The financier and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein told a psychologist he was too much of “a coward” to ever kill himself, two weeks before he was found dead in his jail cell in a death that was ruled a suicide.
The claim was contained in a detailed analysis of Epstein’s final days compiled from more than 2,000 pages of never-before-seen documents and jail records obtained under freedom of information laws and published by the New York Times on Tuesday.
Epstein hanged himself at the Metropolitan correctional center in Manhattan in August 2019, while awaiting trial on new charges of trafficking teenage girls.
According to the Times, he attempted suicide one month earlier.
But the records reveal that Epstein told a jail psychologist “I have no interest in killing myself”, claimed he was living “a wonderful life” despite his incarceration, and said he was “a coward” who…