I don’t think he was involved at all. It’s all quite dillusional. Trafficking girls? In another country? When he could legally use a hooker anywhere at a similar age (18 vs 17). He wouldn’t have known anything about what may have been happening behind the scenes.They clearly think they can. In his BBC interview he kept claiming he only knew Epstein through his ‘friend’ Maxwell, unfortunately for him she’s since been successfully prosecuted as Epstein’s facilitator so he’s been dragged right into it. There will be evidence pointing to his culpability that we aren’t yet a party to, he’ll settle based on this imho. The alternative is risk watching a trial play out that could destroy what little reputation he has left.
I think the whole thing is about embarrassing him to settle for money.
But as I said, I haven’t really been following it, so who knows?