- Insider has obtained a never-before-seen address book that appears to have belonged to Jeffrey Epstein in the 1990s.
- The book, which contains entries for 349 people, offers a window into the late sex offender's social circle a full decade prior to the era covered by his previously known "little black book." More than 200 names listed in the book did not appear in Epstein's later address book.
- Prominent entries not previously associated with Epstein include Morgan Fairchild, Suzanne Ircha, Carl Icahn, John A. Catsimatidis, Sandy Warner, and Martin Peretz.
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Insider has obtained and authenticated an address book that, by all appearances, belonged to Jeffrey Epstein in the 1990s.
The never-before-seen book puts hundreds of new people in Epstein's orbit, including dozens of prominent individuals who have never before been connected to the late sex offender.
The book contains 349 names in total, and traces previously reported relationships back to the 1990s. The majority of people listed in the book do not appear in Epstein's previously published "little black book," which dates to the early 2000s.
The address book came to light through a circuitous and unusual path: A self-described "enigmatic rock chick" living in Manhattan's East Village found it on the sidewalk in the late 1990s and kept it as a souvenir, intrigued by the famous names listed inside.
She rediscovered the book while cleaning out her storage unit last year, and after realizing it belonged to Jeffrey Epstein, sold it on eBay to a graduate student living on a farm in Vermont.
Insider took extensive steps to verify the authenticity of the book, including hiring a forensic document examiner to determine whether the book had been forged. The document examiner concluded that the book dated to the mid-to-late 1990s and had not been altered.
"I'm confident that the book is circa 1995 to 2000," the document examiner told Insider. His investigation involved studying both the book's physical characteristics, which included a distinctive binding strip manufactured in the 1990s, as well as its contents, including entries that contained a Palm Beach area code that was retired in 1996.
More than a dozen prominent people listed in the address book told Insider on the record that they had crossed paths with Jeffrey Epstein in the 1990s.
"[Epstein] was not my cup of tea. I don't know how he got a hold of my address," said Cyril Fung, a Hong Kong-based venture capitalist who met Epstein at a dinner party in New York. "I myself had more than 700 names in my address book, but they are people who are first-name-basis friends."
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