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Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein

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.

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This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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Ep. 1: Palm Beach Predator

It's 2005 and police in Palm Beach, Florida discover a mysterious millionaire is abusing underage girls recruited to visit his mansion for massages. How the investigation into Jeffrey Epstein began. "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein" is a co-production of the award-winning ABC News Investigative Unit and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "A Killing On the Cape," "Have You Seen This Man?," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts

53mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #1

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Ep. 2: I Tried to Warn You

A woman recalls her allegedly harrowing encounter with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell and wonders how Epstein managed to escape justice after she tried to sound the alarm. "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein" is a co-production of the award-winning ABC News Investigative Unit and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "A Killing On the Cape," "Have You Seen This Man?," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts

49mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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Ep. 3: Man of Mystery

Even after multiple federal law enforcement investigations, Jeffrey Epstein's past remains murky. One thing is certain: His rise to wealth and power seems to defy conventional logic. Editor's Note: An earlier version of this episode attributed interim Dalton headmaster Peter Branch's comments to NPR; in fact, Branch made his comments about Jeffrey Epstein to The New York Times. "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein" is a co-production of the award-winning ABC News Investigative Unit and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "A Killing On the Cape," "Have You Seen This Man?," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts

48mins

16 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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Ep. 4: Friends in High Places

The college dropout with little financial pedigree gets close to one of the most successful businessmen in the world, becoming a trusted advisor overseeing his personal fortune. Was this relationship the source of Jeffrey Epstein's mysterious wealth? And did he use this connection to the billionaire's businesses to prey on young women and girls? "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein" is a co-production of the award-winning ABC News Investigative Unit and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "A Killing On the Cape," "Have You Seen This Man?," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts

50mins

23 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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Ep. 5: The Lady of the House

Who is Ghislaine Maxwell, the Oxford-educated socialite who once jet-setted around the world with Jeffrey Epstein? His girlfriend? His confidant? Or was it something more nefarious? Was this charming, elegant woman an accomplice to crimes he committed against girls and young women? "Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein" is a co-production of the award-winning ABC News Investigative Unit and ABC Audio, makers of "The Dropout," "A Killing On the Cape," "Have You Seen This Man?," the daily ABC News podcast "Start Here," and more: http://www.abcaudio.com/podcasts

53mins

30 Jan 2020

Rank #5