3 Conspiracy Theories Behind Jeffrey Epstein’s Death
Jeffrey Epstein was a billionaire who was in prison for being an accused sex trafficker. He had been on suicide watch 24/7. Then, the suicide watch was somehow lifted and he was found dead in his cell, having committed suicide. There are a ton of different conspiracy theories now going around over his death.
It was a Body Double
Some people question whether it was Epstein’s body that was found in his jail cell. Foster the People, a rock band, is one of the ones behind this conspiracy theory. They took to Twitter, asking if people have seen photos of the body. They’re using the hashtag #EpsteinBodyDouble.
If the body isn’t Epstein’s, it will likely come out very soon. However, a number of people have already grabbed onto this conspiracy theory, wondering if someone within a sex trafficking ring was able to make the switch to keep Epstein alive. If they find out that it’s not his body, he’ll likely have gone through plastic surgery by the time he emerges again, making sure that he’s unrecognizable.
It Was Murder
Although it’s being called suicide, #EpsteinMurder was the trending hashtag on Twitter all throughout Saturday. As Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York comments, it’s way too convenient that Epstein is no longer around to be able to incriminate others. He talked to reporters, wondering how many millionaires and billionaires were part of the same illegal activities. With Epstein dead, he can no longer “out” some of the other celebrities.
Rudy Giuliani, former NYC mayor and current personal lawyer to President Trump has the same train of thought. He says it was “inconceivable” that Epstein could have taken his own life because of being under suicide watch. If he was being watched, by who? And how could suicide happen? Further rumors center on the fact that he was found semi-conscious with neck injuries weeks earlier. This would make it that much more difficult for him to take his own life.
There are also conspiracy theories being spun within conspiracy theories. For example, if it was murder, who was the person who ordered the hit? The Clintons have been leading the hashtags, with #Clintonbodycount trending considerably throughout the weekend. Since Bill and Hillary Clinton are both friends of Epstein, there is certainly a question about whether they could have been involved. They have gained the reputation for a myth about secretly killing their enemies, even though the myth has been debunked, the conspiracy theories are still out there.
It was Staged
There’s also the idea that the whole thing was staged since there are a lot of questions that have yet to be answered. There should have been cameras in place to show exactly what happened, yet the footage hasn’t been shown. Epstein had not been allowed bail this time around, despite his lawyers requesting it. They offered to put down a significant amount of money, yet the judges denied all of the requests.
Giuliani identified that there would need to be a number of systematic failures that would allow someone to come in and blatantly murder Epstein. This is why the conspiracy theory that the whole thing was staged has come about. If a political force wanted Epstein out or dead, they could have staged everything from behind the scenes.
Many politicians have taken to social media to discuss the details surrounding Epstein’s death. This includes talking about the cowardice and how suicide denies justice to all of the victims.
Epstein’s lawyers continue to maintain that all of the charges brought against Epstein in New York were covered by the 2008 plea deal that was made under George W. Bush. Lawyers also state that Epstein has not had any illicit contact with underage girls since he served his 13-month sentence in Florida several years ago. However, separate investigations show otherwise, which is what led to his arrest last month.
The Department of Justice, as well as the FBI, will be investigating the circumstances of Epstein’s death in order to rule out all of the different conspiracy theories. As Attorney General William Barr identifies, there are a lot of questions that need to be answered.
Until the investigation is complete, it is likely that there will be a number of other conspiracy theories that pop up – many of which will be shared via social media. It begs the question of how Epstein was able to commit suicide if he was on suicide watch – and if he was murdered, who is responsible for it?