A woman who claims she was trafficked and abused by Jeffrey Epstein when she was just 15 years old is speaking publicly for the first time to announce that she’s launching a lawsuit against the late millionaire pedophile’s estate.
The bombshell lawsuit was announced in a press conference held by feminist lawyer Gloria Allred in Los Angeles on Monday against Epstein’s estate in New York.
The 31-year-old victim, who did not give her name and goes by Jane Doe 15, had never spoken in public prior to this news conference. Her lawyer released pictures of her client at the age of 15, when she was allegedly targeted by the financier.
The victim says she was just 15 when a female associate of Epstein began grooming her for sex with Epstein by gifting her an iPod. The associate then sexually assaulted her at Epstein’s New Mexico ranch before passing her off to the millionaire, according to the New York Post.
After the alleged abuse Epstein invited her to his estate in the U.S. Virgin Islands, luring her by saying Prince Andrew would be there, but Jane Doe 15 declined.
Though the Duke of York has been accused of having sex with Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts at Epstein’s island estate, there is no evidence that Prince Andrew would have been there when Jane Doe 15 was invited.
In addition, the victim described taking Bill Clinton’s seat on Epstein’s plane – nicknamed the Lolita Express – and recalled how Epstein had a foam mattress floor around his bed because he ‘liked girls to sleep on the floor around him’.
A 31-year-old woman who claims she was trafficked and abused by Jeffrey Epstein when she was 15 years old is speaking publicly for the first time to announce that she’s launching a lawsuit against the late millionaire pedophile’s estate
The lawsuit is against Darren Indyke and Richard Kahn, the executors of Epstein’s estate for undisclosed monetary damages. The 31-year-old Epstein accuser pictured with lawyer Gloria Allred at the press conference on Monday
Jane Doe 15 says she met Epstein in 2004 during a school class trip to New York City. Jane Doe 15 pictured right at the age of 15, when she first met Epstein’s associate
The lawsuit is against Darren Indyke and Richard Kahn, the executors of Epstein’s estate for undisclosed monetary damages.
Jane Doe 15 was one of a string of Epstein accusers who provided an impact statement in federal court in New York in August 2019, when the judge invited victims to court to provide their statements after Epstein’s sudden death.
‘Jane Doe 15 is clearly a victim of child sexual abuse. She does not wish to disclose her true name. Nevertheless she wishes to speak out on what she suffered upon meeting Epstein and those who were employed by him,’ Allred said at the press conference Monday.
Jane Doe 15 says she met Epstein in 2004 during a high school drama club trip to New York City.
‘Jeffrey Epstein started his targeted grooming and manipulation of me as a child when I was in New York City for a school trip. I first came into contact with an assistant of Epstein’s while on a high school drama club field trip to New York City,’ Jane Doe 15 said at the press conference.
‘I was invited to his home. There his assistant took a photo of me and later reached out to me inviting me to Epstein’s ranch. I only knew Jeffrey Epstein for five days,’ she added.
She went to Epstein’s massive Zorro Ranch compound in New Mexico, whisked on his private plane along with numerous other girls.
The 31-year-old unidentified victim says she was abused by the financier when she was 15
Jane Doe 15 was seen wearing bracelets that spelled out: ‘Epstein didn’t kill himself’
A closer look at her bracelets reveal they spelled out ‘Epstein didn’t kill himself’
The victim appeared at the press conference with lawyer Gloria Allred in Los Angeles on Monday
During the flight there, Epstein gave the the victim a tour of his plane, first starting in the bedroom, according to the lawsuit.
‘Epstein explained to Jane Doe 15 that, when he slept on the bed, he liked to have women sleep at his feet,’ the lawsuit states.
‘Jane Doe 15 again felt enormously confused, and did not understand what Epstein was saying or why he was telling her this. Epstein’s description of the women sleeping around him on the floor made her immediately think of slaves,’ the lawsuit added.
After she chose her seat on the flight, Epstein name-dropped Bill Clinton saying he always chose to sit there as well ‘as if to reassure me of the elite normalcy of that kind of behavior’.
