Stewart described Epstein, who was convicted of procuring minors for prostitution in 2007 but dodged federal charges and only served a 13-month sentence, as “unapologetic”.
“His very notoriety, he said, was what made so many people willing to confide in him,” he wrote. “Everyone, he suggested, has secrets and, he added, compared with his own, they seemed innocuous. People confided in him without feeling awkward or embarrassed, he claimed.”
Stewart noted how the door to Epstein’s palatial home in New York was opened by a young girl, a teenager or in her early 20s, with an Eastern European accent.