Jeffrey Epstein raped a Russian woman within the months leading up to his 2019 arrest — telling her he most well-liked ladies from her nation as a result of they have been “more motivated” than Americans, in line with a brand new lawsuit.
The alleged sufferer, recognized as Jane Doe, claims within the suit filed in Manhattan federal court docket Thursday that Epstein raped her and sexually assaulted her quite a few instances starting in 2017, when she was in her early 20s, on the promise that he’d assist her get her profession off the bottom.
“Epstein … said that American girls lacked passion for career opportunities because they had grown up with those prospects, but girls from former Soviet countries did not grow up with those types of opportunities, so they were more motivated,” the suit states.
Epstein paid for flights for the woman to journey from Moscow to Paris and from Europe to the US, the suit claims. The flights have been allegedly booked by Epstein’s assistant Lesley Groff, who, together with the executors of Epstein’s property, is called as a co-defendant in Doe’s criticism.
Epstein’s alleged abuse of the woman started in 2017, when she utilized to an advert for a private assistant job whereas she was working as an interpreter and finding out in Moscow.
A number of days later, she was invited to Paris, the place she was launched to the multimillionaire pedophile and several other different ladies who have been staying with him at his Upper East Side townhouse, in line with the suit.
At the house, Epstein lured her right into a therapeutic massage room and coaxed her to take off her garments, besides her underwear, and lie down on a therapeutic massage desk, the suit states.
He then abused her with a intercourse toy and masturbated, in line with the suit.
Until 2019, Epstein continued to hold the prospect of a job and profitable profession over her head — whereas flying the woman to New York, Florida, the Virgin Islands and Paris to sexually abuse her, in line with the suit.
During one of many journeys to his sprawling Palm Beach mansion in 2017, Epstein allegedly raped the woman within the therapeutic massage room on the home, which made her really feel “like the rock bottom of her life,” the suit states.
Despite the assault, Jane continued to see Epstein within the ensuing years within the hopes he’d assist together with her profession.
In the spring of 2019 — months before his arrest by federal authorities in New York — the woman says she was repeatedly abused by Epstein at his personal Caribbean island, together with as soon as when he assaulted her and one other woman on the similar time, the suit states.
Epstein killed himself whereas awaiting trial for intercourse trafficking in a Lower Manhattan jail cell shortly after his arrest in 2019. His alleged long-term madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, is awaiting trial for her function in allegedly procuring underage ladies for him to abuse.
She’s pleaded not responsible.
The woman is searching for unspecified damages from Epstein’s property to be decided at trial. Groff didn’t instantly reply to the request for remark.