He claims Epstein, who lured hundreds of vulnerable young girls into his sex trafficking ring over a 30-year period, would befriend rich and powerful men, then blackmail them into paying him money to remain silent. ‘It was just an extortion plot,’ he claimed.
Mr Bryan, who has been involved in the world of finance his whole life and knows some of the men involved, said: ‘People always ask how Epstein made his money. He was supposed to be this tax wizard. But it was all a con.
‘He blackmailed rich men and then made them pay to avoid scandal. He made hundreds of millions of dollars this way.
‘Epstein tried to lure Andrew into his web, but I believe his ultimate mark was the Queen.