"I want you to tell the ladies and gentlemen of the jury whether or not aborting three fetuses is more traumatic than giving a man a massage in the nude?" a lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein asked one alleged victim.
The attorney was attempting to discredit the woman's charge that she had been suffered emotional distress from her contact with his client. She reluctantly said the abortions had been more traumatic, according to the Palm Beach Post. And now a Palm Beach judge has ruled that the line of questioning should be enabled with the opening of the plaintiffs' medical records.
Epstein, a financier who lived in New York and Palm Beach, served 13 months of an 18 month sentence, having pled guilty to two state charges: procuring a minor for prostitution and soliciting prostitution. That was despite an investigation by the Palm Beach police department that turned up shocking stories of Epstein paying girls as young as 14 for nude massages and, it was alleged, sexually assaulting some of them. A report in The New York Times suggested Epstein's massive fortune and legal team that included Kenneth Starr and Alan M. Dershowitz had something to do with his abbreviated jail time.