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James Patterson says he hired three 'nasty, heavy-duty private eyes' to dig up 'as much as we could' for the 2016 book 'Filthy Rich: The Billionaire's Sex Scandal.'
Jeffrey Epstein's alleged crimes are worse than the allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and those comedian Bill Cosby was convicted of, and arguably the worst of the #MeToo era, according to best-selling author James Patterson.
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Patterson, who wrote a book on Epstein -- "Filthy Rich: The Billionaire's Sex Scandal--The Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein," discussed the disgraced financier's accused acts during an interview on "The Daily Briefing" on Tuesday.
Epstein was charged this week with sex trafficking and conspiracy during the early 2000s. He pleaded not guilty on Monday in New York City federal court.
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"It's horrifying... these are girls, allegedly hundreds of girls," Patterson told host Dana Perino while discussing the charges against Epstein. The veteran author then told Perino he had been told personally that President Trump kicked Epstein out of his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida after learning of an alleged incident with a staff member.
"There were some complaints about Epstein at Mar-a-Lago," he said. "I spoke to the head of the spa there. I said, 'did you ever meet Epstein?' She said, 'oh yes... he was inappropriate with some of the younger women there.'
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"She said she went to Trump and he threw him out of the club."
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Patterson told Perino that hundreds of people have come up to him and thanked him for writing his book on Epstein. The author also speculated that Epstein would get significant time behind bars, saying: I would be surprised if Epstein didn't spend a fair amount of time in jail."
Epstein's case has created a flurry of media coverage and prompted questions about others' relationships with the accused...
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