The big news of the weekend—other than Megan Rapinoe being anointed president—was the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein, a notorious pedophile with friends in the highest of places.
The former hedge fund manager has been accused of sexually abusing and trafficking dozens of teenage girls over decades. He was arrested at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on Saturday after flying in from Paris, and was indicted and charged today with one count of sex trafficking and one count of sex trafficking conspiracy.
Epstein used his money and connections to evade justice for decades (sound familiar?). He received a mere slap on the wrist for conducting an alleged pyramid scheme in which he lured young girls to his Florida mansion, sexually abused them, and had them recruit more teenagers for abuse. An award-winning investigation in The Miami Herald revealed how Epstein's lawyers, including Kenneth Starr (from The Starr Report) and Alan Dershowitz (former OJ defenseman, current Trump shill) struck a sweetheart deal with then-US Attorney Alexander Acosta, who now serves as Donald Trump's Secretary of Labor. A judge said that Secretary Acosta broke the law in failing to inform Epstein's victims that a deal was made.