Mysterious Article Revealing Details Of Epstein’s Death Appeared On Right-Wing Site Prior To News Breaking Out
4Chan, a website that is frequented by white nationalists and right-wing trolls, posted details about the death of child rapist Jeffrey Epstein 38 minutes before the news broke out on ABC News this past Saturday.
According to BuzzFeed, the New York City Fire Department is in the middle of investigating whether one of its own first responders had leaked the news of Epstein’s death on the right-wing site.
A 4Chan post that went up at 8:16 a.m. on Saturday stated, “don’t ask me how I know, but Epstein died an hour ago from hanging, cardiac arrest.”
4Chan users initially believed that it was a hoax post, but the poster proceeded to provide even more detailed information, which BuzzFeed says included “a detailed breakdown of the procedures allegedly used to resuscitate Epstein,” whose death sent shockwaves through the legal and political world late last week.
Frank Gribbon, a Deputy Commissioner for FDNY, told BuzzFeed that “any medical professional who divulges patient information without consent is in violation of a federal health privacy law, HIPPA,” although he did not confirm the accuracy of the information posted.