EPSTEIN MYSTERY Millionaire model agency boss ‘who had key info on Jeffrey Epstein scandal suddenly vanishes like a ghost without a trace’

September 3, 2019 in News, Video by RBN Staff

JEFFREY Epstein’s “fixer” pal who allegedly had key info on the US sex fiend has disappeared “like a ghost”, according to reports.

Jean-Luc Brunel, 72, was accused in US court documents of procuring young girls for the American paedo – accusations he has always denied.

French modelling tycoon Jean-Luc Brunel, pictured, has reportedly vanished

 Brunel was previously accused of providing Epstein, pictured, with girls for sex

Brunel was previously accused of providing Epstein, pictured, with girls for sexCredit: Corbis – Getty

French prosecutors last month launched a probe into claims Epstein attacked underage girls in Paris, and reportedly wanted to quiz Brunel.

The Frenchman was suspected of having important knowledge of the Epstein scandal.

But the millionaire model agency boss – who is said to have been on a talent scouting trip to Brazil – has apparently vanished.

A Paris legal source told the Mirror: “He is a ghost who has disappeared without trace.”

They added: “There is no address for him, all his internet accounts, including social media, have been wiped out. He is uncontactable.”

He is being hunted in Brazil, the US and Europe, the paper reports.


Shocking court documents previously emerged suggesting Brunel offered Epstein two eight-year-old girls to sexually abuse.

Messages left for the American paedo by his alleged “fixer” describe a female “2 x 8 years old” willing to give “Russian lessons”.

Epstein victim Virginia Roberts also claimed in court documents that Brunel would “bring young girls (ranging to ages as young as 12) to the United States for sexual purposes and farm them out to his friends, especially Epstein”.

She claimed: “Brunel would offer the girls ‘modelling’ jobs.

“Many of the girls came from poor countries or impoverished backgrounds, and he lured them in with a promise of making good money.”

 Brunel is pictured with a group of models in 2001. There's no suggestion any of these women were victims of abuse

Brunel is pictured with a group of models in 2001. There’s no suggestion any of these women were victims of abuseCredit: Matrix Pictures

 Virginia Roberts, pictured with Prince Andrew, claimed Brunel slept with her at 16

Virginia Roberts, pictured with Prince Andrew, claimed Brunel slept with her at 16Credit: Rex Features

And Brunel, co-founder of the MC2 modelling agency, was also dogged by allegations of sexual abuse himself.

Roberts, who claims she slept with Prince Andrew – claims he strenuously denies, also alleged she had sex with Brunel “many times” between the ages of 16 and 19.

Court documents submitted by lawyer Bradley Edwards in a legal dispute with Epstein made similar claims against Brunel.

They read: “According to widely circulated press reports reviewed by Edwards, Brunel is in his sixties and has a reputation throughout the world (and especially in the modelling industry) as a cocaine addict that has for years molested children through modelling agencies while acting as their agent — conduct that has been the subject of critical reports, books, several news articles, and a 60 Minutes documentary on Brunel’s sexual exploitation of underage models.”

Sun Online has attempted to contact Mr Brunel for comment.

The Frenchman has always denied all allegations of wrongdoing.

Epstein died on August 10 in an apparent suicide in jail, where he was being held awaiting trial on a string of child sex trafficking charges.

He had denied the charges but was facing up to 45 years in prison if convicted.

Multiple women have filed civil lawsuits against Epstein’s estate since his death seeking damages for the alleged abuse they endured.

And 16 of his victims stood up at a two-and-a-half-hour hearing last week to have their say, recounting how Epstein trapped them into performing massages on him – before abusing them.

Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers: The brave women who have come forward to give harrowing accounts of their alleged abuse

Virginia Roberts Giuffre

Virginia Roberts, 36, (pictured second from left) claims she was Jeffrey Epstein’s sex slave from the age of 17.

The mum-of-three, who now goes by the surname Giuffre, alleges she was “lent out” by Epstein for sex with Prince Andrew – claims the royal vehemently denies and were struck out by a US court.

What she’s said: “He will not have his day in court, but the reckoning of accountability has begun, supported by the voices of these brave and beautiful women in this courtroom today.

“The reckoning must not end — it must continue.

“He did not act alone and we, the victims, know that.”

On Prince Andrew: “He knows what he has done and he can attest to that.

“He knows exactly what he’s done – and I hope he comes clean about it.”

Anouska De Georgiou

Anouska De Georgiou is a British actress who starred in the 2004 Jude Law movie Alfie.

She is the daughter of former debutante Barbara and millionaire financier Anthony.

After being educated at Marlborough College, De Georgiou turned down a place to study law at Oxford to concentrate on modelling.

