Attorneys for Epstein’s estate executors first filed a request that November to pursue a victim compensation fund to avoid litigation. Attorneys for several victims negotiated over the fund for months.
“There is no reason not to pursue justice for the victims through the Victim Compensation Program,” Brad Edwards, an attorney for multiple alleged victims, told CNN. “If the Program is administered fairly, which we have great confidence it will be, then the victims will finally gain closure to this chapter, which they all want and deserve.”
The program will be spearheaded by Jordana Feldman, known for her work as the former deputy special master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Feldman will vet the claims and how much each victim is awarded is at her discretion, according to court documents.
There is no cap on the amount of funds available to compensate eligible victims as long as the estate funds last.
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