Everyone pack your bags and binoculars we're heading to Epstein Island, in search of The Man, The Mystery, The Legend himself...The Talented Mister Epstein.
Quite possibly our favorite Strawman Character, Jeffrey Epstein is Bogeyman-meets-Bigfoot; a mythic creature designed to frighten townspeople into slumber and/or good behavior, forever evading capture, in life and in death.
Enjoy as HV and Rambo seesaw the scales of injustice installed on the front lawn of our legal system.
“He’s very enigmatic,” says Rosa Monckton, the former C.E.O. of Tiffany & Co. in the U.K. and a close friend since the early 1980s. “You think you know him and then you peel off another ring of the onion skin and there’s something else extraordinary underneath. He never reveals his hand…. He’s a classic iceberg. What you see is not what you get.”
"Epstein is charming, but he doesn’t let the charm slip into his eyes. They are steely and calculating, giving some hint at the steady whir of machinery running behind them. “Let’s play chess,” he said to me, after refusing to give an interview for this article. “You be white. You get the first move.” It was an appropriate metaphor for a man who seems to feel he can win no matter what the advantage of the other side. His advantage is that no one really seems to know him or his history completely or what his arsenal actually consists of. He has carefully engineered it so that he remains one of the few truly baffling mysteries among New York’s moneyed world. People know snippets, but few know the whole."