Jeffrey Epstein accusers can begin pursuing claims against his estimated $630 million estate

Victims' Compensation Fund will review survivors' stories of abuse and pay accordingly


Two days before Jeffrey Epstein was found dead last August in his Manhattan jail cell, he transferred his enormous fortune to a trust in the U.S. Virgin Islands, ostensibly to keep it away from his accusers.

"Jeffrey Epstein has failed and his victims have won," said attorney Spencer Kuvin.

After months of negotiations between the Virgin Island's attorney general and Epstein's estate executors, the Epstein Victims' Compensation Fund is ready to hear the accusers' stories of sexual abuse and begin awarding them some of his millions of dollars.

"Women who have been abused by Jeffrey Epstein can come forward with merely their memories of what has occurred," said Kuvin.

Kuvin now represents four Epstein accusers, one of whom until now has never spoken out, but claims as a young teenager in the early 2000s she was raped at a party Epstein invited her to, and which was attended by "significant" people.

Speaking by phone to reporters at Kuvin's office, she said she told no one of her experience for years, partly out of fear.

Now that Epstein is dead and other survivors have come forward, she said she has decided to as well, although she still wants to remain anonymous.

"For me, it is not so much about the money. I just want people to know about how much of a monster he was and for any other girl that has been struggling to come forward and not live with this anymore," she said.

How much money of Epstein's estimated $630 million dollars will each victim receive?

Sister station WPBF asked the independent fund administrator, Jordy Feldman, who will listen to their stories and decide. Feldman was also the administrator of the 9/11 Victims' Compensation Fund.

"I don't have an actual number to give you, but I will say my expectation is they will run from the thousands to the millions," said Feldman.

Even accusers who have already received settlements can apply and stay confidential.

However, they must sign a release saying they will not sue the estate or any of Epstein's employees or entities, including his longtime companion Ghislaine Maxwell.

If accusers decide to pursue a civil lawsuit instead, they cannot sign the release and will give up their right to the compensation fund.

Feldman said there is no limit to the amount of money she can award to each victim, which may number in the hundreds, and come from all over the world.

She said Epstein's trustees have assured her there is enough liquidity in his accounts to pay the accusers; and if not, they are prepared to liquidate some of his assets.

Kuvin said the women's claims will be judged by the number of times they were abused, the severity of the abuse, the amount of trauma they endured and how much they were "under Epstein's spell." Accusers who also procured other girls for Epstein are still eligible. But he warned the timeframe to apply will end in nine months.

"It's imperative that any victim of Jeffrey Epstein come forward now to apply for compensation under the fund," said Kuvin.