PRESS CONFERENCE LIVESTREAM
We will be live streaming the press conference beginning at 10:55 a.m. to YouTube.
Press and Media Contacts
Tom Copeland, Marketing Director
The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A.
AT A GLANCE:
- Kuvin will provide background on the Fund and how it works
- Kuvin will take questions about why this matters for all victims, whether they have pending litigation or not
- We will have a client whose confidentiality will be protected available to take questions about what the establishment of this fund means to her
- Covid-19 best practices will be adhered to…please wear a mask.
The Epstein Victim’s Compensation Program (“fund”) will begin accepting claims from victims and survivors of the late financier’s sexual assault victims on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Kuvin, who represents several Epstein victims, and has been litigating against Epstein for more than a decade, discusses the fund and its significance as a victory for victim’s rights against the disgraced billionaire’s estate.
Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney Spencer T. Kuvin, Esq., who has been fighting for over twenty-five years on behalf of victims of sexual assault and abuse as a nationally recognized litigator against infamous perpetrators including Bill Cosby and Jeffrey Epstein, will lead a press conference to educate the public on the details of the Epstein Victim’s Compensation Program (“fund”), which is scheduled to begin accepting claims on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
Mr. Kuvin, who currently represents four victims, has been frequently interviewed for all things Epstein in national and international media since at least 2006. Most recently, Kuvin was featured on the popular Netflix docuseries Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, for which Kuvin discusses his 10+ year journey for justice on behalf of his clients against the powerful billionaire.
The Epstein Victim’s Compensation Program: Why Now?
The purpose of the fund is to equitably distribute nearly the entirety of the estimated $630 million estate to the survivors of the disgraced financier’s many decades of sexual assault, abuse, sexploitation, and sex trafficking of women and minor girls.
Epstein was able to perpetrate these horrific crimes for decades, thanks to his wealth and political connections, which eventually produced the now infamous sweetheart plea deal for federal charges in 2009. The number of potential claimants could be in the hundreds.
Women who came into coerced sexual contact with Epstein or his many wealthy and powerful accomplices at any time in their lives, in just about any manner, without regard to when, how, or what occurred, are encouraged to come forward now. Strict confidentiality will be adhered to for those who wish to remain anonymous.
This is the final opportunity for victims to make a compensatory claim against their accuser, and there is a limited window of time to file a claim.
“While nothing can diminish the damage that Epstein caused these women, the establishment and fair distribution of this fund is the first page of the final chapter that is the harrowing saga of Jeffrey Epstein. This is a huge victory for victim’s rights, and finally, so many wrongs will be righted” comments Spencer Kuvin.
To make a valid claim, Kuvin says, claimants must be able to demonstrate either with evidence, or in some cases anecdotally, that they were injured physically or psychologically from their sexual encounters with Epstein or Epstein’s co-conspirators.
How the Epstein Victim’s Compensation Program Works
In order to be eligible to receive compensation, the administrator of the fund, Jordana H. Feldman, Esq., will subjectively determine the credibility of each claim, and the amount of the award. Ms. Feldman, a New York attorney, is known for her work in administering the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
There are no monetary caps to how much a victim can receive, and there is no regard given to the year, circumstances, or manner in which a credible claim is made. However, Kuvin stresses, it is crucial that any claimant is represented by legal counsel to ensure that their claim is adequately prepared, filed in a timely manner, and managed for the best possible outcome.