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Relentless Pursuit: My Fight for the Victims of Jeffrey Epstein

Relentless Pursuit: My Fight for the Victims of Jeffrey Epstein


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This is the definitive story of the case against Jeffrey Epstein and the corrupt system that supported him, told in thrilling detail by the lawyer who has represented Epstein’s victims for more than a decade.

In June 2008, Florida-based victims’ rights attorney Bradley J. Edwards was thirty-two years old and had just started his own law firm when a young woman named Courtney Wild came to see him. She told a shocking story of having been sexually coerced at the age of fourteen by a wealthy man in Palm Beach named Jeffrey Epstein. Edwards, who had never heard of Epstein, had no idea that this moment would change the course of his life.

Over the next ten years, Edwards devoted himself to bringing Epstein to justice, and came close to losing everything in the process. Edwards tracked down and represented more than twenty of Epstein’s victims, shined a light on his shadowy network of accomplices, including Ghislaine Maxwell, and uncovered the scope of his sexually exploitative organization, which reached into the highest levels of American society.

Edwards gives his riveting, blow-by-blow account of battling Epstein on behalf of his clients, and provides stunning details never shared before. He explains how he followed Epstein’s criminal enterprise from Florida, to New York, to Europe, to a Caribbean island, and, in the process, became the one person Epstein most feared could take him down. Epstein and his cadre of high-priced lawyers were able to manipulate the FBI and the Justice Department, but despite making threats and attempting schemes straight out of a spy movie, Epstein couldn’t stop Edwards, his small team of committed lawyers, and, most of all, the victims, who were dead-set on seeing their abuser finally put behind bars.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781982148133
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 03/31/2020
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 323,642
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.30(d)

About the Author

Bradley J. Edwards is a prominent board-certified civil trial lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who specializes in representing victims of violent and sexual crimes. In addition to obtaining some of America’s largest jury verdicts, he prosecuted the landmark Crime Victims’ Rights case, Doe v. United States, pro bono for more than ten years. He has published on the topic of crime victims’ rights in nationally recognized journals and speaks across the country on the representation of victims and survivors.

Brittany Henderson is a trial lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who is committed to making a difference both in the courtroom and in the community. She has obtained nearly $100 million in jury verdicts and settlements in her short career as an advocate for crime victims. Additionally, she is the cofounder of two nonprofit organizations for sexual abuse survivors.

Table of Contents

Prologue xi

1 The Beginning of the End 1

2 The Hearing Heard 'Round the World 15

3 Wild 24

4 The Call 41

5 23 Victims 46

6 Off the Record 55

7 Emergency 58

8 A Light Sentence 66

9 Let's Fight 69

10 The Fun Begins 73

11 The Two of Us 79

12 The Girls 86

13 The Circle 101

14 The Holy Grail 114

15 The New Bernie Madoff 122

16 The Fallout 134

17 Enter Jack 140

18 How the Fight Became a War 144

19 Marissa 155

20 Gaming the System, Again 160

21 The Island 165

22 It's Never Over 170

23 Your Move or Mine? 174

24 The Rat 181

25 Good Versus Evil 184

26 Whose Side Are You On? 188

27 Back to New York 197

28 Virginia 201

29 Nobody Is Safe 211

30 Dershowitz 220

31 Running Interference 223

32 Titone 228

33 The Plot Thickens 234

34 Sideswipe 244

35 Starbucks 246

36 Back in the Spotlight 255

37 Witness After Witness 266

38 The Cult 273

39 Paducah and Beyond 277

40 Two More for the Good Guys 287

41 Ransome 296

42 The Bodyguard 304

43 "You Cannot Be Serious" 311

44 Julie 314

45 Coin Toss 318

46 Bring It On 323

47 My Hero Is Gone but Never Forgotten 332

48 The Fun Never Stops 336

49 Miss You, Joe 342

50 The Calm 343

51 The Storm 347

52 The Handshake 356

53 His Surrender 360

54 Check 364

55 Checkmate 366

Epilogue 371

Acknowledgments 377

Resources 385

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