EPSTEIN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES is the definitive book on Jeffrey Epstein and the evil that surrounded him, from the journalists first to expose the civil lawsuits from Epstein’s teen sex victims, as well as his suicide attempt in prison.

Drawing on unprecedented access to various lawsuits, government investigations, and court filings, we have completed dozens of interviews with insiders at all levels and on all sides of the crime, including one of Epstein’s “massage” recruiters, his longtime personal chauffeur, and his one-time handler for Mossad, the national intelligence agency of Israel.

Ask us — Melissa Cronin (C2melissa) and James Robertson (robertsonwriter) — anything!

EDIT: We are logging off now but will return periodically over the weekend to answer more questions.

Buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Epstein-Dead-Men-Tell-Tales/dp/1510757929

Proof uploaded confidentially. The authors also executive produced podcast series Epstein: Devil In The Darkness. Listen to the end of Episode 12 for proof. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/epstein-devil-in-the-darkness/id1478027784

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JTHGraphics53 karma

Thank you for the work you guys are doing!

My question: If you were investigating Epstein for years, why did it take you until after his death to come out with that fact? Or did you in fact talk about Epstein but no one listened?

C2melissa99 karma

The latter! We published articles on RadarOnline back in 2014 and 2015 on Epstein, Clinton, Andrew, Orgy Island, etc etc. We interviewed Virginia Roberts Giuffre on the record. We had hundreds of thousands of readers on our site each month, but that reporting was like a tree falling in an empty forest. It was so frustrating. Even more bittersweet years later to see people learn about it around his arrest and question, "How was this hidden for so long" It wasn't.

robertsonwriter95 karma

In another point: For the last three years, we have been fighting the FBI in court to release their Epstein files. The lawsuit may be the best hope for us — and the public — to find out what really happened to Epstein in life and death. The FBI has constantly pushed back on releasing certain caches of documents while Epstein was alive — citing privacy laws under Freedom of Information. But if you die, anyone who asks for your FBI file can see it... though they find creative ways to slow down the process. As well as many of the breakthroughs in the book, we are expecting some results in the coming months. If the documents are overly-redacted, our immediate steps would be to file a legal brief and bust it wide open. And hopefully now, at least, people will listen.

En0der39 karma

Do you think there are more individuals like him in the world of all rich and powerful, like there are always enough cocaine dealers no matter how many get arrested?

robertsonwriter74 karma

When I spoke to former Israeli spy Ben-Menashe, the alleged handler of Robert Maxwell (Ghislaine's dad) & the man who introduced Epstein to the intelligence agency, described him to me as a "simple idiot" -- which, when you consider the calculated, depraved and monstrous actions Epstein masterminded, is utterly frightening.

1doctor32 karma

Whats a detail that seems to be unknown to the average viewer who is following this case, but is haunting enough that it makes you wonder why no one is bringing it up more?

robertsonwriter76 karma

The totality of people who were involved in Epstein's day-to-day life but who've seemingly escaped being questioned or held accountable. Anyone who "worked" for Epstein -- pilots, chefs, cleaners, drivers -- must come forward. It took me 18 months to earn the trust of a long-time chauffer to talk to me because he feared for his life. I hope the revelations and public pressure will encourage more to do the same, and assist law enforcement (or investigative journalists!) in exposing the predators and give closure to the hundreds of victims.

Tinkeringhalo107 karma

They have given depositions? What do you mean come forward?

robertsonwriter2 karma

As the book reveals, there are so many people who've not spoken, who really should assist the investigations if they have a modicum of remorse or morality.

oreodose15 karma

did you yourself ever talk face to face with him? what’s the most disturbing thing you found? can you name some high up people who seemed to be a lil to close to him? has writing the book effected you in any way?

robertsonwriter40 karma

In our reporting, we obtained identities of victims that were not previously known. As we began to track them down to respectfully ask if they would be willing to share their stories there was a haunting pattern: Most of the girls (now young women) had lengthy arrest records. Some were too traumatized to talk, others were unable to be found. With all of the brave women who have come forward publicly -- in courtrooms, closed-door depositions or TV press conferences/interviews -- there are likely hundreds more still suffering in silence and whose lives are completely destroyed because of Epstein and his coconspirators.

