Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein pleaded not guilty Monday and was ordered held without bail for at least another week pending a detention hearing on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls more than a decade ago.
Looking haggard with his hair mussed, the 66-year-year-old Epstein entered his plea in Manhattan federal court, where he was clad in a blue jumpsuit, a brown undershirt and bright orange sneakers.
He will be detained in jail until at least the detention hearing on July 15, where prosecutors are expected to continue their argument that Epstein should be detained without bail pending trial.
Epstein, who had been friends with President Donald Trump and ex-President Bill Clinton, was arrested Saturday after flying on a private plane from France to a New York-area airport.
In a tweet on Monday, Clinton’s spokesperson Angel Urena said the former president “knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those in…