Last month an investigation was launched by French prosecutors into claims that Jeffrey Epstein had sexually attacked underage girls while visiting Paris. It was further reported that investigators were looking to talk to Brunel.
According to the Sun, “The Frenchman was suspected of having important knowledge of the Epstein scandal. But the millionaire model agency boss – who is said to have been on a talent scouting trip to Brazil – has apparently vanished.”
According to a Paris legal source who spoke to the Mirror, “He is a ghost who has disappeared without trace.”
The source went on, “There is no address for him, all his internet accounts, including social media, have been wiped out. He is uncontactable.”
There is a search for Brunel in Brazil, the US and Europe, the Sun reports.
Via the Sun:
Shocking court documents previously emerged suggesting Brunel offered Epstein two eight-year-old girls to sexually abuse.
Messages left for the American paedo by his alleged “fixer” describe a female “2 x 8 years old” willing to give “Russian lessons”.
Epstein victim Virginia Roberts also claimed in court documents that Brunel would “bring young girls (ranging to ages as young as 12) to the United States for sexual purposes and farm them out to his friends, especially Epstein”.
She claimed: “Brunel would offer the girls ‘modelling’ jobs.
“Many of the girls came from poor countries or impoverished backgrounds, and he lured them in with a promise of making good money.”
Brunel, co-founded the MC2 modelling agency.
Virginia Roberts, who has stated that she had sex with Prince Andrew, which he has adamantly denied, has also alleged that she had sexual relations with Brunel “many times” from the time she was 16-years-old to 19-years-old.
Court documents submitted by attorney Bradley Edwards in a former legal dispute with Jeffrey Epstein made shockingly similar claims against Brunel.
The documents stated, “According to widely circulated press reports reviewed by Edwards, Brunel is in his sixties and has a reputation throughout the world (and especially in the modelling industry) as a cocaine addict that has for years molested children through modelling agencies while acting as their agent — conduct that has been the subject of critical reports, books, several news articles, and a 60 Minutes documentary on Brunel’s sexual exploitation of underage models.”
Sun Online tried to contact Brunel for comment, who has denied all allegations against him.
More from the Sun:
Epstein died on August 10 in an apparent suicide in jail, where he was being held awaiting trial on a string of child sex trafficking charges.
He had denied the charges but was facing up to 45 years in prison if convicted.
Multiple women have filed civil lawsuits against Epstein’s estate since his death seeking damages for the alleged abuse they endured.
And 16 of his victims stood up at a two-and-a-half-hour hearing last week to have their say, recounting how Epstein trapped them into performing massages on him – before abusing them.