Netflix drops trailer for ‘Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich’ docuseries

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Netflix has dropped the trailer for “Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich,” a four-part docuseries about deceased millionaire pedophile and the myriad of women who fell victim to his international sex trafficking ring.

“Stories from survivors fuel this docuseries examining how convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein used his wealth and power to carry out his abuses,” reads a short bio from Netflix for the series, available May 27.


A trailer released on YouTube Wednesday spans more than the late financier’s sex crimes and accusers, also going into his conspiracy theory-fueling August death by hanging following his July arrest. The series will also reflect on the larger #MeToo movement.

The brief look into the forthcoming show features shots of Epstein’s private Caribbean island, nicknamed “The Pedophile Island” for what one voiceover describes as an “ever-revolving door” of young girls, in a case another voiceover dubs “one of the worst failures of the criminal justice system.”

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The series is directed by Lisa Bryant, executive produced by filmmaker Joe Berlinger of “Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes” and based on author James Patterson’s best-selling 2016 book, “Filthy Rich: The Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein.”

The coronavirus quarantine hasn’t quelled interest and ongoing revelations in the Epstein case. This month, Epstein’s cell buddy Bill Mersey revealed that he believed Epstein’s death was a suicide, an accuser came forward saying Epstein flew two girls from the UK to the US — suggesting for the first time that the tycoon and his co-conspirators went after UK girls — and Harvard officials admitted that Epstein maintained his own private office at the Ivy League school for a decade following his 2008 conviction for sex crimes. Last month, a petition to remove Epstein’s alleged enabler Eileen Guggenheim from the New York Academy of Art board gained steam though Guggenheim vigorously denies the allegations.



By Hannah Frishberg

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