Jean-Luc Brunel, a french modeling agent and friend of Jeffrey Epstein, was found dead in his prison cell on Saturday. French newspapers Le Monde and Le Parisian reported that the fashion agency boss was found hanged on early Saturday in his cell at the La Santé Prison in Paris, France.
Jean-Luc Brunel was in La Santé Prison awaiting trial on allegations he helped secure girls for Epstein. His lawyer, Mathias Chichportich, said Brunel attempted suicide multiple times prior to Saturday’s event.
“His distress was that of a 75-year-old man crushed by a media-judicial system on which it would be time to wonder,” the lawyers said. “Jean-Luc Brunel has continued to proclaim his innocence. He multiplied his efforts to prove it, reacted His decision was not driven by guilt, but by a deep sense of injustice.”
These were the same claims about Epstein before he was also found dead in his jail cell with the cameras not working.
It’s reported that at the time of Brunel’s death he was not under an active suicide watch, had he been they would have placed him in a special cell that has rounded corners, paper clothes, and tearable bedsheets to prevent these sorts of incidents.
“The former French modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel was found dead, hanged, on the night of Friday, February 18 to Saturday, February 19, in his cell in the prison of Health, in Paris, announced the Paris prosecutor’s office,” Le Monde reported.
Le Parisian reported, “According to our information, the septuagenarian was found dead by hanging last night in his cell in the Paris prison of Health. He was found around 1 a.m. during the night patrol. He could not be revived, said a prison source.”
The Guardian reported, “In the 1990s, Paris-born Brunel was a model talent scout and boss of the agency Karin Models. After he was banned from the agency in 1999 following a BBC undercover report on abuse in the fashion industry, he moved to the U.S. and founded MC2 Model Management with funding from Epstein. He is credited with discovering a number of supermodels including Christy Turlington and Milla Jovovich.”
He was charged with sexual assault and rape while being investigated for trafficking minors, including girls as young as 12-years-old.
Brunel denied all of the accusations.
Victims of his trafficking, who were mostly said to have been lured with promises of lucrative modeling contracts, said they were angry that Brunel, like Epstein, would never face trial. Anne-Claire Le Jeune, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, described the news as “quite terrible” for them, adding they felt Brunel had “left behind many secrets”.
Le Jeune expressed the women’s “frustration and bitterness over not being able to obtain justice – just as for the victims of Epstein”, adding that it had taken “so much courage for them to be able to speak up, to be heard by the police”.
“It makes me angry because I’ve been fighting for years,” Thysia Huisman, a former model said. “For me, the end of this was to be in court. And now that whole ending – which would help form closure – is taken away from me. To rebuild yourself, that is an essential step.”
Virginia Giuffre, one of the most outspoken victims of Epstein’s sex trafficking spoke out about the “unexpected” death.
“The suicide of Jean Luc Brunel, who abused me and countless girls and young women, ends another chapter. I am disappointed that I was not able to face him in a final trial and hold him accountable for his actions, but gratified that I was able to face him in person last year in Paris, to keep him in prison,” Virginia Giuffre said in a statement issued through her lawyer, Sigrid McCawley.
Was Brunel’s “suicide” just that? A suicide? Or was it something more? There are so many similarities to Epstein’s death and I stopped believing in coincidences a long time ago. His trail was quickly approaching and for being a friend of Epstein, I’m sure Brunel knew a lot of the major players who visited the island and flew on Lolita Express. Could he have been considering naming names to save himself and ended up being suicided? Slowly but surely those closely connected with this rather disgusting and evil island are ending up dead. How many of the elites in the world hold connections to those who are ending up dead?