“Kessler was a liar, and he wouldn’t expose any sexual abuse. But he would reveal something else: The extraordinary, at times deceitful measures elite lawyers deployed in an effort to get evidence that could be used to win lucrative settlements — and keep misconduct hidden, allowing perpetrators to abuse again. Mr. Boies has publicly decried such secret deals as ‘rich man’s justice,’ a way that powerful men buy their way out of legal and reputational jeopardy. This is how it works.” A very interesting NYT piece that calls a lot of things into question, including how we should report stories like these. Jeffrey Epstein, Blackmail and a Lucrative Hot List. “A shadowy hacker claimed to have the financier’s sex tapes. Two top lawyers wondered: What would the men in those videos pay to keep them secret?”