Ghislaine Maxwell trial: Who is Eva Andersson-Dubin? Epstein's ex denies having met Jane
A former girlfriend of Jeffery Epstein took to the stand in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial, denying earlier testimony by one of the victims dubbed Jane. Eva Andersson-Dubin told the court she doesn't "recall ever meeting this person", even though Jane earlier said someone named Eva joined Epstein's group sex encounters. Dubin was one of the many witnesses Maxwell's team decided to call in, to discredit the case against her.
The controversial trial of Maxwell has so far seen several stunning revelations arise over the past few weeks. Longtime housekeeper Juan Alessi testified that Maxwell was the "lady of the house" at Epstein's Florida mansion and that they often socialized with topless women. Epstein's pilot Larry Visoski then confirmed the disgraced financier flew Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Prince Andrew, and even Kevin Spacey. Jane then testified that Maxwell and Epstein did groom her and she was eventually forced to give him massages and participate in orgies.
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So far, the prosecution has brought forward some very damning testimony against Maxwell, but the socialite is determined to fight back against the allegations. To do so, she called on several connections of Epstein, including Dubin.
Who is Eva Andersson-Dubin?
Professionally a physician, Dubin is currently married to married to hedge-fund billionaire Glenn Dubin. Originally from Sweden. She began a modeling career in the 1970s and even became a Ford model, before being named Miss Sweden in 1980 and finished fourth in a Miss Universe contest. But she quickly left modeling behind for a career in medicine, first studying at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, before transferring to UCLA's School of Medicine, where she obtained her MD in 1989.
Dubin reportedly dated Epstein on-and-off from 1983 till about 1991, after which they still remained in touch. After her marriage to Glenn in 1994, the family reportedly flew frequently on Epstein's private jet and visited his Palm Beach home. In fact, the family was so close to Epstein, Dubin's children reportedly called him "Uncle F". Even after Epstein was arrested in 2008, she defended him, writing to his probation officer, "I am 100% comfortable with Jeffrey Epstein around my children."
Dubin is now a full-time medical professional who founded Tisch Cancer Institute’s Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. She also serves on the center's board, as well as on the Medical Advisory Board of the Breast Cancer Alliance. Before that, however, she spent 18 years as an in-house physician at NBCUniversal.
Testimony at Maxwell trial
Taking to the stand, Dubin told the court she never saw any inappropriate behavior between Epstein and teenage girls. When she was shown a photo of Jane Doe, she replied, "I don’t recall ever meeting this person," and also firmly denied having any sexual encounters with her. That seems to contradict Jane's testimony, where she said a woman named Eva would join Epstein's group orgies. Alessi also testified to seeing Dubin frequently at Epstein's Palm Beach home.
It's unclear why Maxwell chose to call Dubin, especially after she confirmed she had memory issues. "It’s very hard for me to remember from far back. Sometimes I can’t remember things from last month… my family notices it," she said under cross-examination.