The man who made Bill Clinton's life a living hell over his affair with Monica Lewinsky also attempted to get Jeffrey Epstein's sex-trafficking case thrown out, claims a brand-new book.
Ken Starr, the lawyer who hounded the 42nd president, allegedly waged a “scorched-earth” campaign and applied pressure to prosecutors in an attempt to get Epstein's case -- involving several acts of sexual abuse against young girls -- dropped.
Miami Herald reporter Julie K Brown makes the allegations in her mind-blowing book, In Perversion of Justice.
The Guardian obtained a copy, which reveals alleged leaked emails and letters exchanged between Starr and Epstein’s then criminal defense lawyer Jay Lefkowitz.
The written communication allegedly shows the powerful attorneys were “campaigning to pressure the Justice Department to drop the case" and securing a deal to get Epstein effective immunity from federal prosecution.
According to the book's author, Starr allegedly wrote a lengthy letter to Mark Filip, who had just nabbed the job of deputy US attorney general. Filip and Starr were former colleagues at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis.
In the letter, Brown claims Starr accused prosecutors of misconduct. He reportedly alleged they were attempting to have Epstein agree to a plea deal that would benefit their friends, not the billionaire.
Starr allegedly didn't stop there.
Brown also claims he set his sights on the lead prosecutor in Epstein's case, Marie Villafaña.
In the book, Brown alleges Starr accused Villafaña of doing the same thing -- attempting to persuade a plea deal that would benefit a friend of her boyfriend, an accusation Villafaña has denied.
An unnamed prosecutor spoke to Brown about Starr's involvement in Epstein's 2008 case and his cut-throat allegations about Villafaña.
Telling Brown, “it was a scorched-earth defense like I had never seen before," the prosecutor jumped to Villafaña's defense.
"Marie broke her back trying to do the right thing, but someone was always telling her to back off," they added.
Villafaña allegedly warned prosecutors that Epstein was most likely still abusing underage girls, but “it was clear that she had to find a way to strike a deal because a decision had already been made not to prosecute Epstein.”
The unnamed prosecutor said someone high up in Washington was “calling the shots on the case."
In the book, Brown points out that Starr was picked to be "center stage” of Epstein's team because of his connections in Washington.
Epstein died by hanging in 2019 while awaiting his sex-trafficking trial.
Perversion of Justice comes out next week.