The Tesla CEO posted a meme on Twitter that said “Things I’ll never see in my life” and included pictures of a fire-breathing dragon, a dinosaur, a unicorn, and the Epstein/Maxwell client list.
Musk added the caption: “Only thing more remarkable than DOJ not leaking the list is that no one in the media cares. Doesn’t that seem odd?”
One reporter gathered info, but found everything was hushed up by powerful people:
And one brave reporter who spent years investigating Epstein answered Musk’s challenge. Adam Davidson explained why he can’t publish what he knows about these powerful friends and clients of Epstein and why some victims won’t come forward. He says powerful elites in the media knew of Epstein’s crimes and many of them participated in the sex abuse.
TL;DR: I knew that rich and powerful men can get away with a lot. I didn't realize just how much they can get away with and just how much the entire system–courts, journalism, prosecutors–works inadvertently and deliberately, to reinforce their impunity.
— Adam Davidson (@adamdavidson) June 3, 2022
In a lengthy thread on Twitter, Davidson lays out what he knows, writing: “I wrote something provocative about how I know stuff about Jeffrey Epstein and can’t publish it. … It provides, I think, a good lesson in why it is hard to publish stories about bad things done by the rich and powerful.
“Just about everything I know has been published somewhere. It’s in books or articles or interviews with victims or revealed in depositions. … But, yes, there are things I believe, with good evidence, to be true that I feel I cannot publish. …
“We spoke to dozens of Epstein’s victims and dozens of their lawyers. Many are, simply, terrified and don’t want to talk at all. Others are willing to talk off the record and will confirm things others said, but beg us not to reveal their names/info. Others are represented by lawyers who want to win settlements and don’t let them all. …
“We had to rely on the very few victims who were willing to talk publicly. This is why [Virginia Roberts] is so brave. Pretty much everything she told us was confirmed by others, off the record. But she is rare in being public. …
“Epstein reportedly raped up to 3 girls a day for years. Most came once or just a few times. Their names are not known by anyone. That’s thousands of victims who are invisible.”
“The next circle of sources are the enablers,” he continues. “Over the decades of abuse, Epstein had hundreds of staffers — pilots, house staff, chefs, assistants — the vast majority will never speak or will offer weak denials or will only speak through lawyers. We covered one of those enablers, Adam Perry Lang, quite well, I thought: he was Epstein’s chef for years and has become a Hollywood celeb chef, best friend of Jimmy Kimmel. A few of these enablers would confirm details off the record.
“Then there is a huge group of people — those who witnessed Epstein and fancy functions. They saw him with teenagers at scientific conferences or sitting on his knee at dinner parties. There are countless people like this. A few did talk to us — totally off the record.
“Lastly, there are the people who (allegedly!) either had sex with children or were around when others were doing so. They are all rich and powerful and simply deny and refer to their lawyers often with clear insistence that they will sue.
“The result of all of this is that for most of the claims, there is one witness willing to go on record. That witness, more often than not, is [Virginia Roberts]. I have full confidence in her recollections. We spent ~two years checking every thing she said and never found a lie. … Virginia has already faced down and won against some very powerful people. But this is an absurd amount of weight to put on one person’s shoulders. …
“But here is what I feel confident in saying: If someone spent any amount of time with Jeffrey Epstein, at a minimum they saw him physically touching girls in provocative ways and rather gleefully showing off his ability to do so. …
“So, ALL the people who spent real time with Epstein were — at best! — witnesses to the almost certain rape of children. And had a high likelihood that they engaged in illegal sex acts.
“Courts can presume innocence. We all should presume guilt.
“They saw him with those children. They saw naked photos on his walls and many saw naked children around his pool. They knew. Yes, of course, many participated. But ALL knew.
There is a massive difference between a) what you know, and b) what you can prove to the satisfaction of a neutral prosecutor, and c) what you can prove to the public in the face of a corrupt prosecutor, a corrupt court, and a corrupt media doing a full-court press to hide the truth. …
The media isn’t even remotely impartial, since it serves as the first line of defense for the forces of evil.
Whereas it will cheerfully defame a minor public figure on the basis of nothing more than an anonymous accusation from a social media site, it will not permit even a hint of a suggestion that a powerful and well-connected individual has been part of a satanic sex-trafficking ring preying on hundreds of children for decades without permission from its masters, and in fact, will heap coals and calumnies on anyone and everyone who even asks the obvious questions about the observable evidence.
Allegedly. Until there are confessions, we can’t be certain.