“Jeffrey Epstein is dead — and his attorneys cannot attempt to speak clairvoyantly for him,” Brad Edwards wrote to Florida federal Judge Kenneth Marra on Thursday.
Following the financier’s apparent suicide on Saturday, Edwards asked the judge to invalidate part of a controversial non-prosecution agreement that Epstein cut with federal prosecutors as part of a wrist-slap deal for child sexual abuse charges — seeking to unmask and bring suits against unnamed co-conspirators.
Lawyers for Epstein responded that the judge should dismiss the suit entirely now that their client was dead — which led Edwards to question on whose behalf they were filing their “mystery brief.”
“Epstein has received apparently privileged treatment in other fora. But being allowed to file briefing in this Court after his death would truly be extraordinary by any measure,” the attorney wrote. “Because Epstein is dead, no such response by him could even be possible — let alone proper.”
Marra has not yet responded to either filing.
The judge previously ruled that the deal violated the Crime Victims Rights Act by failing to notify the women of the deal.