robertsonwriter40 karma

I didn’t meet Epstein but we spoke to someone who went one better — an attorney in Palm Beach who represented three women in civil complaints against him. Spencer Kuvin took Epstein’s deposition twice. He told us the first time he walked into the room, Epstein would try his best to maintain eye contact and constantly had a big grin on his face, always looking smug. His feeling was Epstein always believed he was the smartest man in the room yet craved the approval and friendship of everyone he met. He also got the impression Epstein was a creepy individual and when he asked Epstein if his penis was shaped like an egg — as some women accusing him of sexual abuse had described — he refused to answer but smirked to a point of laughter.

friggyturt10 karma

Do you think his first suicide attempt was legit?

robertsonwriter32 karma

In consideration of the witnesses and evidence, I think it has to be legit. When I broke the story of the first attempted suicide, I was told his cellmate, Nicholas Tartaglione, was who shouted for the guards and that generally, Tartaglione seemed to often watch out for Epstein. A witness inside MCC prison said Epstein actually looked dead -- describing his face, feet and hands as being a light blue color. Interestingly, our source claimed the guards on duty didn't appear to show much care and allegedly picked up Epstein's unconscious body and dropped it on the floor. The sound of his head hitting the floor could be heard down the hallway in other cells. Tartaglione was suspected of foul play but denied it, which our prison witness corroborates. In summary, I think it's more likely it was self-inflicted than someone else had managed to enter and exit the cell.

1doctor8 karma

Who do you believe Epstein was working for? I hear a lot of people say the Mossad, and some say CIA. Who is it you believe and why?

C2melissa28 karma

We spoke to the man who says on record that he was Epstein's handler for the Mossad. He's very credible. We also found extensive links between Epstein and former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. (Weirdly, the two of them went in on a business venture that Trump's pal Michael Cohen had a link with!) But what we know about the nature of the espionage community and Epstein's life suggests that he wasn't "exclusive." Epstein did a lot of business with Saudi Arabia over the years, and the Maxwells had strong links to Russia. The CIA & Mossad also often work together at times, as do the CIA & MI6, etc. The best way to think of it is that Epstein was a peddler of information. While he was initially recruited and trained for the Mossad by Ghislaine, he collected as much information as he could and gave it to whoever would find it most useful and would repay him in a way that would benefit him most.

1doctor21 karma

By no means am I in disbelief of what you've said, but what benefit does Epstein's Mossad handler get from revealing himself as his handler?

robertsonwriter30 karma

Ari Ben-Menashe had already publicly stated he worked for Mossad for a decade. He was also arrested in 1989 in the US on arms dealing charges but was acquitted in 1990 after a jury accepted he was acting on behalf of Israel. Israel distanced themselves, with govt sources claiming he never had anything to do with intelligence services (despite reports in US and Israel saying he did). Basically, by revealing himself it would at least mean people would ask questions if he winds up dead in mysterious circumstances.

massaji6 karma

Do you think any of this reporting has slowed whatever organization is behind this? Have they been laying low since this information come to light or just restructured possibly?

robertsonwriter14 karma

Hard to say for certain but I think whoever is behind it will have advanced technology that limits 'human error' that occurred with Epstein. We know his houses were decorated in hidden cameras, so when it comes to surveillance, blackmail etc. this detail from Melissa is chilling:

Epstein also backed an app with Ehud Barak and a company that employed Michael Cohen. That app, Smart911, allows the government to basically tap into a live feed of your phone... It's already been rolled out in 40 states, so I would tell people to really take a look at those privacy terms and conditions if they are using it!

racho08256 karma

One thing that baffles me is that where were the parents of these girls. Why were they allowing their daughters to live and travel with Epstein? We never heard from the parents defending their daughters. If I am not wrong Virginia Roberts was showing her mom pictures of her and Prince Andrew. How could a parent not find it suspicious?

robertsonwriter2 karma

In some of the unreported cases to date, I found that many of the parents simply didn't know. It has been very difficult to find the victims because we were vigilant of not causing more trauma or talking to a relative who might ask questions etc. For the girls in West Palm Beach, specifically, the girls would lie to their parents and say they were going to a friend's house, for example. Some of the girls would become recruiters -- it meant extra cash and they wouldn't be obliged to perform any "duties" for Epstein. Now, this doesn't really answer your questions since every case is different, but it truly is haunting. I don't doubt that, on the other hand, many parents looked the other way.