She initially found fame as a model, starring in campaigns for Guy Laroche and Pussy Glamore lingerie before working in movies.

The actress has also dated David Hasselhoff.

She claims she had been abused by Epstein as a teenager after meeting him when she was “young and idealistic”.

What she’s said: “Something I think is very important to communicate is that loss of innocence, trust, and joy that is not recoverable.

“The abuse, spanning several years, was devaluing beyond measure and affected my ability to form and maintain healthy relationships, both in my work and my personal life.

“He could not begin to fathom what he took from us.”

Jennifer Araoz

Jennifer Araoz, 32, accused Epstein of raping her in his New York mansion when she was a 15-year-old aspiring actress.

She claims she was given $300 to perform massages on Epstein in her underwear.

What she’s said: “He robbed me of my dreams.

“He robbed me of my chance to pursue a career I always adored.

“He stole my chance at really feeling love because I was so scared to trust anyone for so many years that I had such severe anxiety.

“I didn’t want to leave my house, let alone my bed.”

Sarah Ransome

Sarah Ransome was among the young girls ferried to Epstein’s private “paedophile island”.

She told previously of trying to swim off the Caribbean island after apparently having her passport stolen by alleged “madam” Ghislaine Maxwell.

What she’s said: “I would like to acknowledge and extend my gratitude to the prosecutors from the Southern District of New York for pursuing justice on behalf of the victims.

“Please, please finish what you have started.

“We, the victims, are still here, prepared to tell the truth, and we all know he did not act alone.

“We are survivors, and the pursuit of justice should not abate.”

Teala Davies

Teala Davies says she was 17 when she was abuse by Epstein – who she believed was the most powerful man in the world.

What she’s said: “I was going to start this statement by saying that I was a victim of Jeffrey Epstein.

“But that’s not the case. I’m still a victim of Jeffrey Epstein.

“I’m still a victim because the fear of not being heard stopped me from telling my story for so many years…

“I’m still a victim because I am fearful for my daughters and everyone’s daughters…

“I’m still a victim because the 17-year-old Teala was manipulated into thinking she had found someone who cared, someone who wanted to help.”

Courtney Wild

Courtney Wild claims she was sexually abused by Epstein when she was 14 in Palm Beach, Florida.

She previously revealed she was still a braces-wearing 14-year-old schoolgirl when Epstein allegedly forced her to perform sex acts.

What she’s said: “Jeffrey Epstein robbed myself and all the other victims of our day in court to confront him one by one, and for that he is a coward.”

Chauntae Davies

Chauntae Davies (pictured far left) claims she was sexually assaulted by Epstein after she was groomed into giving him a massage.

She worked as an air hostess on Epstein’s private plane – dubbed the Lolita Express.

What she’s said: “I began my massage, trying not to let him smell my fear and obvious discomfort, but before I knew what was happening, he grabbed onto my wrist and tugged me towards the bed.

“I tried to pull away, but he was unbuttoning my shorts and pulling my body onto his already naked body faster than I could think.

“I was searching for words but all I could say was, ‘No, please stop,’ but that just seemed to excite him more.”

Michelle Licata

Michelle Licata was among Epstein’s accusers in the previous criminal case in Florida in 2008.

She claims she was lured to Epstein’s Palm Beach resort aged 16 and told “you’re just so beautiful and sexy”.

What she’s said: “What happened to me occurred many years ago when I was in high school, but it still affects my life.

“I was told then that Jeffrey Epstein was going to be held accountable, but he was not.

“In fact, the government worked out a secret deal and didn’t tell me about it.

“The fact that I mattered this time and the other victims mattered is what counts.”

Maria and Annie Farmer, sisters

Annie Farmer (pictured second from right) was 16 when she was introduced to Epstein by her then-25-year-old sister Maria.

Both sisters claim that they were assaulted by Epstein and alleged “madam” Ghislaine Maxwell that year.

Annie has said on behalf of her sister Maria: “Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell not only assaulted her, but as we’re hearing from so many of these brave women here today, they stole her dreams and her livelihood.

“She risked her safety in 1996, so many years ago, to report them — to no avail — and it is heartbreaking to her and to me that all this destruction has been wrought since that time.”

Marijke Chartouni

What she’s said: “[I came forward] to be a voice to the victims who may not be able to tell their story, or at least not yet.”

Theresa J. Helm

What she’s said: “That experience for the last 17 years has been a dark corner in my story.

“So I’m here today because it is time to bring light to that darkness, and it’s time to replace that darkness with light.”

“Jane Does”

A dozen accusers testified anonymously as “Jane Doe” against Epstein at a court hearing after his death in New York.


Jeffrey Epstein’s sex slave victims arrive at court to reveal harrowing details of paedo’s abuse


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