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Epstein Associate Jean-Luc Brunel Dies in Alleged Suicide in Paris Prison

Brunel was suspected of supplying more than a thousand young women and girls to Epstein for sexual encounters

Jean-Luc Brunel, Jeffrey Epstein’s French modeling agent and friend, who allegedly procured over a thousand women and girls for the pedophile financier, died today in an alleged prison suicide.

His death comes just days after Prince Andrew agreed to settle Virginia Guiffre’s lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault after being introduced by Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

Guiffre also accused Brunel of procuring more than a thousand women and girls for Epstein to abuse sexually. He was awaiting trial in France for allegedly raping minors.

His alleged suicide hanging will likely fuel conspiracy theories around the Epstein case, as Epstein also died by an alleged suicide hanging in prison while awaiting trial. 

The incident is already fueling a trend on social media sites like Twitter, with the hashtag #JeanLucBrunelDidntKillHimself. It is accompanied a number of users sharing their thoughts about his death on Saturday. 

Video surveillance was not running when he died in the cell he shared with another inmate.  

In the early hours of Saturday morning, prosecutors in Paris confirmed that Brunel was found hanging in his cell in La Santé, which is south of the capital city.

In December 2020, Brunel was indicted after two days of interviews by an examining magistrate and special police agents from an anti-pedophilia unit.

He was arrested in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport while trying to board a plane to Dakar, Senegal.

Brunel was suspected of being part of a global underage sex ring organized by Epstein, who was also charged for numerous sex crimes.

Others involved in the alleged sex schemes include the British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who is currently in prison after being found guilty of sex trafficking.

Brunel denied any wrongdoing and was being held in custody in France until a criminal trial was scheduled.

Brunel was suspected of using his extensive contacts in the fashion industry to procure sexual abuse victims to Epstein and his high-profile friends.

He is said to have flown three 12-year-old girls from Paris to the U.S. so Epstein could abuse them as a gift from Brunel for his birthday.

Epstein allegedly committed suicide in his prison cell in New York on Aug. 10, 2019. He was awaiting trial for various alleged offenses, including trafficking of minors for sex and multiple alleged rapes.

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