"He stole that from us." Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre speaks out about his death, & more in News in 5.

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1. “He stole that from us.” Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre speaks out about his death.

One of disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein‘s most vocal accusers has spoken out about his death from her home in Australia.

Virginia Giuffre, Epstein’s self-described “sex slave”, married an Australian man and now lives in Queensland.

Two federal investigations have been launched into the death of disgraced multimillionaire and convicted sex offender Epstein, who died of an apparent suicide in his jail cell in New York.

Epstein had been arrested on July 6 and was facing charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy.

Giuffre, 36, who filed a since-settled lawsuit against Epstein’s ex-girlfriend British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, says she’s grateful he will never harm anyone again, but is angry there will be no chance he answers for his conduct.

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Prince Andrew photographed with Virginia Giuffre, with Ghislaine Maxwell in the background. Image: Twitter.

Giuffre told The New York Times that her husband woke her up early in Australia to share the news that the wealthy financier died on Saturday morning in an apparent suicide.

"We've worked so hard to get here, and he stole that from us, too," she said.

Giuffre claimed in a 2016 deposition in the court filings that Epstein and Maxwell groomed her to become a "sex slave" for him and his circle of cohorts, when she was 16.

Giuffre said she first met Maxwell in 2000 while working at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Epstein's death came hours after the release of 2,000 pages of court documents, part of a related lawsuit, that revealed allegations that Epstein and Maxwell ordered her to have sex with powerful men.

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The records contain graphic allegations against Epstein who pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking charges.

The documents, for the first time, reveal the names of the men who Giuffre alleges Maxwell and Epstein forced her to have sex with, as well as new details about Epstein's relationships with Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew and US President Trump.

In November, Giuffre told a The Miami Herald investigation, which says it was able to identify nearly 80 girls who were allegedly molested by Epstein, when she turned 19 in 2003 it became clear Epstein had lost interest in her because she "was too old for him".

She said she convinced him to pay for training to become a professional masseuse so she could move on with her life.

Epstein arranged for her to fly to Thailand to take a massage class but he instructed her to pick up a Thai girl he had arranged to come to the US, the Herald reported.

Giuffre did not follow the plan, instead meeting an Australian man in Thailand, marrying him soon after and settling in Queensland. The couple has three children.

If this article has raised issues for your, please seek professional help and contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or Suicide Callback Serviceon 1300 659 467. If you are in immediate danger, call 000.

2. A Sydney man has been charged with murdering his parents.


A man will remain behind bars for at least another night after he was charged with murdering his parents in Sydney's south.

The bodies of the 71-year-old woman and 75-year-old man were discovered with multiple injuries in a Sutherland home on Tuesday, August 6, by police officers conducting a welfare check.

A 46-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and placed under police guard.

David Reid was released from hospital on Saturday and charged with two counts of murder.


He didn't apply for bail and it was formally refused during a brief mention at a Parramatta court on Sunday. Reid is due to face Sutherland Local Court on Monday.

3. Hollywood studio cancels satirical thriller The Hunt following apparent criticism by Trump.

Universal Pictures has cancelled the release of The Hunt, a satirical thriller about a group of Americans who are captured to be hunted and killed for sport, following apparent criticism by US President Donald Trump and a recent series of mass shootings.


The Comcast Corp division had held back on marketing the film, slated for release on September 27, after the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, last week.

It gave no reason for the cancellation. A Universal Pictures representative did not return an email seeking comment.

"We stand by our filmmakers and will continue to distribute films in partnership with bold and visionary creators, like those associated with this satirical social thriller, but we understand that now is not the right time to release this film," Universal said in a statement on Saturday.

Trump, taking to Twitter on Friday, criticised "liberal Hollywood" and an unnamed film with a pending release.

"The movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos," Trump tweeted.

Trailers released online for the film depicted a group of wealthy villains orchestrating the open-field hunting of several Americans held against their will.

4. "My brother died in his son's arms." Families bury loved ones killed in the El Paso mass shooting.


A US man who died in the arms of his son after a mass shooting in Ohio has been remembered as a loving family man who painted houses and loved to fish and cook.

The funeral for Derrick Fudge, 57, was among several being held on Saturday for people who died in mass shootings last weekend in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas.

Investigators in Texas said a gunman opened fire in a Walmart store on August 3, targeting Mexicans and killing 22 people. Less than 24 hours later, another shooter killed nine people in a popular Dayton nightlife area.

Hundreds of mourners, including Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, attended Fudge's funeral at St John Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton, the Dayton Daily News reported.

Fudge's son, Dion Green, said his father spoke often of his willingness to die for him. Green previously told the Springfield News-Sun he believes his father protected him from being killed. Green said Saturday that his father was a great person who was always there to help when needed.


In a eulogy for her brother, Twyla Southall said Fudge lived a "simple" life, but one he loved.

"I don't understand why my brother died in his son's arms, but I am so grateful he was there for his father," Southall said.

Burial services for Saeed Saleh, 38, were also held Saturday in Dayton, according to the Daily News. Saleh, who was originally from Eritrea and recently immigrated to the US, was remembered as a "humble and quiet person" by a spokesman for the family.

In El Paso, a requiem Mass was offered for 15-year-old Javier Amir Rodriguez, a high school sophomore and avid soccer player who was at the Walmart with his uncle when he was killed.

Burial was also scheduled for Jordan Anchondo, who died shielding her baby from gunfire. Her two-month-old son was treated for broken bones, but was orphaned after Jordan and her husband, Andre, were killed.

5. Serena Williams cries as pain forces her to retire in Rogers Cup final.


Serena Williams' first US Open tune-up ended in dramatic fashion as the American retired with injury while trailing Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu 3-1 in the Rogers Cup final on Sunday.

Williams, who hopes to chase a record-equalling 24th career grand slam title at the US Open, seemed fine on court but suddenly sat crying in her chair before deciding to retire 19 minutes into the match with a back injury.

"I'm sorry I couldn't do it today. I tried but I just couldn't do it," a tearful Williams, who struggled to get the words out, told the crowd.

"It's been a tough year but we'll keep going."

The 37-year-old Williams, whose competitive action this year has been severely limited because of knee issues, declared herself pain-free ahead of the tournament, which she was hoping to use as a springboard for the rest of her hardcourt swing.


But the six-times US Open champion, still without a title since returning from maternity leave in 2018, now faces her latest setback with the year's final grand slam just two weeks away.

As Williams sat dejected in her chair, Andreescu, who is no stranger to injury setbacks, went over to console her.

The pair embraced and had a heartfelt conversation during which the former could be heard talking about back spasms.

"I feel for Serena so much. I've been through so much the last year with injury so I am so sorry she had to go out this way," the 19-year-old said during the trophy ceremony.

"Sometimes, you can't push your body and she couldn't today and I wish her a fast recovery."

Andreescu, who shot to prominence with her Indian Wells triumph in March and was competing this week for the first time since withdrawing from the French Open with a shoulder injury, is the first Canadian to win the event in 50 years.

In the opening game of the match, Williams survived a break point to hold onto her serve but Andreescu grabbed an early break for a 2-1 lead.

Andreescu then consolidated her break to move 3-1 up at which point Williams immediately moved to her chair where she broke down in tears.