A documentary film about Jeffrey “The Pedophile” Epstein’s infamous sex trafficking ring has been released.
The documentary, titled Jeffrey Epstein: A Documentary, explores the controversial former New York billionaire’s career as a sex trafficker and child molester, as well as his alleged involvement in the Epstein child sex ring.
It will be released on January 30 next year, it was announced on Thursday.
A former employee of the Epstein family told the documentary that he was asked to write an article about the case to make a documentary about the pedophile.
“We’re in a very weird situation where we have two documents, one of which is supposed to be a documentary and the other of which, I don’t know, is a documentary,” Jeffrey Epstein said in the film.
He said he decided to make the documentary after hearing about the Epstein case from a friend.
In the film, Epstein’s former business partner, Tony Podesta, said in a statement that the film would make a positive contribution to the history of human trafficking and the eradication of the abuse of children.
“The story of Jeffrey Epstein and his family will be told for generations, as it has been for hundreds of thousands of victims,” Podesta said.
Epstein was arrested in 2013 for soliciting sex from a minor, and he pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution in 2015.
He is currently serving a 15-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Bellefonte, Florida.
Former Trump adviser Roger Stone, a friend of Epstein’s, told the film he was a victim of sexual abuse when he was 17 years old.
“He abused me, he did, and then he got away with it,” Stone said.
“He went to jail for it.”
In a statement on the documentary, the American Civil Liberties Union said the film “should not have been released” and called on the federal government to ensure that those who were harmed in Epstein’s “unprecedented and egregious” crimes are afforded due process and due process protections.
ABC News contacted the Federal Bureau of Prisons for comment, but did not receive a response by press time.
The ABC has approached the FBI and Department of Justice for comment.
Jeffrey Epstein is a former New Yorker who ran a private jet business, and Epstein and other men used the aircraft to arrange and carry out sex trafficking and pedophilia offences, according to prosecutors.
Federal prosecutors have said Epstein, who pleaded guilty in 2015 to sex trafficking charges, trafficked hundreds of children and adults from Asia to the US, with the intent to use them for sexual exploitation.
More to come.