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 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 before passing her off to the millionaire, according to the New York Post.
A 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.
She 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.
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.
While on that flight, after she chose her seat, 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
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.
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
In the press conference the victim urged Prince Andrew to 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.
Though she did not make allegations against Prince Andrew directly, she said the duke 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 could ‘set an example’.
‘This needs to be done without excuse, without delay,’ she added.
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.
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.