Developer Todd Michael Glazer, who bought real estate in South Florida for $ 18.5 million last month, said he wanted to flatten existing structures to create new ones.
Epstein was accused of sexually abusing women and girls under the age of 18 on the waterfront facing real estate in Palm Beach and Manhattan’s mansion in the early 2000s. He committed suicide in August 2019, awaiting a trial of sexual trafficking in a federal prison in Manhattan.
On Monday, the crew began destroying the Palm Beach mansion, known as the “House of Horrors.”
Glazer said he would replace the mansion with a “14,000-square-foot art-modern house.”
Lawrence Mornes, Palm Beach real estate broker on behalf of Glazer, Palm Beach Daily News: “I was only involved in the sale of Jeffrey Epstein’s home to ensure that it was cleared from the map of Palm Beach.”
Epstein, 66, was accused of forcing school girls to massage naked or in underwear at a South Florida mansion. He bought the property in 1990 for $ 2.5 million. This included the main 6-bedroom house, the pool cabana building, and another 3-bedroom staff house. Glaser confirmed that all of this was demolished, including the swimming pool.
Built by architect John Volk in the 1950s, the property has been closed and closed since his arrest. The words “I lost it, but I wasn’t allowed” were scribbled on the bright red paint.
According to prosecutors, Palm Beach real estate was one of many that Epstein cared for and sexually assaulted a minor girl.
Brad Edwards, a Fort Lauderdale lawyer representing about 50 clients who allegedly been abused by Epstein, described the demolition as “symbolic.”
He told the media: “I don’t think the symbolic power to destroy the House of Terror can be exaggerated. I can imagine that the nightmares of what happened in the house will be somewhat reassuring. [has] It was buried to some extent. “
The Palm Beach mansion went on the market last July for $ 21,995,000.
Epstein’s former girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, remains imprisoned for sexual trafficking allegedly acquitted by British socialists.
Ms. Maxwell has been accused of recruiting three girls for Epstein in the 1990s, including one who was then 14 years old.
Prosecutors later added another accusation to the fourth girl they said were groomed and abused in the early 2000s.
Maxwell’s trial is scheduled for July.