Epstein UPDATE – Billionaire Associate Named!

Epstein Billionaire Associate Accused In Shocking Lawsuit

Epstein Billionaire Associate Accused In Shocking Lawsuit

(ConservativeSense.com) – More than three years after his alleged suicide in New York City’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, Jeffrey Epstein’s name, estate, and associates are still finding their way into lawsuits and courtrooms. On Monday, November 28, attorneys for Cheri Pierson filed suit in Manhattan against billionaire Leon Black, 71, and Epstein’s estate for an assault she alleges happened in the spring of 2002 in Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse.

Pierson claims when she was a single, under-employed mother in 2000, Ghislaine Maxwell offered to introduce her to a wealthy man who could “help” her with financial problems and her dream of launching a skincare product. Maxwell introduced Pierson to Epstein, who occasionally requested her services as a masseuse, although she claimed he always pressured her “to do more,” and she always declined.

In early 2002, Pierson called Epstein, desperate for money, and he sent her $300, the usual fee he paid for a massage. He also promised to introduce her to someone who could “help” her.

Soon after, Epstein arranged a meeting at his Manhattan home between Pierson and Black. Epstein explained that Black expected a massage and would pay her the usual fee.

However, she claims that in the townhome’s third-floor massage room, Black, eight inches taller and more than twice her weight, overpowered, sexually assaulted, and battered her despite her screams and struggles. Pierson’s filing says she could “barely walk” afterward and needed several weeks to recover without insurance or affordable healthcare.

Despite the age of the alleged crimes, New York’s Adult Survivor Act opened a one-year revival window for victims to bring civil actions against perpetrators for crimes where the statute of limitations had run out, allowing Pierson to file the action. Attorney Susan Estrich, a member of Black’s legal team, called the claims “baseless” and promised to hold Wigdor, LLP, the firm representing Pierson and another claimant in a separate action against Black, “legally accountable.”

Forbes estimated Black’s net worth at $9 billion. In March 2021, he stepped down as CEO and chairman of Apollo Global Management, the company he co-founded more than 30 years ago, after a probe into his ties to Epstein.

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