Jean Luc Brunel – Rape, Trafficking and a ‘Suicide’ in Prison – PART 3

by Paul Serran

The articles about Brunel published on part 1 and part 2 was originally posted on the Frank Report, on August 23, 2020. 115 days after that, by 16 December 2020, Brunel’s story was to take a drastic turn.


It was a cold Wednesday morning just north of Paris, at the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport. True to his globe-trotting ways, Brunel was about to board a plane to Dakar, Senegal. But when he showed his passport at customs, airport authorities flagged that he was wanted for questioning by the national police.

He was held for questioning on suspicion of providing underage girls from his modeling agency for Epstein to sexually abuse.

Brunel was caught by the broader inquiry by Paris prosecutors opened in August 2019, when Epstein was found dead in his cell.

The inquiry aimed to uncover any potential offenses committed in France or else against French victims abroad in connection with Epstein trafficking ring.

Under French law, Mr. Brunel could be questioned by the police for up to 96 hours before a determination had to be made as to whether to charge him or release him.

Thysia Huisman

Accuser Thysia Huisman was one of the first to react: “I’m really happy that there is finally some movement in the case. I reported him to the police in September 2019, and I knew my case was past the statute of limitations, but I hoped it would motivate other women to come forward.”

Zoë Brock, a model from New Zealand who has accused Mr. Brunel of giving her drugs and trying to have sex with her in 1991 — when she was still a minor — said the arrest was a relief.

“I had given up on the French system completely. It’s incredibly exciting but I reserve my joy until there are any charges. I’ve learned through all of this that this takes a very long time.”

Virginia Giuffre also went on the attack on Prince Andrew over the arrest of Brunel: “Are you sweating yet, Prince Andrew? You should be. Your buddy Jean-Luc Brunel is behind bars. Remember those girls he supplied to you on the island?,” she said.

“Well, you might want to start thinking of new allergies cuz you’re about to burn. This piggy will roll over on EVERYONE to save his own bacon. Those who participated in this sex trafficking ring should be worried.”

Photo montage putting Brunel behind bars.

December 19: two Days after his arrest, at the end of his custody period, Jean Luc Brunel was charged by French authorities.

Paris Prosecutor Remy Heitz revealed he was being charged with sexual harassment and the rape of minors over 15 years.

Brunel was “suspected of having committed acts of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment on various minor or over-age victims and of having, in particular, organized the transport and accommodation of young girls or young women on behalf of Jeffrey Epstein.”

While all this was going on, the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell was raging on. Photos of Brunel, Epstein and Maxwell, including one on the so-called “Lolita Express,” were uncovered.

French investigators were quoted as saying that these images would “assist with their case” and they “pointed to an intimate working relationship between suspects who were said to be running a sex ring together.”

La Santé

Brunel gets to be released on bail in November, but his joy is short lived, and he is ordered to return to La Santé after a few days, to be remanded pending trial. He will never get out of it alive.

Designed by laureate architect Vaudremer, who also authored several buildings designated ‘monuments historiques’, La Santé is nevertheless one of the most infamous prisons in France that has housed some of the most dangerous prisoners in French history.

Instead of statues or Arcs of Triumph, the real monument there was always the almighty guillotine, erected at first in the corner of the Rue de la Santé and the Boulevard Arago – on the pavement.

Nearly forty prisoners ended their days in this place in public executions, before the guillotine was taken inside the walls of the prison. Convicted prisoners were being still decapitated there as late as November 1972.

Today, the death penalty has been abolished, but La Santé remains one of the toughest French prisons.

The imprisonment of convicted “personalities” is one of the features of La Santé, held in what is called the “special area”.

19 FEBRUARY 2022

Brunel, said to have been in a single occupancy cell, is found hanging in his cell in the early hours of a Saturday. Forensic examining the cell where he died was held, and an inquiry had been opened into the exact cause of death – but police sources stated that ‘early indications pointed to suicide’.

While CCTV is commonplace in the corridors and gateways of French prisons, the vast majority of cells are not under video surveillance.

