Epstein accuser continues fight over his 2008 plea deal

October 01, 2019 - 12:46 pm

A woman who says she was sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein is continuing her decade-long legal fight over a once-secret plea deal Epstein signed in Florida.

Courtney Wild asked an appeals court Monday to reverse a ruling that she said turned the Crime Victims' Rights Act into a "hollow promise."

Wild said the Atlanta court should award attorneys' fees and other legal remedies she sought in a lawsuit against the U.S. Justice Department.

A judge ruled this year that prosecutors violated her rights by not consulting her about the 2008 plea deal. But he awarded her no damages.

Epstein killed himself in a New York jail this summer awaiting trial on federal charges.

The Associated Press does not usually identify victims of sex crimes but Wild consented to be named.

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