Written by Maddy Sauer of ABC News
Though he’s only been charged with solicitation of a prostitute, New York financier Jeffrey Epstein has a dream team of lawyers working on his behalf. A lengthy police probe was conducted in Palm Beach to investigate allegations that Epstein paid young and underage girls to massage him and have sex or engage in sexual activity with him. Police had wanted to arrest him on four counts of illegal sexual activity with minors. While that investigation was ongoing, Epstein’s lawyers were already hard at work. His defense team includes Alan Dershowitz, Roy Black, Jack Goldberger, and Gerald Lefcourt. Roy Black, whose former clients include Rush Limbaugh and William Kennedy Smith, said that private investigators were used to investigate the claims made by the young and underage girls who told police they were paid to massage Epstein. According to police documents obtained by ABC News, some girls and their families reported being harassed and followed by private eyes working for Epstein. One girl’s father told police that he had been “followed aggressively by a private investigator” who was “running other vehicles off the road in an attempt not to lose sight” of him, according to police records. Black said the allegations about the private investigators’ behavior are false and that proof of that was submitted to the state attorney’s office and the grand jury. He also added that the use of private investigators is not unusual in a case when police allege criminal activity. Also on the team is Alan Dershowitz, who defended OJ Simpson and Claus Von Bulow.