A woman has come forward to say she was raped by both Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein when she was as young as 14 years old.
According to Fox News, the woman, who has not been identified, said that Maxwell recruited her into Epstein’s orbit in 1991 by promising to help her launch a modeling career, and providing her with social support and shopping sprees.
The woman, who is part of a lawsuit filed against Epstein’s estate last year, reportedly said that the so-called friendship quickly escalated into sexual abuse and assault.
“She did rape me. I would say it’s more than 20 or 30 times,” the woman told Fox News. “She is just as evil as Jeffrey Epstein … She is a rapist.”
The accuser said that she was also forced into sex acts with Epstein, and eventually became pregnant with his child at age 16. She claimed that Maxwell suspected the then-teenager told her family about a subsequent abortion, and worried the teen would go to authorities. The accuser says that Maxwell and Epstein participated in a gang rape that was intended as some type of punishment.
“Ghislaine was a part of it,” the woman reportedly said. “I was drugged.”
The accuser told Fox News that she would be willing to testify against Maxwell if her case goes to trial.
Maxwell, 58, was arrested by federal agents in New Hampshire on Thursday morning. She is facing six counts, including transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal activity.
CrimeOnline’s Nancy Grace weighed in on the new charges against Epstein’s longtime friend in an interview on Fox News.
“I guarantee, right now, there are a lot of powerful people — men — in the U.S. and Britain who are quaking in their boots about Ghislaine Maxwell may say about them.”
“All they’ve got to do is keep her alive,” Nancy said.
CrimeOnline also spoke to former Epstein lawyer Alan Dershowitz about the charges against Maxwell.
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