Jeffrey Epstein’s victims continue to come forward in new lawsuits against his $ 400 million estate, including a woman who says the creepy financier lured her into her ring after interviewing her for a job on Skype.
Last week, three women filed separate complaints in Manhattan federal court against the co-executors of Epstein’s estate, each claiming at least $ 25 million in damages.
A woman, called Jane Doe XX, says Epstein started abusing her in 2014, when she was 24. so that she can become Epstein’s personal assistant. The accuser says Epstein then invited her to travel to New York City for an in-person interview for the role.
But after she landed the job, she said, Epstein began to repeatedly assault her and rape her. The abuse reportedly occurred at his home in New York, Florida, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, until 2018.
Meanwhile, another woman identified as Jane Doe XXI claims that Epstein abused her from 2015 to 2019, after meeting him in Paris at the age of 25.
Doe’s lawsuit indicates that one of Epstein’s associates introduced her to the financier and he offered her a job as an assistant. The woman turned down the offer, but soon after moving to New York, Epstein’s confidante contacted her again and she accepted.
In a third complaint filed Dec. 30, a woman called Jane Doe XIX says she was 16 when Epstein assaulted her in New York in 2014. The following year, she says, the money manager l assaulted and raped in her Manhattan mansion. .
The alleged assaults came after Epstein served a lenient prison sentence in 2008 and 2009 for abusing dozens of underage girls in Florida. The financier negotiated a controversial plea deal with federal prosecutors that allowed him to plead guilty to two state counts rather than face a federal indictment, and he became a registered sex offender at New York and Florida.
“Epstein used his apparent ties to the fashion and modeling industries to convince, coerce and / or attract [the girl] at his home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on the pretext of discussing how he could help him in his career, ”the complaint states.
“Then, once Epstein has succeeded in persuading, coercing and / or attracting [her] at her home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, he isolated her, then assaulted, assaulted, beaten and sexually raped… ”
An attorney for the three accusers did not return the messages left by The Daily Beast.
The new cases come as dozens of accusers continue to resolve their claims through a victims’ compensation fund, which has so far paid more than $ 30 million from Epstein’s estate, according to a New York Times report.
But in two instances, Epstein’s accused accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell has apparently delayed survivors’ compensation claims. Annie Farmer and an anonymous accuser known as Jane Doe have sued Epstein and Maxwell’s estate. They have received offers from the victim compensation program, but in order to receive their payments, their civil cases must be dismissed.
Doe’s attorney, Robert Glassman, recently said Maxwell “found one excuse after another” to avoid agreeing to a dismissal.
“Epstein used his apparent connections to the fashion and modeling industries to persuade, coerce and / or attract [the girl] at his home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan under the guise of discussing how he could help her in his career.“
Maxwell fights against women in civil litigation while being held in federal prison in Brooklyn awaiting her next criminal trial.
Authorities arrested Maxwell last July and charged her with four counts of child sex trafficking and two counts of perjury for her alleged role in Epstein’s sex crimes. For years, Maxwell has denied any involvement in Epstein’s trafficking plan.
“There is no basis of good faith in fact or in law for defendant Ghislaine Maxwell to prevent this case from being dismissed as a result of the settlement reached between the parties,” Glassman wrote in a December 21 letter to the court. “The only conceivable reason is that it is difficult because it is difficult.”
A day later, Maxwell’s attorney, Laura Menninger, fired back, saying Glassman “hadn’t explained why he couldn’t wait a day or two for his lawyer to talk to his client and then pursue them. negotiations regarding a stipulated dismissal.
Menninger’s letter said Doe should pay Maxwell’s attorney’s fees and expenses because Doe “improperly brought this baseless civil lawsuit against Ms Maxwell, making claims that date back decades without any documentary evidence. or corroborative. Ms. Maxwell absolutely denies the plaintiff’s claims against her; they are wrong. “
As ABC News reported, Maxwell is also causing delays for Annie Farmer, who sued both Epstein and Maxwell’s estate, and who came forward as one of the anonymous victims named in the act of accusation of Maxwell. Maxwell argued that Farmer must disclose the amount of his confidential settlement offer before Maxwell accepts the termination.
In a Dec. 31 letter to the court, Farmer’s attorney, Sigrid McCawley, wrote: ‘Maxwell is not the one who compensates Ms Farmer and she should not have an opinion on why Ms Farmer is being compensated. by succession. In fact, Maxwell should be very happy that she escaped civil liability in this matter without having to pay a dime.
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