On Monday, Trevor Noah took a look at the crazy details that have emerged since the arrest of politically-connected billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, and concluded the whole thing is gross enough for an entire season of “Law & Order.”
Epstein, who pleaded guilty to felony solicitation of underage girls in Florida in 2008, was arrested on July 6 and charged with sex trafficking, including victims who were as young as 14. Since then investigators also said they found “nude photographs of what appear to be underage girls” in his home. Epstein has pleaded not guilty to the new charges.
On Monday’s episode of “The Daily Show,” the particular detail from the current case that stood out for Noah was that for several years, Epstein lived across the street from Bill Cosby, who was convicted of aggravated indecent assault in 2018 and is currently serving a three-10 year prison sentence.
“I don’t know who’s writing real life now, but this story is insane. First of all, that this hedge fund billionaire got away with running an underage sex ring for years, and secondly, that he lived right across the road from Bill Cosby,” Noah said.
“Like, I don’t know who the neighborhood watch is, but they’re doing a s—-y job. It’s like, seriously, how do two major sex criminals buy houses across the road from… it like what are the chances, huh?” Noah continued. “Like, I’m sorry, Bill Cosby and Jeffrey Epstein on the same street — talk about a dangerous neighborhood. Like, they could do a whole season of ‘Law and Order’ that just takes place on that block. Just that block.”
We’d watch it. See the whole clip at the top of the page.