Jeffrey Epstein’s former lawyer, Alan Dershowitz says the pedophile took his own life because he believed it wasn’t worth continuing.
Dershowitz who represented the billionaire pedophile in his 2007 trial for soliciting a minor for prostitution, said he doesn’t believe that Epstein was murdered but believes he was just thinking the way a financier does.
The Mail Online reports: ‘I’m not a conspiracy-theory person. I think it was just a suicide,’ Dershowitz told Page Six. ‘I think he killed himself because he didn’t want to spend the rest of his life in prison. He did a cost-benefit analysis and thought he’d be better off dead.
A coroner confirmed Friday that Epstein died by suicide however an investigation is underway by FBI and Justice Department as the outraged public opined he should not have been given the opportunity to kill himself.
Epstein allegedly tried to take his own life on July 23 and was discovered semiconscious on the floor of a cell he shared with an ex-cop awaiting trial for murdering four people.
Conspiracy theories suggested Epstein may have been killed to protect other high profile names in his circles who may have been implicated in crimes attached to the billionaire.
That inmate, Nicholas Tartaglione, has since been cleared of any wrongdoing in the incident his lawyer has claimed.
While Dershowitz agrees, there wasn’t anyone else involved, he does think further probing is required.
‘There should be a thorough investigation . . . He never should have been taken off of suicide watch,’ he continued.
According to prosecutors, Epstein sexually exploited dozens of teenagers at his homes in Manhattan and Florida between 2002 and 2005.
He denied the charges but faced up to 45 years in jail if found guilty.
Epstein had set up his own foundation, which donated $6.5million to Harvard University to establish an ‘evolutionary dynamics’ program.
This donation earned the praise of none other than celebrated legal mind and Harvard professor Dershowitz – who went on to represent Epstein when he was accused of sex crimes in 2007 – who described it as ‘brilliant’.
In 2007, Dershowitz, now 80, helped broker the plea deal that saw Epstein spend just 13 months in a county jail in Florida after admitting a single state charge of soliciting prostitution from a minor.
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