Jeffrey Epstein Used Victoria’s Secret Billionaire Leslie Wexner – Multimillionaire businessman Jeffrey Epstein used Victoria’s Secret Billionaire to gain access to girls after showing them as billionaire Leslie Wexner’s personal money manager.
Jeffrey Epstein Used Victoria’s Secret Billionaire Leslie Wexner:
It is reported that Victoria’s Secret’s parent company, L Brands, say it’s investigating the business relationship between its CEO, Les Wexner, and Jeffrey Epstein.
Epstein, a longtime associate of Victoria’s Secret CEO Wexner’s, is accused of controlling a trafficking business, in which he paid girls teens around 14 to have physical with him at his Upper East Side home and his estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
By the mid-1990s, L Brands executives had found out that Epstein “was trying to involve himself in the recruitment of lingerie models for the Victoria’s Secret catalog.” According to the New York Times, Wexner was then told of what his friend was doing, and “promised to take care of the issue.”
Prosecutors say Jeffrey Epstein used employees and associates to lure the girls to his estate, and then paid some of his victims to gain other girls for him to physical. If convicted, he faces up to 45 years in jail. Epstein has pleaded not guilty.
In May 1997, Alicia Arden, a model in California, was introduced to [Epstein] who identified himself as a talent scout for Victoria’s Secret. He invited her to his Santa Monica hotel room to audition for the brand’s catalog. When she arrived, Ms. Arden said, the man grabbed her, tried to undress her and said he wanted to “manhandle” her. Ms. Arden, then 27, fled in tears.
“His weapons were his hands,” Arden told the New York Times. Arden filed a police report a week later, which is, as the New York Times noted, “one of the earliest known police records of an allegation of physically misconduct” filed against Epstein.
Leslie Wexner’s Response:
L Brands, a publicly traded company whose brands include Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works. Mr. Wexner, the longest-serving chief executive in the S&P 500 and L Brands’ largest shareholder, once addressed Mr. Epstein as “a most loyal friend” with “excellent judgment and unusually high standards.”
Mr. Wexner, 81, declined interview in connection with Mr. Epstein’s arrest and involvement with him. In a letter this month to L Brands employees, Mr. Wexner, 81, Epstein’s arrest with L Brands employees and said he was “NEVER aware of the illegal activity charged in the indictment.”
“While Mr. Epstein served as Mr. Wexner’s personal money manager for a period that ended nearly 12 years ago, we do not believe he was ever employed by nor served as an authorized representative of the company,” an L Brands (LB) spokesperson said in a statement Friday.
“I would not have continued to work with any individual capable of such egregious, sickening behavior as has been reported about him. As you can imagine, this past week I have searched my soul … reflected … and regretted that my path ever crossed his,”
Jeffrey Epstein Injured In Jail | Suicide Attempt:
On Thursday, in Epstein’s Manhattan jail cell, he was found injured with marks on his neck this week and received medical treatment.
“Jeffrey Epstein is currently housed at MCC New York and not in a local hospital as has been reported,” the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said in an emailed statement on Thursday. “As with all inmates, for privacy and security reasons, we do not share information on an inmate’s medical status or their conditions of confinement.”
“Mr. Epstein’s crimes are abhorrent, and we applaud every effort to bring justice to those harmed,” L Brands issued a formal statement. “While Mr. Epstein served as Mr. Wexner’s personal money manager for a period that ended nearly 12 years ago, we do not believe he was ever employed by nor served as an authorized representative of the company. We take these matters seriously, and at the direction of the L Brands Board of Directors, have engaged outside counsel to conduct a thorough review.”
Lisa Bloom tweeted, “The Epstein accusers I represent and I don’t wish suicide upon anyone, not even a recidivist predator who has tricked and hurt so many women. We want him to stay alive to face the justice and accountability which is so long overdue. And it’s coming.”