The Weekly: The Hot List
47 min • Society, Crime • 2019
In August 2019, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his prison cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. A month later, a mysterious man emerged with an explosive claim: he said he had thousands of hours of surveillance footage from Jeffrey Epstein's mansions that showed some of the world’s most powerful men having sex. But as his story began to unravel, it revealed something else: two of America’s top lawyers considered using the promised trove for their own gain. THE WEEKLY tells the wild story of four reporters chasing one of the biggest stories of the year, where they get a rare glimpse into the secretive world of legal settlements in which wealthy people are allowed to make damning evidence disappear.