Since it was made public that Jeffrey Epstein had died of an apparent suicide the conspiracy theories have run rampant. Twitter users trended the hashtags #TrumpBodyCount and #ClintonBodyCount for days as they shared the conspiracy theories that either Donald Trump or the Clintons had Epstein “silenced.”
Now, the latest conspiracy theory about the financier pedophiles death is that he is alive and well and a body double was used to create images of his “alleged death.” This latest conspiracy theory is gaining traction and has many believing Epstein is alive and well.
On Monday WND.com published a story written by Joe Kovacs that said images of Epstein’s body that have been shared across social media platforms had raised the question if Jeffrey Epstein was dead or alive? The latest conspiracy theory has been fed by social media and a handful of “celebrities” are backing the latest conspiracy theory
“I’m tending to think the guy’s not dead,” said talk-radio star Rush Limbaugh on his Monday broadcast. “I’m tending to think they got him out of there.”
The indie-pop group, Foster the People, have also promoted the theory that Epstein is still alive. On Twitter, they shared their theory that involves a body double and plastic surgery.
The band took to Twitter repeatedly over the weekend to claim that Epstein had not died as was reported, but in fact, had been replaced by a double. “Have you seen photos of the body?” the band tweeted. “It’s obviously not him. My guess is Epstein’s on a private plane to somewhere in the Middle East getting prepped for plastic surgery right now.” The band also added the hashtag: “#EpsteinBodyDouble.”
In a follow-up tweet, the band then shared images of Epstein’s dead body along with an image of Epstein when he was still alive, with both images covered in digital doodles designed to suggest the images depict two different men.
“I find it strange that I’ve been chastised by reporters from NBC and other news outlets for my opinion,” the band tweeted. “Everything you guys have been reporting has been conjecture. If you want to be considered a respected authority of truth, do a better job. There is no question the government is behind the #EpsteinSuicideCoverUp… More than ever artists need to speak up because they’re not getting paid by sponsors or told how to spin a story by their bosses. Is Jeffrey Epstein dead or alive?
An autopsy was performed on Epstein on Sunday after he was found unresponsive in his jail cell in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, where he was being held without bail on sex trafficking charges.
The chief medical examiner of New York City is confident that Epstein died from suicide the New York Times reported, citing a city official.
Dr. Barbara Sampson, the city’s top medical examiner, is waiting for more information before she releases her official determination. Sampson said in a statement that the cause of death “is pending further information at this time.”
Epstein had been placed on suicide watch back in July after he was found semi-conscious in the floor with bruises on his neck. Authorities believed he had attempted suicide so the watch was ordered. The watch had been lifted at the end of July.
Both the FBI and the Department of Justice have opened investigations into Epstein’s death in federal custody.
On Saturday, Donald Trump retweeted a post that promoted a conspiracy theory about Epstein’s death.
The tweet blamed the death on the Clintons without any evidence. A spokesperson for Bill Clinton’s called the post “ridiculous” and “not true.”
Trump’s critics and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates slammed Trump as being “irresponsible.”