Updated: 11:21 AM PDT, April 23, 2021
After Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide in 2019, a developer bought the property and made plans to completely level the home to build a new one in its place.
“Demolishing that house is very cleansing for Palm Beach, because obviously some horrific things happened there,” Jose Lambiet told Inside Edition.
A police raid in 2005 gave the world its first look inside the six-bedroom, 14,000-square foot estate, where 13 underage girls said they were raped or molested by Epstein. The disgraced tycoon’s notoriety led to the mansion becoming a target for vandalism.
After Epstein’s suicide in 2019, the property was bought by a developer for $18 million. Plans started right away to level the home and build a new mansion in its place, leaving no remnants of its dark past.