The Weekly | The Hunt for Jeffrey Epstein’s Hidden Files
Episode 22: ‘The Hot List’
Producer/Director John Pappas
When a large endure of a person in flip-flops confirmed up with a bottle of Japanese whiskey promising to ship proof implicating one of the vital global’s richest and maximum tough males in an epic cover-up of sexual misconduct, our newshounds had been hooked.
The guy went via a pseudonym, Patrick Kessler, and he stated he had terabytes of video surveillance from Jeffrey Epstein’s flats and different fabrics that, if true, would validate theories Epstein was once engaged in an in depth blackmail operation. Kessler stated he would proportion all of it with The New York Times.
As his outrageous tale started to get to the bottom of, he illuminated one thing else: how two of America’s most sensible legal professionals thought to be the usage of the promised trove of Epstein knowledge.
This particular hourlong episode of “The Weekly” tells the wild tale of 4 Times newshounds chasing one of the crucial largest tales of the 12 months – if handiest it had been true. In the path in their reporting, they get a unprecedented glimpse into the secretive global of felony settlements during which rich individuals are allowed to make damning proof disappear.
More than a dozen New York Times newshounds were investigating the Jeffrey Epstein case, together with a number of contributors of the Business table, led via Ellen Pollock. For this particular episode of “The Weekly,” the finance editor David Enrich and trade newshounds Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Emily Steel teamed up with Jacob Bernstein of the Styles table to chase down a too-good-to-be-true lead within the Epstein case.
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Accusations of sexual predation had adopted Epstein for years, despite the fact that it wasn’t till his arrest in July that the scope of his abuse become transparent.
David Boies, lengthy thought to be one of the crucial most sensible litigators within the nation, represents 5 of Epstein’s accusers who’re suing his property for unspecified damages. They’re additionally seeking to prolong the window when sufferers of intercourse crimes can deliver civil claims to court docket.
Boies suffered “an unheard of public members of the family crisis” after his longtime consumer Harvey Weinstein was once branded a sexual predator and every other of his shoppers, the blood-testing company Theranos, on whose board Boies served, was once uncovered as a fraud.
Senior Story Editors Dan Barry, Liz O. Baylen, and Liz Day
Producer Lizzie Blenk
Directors of Photography Adam Beckman and Jaron Berman
Video Editors Geoff O’Brien, Sean Frechette, and Marlon Singleton
Associate Producers Madeline Rosenberg, Lora Moftah, and Wesley Harris