Answers on what really happened to Jeffrey Epstein have been hard to come by. The lack of information really lends credence to the idea that there is a cover-up — and there were powerful people that Epstein could have taken down if he had been able to testify.
Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz has weighed in on the discussion, saying that Epstein “couldn’t bear that reality, and he decided the best way out for him was to take his own life,” according to Law and Crime.
The Suicide Solution
Dershowitz said that suicide was Epstein’s “best way out.” Epstein knew he was facing life in prison and it is possible he couldn’t bear the thought of that.
The guilt over his actions and spending life in prison could break anyone, so there is certainly a reason for Epstein to kill himself.
Convicts taking their own lives is not unusual. That is why there are extensive protocols to prevent it from occurring.
But could that reasonable explanation be a cover-up for the truth? What really happened to Epstein?
Will We Ever Know?
As mentioned before, Epstein could have taken a lot of powerful people down with him.
An alleged victim of Epstein’s came forward and leveled accusations at a lot of rich and famous people, from royals to powerful politicians to prominent cultural figures.
Surely it would not have been that difficult to kill Epstein and make it look like a suicide — or at the very least, facilitate his suicide by making sure he had the tools and privacy to do the deed himself.
The suspicious circumstances around Epstein’s “suicide” scream foul play. From the “camera malfunction” to Epstein’s cellmate saying he has been threatened, there’s a lot more to the story than official reports have disclosed.
Then again, maybe Dershowitz is right. As he said, “my own view is that he had made a decision that he would probably spend the rest of his life in prison,” and that alone drove him to kill himself.
Maybe that’s really all there is to the story. But maybe not.