The police source added: “There were no obvious fears for the prisoner’s health, and he was not on a suicide watch, having already been in prison for many months.”

His legal team said in a statement: “His distress was that of a man of 75 years old caught up in a media-legal system that we should be questioning. Jean-Luc Brunel never stopped claiming his innocence and had made many efforts to prove it. His decision [to end his life] was not driven by guilt but by a deep sense of injustice.”

Brunel and Maxwell in happier (for them) times.

They call us Conspiracy Theorists for not believing the media and the establishment narratives. But how could we?

How could we believe that Brunel would die in the same manner as Epstein, also found hanged in his cell, without any CCTV camera coverage?

When Epstein ‘committed suicide’ in his New York jail, it was not captured on CCTV because the two cameras in front of his cell malfunctioned that night, and a third camera captured footage that was deemed ‘unusable’.

In La Santé, no cams recorded inside the cells to ‘ensure a degree of privacy’, and to make sure that ‘European human rights legislation is not violated’.

And what’s more: how could we believe that Brunel would die during his associate Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial, that he would die during the period in which Prince Andrew settled out of court his civil suit with Virginia Giuffre – under pressure to ‘clean the air’ for the Queen’s jubilee.

[We must remember that Giuffre was a witness to a photo shoot with young Russian models in Pedophile Island, with Andrew present on the premisses.]

The fashion boss was a regular visitor to the jail where Epstein was held in 2008, visiting at least 70 times. He is known to have taken on at least 25 trips on Epstein’s private plane.

Brunel was being investigated over his alleged connections with a range of figures including – but not limited to – Epstein, Maxwell and Andrew.

Now, French prosecutors have said Brunel’s death would put an end to the legal case, unless other suspects were put under investigation – which they will probably not be. So Brunel will likely take many of the secrets about Epstein and his horrific trafficking ring to the grave.

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Pedophilia is being normalized
Pedophilia is being normalized
1 year ago

The world is run by pedophiles. Balenciaga, one of the most famous and powerful fashion lines in the world just put out this horrific add promoting the sexual objectification of children.

The fashion industry is trying to normalize pedophilia.

Tik tok is normalizing the sexual objectification of children, to children.

We are going into an Uber dark hole.

People want what they can’t have, the taboos are what raise the ante.

This is unacceptable. We must teach our children a better way.

Even though Balenciaga finally took down the jaw dropping advertisements down, ( due to threat of boycotting and financial loss) It is absolutely horrifying that this is even trending.

We must not let this happen. Make noise!

This is 💯 pure evil.

1 year ago

Policy is police must check every 30 minutes to check on the cells.

Believe me you, they do.

No one is going to forget how important such an extremely high profile inmates whereabouts are.

They have to check for escape as well.

Any nobody who has had a little nudge from the judge, n spent a little time behind the wire knows.

Police will “ forget time” whenever a lesson is about to be served.

Don’t get it twisted. Anyone who believes this was suicide has probably at most had a speeding ticket.

Real life is harsh. That’s real talk.

1 year ago

They killed the canaries. No doubt. Had to save Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, Kevin Spacey and the list goes on…

1 year ago

Ghislaine Maxwell hasn’t committed any crime in decades. Unlikely any role she played will result in prison time this late in the game.

1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

for your info:: Ghislaine has already been found guilty in a court of law of child sex trafficking (among other charges) and sentenced to 20 prison. She currently resides in a Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee awaiting her appeal.

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1 year ago

interesting interview with a british royal protection officer
very revealing about prince andrew
very very revealing about ghislaine maxwell
randy andy still thinks he’s going to make a comeback
he should look at his popularity rating
this was during the platinum jubilee year
bbc hammering home the colonial drums
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so right now king charles i i and i and prince andrew need to realize
need to realize–
watch this interview, it was filmed two months before the queen died. this guy had had enough.
expect more videos like this.

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Aristotle’s Sausage
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1 year ago

“They call us Conspiracy Theorists”

Gee, I wonder why…

Your narrative seems to be that Brunel and Epstein were both assassinated by some shadowy all powerful They (y’know, the ones who rule the world).

