A compensation fund for Jeffrey Epstein‘s victims has been approved, according to information first obtained by The Daily Mail. Moreover, the fund doesn’t limit how much money each victim is compensated.
The deceased pedophile’s victims will be able to put in their claim for a share of his $634 million estate on June 15, when the program is officially set up, according to the news site.
However, there is a catch. The victims will have to surrender their right to sue Epstein’s alleged co-conspirators in order to receive compensation from this fund, The Daily Mail reports. Moreover, the women who served as Epstein’s recruiters can make a claim as long as there is a “credible basis they acted under duress.”
In order to receive compensation, victims will have to provide proof of their allegation.
Seventy women have indicated that they want compensation for the traumas they endured. Among them, Maria Farmer, who alleges that Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell sexually assaulted her in 1996 in a guesthouse on the estate of L Brands founder Les Wexner in New Albany, Ohio.
The formal order for the compensation fund was signed off by Carolyn P. Hermon-Percell, a magistrate judge of the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.
Epstein died under mysterious circumstances in a Manhattan federal correctional facility in July 2019.
The women have a nine-month window to submit their claims after the program begins on June 15. Even if the claim was outside the statute of limitations, they can still participate, according to the report.
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Rupert Murdoch Steps Down as Chairman of Fox Corporation and News Corp
Rupert Murdoch, the 92-year-old media tycoon, announced his decision to step down from his roles as Chairman of Fox Corporation and Executive Chairman of News Corp on Thursday. The transition is set to take effect in November, with his son, Lachlan Murdoch, assuming the position of sole chairman for both media conglomerates.
According to reports from Fox News, Murdoch addressed his colleagues in a letter, where he explained that his decision was prompted by a desire to embrace new roles while recognizing the capable leadership of his son, Lachlan. He stated, “For my entire professional life, I have been engaged daily with news and ideas, and that will not change. But the time is right for me to take on different roles, knowing that we have truly talented teams and a passionate, principled leader in Lachlan who will become sole Chairman of both companies.”
Despite the transition, Rupert Murdoch made it clear that he would remain actively involved in the “contest of ideas,” highlighting the intensifying battle over freedom of speech and freedom of thought. He criticized elites and the media for prioritizing narratives over the pursuit of truth.
“In my new role, I can guarantee you that I will be involved every day in the contest of ideas,” he wrote.
Lachlan Murdoch issued a statement, congratulating his father for his remarkable 70-year career and acknowledging his enduring impact on the companies he founded. He expressed gratitude for Rupert Murdoch’s vision, pioneering spirit, and steadfast determination, assuring that he would continue to provide valuable counsel in his role as Chairman Emeritus.
Rupert Murdoch’s media empire includes FOX News Channel, which has been a dominant force in 24-hour news coverage since its launch in 1996. Under his leadership, it became one of the world’s most influential news sources. Additionally, Murdoch served as the CEO of 21st Century Fox from 1979 until 2015 and as its Chairman from 1991 to 2015.
Murdoch’s career began in 1954 when he assumed control of News Limited, a public corporation in Australia previously led by his father. He expanded his media holdings internationally, acquiring major UK publications like News of the World and The Sun in 1969, as well as U.S. newspapers including the New York Post and The Village Voice.
His impact extended to television with the launch of the FOX Broadcasting company in 1986 and the subsequent establishment of FOX Sports. In 2019, Fox Corporation emerged as a standalone, publicly traded entity following the separation of 21st Century Fox, redefining the U.S. media landscape.
Rupert Murdoch’s contributions to the media industry have earned him numerous accolades, including the Companion of the Order of Australia (A.C.) and induction into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. Alongside his family, he has supported various charitable organizations across the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Asia, and Israel.
The transition of leadership marks a significant moment in the media world, as Rupert Murdoch’s enduring legacy continues to influence the future of media and journalism.
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