"The fact that Epstein took his own life within 24 hours of the unsealing of detailed and devastating documents and exhibits in Virginia Giuffre's lawsuit ... which informed the public of the scope, scale and sophistication of the international sex trafficking operation Epstein conducted, is no coincidence," Sigrid McCawley, an attorney for Giuffre and other alleged victims, said.
Giuffre and the others are hopeful the government will focus its investigation on those who allegedly facilitated or participated in "Epstein's horrifying sex trafficking scheme," McCawley said.
Robbie Kaplan, an attorney for one of the victims in the federal indictment, said the victims should not lose hope.
"We will continue to fight tirelessly on their behalf, not only to seek justice, but also to ensure that all of the facts of his monstrous crimes become known to the world," Kaplan said.
Attorney Bradley Edwards, who represents multiple Epstein accusers, believes there are still more unidentified victims who may come forward.
"It is never too late to come forward with information," Edwards said in a written statement. "In fact, his many co-conspirators who may have been fearful to speak out against him have been relieved of that excuse; this is their last chance to speak up."