Three women have filed lawsuits against Jeffrey Epstein’s estate, claiming that he raped them or subjected them to other forced sex acts.
The women explained in separate lawsuits how Epstein entered their lives and changed them forever. They claimed he dangled his connections to political and business leaders around the world while he promised to advance their careers in exchange for sexual servitude.
One woman said she was 17 and an aspiring dancer when one of Epstein’s associates asked her to teach a class in Epstein’s home in 2002. She was intrigued by his connections with New York’s major dance companies, so she agreed to it. During her third visit, she was convinced to give a massage while naked to Epstein in return for $300.
Another woman claimed that she met Epstein in 2007 when she was 17 and that he promised to help her overcome her eating disorder and to pay for expensive surgeries she needed. During her first visit, she said she was sexually assaulted during a massage.
The lawsuit said that Epstein was serving his jail sentence at the time that allowed him to go to work every day. He communicated with the woman and convinced her to send sexuall explicit photos of herself and a female relative.
The suit added that Epstein also convinced her to join the company where he worked and then made her participate in sex acts with Epstein at his office.
“Jeffrey Epstein, through his brazen and powerful organization, was quite literally able to commit federal sex trafficking offenses at his work release office, during his jail sentence,” the lawsuit said.
In the third lawsuit, a woman said she was 20 when she met Epstein in 2006. She was recruited by another young woman who had fallen prey to his plan. The woman said she was very poor and agreed to give Epstein massages in exchange for money to help support her mother.