Saturday morning, confidant of the infamous Jeffery Epstein, Jean-Luc Brunel, was found dead, hanging in his cell. Brunel was arrested in December 2020 after the French Government launched an investigation regarding whether Jeffery Epstein had engaged in illegal activity in French Territory.
Brunel found himself acquainted with Epstein after Ghislaine Maxwell introduced the two in the 1980s. Shortly after, Brunel found himself being investigated by both CBS producer, Craig Pyes, and 60 Minutes reporter, Diane Sawyer.
The results of this investigation found that models were routinely drugged and sexually abused by Brunel and another popular French modeling agent. Brunel was also accused by Virginia Giuffre, one of the women tragically groomed and abused by Maxwell and Epstein. Giuffre asserts that Brunel helped Epstein traffic women and minors.
Jean-Luc Brunel founded a popular modeling agency in the United States. Epstein invested in Brunel’s agency after his previous funding dropped out.
The agency, MC2 Model Management, held offices in New York, Miami, and Tel Aviv. Virginia Giuffre explained in a court filing that the agency was used to help traffic women for Epstein and his clients.
Giuffre also remarked in a 2015 affidavit that Jeffery Epstein had “slept with over 1,000 of Brunel’s girls.” Brunel denied this accusation saying, “I strongly deny having committed any illicit act or any wrongdoing in the course of my work as a scouter or model agencies manager.”
Despite this defense, Brunel is also a repeat entry on Epstein’s flight log to his private island. The attorney general for the US Virgin Islands describes the private island as a “haven for trafficking young women and underage girls for sexual servitude, child abuse, and sexual assault”.
Before his unexpected death, Brunel had been fighting sexual assault and rape allegations for decades, much like his partner, Jeffery Epstein.
It is fitting that both Epstein and Brunel died in the same manner. Many have already begun speculating that this is no coincidence. It is a shame, however, that neither of these men lived long enough to be fully investigated.
Had they lived and provided information, the American and French justice systems could have taken major strides in achieving justice for the thousands of women who were sexually assaulted and abused by Epstein’s circle and their sadistic pedophile clients.