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Ghislaine Maxwell trial: The accuser testifies that Maxwell said she “had a great body for Epstein and his friends” when she was 14.


During a visit, Carolyn was setting up a massage room for Epstein when her longtime companion Ghislaine Maxwell entered the room. Maxwell touched Carolyn’s breasts, hips and butt and said she “had a great body for Epstein and his friends,” according to Carolyn.

With each visit, she was left with $ 300 in cash on the bathroom sink, she said, but it was not without a cost.

“Something sexual happened every time,” Carolyn said.

She is the third woman to testify that she was sexually assaulted by Epstein and that Maxwell was involved. A woman identified as “Kate” said on Monday that Maxwell had arranged these sexual gatherings, and a woman identified as “Jane” said last week that Maxwell sometimes joined in the sexualized massages.
The trial, which began last week, has alternated between disturbing testimony from victims of sexual abuse and illuminating testimony about some of Epstein’s connections to figures such as Donald Trump, Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew. None have allegedly committed any wrongdoing in connection with the ongoing trial.
Epstein, who pleaded guilty in 2008 to prostitution charges, was indicted on federal sex trafficking charges in July 2019 but died by suicide in prison a month later. Maxwell, his confidante and former girlfriend, was arrested a year later and pleaded not guilty.
In opening statements to his trial, prosecutors said Maxwell and Epstein created an “abuse pyramid scheme” to lure underage girls into sex with Epstein and pay them bounties for bringing other girls into it. bosom. Her defense, meanwhile, said she was a “scapegoat” for Epstein’s actions and attacked the memories and motivations of women who say they were sexually abused.
The trial is taking place in a federal court in Manhattan, which bans the use of cameras.

Carolyn says she’s visited Epstein over 100 times

Ghislaine Maxwell trial: The accuser testifies that Maxwell said she “had a great body for Epstein and his friends” when she was 14.

Carolyn testified that she was introduced to Epstein by Virginia Roberts, whose boyfriend knew Carolyn’s boyfriend.

Roberts, who also goes by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, previously told the BBC in 2019 that she was trafficked by Epstein and forced to have sex with her friends, including the then Duke of York. that she was a minor.

Giuffre recently filed a civil lawsuit against Prince Andrew, alleging that he sexually assaulted her at the invitation of Epstein and Maxwell when she was underage and that cases of alleged sexual abuse occurred in Maxwell’s home in London, Epstein’s home in Manhattan, and Epstein’s home in the United States. Virgin Islands. Prince Andrew has vehemently denied all allegations made against him.

Roberts’ attorney David Boies declined to comment, saying the government advised him not to comment publicly during the trial.

Carolyn said Roberts told her she could make money going to see “her friend” and drove her to Epstein’s house in Palm Beach for the first time to meet him.

She testified that Roberts dressed her provocatively for the meeting. Roberts took her to the kitchen of the house, introduced her to Maxwell, then led her upstairs to Epstein’s bathroom, where Roberts set up the room.

Carolyn, 14 at the time, testified that she was sitting in her bra and underwear on an “ugly” sofa and watching Roberts have sex with Epstein on a massage table in the bathroom. bath. Afterward, three $ 100 bills were left for Carolyn on the bathroom sink.

Carolyn said she would go home two or three times a week for years, over a hundred times in all.

Ghislaine Maxwell trial: The accuser testifies that Maxwell said she “had a great body for Epstein and his friends” when she was 14.

She said she remembered bringing three different friends of the same age with her over the years. On these occasions, she received $ 600 in cash to entice them to bring them, and her friends received $ 300.

Carolyn described a number of sexual encounters with Epstein. She also said Maxwell had seen her fully nude in the massage room “probably three times” over the years.

She said Epstein brought two male friends on different occasions to the massage room, but did not give details or receive any further questions about them. Other times older women have joined.

During a visit, Epstein pressed a button on the phone in the room and a naked woman walked in and joined in the sex acts, she said.

On another visit, another woman entered the room. There, Epstein penetrated Carolyn’s vagina but stopped when she said she was uncomfortable, and the other woman performed oral sex on Carolyn, she said. And in another case, Epstein listened to her plea when she asked him to stop using a sex toy on her vagina, she said.

Maxwell and Epstein invited her separately to visit an island, but she told them she was too young and her mother would not let her out of the country, she said. She also did not have a passport.

Carolyn called Ghislaine Maxwell just “Maxwell” because she couldn’t exactly pronounce her first name correctly, she said. During her testimony, she consistently referred to Epstein as “Mr. Epstein.”

Witness says she used the money for drugs

Maxwell or another Epstein associate was calling her to set a “date” time, Carolyn said. Other times she would call to ask if she could come because she wanted money, she said. She testified that Maxwell and the business partner would call her on her mother’s or her boyfriend’s phone numbers if they couldn’t reach her.

In a trembling voice, she testified that she used the money to buy drugs.

“Marijuana, cocaine, alcohol, anything that could keep me from going on the date,” she said.

Ghislaine Maxwell trial: The accuser testifies that Maxwell said she “had a great body for Epstein and his friends” when she was 14.

She continued sexualized massage encounters with Epstein until she was 18, she said. She took a hiatus from Epstein’s for a while when she was pregnant at 16, but returned after giving birth because she needed the money to support her son, she said. declared.

When she returned to Epstein’s house, he asked her if she had any younger friends.

“It was then that I realized I was too old,” she testified.

During a deposition in 2009, she said Maxwell and an associate of Epstein would call her to make an appointment for him, according to an excerpt from the transcript of the deposition read in the file.

During the direct examination, Carolyn indicated that she is currently taking several medications, including an opioid blocker for her history of substance abuse and medications related to schizophrenia. She sometimes hears voices telling her that someone is going to kidnap her daughters, she says, but she can identify the voices as not being part of reality.

Carolyn also admitted past crimes to which she pleaded guilty, including the felony of possession of cocaine and the felony of possession of stolen property.


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