First up, more news on Epstein’s “suicide.” Somehow as he slumped to the floor he must have managed to break his neck, in several places…
Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy determined the convicted pedophile suffered multiple broken neck bones, according to a report.
One of the breaks was to Epstein’s hyoid bone, an injury that experts told the Washington Post is more common in homicide victims.
The discoveries were disclosed to the paper by two people familiar with the findings of the autopsy, which was completed on Sunday, but warranted more information by the Medical Examiner’s Office before it makes a final cause-of-death ruling.
“Today, a medical examiner performed the autopsy of Jeffrey Epstein,” said Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson in a statement Sunday night.
“The ME’s determination is pending further information at this time. At the request of those representing the decedent, and with the awareness of the federal prosecutor, I allowed a private pathologist (Dr. Michael Baden) to observe the autopsy examination. This is routine practice.”
Sampson’s office didn’t answer a request for comment from the Washington Post about the injuries.
Epstein was found dead of an apparent suicide in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center early Saturday. He was being held there without bail since his July arrest on sex trafficking charges.
The Washington Post spoke to Jonathan Arden, president of the National Association of Medical Examiners, who said a broken hyoid bone — which is near the Adam’s apple — is more common in strangulation murders than suicidal hangings.
“If, hypothetically, the hyoid bone is broken, that would generally raise questions about strangulation, but it is not definitive and does not exclude suicidal hanging,” said Arden, who is not involved with the Epstein autopsy.
Numerous studies were also cited by the paper that found hyoid bone breaks were detected in a minority of suicidal hangings. One such study conducted from 2010 to 2013 that looked at suicidal hangings in India found that hyoid damage was present in just 16 of 264 cases, or 6 percent.
Next, it’s being reported that old Jeff had a very unusual painting in his New York Home…
Jeffrey Epstein had a bizarre portrait of Bill Clinton in a dress hanging in his Manhattan mansion.
The picture depicting the former president apparently lounging on a chair in the Oval Office, wearing red heels and posing suggestively in a blue dress redolent of Monica Lewinsky was in a room off the stairway of the Upper East Side townhouse.
The dress is also strikingly similar to one worn by Hillary Clinton at the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors.
The painting was secretly snapped inside the pedophile’s lavish $56 million home in October 2012, four years after Epstein completed his sweetheart deal for prostitution of a minor and seven years before he was accused of running a sex trafficking ring of underage girls.
The source, who asked to remain anonymous, was visiting Epstein to present a business proposal – an encounter with the pervert which included spotting a girl who seemed to be 14 waiting to see the financier.
The woman said she was shocked to catch sight of the portrait through an open door as she walked through the ornate home with her business partner.
‘It was absolutely Bill Clinton. It was shocking – it was definitely a painting of him. It was a very provocative, sexual picture. He was wearing heels, a blue dress and his hand was in a weird position.’
The color of the dress seemed to be a pointed reference to Clinton’s former intern Monica Lewinsky, who a blue dress during their infamous sexual encounter in the White House.
Epstein and Clinton were once friends, with the now 72-year-old flying on the now deceased financier’s private plane, dubbed the Lolita Express, several times and on his own account vising the town house once – making it possible he could have seen the bizarre painting.
Clinton has however denied being on Epstein’s ‘pedophile island,’ Little St. James – a denial which Donald Trump sought to cast doubt on this week.
The presence of the picture is a new twist in the relationship between Clinton, his family and Epstein.
Last month the former president’s office said he had not known anything of Epstein’s crimes and had taken four trips with him in 2002 and 2003 – although flight logs showed that he had taken a total of at least 26 individual flights in the course of those.
One of Epstein’s former sex slaves, Virginia Roberts, claimed she saw Clinton on the island for a dinner held in his honor shortly after he left office, and stood by the claim when questioned under oath.
Additionally, Epstein’s alleged procurer, Ghislaine Maxwell, was a guest at Chelsea Clinton’s wedding to Marc Meezvinsky, at least a year after the time when Bill Clinton says his relationship with Epstein ended.
‘Clinton’ has his legs crossed over the arm of a chair, with blood red heels hovering over a rug that seems to bear the presidential seal.
The shoulder of the blue dress hangs off to the side as ‘Clinton’ seems to point a finger towards the viewer.
The source who spotted the painting said she saw it while ‘being led from the office to his personal quarters when we saw the portrait.
‘It was through a door that had been left temporarily open by his housekeeper or butler.
‘I thought, ”Why in the world would Epstein have that up?” I didn’t even know that they knew each other.’
Although she was stunned by the painting, her business partner managed to take a snap of the painting.
She said: ‘He took a picture. I was mortified because there were cameras everywhere.’
The source added that she was inside Epstein’s home for around an hour and a half for the meeting, which had been arranged by the pedophile’s then-assistant Lesley Groff.
The glamorous blonde was named as a possible accomplice and granted immunity in Epstein’s controversial plea deal in 2008.
The source said: ‘We had been in communication with Lesley Groff. She was the person who coordinated our meeting.
‘We were met at the door of Epstein’s penthouse by a butler. He had a real butler – an old gentleman who walked with a limp. He led us to Lesley’s circular office. She was beautiful and fabulous and so nice and bubbly.
‘Then she led us into Epstein’s private quarters which is when we passed by the open door and the portrait.
‘We went into his dining room and spoke to him about the proposal.’
After the discussion, the source returned to the waiting area and said she noticed a young Hispanic girl was waiting to see Epstein.
She added: ‘We were wrapping things up with his private secretary and I noticed a young Hispanic girl there, all hunched up over her phone, waiting to see him next.
‘I thought it was odd that she was in the same waiting room we were in.
The source added that during her hour long discussion with Epstein, he struck her as a ‘creepy’ man.
She said: ‘He came out in pajamas. He wasn’t messy but he had on a white t-shirt, pajama bottoms and bare feet. He was very grey and he looked creepy.
‘He looked like a villain to me. I immediately knew we didn’t want to do business with him, despite wanting the contract.
‘I knew he would bury us if something went wrong.’
The proposal fell through and she never worked with the billionaire.
The macabre and excessive decor of Epstein’s home has been well documented.
While New York tax officials assessed the home at $55.93 million, government prosecutors assessed it to be worth $77 million.
The sidewalk outside the home was heated so that any snow that settled on the pavement would melt immediately.
It is complete with multiple bedrooms, five bathrooms, a two-floor reception room and three three-room suites that span the entire fourth floor.
A Vanity Fair article noted that Epstein decorated his entrance hall with ‘row upon row of individually framed eyeballs… imported from England.’
Lastly, this is probably how the portrait should have been painted: