Jeffrey Epstein is a sick man, indeed.
Last weekend, the FBI raided the home of Jeffrey Epstein and discovered some disturbing, to say the least, items in his $77 million mansion.
Among them included hundreds of suggestive photographs of nude or partially-nude girls, at least one of which has been confirmed to be underage.
Take a look at the report that has been circulating on Twitter here:
The FBI pried open the doors of Epstein's mansion in order to raid it.
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Aside from the most disturbing items found - the photos of nude underage girls - the Epstein estate also houses strange decor items and photos of famous people (you won't be surprised to hear that one of them is Bill Clinton...)
The Intelligencer has more details on the twisted items found in the Epstein mansion:
Over the weekend, FBI agents raided the Upper East Side townhouse of Jeffrey Epstein, using a crowbar to break the grand doors of one of the largest private homes in Manhattan. Below is everything we know about what was found inside, and how the evidence may influence the investigation into Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking and shed light on his mysterious wealth.
What did the FBI find in the townhouse?
According to a court filing requesting that Epstein not be released prior to his trial, inside the mansion at 9 East 71st Street federal agents found “a vast trove of lewd photographs” of young girls, including pictures of “at least one girl, who, according to her counsel, was underage at the time the relevant photographs were taken.” Agents also discovered “in a locked safe … compact discs with hand-written labels including the following: ‘Young [Name] + [Name],’ ‘Misc nudes 1,’ and ‘Girl pics nudes.’” Prosecutors added that the “search of that home found “hundreds — and perhaps thousands — of sexually suggestive photographs of fully- or partially nude females.”
The New York Times also reported a few bizarre interior-decorating choices at the seven-story mansion, including a commissioned mural of a “photorealistic prison scene that included barbed wire, corrections officers and a guard station, with Mr. Epstein portrayed in the middle,” hung on the second floor. R. Couri Hay, a public relations specialist who met with Epstein at his home three months ago, told the paper, “He said, ‘That’s me, and I had this painted because there is always the possibility that could be me again.’”
Other eccentricities include “a life-size female doll hanging from a chandelier”; a dining room arranged “to resemble a beach scene”; photos of Bill Clinton, Woody Allen, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia; and an employee or friend who would greet guests in an Eastern European accent and lead guests to a marble staircase. “At the base of the stairwell,” a visitor who spoke to the Times said, “Mr. Epstein had placed a chess board with custom figurines dressed in underwear — each piece, he noted, was modeled after one of his staffers.”
Prosecutors claim the home is valued at $77 million, though the New York City Department of Finance estimated this year that the building’s value is closer to $56 million.
The New York Times has more to add:
The townhouse where the financier Jeffrey Epstein is accused of engaging in sex acts with underage girls is one of the largest private homes in Manhattan, a short walk from Central Park.
The seven-story residence at 9 East 71st Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, sprawls across 21,000 square feet and has five bathrooms, a two-story reception room and many bedrooms, including three three-room suites on the fourth floor.
It also has a heated sidewalk in front to melt the snow during the winter months. On the second floor is a mural that Mr. Epstein had commissioned in recent years: a photorealistic prison scene that included barbed wire, corrections officers and a guard station, with Mr. Epstein portrayed in the middle.
[Read more: How Jeffrey Epstein is connected to Bill Clinton]
“He said, ‘That’s me, and I had this painted because there is always the possibility that could be me again,’” said R. Couri Hay, a public relations specialist invited by Mr. Epstein to a meeting at his home and to view the mural three months ago.
A person who visited the townhouse last year remembered Mr. Epstein doing work at the mansion while seated at a large dining table that fit 20 people, with multiple computer monitors and a phone alongside.
Mr. Epstein answered calls while hosting visitors, according to that person and another visitor last year who saw similar behavior. Behind him was a table covered with framed photographs of celebrities and dignitaries, including a signed photograph of former President Bill Clinton.
The visitors each said they were greeted by a tall woman who spoke with an Eastern European accent, who led guests up a marble staircase to a study on another floor. At the base of the stairwell, one of the visitors said, Mr. Epstein had placed a chess board with custom figurines, many dressed suggestively — each piece, he noted, was modeled after one of his staffers.
He decorated the home with other oddities, like a life-size female doll hanging from a chandelier, and had arranged a small dining room to resemble a beach scene.
A wall of the study was covered with photographs of famous people, including Woody Allen, and another that Mr. Epstein pointed out was of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Epstein, 66, is accused of engaging in sex acts with young girls from 2002 to 2005 during naked massage sessions and paying them hundreds of dollars in cash, according to an indictment unsealed on Monday.
During the search of his townhouse on Saturday, investigators seized photographs of nude underage girls, federal prosecutors said. “The alleged behavior shocks the conscience,” Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney in Manhattan, said on Monday.
Prosecutors said they were moving to seize Mr. Epstein’s townhouse.