Epstein whistleblower Maria Farmer says Virginia Giuffre retracted Alan Dershowitz claim out of 'fear'

Maria Farmer was Epstein’s receptionist in the 90s and shot to prominence after becoming the first survivor to contact the FBI about his pedophilia

Epstein whistleblower Maria Farmer says Virginia Giuffre retracted Alan Dershowitz claim out of 'fear'
Pictured (L-R): Alan Dershowitz, Maria Farmer (inset), and Virginia Giuffre (Mario Tama/Getty Images, YouTube/CBS News, Twitter/@jkbjournalist)
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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: A whistleblower has claimed that Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre only settled with lawyer Alan Dershowitz out of "fear" after she "mistakenly" accused him of sexually abusing her.

Fifty two-year-old Maria Farmer was Epstein’s receptionist in the nineties and shot to prominence after becoming the first to contact the FBI about his pedophilia. She has now claimed that her friend and fellow "survivor" Giuffre, 39, would have only dropped the lawsuit for her own "safety." Giuffre raised eyebrows last Tuesday, November 8, when she admitted she "may have made a mistake" in claiming she was forced to have sex with Dershowitz when she was a minor.

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The survivor had initially alleged that Dershowitz was among the high-profile men she was "loaned out" to at Epstein's orders. The lawyer has vehemently denied her accusation. Following Giuffre's apparent U-turn, there were suggestions that everything she said should be "questioned" and that Prince Andrew "was a fool" to pay her a reported $12 million after she claimed she was forced to have sex with the royal. 

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Farmer, however, has claimed that fellow victims know that Giuffre isn't a liar. "Alan Dershowitz has done everything in his power since 2006 to defend all of his friends," Farmer alleged to The Sun. "Since 2006, we have been dealing with the wrath of that man. I’m deeply worried about Virginia’s safety at this time. She is an incredible woman who has faced demons." She continued, "Dershowitz thinks he can paint his image lily white while hiding the truth in his back pocket in my opinion. Anyone who knows this case knows Dershowitz has been a major player the entire time. From helping Epstein get a sweetheart deal, he has been busy. Now I believe she is being pressured. I wasn’t at the negotiating table, yet I know Virginia has never lied!"

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Dershowitz has strongly denied pressuring Giuffre into a settlement. "Giuffre was represented by an experienced team of attorneys," he told The Sun, "She was not pressured into acknowledging that she may have made a mistake about identifying me." The prominent lawyer also questioned Farmer's knowledge of the settlement, saying she "terminated all contact with Epstein in mid-1996" before he and Giuffre met the disgraced financier.

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Farmer told The Sun that she was recruited as Epstein's New York receptionist in 1995 when she was 25 years old. She said she was taken to Epstein’s benefactor Les Wexner’s property in New Albany, Ohio, to be the resident live-in artist. She claimed she was held hostage there for three months while guarded by "sharpshooters and packs of Doberman," before allegedly being sexually abused by Epstein and his former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell when they came to visit the property. Farmer's sister Annie, 42, was also sexually abused by the pair at his ranch in New Mexico and became one of the four accusers against Maxwell, who was imprisoned for 20 years for sex trafficking.

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Farmer said she has lived as a recluse for the last 25 years and will continue to do so because victims of Epstein and Maxwell are abused and harassed constantly by trolls online. Speaking of Dershowitz, she added, "He has done everything in his power to discredit all of the Epstein survivors since day one. Dershowitz is a control freak. He has called me anti-Semitic, even though I’m partially Jewish. Annie and I just hope Virginia is having a nice vacation with her beautiful family. We hope she doesn’t live in fear."

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