Jeffrey Epstein’s Accusers Won’t Be Paid Legal Damages

A Florida judge has ruled that a group of women who claim they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein are not entitled to be paid damages.

The women were suing over a non-prosecution agreement Epstein reached with Florida prosecutors in 2008. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Mara ruled earlier this year that prosecutors had violated federal law by not informing the alleged victims of the plea deal.

But on Monday, Judge Mara ruled that the Crime Victims’ Rights Act did not entitle the women to financial restitution.