‘Jane Doe 15 found her interactions with Epstein on the plane strange. But she recognized one of the other girls on the plane as a model who had been on a magazine cover that month,’ the complaint states.
‘Jane Doe 15 remembers finding that reassuring, and thinking, “If she’s here, it must be ok,”‘ the lawsuit adds.
Once the flight landed at Epstein’s Zorro Ranch in New Mexico, one of Epstein’s female associates, described as a woman with red hair, told the teenager that Epstein really liked her, according to the lawsuit.
That woman then asked the girl about her sexual history. The next day she summoned her to the main house on the ranch for a massage.
‘Without Jane Doe 15’s consent, the woman proceeded to use her tongue to “massage” Jane Doe 15, focusing primarily on Jane Doe 15’s vagina and anus,’ the court paper said. ‘The redhaired woman – Epstein’s agent – then told Jane Doe 15 that Epstein really wanted to give Jane Doe 15 an orgasm.’
Lawyer Glorida Allred provided pictures of her client Jane Doe 15 showing her when she was 15, the age that she was allegedly sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein
These photos shows Jane Doe 15 at the age when she was allegedly sexually trafficked and abused by Jeffrey Epstein
Epstein is accused of abusing Jane Doe 15 at his Zorro Ranch in Stanley, New Mexico in 2004. She also claims one of his female associates sexually abused him on the property
The next day Jane Doe 15 was summoned to Epstein’s room where the financier was waiting in a bathrobe. He allegedly exposed his penis and pulled out a vibrator, which he then used to assault her with until she faked an orgasm and he stopped, according to the lawsuit.
‘Epstein then walked Jane Doe 15 over to the window of the bedroom. He told her how amazing a first orgasm is, and he pointed out to the desert and told her that he wanted to show her how beautiful the world is,’ court documents say.
The following day he gave her a new pair of underwear and photographed her in them until she started to hyperventilate, the lawsuit states. He then noticed and led her through breathing exercises and then started to talk about school with her.
‘She explained that she wants to study biochemistry at a specific college,’ the documents said. ‘Epstein conveyed to Jane Doe 15 that he wanted to help her achieve that goal, and he presented her with a check for $5,000 to give to the college. He also gave her several hundred dollars in cash.’
After the ranch visit, Jane Doe 15 declined subsequent invitations to join Epstein at his private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the lawsuit states. She was allegedly told Prince Andrew would be a guest there.
‘I left Zorro Ranch with a deep sense of shame. Not just the shame of him having sexually abused me but the shame of knowing that I had somehow been duped. It was the weight of Epstein’s wealth, the isolation to which he subjected me and the discussion of his social connections that crushed me into submission far more than his physical strength,’ Jane Doe 15 said at the press conference.
She said the financier ‘took my sexual innocence in front of a wall of framed photographs of him shaking hands and smiling with celebrities and political leaders.’
Jane Doe 15 urged Prince Andrew to speak with American authorities on his friendship with Epstein. ‘Given that he appears to deny what has been alleged against him, then I think he should make arrangements to speak to law enforcement as soon as possible,’ she said
Prince Andrew taking a stroll through Central Park in New York following his prison term in 2011
After the alleged abuse Epstein invited her to his estate in the U.S. Virgin Islands, luring her by saying Prince Andrew would be there, but Jane Doe 15 declined. One of the properties on the financier’s island pictured above
In the press conference the victim urged Prince Andrew to voluntarily speak to the FBI and the public to become aware of Epstein’s crimes.
‘I’m here today to ask that when you hear about the crimes committed against me and other victims, you don’t feel sorry or bad for us. But that you feel angry. Jeffrey Epstein was only a small part of an insidious system of privilege that exploits children as sexual commodities and robs them of their youth,’ Jane Doe 15 said.
‘Just because Epstein is dead doesn’t mean the others around him don’t deserve their day in court as well,’ she said.
Though she did not make allegations against Prince Andrew directly, she said the royal and ‘any other who are close to Epstein should come forward and give a statement under oath on what information they have.’
