Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims, said she was in mourning when she first heard about the pedophile’s death.
In an interview for a special edition of “Dateline NBC,” Giuffre, 35, said when she heard Epstein had died in a Manhattan jail on Aug. 10, she was in “shock.”
“I was in mourning,” Giuffre said. “Not because the world lost a monster, I wasn’t mourning the death of this man.
“I was mourning the death of my ability to hold this man accountable.”
Giuffre was one of six Jeffrey Epstein victims interviewed on the program, a clip of which aired on NBC’s “Nightly News” Thursday evening.
They were part of a group of nearly two dozen Epstein victims who shared their stories of abuse during an Aug. 27 hearing to dismiss the federal sex trafficking charges against the late pedophile multimillionaire.
In the episode, which airs Friday, the women said they believe the justice system failed them, in part because of the wrist-slap plea deal Epstein copped in Florida in 2008 that let him dodge federal charges — and continue preying on victims.
Palm Beach police chief Michael Reiter, who oversaw the original local investigation into Epstein, said he couldn’t explain how the system had failed on so many levels.
“There is no explanation. I didn’t believe it back then, I don’t believe it now,” Reiter said. “It’s just unfathomable to me.”
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