Forbes' source, a visiting attorney who asked not to be named because he didn't want to cause problems with the prison, said the optics were "startling."
"The optics were startling. Because she was young. And pretty," the visiting attorney said. He speculated the woman could be a lawyer, but was unsure. It has been reported that Epstein paid lawyers just to sit with him in these meeting rooms for eight hours a day simply so he could avoid his cell.
Forbes' source said the sighting took place on July 30, the day after Epstein was taken off suicide watch. During his time at the prison, the source said he didn't see Reid Weingarten, or other named Epstein attorneys visit him.
"If I was him, I would have hired...an old bald guy," the anonymous lawyer, who said the young woman was in the room with Epstein for at least two hours, added that these rooms are locked when prisoners go in, allowing them to remove their handcuffs. Handcuffs are put back on when the doors are unlocked and the parties move.
The lawyer also suggested that Epstein's daily pow-wows with his attorneys was one reason why he was taken off suicide watch: In the SHU - special housing unit - there are only two conference rooms available for clients and their attorneys, and waiting for them often takes forever.