Hole frontwoman Courtney Love has said she hopes convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein “burns in hell” after it was revealed that her name was found in his address book.
Epstein, who was a high-profile banking and finance expert, was convicted and sent to prison in 2008 by a Florida state court after he pleaded guilty to paying an underage girl for prostitution. As part of a controversial plea deal, one which saw him serve 13 months in custody police, the case would later identify 36 girls whom Epstein had allegedly sexually abused. The case would also conclude that many of the victims were as young as 14 years old.
Some ten years later, Epstein was again arrested for the sex trafficking of minors in Florida and New York with a major case impending. However, the sex offender was found dead in his jail cell just weeks after being held in custody. While officially his death was cited as suicide, mystery and scepticism about the true cause of his death has been headline news ever since.
Now, as a four-part docu-series titled Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich arrives on Netflix, the severity of his crimes are being made public in stringent detail. Reacting to the news that her name appeared in his address book, Courtney Love took to social media to make her feelings known: “Hey. About my name in Epstein’s address book, it’s creepy as fuck that I’m in that thing I agree. I didn’t know him, never met him, didn’t know who he was. Apparently he collected celebrity phone numbers. The end. Hope he burns in Avīci hell.”
The Netflix show, directed by Lisa Bryant, is based on the 2016 book of the same name by James Patterson and co-written by John Connolly and Tim Malloy. Discussing the project, Netflix said: “Leading up to his 2019 arrest, mysterious tycoon Jeffrey Epstein was accused of abusing women and underage girls for decades, assembling a network of enablers to help carry out and cover up his crimes.
“Epstein came from humble beginnings yet managed to lie and manipulate his way to the top of the financial world. He eventually gained tremendous wealth and power while running an international sex trafficking ring.
“With their frightening firsthand accounts, Epstein’s accusers are the leading voices in director Lisa Bryant’s four-part docuseries Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich.
“By revealing their emotional scars, some for the very first time, the sisterhood of survivors intend to stop predators — and the American justice system — from silencing the next generation.”