Time's Up, Jeffrey: New Documentary Shows Epstein Claiming to Support Anti-Harassment Movement
04:03 GMT 20.10.2021 (Updated: 04:14 GMT 20.10.2021)
Following prize-winning reports by The New York Times and the New Yorker about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who is now serving a 23-year prison sentence for rape and sex abuse, the Time's Up movement arose out of an avalanche of sexual harassment allegations against various high-profile men.
In an upcoming documentary, "The Monsters", the late convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein claims that he was a "firm believer and supporter" of the anti-sexual harassment Time's Up campaign, the New York Post reported while publishing
an exclusively obtained teaser trailer.
Epstein was talking to filmmaker Steve Bannon in what is said to be one of his last interviews before he was arrested, convicted, and apparently died in a New York jail cell in 2019.
"I made my living from old thinking
. But the future is for the way women think", Epstein is seen telling filmmaker Steve Bannon, who objected that his statements were a "sop" to acquit "all of the depravity you've done against young women". To that remark, Epstein barely smiled.
"No, I've been — I've always believed that women will be, in fact, be able to take over", Epstein responded to the allegation. "I'm a firm believer and supporter of Time's Up".
In early September, the entire board of the official Time's Up organisation resigned
following a scandal involving advice its executives provided then-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo after he was accused of sexual harassment. Among the board were TV producer Shonda Rhimes and actress Eva Longoria.
The upcoming documentary on the convicted sex offender reportedly analyses Epstein's relationship with international elites, based on hours of evidence from Epstein outlining how they collaborated on research into "transhumanism".
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The disgraced financier, who allegedly hanged himself at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Centre in Lower Manhattan a little more than a month after his arrest, also highlighted the impact of being locked up alone during his interview with Bannon, as shown in the trailer.
"The greatest threat to people put in solitary confinement is they try to kill themselves, imagine that. You're only in a room for 24 hours, you start to go crazy".
According to reports, by having extended meetings with members of his legal team, Epstein was able to spend up to 12 hours a day outside his cell.
In the meantime, Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's former girlfriend and the alleged madam who purportedly procured young women for him, is being held
without bail pending trial on claims that she recruited girls for Epstein to abuse, including one who was just 14 years old.
Maxwell has pleaded not guilty
to sex trafficking and perjury charges. The date of her trial has been set for November.