More than a decade ago, mysterious financier Jeffrey Epstein was investigated by local and federal authorities in Florida for allegedly sexually abusing dozens of teenage girls. But despite what appeared to be overwhelming evidence of a horrifying pattern of abuse, Epstein managed to escape all but minor charges, striking a sweetheart deal with the government that required him to spend just 13 months in jail while granting him and his alleged co-conspirators immunity from federal prosecution. Years later, in the wake of Epstein’s sudden arrest and shocking demise, those teenage girls – now women – are still seeking answers to their fundamental questions about their abuser and his allies. In dozens of interviews, ABC News’ Mark Remillard, reporting with the ABC News Investigative Unit, shares the stories of those women, who have fought to have their voices heard, as well as the lawyers and investigators who tried to bring Epstein to justice. And we retrace Epstein’s rise from modest roots to the very intersection of wealth and power, seeking to uncover the forces that shielded Epstein from justice.
Hosted by Mark Remillard
Mark Remillard is an ABC News reporter based in New York.
In August 2015, Mark moved to New York City to join ABC News as a radio correspondent. He played an important role in ABC News Radio’s coverage of the 2016 presidential election, including live reporting from Donald Trump’s election victory on Nov. 8, 2016.
In 2017, Mark worked with ABC’s 20/20 to produce an investigative multi-media project on the 2002 murder of prominent fashion writer Christa Worthington, and later the trial and conviction of Christopher McCowen. As part of the project, Mark produced and hosted a six-part investigative podcast called “A Killing on the Cape,” which reached #1 on Apple Podcasts on Nov. 1, 2017.