Some women who claim they were sexually abused by financier Jeffrey Epstein, who died this week in an apparent suicide, are expected to sue the disgraced multi-millionaire’s estate as soon as Wednesday August 14th, Reuters reported.
Los Angeles attorney Lisa Bloom and New York lawyer Roberta Kaplan revealed to Reuters intentions to file lawsuits in New York against the estate this week.
Epstein was arrested on July 6th, and denied charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls between 2002 and 2005. The deceased allegedly recruited girls for sexual purposes, according to prosecutors.
Epstein’s total assets were estimated at around $559 million, according to a document filed by his lawyers in July. His assets include two private islands and four homes.
The disgraced financier was found dead on Saturday morning, August 10th, after having apparently hanged himself.
The cause of Epstein’s death remains pending, although an autopsy on him was completed on Sunday August 11th, New York City's medical examiner said.
"I want a full investigation, and that's what I absolutely am demanding. That's what our attorney general, our great attorney general is doing," US President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Tuesday August 13th.