Jeffery Epstein paid doctors to prescribe sedatives and anti-depressants to his victims while they were being abused, a new Miami Herald report alleges.
At least two alleged victims have made the claim and are now suing over the abuse.
Accuser Virginia Giuffre said Epstein’s doctors prescribed her Xanax during the three-year period she was being abused.
“There were doctors and psychiatrists and gynecologist visits,” Giuffre told the Miami Herald. “There were dentists who whitened our teeth.”
She added: “There was a doctor who gave me Xanax. What doctor in their right mind, who is supposed to protect their patients, gives girls and young women Xanax?”
Another woman, Sarah Ransome, who says she 22 when Epstein began victimizing her, said she was brought to a psychiatrist because she was on the cusp of a mental breakdown, and told the doctor about the abuse. The doctor eventually prescribed her lithium — and did nothing else to help.
“You could see it in our faces,” Ransome told the newspaper. “We were damaged, we were medicated.”
Epstein also had doctors screen the girls for sexually transmitted diseases and prescribe them birth control, the Miami Herald reports.
Bradley Edwards, a lawyer for some of Epstein’s victims, described the prescriptions as part of the “Epstein Process” and said it amounted to psychological manipulation.
Edwards is representing the victims in litigation against South Florida federal prosecutors who agreed to a widely criticized sweetheart deal in Epstein’s 2008 sex trafficking case.
“He would find out they have no home, no car, that they need a place to live, and he would provide a place to live,” Edwards said in an interview with the Miami Herald. “He can get you to the best doctors.”
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