Court Documents: Ghislaine Maxwell Trained Underage Girls As Sex Slaves
In a collection of newly unsealed court documents, Virginia Roberts Giuffre claimed that Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime girlfriend and associate Ghislaine Maxwell also sexually abused girls and directed them to others, according to The Guardian.
- The documents come from a 2015 lawsuit against Maxwell by Giuffre in which Giuffre accused Maxwell of being a madam and luring her as well as other young girls into Epstein’s orbit. She claimed that the pair pressured her into having sex with a number of high profile men, who have all since denied the accusation.
- Giuffre claimed that Maxwell herself would have sexual relations with the young girls and that much of the shady activity associated with Epstein occurred on his US Virgin Islands estate, which was allegedly “a place where orgies were a constant thing that took place.”
- In a May 2016 deposition, Giuffre was recorded saying:
“You have to understand that Jeffrey and Ghislaine are joined hip by [the] hip, OK? So they both trafficked me. Ghislaine brought me in for the purpose of being trafficked. Jeffrey was just as a part of it as she was. She was just as a part of it as he was. They trafficked me to many people. And to be honest, there is people I could name, and then there’s people that are just a blur. There was so much happening. Ghislaine Maxwell brought me into the sex-trafficking industry. She’s the one who abused me on a regular basis. She’s the one that procured me, told me what to do, trained me as a sex slave, abused me physically, abused me mentally,”
- The documents in this cache were previously sealed, but after an intense legal battle, Manhattan federal court judge Loretta Preska ruled to unseal them on July 23, saying:
“The court finds that the countervailing interests identified fail to rebut the presumption of public access.”