(PresidentialHill.com)- On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court ruled to leave lower court rulings in place that dismissed a lawsuit from a woman who claims to be the victim of sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein.
The woman, Courtney Wild, has spent the last ten years suing a number of federal defendants over a deal made between the federal government and Epstein back in 2007. The deal included a non-prosecution agreement for Epstein and anybody else considered to be “co-conspirators” in his sexual abuse of young women and minors. The deal effectively protected Epstein and other accused co-conspirators from prosecution, and Epstein saw 13 months of prison time.
The deal was crafted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida and did not include any input from the many minor victims of Epstein.
Wild has spent years trying to get justice for herself and others despite the deal, but has now finally failed in her efforts after the Supreme Court ruled that she has no legal options.
“Despite our sympathy for Ms. Wild and others like her, who suffered unspeakable horror at Epstein’s hands, only to be left in the dark—and, so it seems, affirmatively misled—by government lawyers, we find ourselves constrained to deny her petition,” the three-judge panel on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in April of 2020.
“We hold that at least as matters currently stand—which is to say at least as the CVRA is currently written—rights under the Act do not attach until criminal proceedings have been initiated against a defendant, either by complaint, information, or indictment,” the ruling continued.
In April 2021, the 11th Circuit ruled against her yet again, finally reaching the Supreme Court this year.
The Biden administration also said in a brief that the court shouldn’t entertain the “tragic” lawsuit put forward by Wild because the federal government has “learned some lessons” over the last year.
In other words…Epsteins’ victims are unlikely to ever really see justice.