DeSantis signs House Bill 117 into law and speaks about Jeffery Epstein case

Reporter: Elizabeth Biro Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference regarding House Bill 117, which is designed to speed up the processes of cases like that of Jeffery Epstein in Palm Beach.

House Bill 117 will allow the disclosure of the grand jury testimonies to become public information.

The press conference at the Palm Beach Police Department began at around 10:20 a.m. on Thursday.

He began the conference by speaking on the Jeffery Epstein case and Florida’s involvement regarding that matter and the delay of justice for the victims.

DeSantis then continued to speak about the current legislature regarding human trafficking cases and the process of disclosing the information from the grand jury.

DeSantis then shifted speakers to Haley Robson, a victim of Jeffery Epstein.

Robson then talked about how cases like hers should not sweep under the radar despite the waning attention regarding Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

Jenna Lisa, another victim of Epstein, then spoke at the conference and recalled the process of Epstein being charged in 2006.

She then questioned why the information regarding the case was not publicly available.

Lisa then remarked how the victims will hopefully receive closure from their ordeals.

After both women spoke briefly, DeSantis signed HB 117 into law, which will go into effect on July 1.

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