How the sex offender lived his life matters as much as how he died
Always, survivors first
Jean-Luc Brunel dead: Jeffrey Epstein pal Jean-Luc Brunel is dead from an apparent suicide in a French prison.
What’s more the 74-year-old was accused of sexual assault by women in the US, France and Australia.
The owner of the notorious model business MC2, he had offices in Miami, New York and Paris.
As well, this death in a Paris prison is the latest shocking turn in an international investigation into sexual assault and human trafficking.
Plus it bears a haunting resemblance to Epstein’s 2019 death in a New York jail.
Facts about Jean-Luc Brunel
- The French model agent also linked to Ghislaine Maxwell. He was reportedly dead in his cell.
- In brief, he died by suicide, according to French prosecutors.
- Brunel was in detention on trial for charges including rape of a minor and sexual harassment.
Furthermore, a lawyer for the Brunel survivors, Anne-Claire Le Jeune, told The Guardian the news was “quite terrible” for them, adding they felt Brunel had “left behind many secrets”.
Consequently, she notes the women’s “frustration and bitterness over not being able to obtain justice – just as for the victims of Epstein”.
It follows “so much courage for them to be able to speak up, to be heard by the police”.
Plus today is his friend Prince Andrew’s 62nd birthday. No doubt it will be a muted affair.
Jean-Luc Brunel Dead
Furthermore, the agent was suspected of organising “accommodation of young girls or young women” for Epstein.
He was charged in 2021 by authorities in Paris with sexual harassment and rape of minors over 15 years old, including Virginia Giufree.
As well, the Frenchman was charged with having committed acts of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment on various minor and adult victims.
His survivors today are feeling a mixture of resignation and frustration that justice was denied, again.
Jean-Luc Brunel Died in Jail by Suicide: Authorities
According to Ms Giuffre on Twitter:
Moreover, Survivor Thysia Huisman said: “Jean-Luc Brunel has been found dead in his prison cell. He supposedly hung himself last night. I am in shock.
“Was this really suicide? And it feels disappointing. This is a completely different ending without any real justice for his victims.”
Furthermore, Brunel was arrested at a Paris airport in 2020 while trying to leave France for Senegal. According to local television, the accused trafficker had deep ties to the African nation.
Jean-Luc Brunel Dead
Brunel was allegedly organising transport and accommodation of young girls and women on behalf of Epstein.
Furthermore, the billionaire owned a financial stake in Brunel’s model agency. There is no mistaking their close ties.