By Sara Nathan
Bradley Edwards — an attorney who helped bring down Jeffrey Epstein — is being honored by the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Edwards was legal counsel for many survivors of child sex trafficking perpetrated by the billionaire pedophile and author of the book, “Relentless Pursuit: My Fight for the Victims of Jeffrey Epstein.”
He will be honored Wednesday night during a virtual gala hosted by ABC’s Deborah Roberts and comic Ali Wentworth, with wine tasting by Testarossa winery.
In April, Page Six reported that Epstein threatened Edwards, allegedly telling the lawyer, “I have friends in high places … Somebody’s going to get hurt” and putting the lawyer’s family under surveillance.
Edwards said he held a string of meetings with Epstein at Starbucks in Boca Raton, Florida, where the financier allegedly told him, “Brad, if you keep prosecuting me in this way, somebody’s going to get hurt.”
He revealed: “He put my family under surveillance, when I called him on it and said, ‘Hey, you put my family under surveillance, you told me you weren’t a bad guy,’ he said, ‘No, no, I just took you off the surveillance — I didn’t realize I had done that. I have a bunch of people who work for me, so see I’m the good guy, I’ll treat you fairly, let’s settle this case.’”
Edwards refused to settle, and Epstein, who died in jail in August 2019, was finally forced to make a full apology in a letter read in court in 2018.