One of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers has written to Attorney General William Barr begging him to tear up an immunity deal that protects the pedophile’s potential accomplices, according to a report.
Courtney Wild, one of the initial accusers who helped get the millionaire money manager jailed in Florida in 2008, turned to the country’s top prosecutor in frustration at her legal actions getting blocked, ABC News said.
“I have been fighting for over ten years to get rid of the provisions in the non-prosecution agreement that gave immunity to Jeffery Epstein and his co-conspirators in Florida for the sexual crimes committed against me when I was a child,” Wild, 31, wrote to Barr on Monday, ABC said. “I have been re-victimized, at every stage, by the same government that’s supposed to protect me.”
As well as seeing Epstein convicted and jailed, Wild’s legal battle against him helped reveal the then-secret non-prosecution agreement which gave immunity in Florida to those who helped his sordid crimes.
She fought to get it overturned, seemingly making headway in her argument that it was illegal because prosecutors did not confer with the victims, as required under the federal Crime Victims’ Rights Act.
But her lawsuit was tossed in September when a Florida judge ruled it was “moot” following Epstein’s death by suicide in a Lower Manhattan jail the previous month as he awaited trial on charges of sex trafficking.
“Unfortunately, when Jeffrey Epstein died, the judge threw my case out,” Wild wrote in her letter to Barr, according to ABC. “This doesn’t make sense to me because the co-conspirators who received immunity through the illegal deal are still alive, as is the government who I sued for violating my rights in the first place.
“How is it fair that the government and Epstein’s co-conspirators essentially get immunity by way of the government allowing Epstein to die in its custody?” she asked.
Wild turned to Barr because of his declaration in August that “any co-conspirators should not rest easy” and his promise of “justice” for the victims.
She also asked Barr why victims did not get the same access to top officials as Epstein’s well-connected attorneys appear to have had.
“I don’t understand why the man that abused me gets to have his issues reviewed by the top people in the Justice Department,” Wild writes. “But the victims do not have that same right?”
Wild’s attorney, Brad Edwards, said that his client is determined to make sure that potential accomplices will benefit from the “illegal deal” made in Epstein’s initial case.
“She is not about to quit because of one bad ruling,” Edwards told ABC, saying the dismissal of her lawsuit was “shocking to her.”
“And who can argue with her logic? The government should not escape from one mistake by committing another.”
He added: “All she wants is for the government to work with her and not continue to fight against her.”
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