Before he died by suicide, convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein did everything he could to avoid his cell during his sad last days behind bars in Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, RadarOnline.com has learned.
According to an insider, Epstein “hated being in his prison cell and was paying his lawyers to be with him for most of the day since he arrived.”
Per the law, noted the source, the disgraced billionaire was allowed to consult with his advisors in the prison's attorney-client room instead of being locked up.
“Lawyers can stay for as long as they want, and Jeffrey was basically paying them to keep him company and from having to go back to the cell,” the source explained.
As Radar previously reported, Epstein died at age 66 after he hung himself on Saturday, Aug. 10.
He had been incarcerated while awaiting trial on multiple sex-trafficking charges.
“One of my clients is extremely upset that this happened,” Lisa Bloom, a lawyer for two of Epstein’s victims, previously told Radar of the businessman's shocking death. “Prison officials failed her because he needed to be kept alive.”
Bloom now plans to go forward with civil action against Epstein's estate.