‘Given that he appears to deny what has been alleged against him, then I think he should make arrangements to speak to law enforcement as soon as possible,’ Jane Doe 15 said.
She added that coming forward would ‘help survivors’ and the Duke of York could ‘set an example’.
Jane Doe 15 pictured second right with Gloria Allred along with other unidentified women at federal court for a hearing in the Jeffrey Epstein case on August 27
‘This needs to be done without excuse, without delay,’ she added.
Allred added on the Duke of York: ‘He has two daughters. Would he want anyone else to close their eyes if his daughters are there and it seems inappropriate, they might be at risk? He’s now stated his case in the court of public opinion, let him state what he knows to law enforcement. It’s the honorable and right thing to do.’
Allred added that Jane Doe 15 did not have any other interactions with Andrew beyond Epstein’s mention of him.
Prince Andrew was friends with Epstein and was pictured with him after Epstein was jailed for charges of procuring underage girls in Florida.
However, Prince Andrew has denied knowing about Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking. He has also denied allegations that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl at Epstein’s home in London in 2001.
During a TV interview, Prince Andrew was asked if he would give a statement under oath to investigators. He replied: ‘If push came to shove and the legal advice was to do so, then I would be duty bound to do so.’
Epstein was found dead in his prison cell on August 10, 2019 while facing charges of sex trafficking minors in Florida and New York. The medical examiner ruled his death a suicide, but his lawyers have disputed that ruling.
As a result of his death, a judge dismissed all criminal charges against him.
Prince Andrew admits spending FOUR DAYS at Jeffrey Epstein’s House of Depravity in 2010 because it was a ‘convenient place’ to stay
Prince Andrew last night dismissed his four-day visit to pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s New York ‘house of depravity’ by describing it as a ‘convenient’ place to stay while he broke off their friendship in an ‘honorable’ way.
Speaking for the first time about the 2010 visit to the £60 million Manhattan home – just five months after the financier left jail following his conviction for child sex charges – the Duke of York confirmed he attended a dinner party there on December 2 before his infamous ‘walk in the park’ with the shamed US financier three days later.
He revealed that it was during that stroll through Central Park – captured in a picture that went around the world, haunting him ever since – that he finally broke off their 11-year friendship.
When asked by Emily Maitlis why he stayed with a convicted sex offender, Andrew replied: ‘Ever since this has happened and since this has become, as it were, public knowledge that I was there, I’ve questioned myself as to why did I go and what was I doing and was it the right thing to do?
‘I went there with the sole purpose of saying to him that because he had been convicted it was inappropriate for us to be seen together.
Prince Andrew last night dismissed his four-day visit to pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s New York ‘house of depravity’ by describing it as a ‘convenient’ place to stay while he broke off their friendship in an ‘honorable’ way
‘I had a number of people counsel me in both directions, either to go and see him or not to go and see him and I took the judgment call that because this was serious and I felt that doing it over the telephone was the chicken’s way of doing it I had to go and see him and talk to him.’
He said the photograph in the park was taken when he broke the news to Epstein they could no longer be friends.
‘We had an opportunity to go for a walk in the park and that was the conversation coincidentally that was photographed, which was when I said to him, I said, “Look, because of what has happened I don’t think it is appropriate that we should remain in contact” and by mutual agreement during that walk in the park we decided that we would part company and I left, I think it was the next day [in fact it was two days later] and I never had any contact with him from that day forward.’
Incredibly, the Prince cited the reason for breaking off the friendship as the ‘attendant scrutiny’ he was under – rather than the fact Epstein had pleaded guilty and served time for child sex offences.
Andrew said Epstein’s reaction to his decision was ‘understanding’, adding: ‘He didn’t go into any great depth in the conversation… except to say that he’d accepted… a plea bargain, he’d served his time and he was carrying on with his life, if you see what I mean.’
‘And I said, “Yes but I’m afraid to say that’s as maybe but with all the attendant scrutiny on me then I don’t think it’s a wise thing to do.” ’