Inside Jeffrey Epstein's press machine: How the financier tried to rehab his image post-conviction with donations and pay-for-play journalism

Business Insider | 7/14/2019 | Kelly McLaughlin, INSIDER
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Jeffrey Epstein spent 13 months in jail after being accused of sexually abusing dozens of girls as young as 14 in 2008, but he was able preserve his reputation as a wealthy financier, socialite, and philanthropist upon his release.

After finishing his jail sentence, Epstein launched a PR campaign that featured donations to science research, pay-for-play journalism, and buying up websites, according to The New York Times.

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The PR campaign appeared to work, and despite being a convicted sex offender, Epstein continued to socialize in wealthy inner circles for years.

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Jeffrey Epstein launched a PR campaign in hopes of improving his image after he was released from prison following a plea agreement on sexual abuse allegations in 2009 — and in Hollywood, it appeared to work.

Epstein spent 13 months in jail after being accused of sexually abusing dozens of girls as young as 14 in 2008, but he was able to avoid a lengthy prison sentence and other legal consequences, and managed to preserve his reputation as a wealthy financier, socialite, and philanthropist, through a PR campaign that featured donations to science research, pay-for-play journalism, and buying up websites, according to The New York Times.

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In 2010, Epstein launched websites with names like JeffreyEpsteinScience.com and JeffreyEpsteinEducation.com, and posted old photos of himself with leading scientists, like Stephen Hawking, who he met with at a gathering in 2006.

And over the years, a number of articles and news releases were published about Epstein, that appeared to be paid for by...
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