Yeah. That’s quintessential Conspiracy Theory.

Conspiracy theorists seem to think every suicide is suspicious.

So what’s the scenario? Men in Black show up at this French jail wearing identical dark suits and shades, show the Mystery Pass that allows them access everywhere, and the French turnkey admits them to Brunei’s cell where they off him?

Of course the guard, the rest of of the prison staff, the French coroner, and French police are all In On It Too.

Conspiracy theories like this involve a monolithic They who are all powerful, have universal reach, and operate in absolute secrecy.

Yeah. Sure.

Funny, though how They left Ghislaine Maxwell slip through their grasp. Seems kind of sloppy for this monolithic omnipotent They.

Or, how about this: an elderly man, accustomed to living a life of luxury, wealth and fame, finds himself sitting in a prison cell, his past caught up with him and knowing he faces a life of misery privation and shame. Ending his life seems the only option.

Seems perfectly plausible to me. Much more so than the Men In Black hypothesis.

1 year ago

Aristotle– Do you think that two cameras monitoring Jeffrey Epstein happened to turn themselves off just when Epstein decided to take his own life?

Devrsa Galileo
Devrsa Galileo
1 year ago

Once child actor, Aaron Carter «  suicided » or «  overdosed « .
Many videos of Carter have leaked extensively explaining he believed he was going to be set up and killed.
Or by his blood thirsty mother, finance or Sony Records which allegedly owed him 3.5 million dollars.
Stay out of modeling and entertainment industries.

Hard when we have been conditioned the ultimate goal in life is social worship, fame, sex.

Is it going to get to the point where everyone turns into a Kayne west radical pontificating tirades about the Illuminati..?
Even that seems like a money making scheme.

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1 year ago

The most effective way to treat this disease within society is to tune in and intervene.

Not them.

1 year ago

An interesting discussion.

Hopefully these discussions will lead to deeper awareness.

Ghislaines father was a monster. So she got another monster- Epstein. Ghislaine fed Epstein fresh girls to nourish her subconscious need for her fathers approval.

One possibility is that we start to examine interdependent relationships within our immediate communities.

So many abusive parents- so many insecure children who become vulnerable to abuse of power.

Speak out immediately when we see abuse. Don’t be afraid to get involved.

It’s so easy to type these keys and hit send..absolutely another thing to stand up to abuse.

Social Média obviously has many dangers, but it is also training the youth to question everything.

Everything should be questioned.

Ghislaine Maxwell never understood that her father was a monster.
A monster who framed her character.

This is something we can try to change within our society.

The Disney movie, Beauty and the beast enables children to believe that they can manipulate their monsters by just being nice enough.

This kind of repulsive sex trafficking happens everywhere.

It’s not just the Elite.
If the common man could revolutionize the way we treat children, those children could eventually stand up in their masses against these pedophilia moguls.

1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

“If the common man could revolutionize the way we treat children, those children could eventually stand up in their masses against these pedophilia moguls.”– Agree with you. Our treatment of children– using them as pawns– is unconscionable. But pedophilia and child trafficking is rampant– the financial and political power is what keeps these animals protected.

1 year ago

It might go to the grave. But what if word was out that girls are going to be investigating on a campaign for the truth? Either you’d find some real nuggets, or maybe those blimey mongrels might keep their snake tongues rolled inside a bit.

As I wrote before, I myself read about Claude Haddad two years ago and suddenly everything I suppressed for decades emerged.

You want to really find out what happened and explode the truth?

…girls who modeled…scouts..the agents.. night club owners. Talk to the waiters and the bartenders at la voile rouge, casinos, clubs, the ..beaches, yacht clubs, go to private schools, those kids see it all.

This is only a game for them..
The stakes just got higher for them, which actually gives them an extra rush to push up the ante.

They will feel omnipotent, but the more webs they weave, the harder it will be for them to get out.

Words are the tool, never giving up will be the legacy.

Modeling world is diabolical
Modeling world is diabolical
1 year ago

Was there. Experienced it first hand.

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