by Michele McPhee at Los Angeles Magazine
Sitrick & Company, the global crisis public relations firm who has a client list of the rich and powerful — including Jeffrey Epstein — was burglarized over the New Year’s holiday by thieves who stole company computers and servers just hours before a trove of long-sealed court documents related to the admitted pedophile were released.
Michael Sitrick said his penthouse offices at 11999 San Vicente Boulevard, along with other occupants of the four-story building in Brentwood that bears his company’s name Sitrick & Co., was broken into by unknown thieves just as explosive new documents about Epstein’s proclivities with underage girls were made public.
“It didn’t cross my mind,” Sitrick told Los Angeles magazine over the phone Thursday when asked if he was concerned about the timing of the burglary, just hours before a years-long records fight ended when a judge ordered the release of roughly 900 pages of documents from the 2015 federal civil case Giuffre v. Maxwell.
The records offer new insight into the allegations against Epstein and his accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell, which includes previously undisclosed deposition transcripts, Palm Beach Police search warrant records, and the names of potential witnesses to their crimes. The new revelations were part of a defamation suit filed by lawyers for Virginia Giuffre, who was underage when she says she was trafficked to powerful men, including Prince Andrew, by Maxwell.
“It has to be a coincidence,” Sitrick said of the theft,…Continue Reading