In the latest twist involving the Epstein scandal, French modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel (75) apparently committed suicide in his cell.
Background: Brunel headed several modeling agencies, including the notorious Karin Models Agency. He was charged with sexual harassment and the rape of at least one minor over the age of 15 in December 2020. Brunel was a close friend of Epstein and was seen with him frequently.
The Details: Brunel’s death comes less than three years after Epstein was similarly found dead in his jail cell while he was awaiting trial. Brunel apparently committed suicide with his sheets as he was found hanging from them. He was also awaiting a federal trial.
Who’s Left: Epstein’s close confidant, former British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, was found guilty on five counts of sex trafficking last December. She is set to be sentenced in June for her role in grooming young girls to be abused by Epstein.