Epstein's dirty deeds but IMO not enough of the people who were also visiting Pedophile Island like Bill Clinton* (26 trips aboard the “Lolita Express"), Kevin Spacey, Alan Dershowitz, Chris Tucker, et al but also Hillary Clinton who flew there at least six times.

Ghislaine Maxwell should've been thrown in jail but alas, papa got a big ole bag of ducat$. What a joke of a human being, recruiting young girls for Epstein after she was once his GF.

Who defended Epstein in court? One Kenneth Starr, he who was supposedly trying to find the truth about the $cam known as Whitewater. $ee a connection here?

But the book is worth reading cause it does expose some things. Absolutely a joke that Epstein got an 18-month sentence (shortened to 13 months) but also that he only had to report every day at something like 7 pm and then released by 8 am so it was basically just for sleeping purposes. Meanwhile Larry Nassar, who probably molested less girls than Epstein is sentenced to forever and not to say he doesn't deserve it, just pointing out the ridiculousness of the sentences to two vile individuals, one with a lot of money, one who is probably in the upper middle class bracket.

Epstein's former house manager, Alfredo Rodriguez, got a much harder sentence than Epstein. One thing mentioned in the book is that Donald Trump, and I am no Trump supporter until he proves he's worthy, banned Epstein from Mar-A-Lago, his private resort after a member divulged to Trump that his daughter had been molested by Epstein when she went to visit him.

• Author James Patterson just released a book with Bill Clinton so not surprisingly, Patterson states in "Filthy Rich" that Clinton and Epstein aren't "bosom buddies" if I remember the term used correctly. If you go to a guy's private island 26 trips plus that trip to Africa the first time, pretty sure you are more than bosom buddies. A little, shall we say, conflict of intere$t there or naw?

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wolfman_0
Dec 15, 2017

True story about a despicable guy who is still out there doing his thing. A billionaire with unknown sources of wealth, explored only ambiguously, preys on young girls to the extent that it must be a mental defect.

Story would have helped with ideas on legislation and other ideas to be effective on characters like this low life.

Richard Milbrodt

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carol507
Mar 09, 2017

I am returning this FILTHY book - can't get much more fornigraphic!!!!!

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dennismmiller
Jan 11, 2017

In June of 2008, Jeffrey Epstein plead guilty to a single charge of soliciting a minor for prostitution, and was sentenced to spend 18 months in jail, of which he served 13. It is doubtful whether such a minor case would have garnered any attention beyond an article in the local newspaper, except that Jeffrey Epstein was a billionaire who counted among his friends both Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. And Epstein had not been accused of having sex with a single teenage prostitute, but paying dozens of underage girls hundreds of dollars each for "massages" and similar sums for recruiting new girls into the network. The generous plea deal, negotiated by a legal team that included Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr, is a stark reminder of the extent to which great wealth and political connections can shield an individual from the full legal consequences of even the most appalling crimes.

Overall, Filthy Rich is about what you'd expect from the Patterson firm. There is no real insight into Epstein - the authors all but admit that he remains a cipher to them. Nor can the book get too close to his victims, who are, after all, minor victims of sex crimes. Despite a considerable amount of innuendo, there are no grand revelations about sex parties in which underage girls mingled with American politicians and British royals. The story of the actual investigation which resulted in Epstein's exposure, however, is somewhat compelling, and the narrative never drags or becomes dull.

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jimg2000
Nov 16, 2016

A shocking sordid tale about the sex crimes in the life of a modern-day Great Gatsby, his powerful friends and associates or partners in crime. This true crime novel succeeded to address the questions posed by the authors: Why it had taken so long for the Palm Beach police to catch up with Epstein. And, once they did, why he had served so little jail time. Those were the obvious questions, but there were others: How had Epstein made his money, possibly billions? No one seemed to know. There are plenty of material in the web on this case, see "Summary" for a couple of sources.


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