Lifetime is continuing to shed light to allegations of abuse against famous men. They will continue their “Surviving” docuseries with a new show about Jeffrey Epstein, a New York financier and accused child sex trafficker.
The four-hour documentary will investigate Epstein and how he used his connections to the rich and famous to cover up his sexual behavior with underage girls.
Lifetime made the announcement at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Saturday (Jan. 18).
Epstein was arrested last year and accused of sexually assaulting and sex trafficking underage girls. Epstein committed suicide in his prison cell, but many people believe that he was murdered due to the connections he had to powerful people. Because he is no longer alive, the charges against him were dropped. Many of his victims have now filed civil suits and are suing his estate.
One of Epstein’s alleged victims, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, says that she was forced to have sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew, a claim that he continuously denies. Another one his victims claims she was introduced to Donald Trump when she was just 14 years old. Epstein allegedly said to Trump, “This is a good one, right?” Trump, according to the suit against Epstein’s estate, “smiled and nodded in agreement.”
Epstein’s docuseries will follow up the successful “Surviving R. Kelly” docuseries. Kelly’s victims, who were mostly underage, shared their traumatic sexual experiences with the “Step In The Name of Love” singer.
The first R. Kelly docuseries was so successful, that Lifetime followed it up with “Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning,” which aired earlier this month. Part II focused on the impact of the first special and also gave viewers a rundown on everything that has happened to the singer since the first one aired, including the termination of his record contract, the gun threat at the docuseries’ premiere, the state charges against Kelly and the pair of federal indictments. R. Kelly is currently in prison awaiting trial.
Will you be tuned into “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein” this summer?