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Jeffrey Epstein victims sue JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank under NY Adult Survivor Act

Molly Crane-Newman, New York Daily News on

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“Epstein could take away Jane Doe 1′s and other victims’ life needs such as shelter or housing if she or they failed to allow sexual abuse or to perform those acts or did not follow his instructions no matter how harmful.”

Deutsche spokesman Brian Blackstone pushed back on the allegations. “We believe this claim lacks merit and will present our arguments in court,” said Blackstone.

Deutsche Bank agreed in July 2020 with New York regulators to pay a $150 million fine over its dealings with Epstein and its relationships with banks that work with Russian oligarchs. The state Department of Financial Services said the fine was “the first enforcement action by a regulator against a financial institution for dealings with Jeffrey Epstein.”

Epstein died when he he hanged himself in his cell at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan in August 2019. The city Medical Examiner ruled his death a suicide. The Metropolitan Correctional Center has since closed.

Another lawsuit filed against NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in state Supreme Court in Manhattan accused doctors and nurses at the Ivy-league hospital of turning a blind eye to convicted ex-gynecologist Robert Hadden for 20 years.


The lawsuit includes a claim against an unnamed hospital administrator who received a complaint about Hadden in 1993, which the hospital never acted upon despite a promise to investigate. The suit also accuses a supervisor of telling a nurse who reported Hadden to “keep quiet.”

Hadden, 62, has been accused of sexually assaulting and molesting more than 200 former patients. He’s currently free on $1 million bail on federal charges that he enticed minors to his practice to perform sexually invasive and unnecessary procedures.

New York-Presbyterian and Columbia University Irving Medical Center announced a joint $165 million settlement with 147 of his victims last month. It came a year after the hospital reached a separate $71 million settlement with 79 women.

Many of Hadden’s victims, including Marissa Hoechstetter and Evelyn Yang, were at the forefront of the years-long campaign to pass the Adult Survivors Act.

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