New documents reveal ‘smirking’ Jeffrey Epstein said he was not suicidal in days before death: ‘Why would you ever think I would be suicidal? I am not suicidal and I would never be’
Newly obtained documents from the New York Times revealed that disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein attempted to convince jail staff and physicians that he was not suicidal in the days leading up to his August 2019 death.
Authorities say that Epstein, who was in jail on charges related to the sex trafficking of minors, committed suicide in his jail cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center by using a bedsheet to hang himself.
Epstein also attempted suicide in July 2019, according to reports.
According to the Bureau of Prisons documents — which include doctors notes and more — Epstein continually insisted he was not suicidal in the days and weeks leading up to his death.
The Times based its report on more than 2,000 pages of records it obtained in a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Prisons after the bureau denied a FOIA request on Epstein’s time at the Metropolitan Correctional Center.
Doctor’s notes featured in the report detailed Epstein’s mindset during incarceration, and showed that even during his first psychological evaluation — conducted in July before his first attempt at taking his life — he did not present with any active suicidal ideation. – READ MORE