A new alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein said she was repeatedly raped by the financier and Ghislaine Maxwell in front of her son and threatened with being “thrown to the alligators” if she spoke out.
The allegations, which were filed against Epstein’s estate last week in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, are among the most recent abuse charges against Ms Maxwell and her ex-boyfriend.
The woman, using a pseudonym of Jane Doe to protect her identity, accuses the couple in the civil lawsuit of rape, sex trafficking, sexual abuse, physical assault, physical mutilation, emotional distress, blackmail, d bullying, fraud, deception and misrepresentation.
The new allegations come as Ms Maxwell has been hit with two more counts by New York prosecutors as they broaden the scope of their investigations against the British socialist.
Ms Maxwell, 59, has denied the criminal charges. His attorney, Laura Menninger, did not respond to a request for comment on Doe’s latest allegations. Neither have the lawyers for Epstein’s estate.
Court documents seen by The Telegraph indicate that Doe was working as a real estate broker and hairstylist at the time the alleged abuse took place in early 2008.
The woman, born in Turkey and living in the United States, claims in court documents that she was introduced to Epstein by her boss in 2007. She says he told her he was looking to buy property in the Florida area and inquired about it. services.
She claims she later met Ms Maxwell, who introduced herself as “G Max,” at a barbecue she attended with Epstein. She says Ms Maxwell quickly “began a protracted persuasion and grooming effort” to get her to come and work for Epstein.
She finally agreed in January 2008 and alleges during a visit to Epstein’s Palm Beach home later in the month that she was raped by the billionaire “with Maxwell’s help.”
She says she tried to escape, telling them that she intended to report the rape.
Doe says Ms Maxwell, in response, said she had previously called the police. Two men who claimed to be police officers arrived at Epstein’s mansion and threatened to arrest Doe for prostitution, take his son and deport him, according to the lawsuit.
The couple then allegedly drove her to a lake, took her out of the car and “told her in explicit detail that, as had happened to other girls in the past, she would end up in that body of water.” and would be devoured. by the alligators, should she ever reveal what Epstein had done to her.
She says they then picked up her eight-year-old son and checked them in at a hotel in Naples, Florida, where “ over a period of days, Epstein and Maxwell repeatedly raped and sexually abused the complainant, all in his presence. son.”
Epstein forced the woman to hold on to “the phones, wires, and other burner electronics that Epstein sought to conceal from law enforcement officials,” the lawsuit says.
Epstein is accused of threatening to keep hold of her passport and have her and her family deported if it were made public.
“Epstein pointed to his personal connections with many powerful players within the legal system and elsewhere,” including the FBI and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to court documents.
Over the next five months, Doe alleges that she was tricked into a number of Epstein associates, including an anonymous local judge.
Doe, who looked much younger than 26, alleges she was told to tell men she was 17. In May 2008, she said that Epstein had forced her to undergo vaginal reconstructive surgery, which was performed “on a wealthy person by a man with a Russian accent,” “to” create the false impression that she was a virgin. for a “high level” client, “according to the lawsuit.
The procedure left her mutilated and permanently damaged, according to the lawsuit.
The woman, who comes from a pious Muslim family in Turkey, feared the matter would bring her family to shame if she spoke out.
Her lawyers say she continued to live in fear of the alleged threats made by Epstein until he learned of her death in the summer of 2020, and “still maintains a certain level of apprehension today about associates of Epstein pursuing threats he had made. “
She is now suing the estate of the deceased financier in order to obtain compensation for the “emotional and physical distress” suffered.
The charges are among the most recent to be brought against the couple. Epstein was arrested in June 2008 for prostitution, for which he served 13 months in prison.
He committed suicide at age 66 in a Manhattan jail cell in August 2019 while awaiting a lead on separate sex trafficking charges.
Epstein’s estate was used to create a fund that was supposed to provide hundreds of millions of dollars in restitution to victims of his sexual abuse. The fund received more than 175 requests.
Ms Maxwell, 59, is currently incarcerated in federal prison in Brooklyn, New York, awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking. On Monday, prosecutors expanded their case against her, adding allegations of a fourth woman to the indictment. She is appealing to the United States Court of Appeals to overturn her third bail denial.