Court proceedings continued on Monday with an accuser testifying about how Ghislaine Maxwell recruited her at age 17 — and how the British socialite asked her to get other girls to perform oral sex on Jeffrey Epstein.
According to the New York Post, the 44-year-old woman, who only went by “Kate” due to privacy concerns, spoke about how Maxwell introduced her to Epstein at Maxwell’s London townhouse in the early 1990s. She also alleged that Maxwell had her give Maxwell a sexual massage shortly after the initial meeting.
“She was friends with Prince Andrew, friends with Donald Trump. Sometimes their names would just come up or she would be talking on the phone about them with me present,” Kate said, recalling her encounters with Maxwell.
Kate claimed that Maxwell asked her to get her he liked “cute, young, pretty” girls like her. She also recounted an instance in which Maxwell allegedly gave her a schoolgirl outfit, which she left on a bed in a guest bedroom, BBC reported.
“I thought it would be fun for you to take Jeffrey his tea in this outfit,” Maxwell allegedly told Kate.
Kate also claimed she would wear the outfit while having sex with Epstein.
Maxwell, 59, who was arrested on July 2 in New Hampshire, is accused of grooming at least three underage girls, as young as 14, for Epstein to sexually abuse between 1994 and 1997. She has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and other related charges.
Epstein, 66, was jailed without bond in July 2019 following allegations that he sex-trafficked dozens of underage girls from 2002 to 2005. The billionaire financier was found hanging in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan on August 10, 2019 — sparking skepticism about the circumstances surrounding his death.
Maxwell has denied grooming and recruiting girls to be sexually abused by Epstein. Her trial is expected to last six weeks.
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