'Great body for Mr Epstein and friends': Ghislaine Maxwell accused of fondling 14-year-old victim

The accuser, identified only as "Carolyn," also alleged that she visited Jeffrey Epstein’s home 'over 100' times from the age of 14 till she turned 18


                            'Great body for Mr Epstein and friends': Ghislaine Maxwell accused of fondling 14-year-old victim
Ghislaine Maxwell reportedly vetted attends an event in New York City on September 20, 2013 (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK: One of the accusers of Ghislaine Maxwell took the stand on Tuesday, December 7, and accused the Briton of preying on her. The woman, who has been identified only as "Carolyn," said that Maxwell felt up her breasts and told her that she had “a great body for Mr. Epstein and his friends.”

She also claimed that it was Jeffrey Epstein’s victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who introduced her to Maxwell and the disgraced financier in the early 2000s when she was just 14. As per reports, Carolyn had a troubled childhood as her mother was an alcoholic and she had been sexually assaulted by her grandfather since she was four. Her 17-year-old boyfriend reportedly knew Giuffre – who was 18 at the time – and that’s how she met her.

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During the New York trial of Maxwell, Carolyn claimed: “Virginia asked me if I wanted to come make money.” When prosecutor Maurene Comey asked, “Did Virginia tell you what you had to do to make that money?” She replied: “Not right away,” before saying that Giuffre just told her that they would go to their friend’s house on Palm Beach Island to “give him a massage”.

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People gather to protest human trafficking at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse where the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell is being held on November 29, 2021 in New York City (David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)

Describing the events that occurred, Carolyn said that they entered Epstein’s mansion via the kitchen and were “greeted by Ms Maxwell”. She also added that Giuffre told Maxwell “that I was her friend” and after that, the former one was instructed to “bring her upstairs and show her what to do”.

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“We walked up the stairs that were in the kitchen and we passed a bunch of bedrooms and entered into Mr Epstein’s bedroom, into his bathroom area,” the accuser told the court. She then alleged that after taking a massage table out of the closet, Giuffre removed her clothes and asked her “if I would be comfortable taking off mine.” Carolyn then reportedly told Giuffre, “I would like to keep my bra and underwear on.” Carolyn told the court that 45 minutes into the massage, Epstein had sex with Giuffre while she was sitting on the sofa in the bathroom. For her first visit, she was given $300.

Carolyn also testified that her next visit to Epstein’s mansion happened without Giuffre since Maxwell had her phone number and she started scheduling massage sessions. She claimed that she visited Epstein’s place “over 100” times from the age of 14 till she turned 18 because she required money to buy drugs. “Marijuana, cocaine, alcohol, anything that could block out … the appointment,” she noted.

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Kevin Maxwell, the brother of accused British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, walks out of a Manhattan court as the trial against his sister for child sex trafficking continues in federal court on December 03, 2021, in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Recalling one of her times at the mansion, she said: “I was upstairs setting up the massage table and at that point I was kind of comfortable because I’d been there so many times. I was getting fully nude, and she [Maxwell] came in and felt my boobs and my hips and my buttocks and said … that I had a great body for Mr Epstein and his friends. She just said that I had a good body type.” She was reportedly only 14 at the time.

Carolyn alleged that eventually, Epstein started having vaginal penetration and group sex with her. He also used to listen to her “screwed up home life”. But after she turned 18 and had a baby in 2004, she stopped visiting. But when she attempted to go back a while later, she was banned because she was “too old” for Epstein.

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People gather to protest human trafficking at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse where the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell is being held on November 29, 2021, in New York City (David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)

Maxwell is currently facing trial after being accused of helping Epstein employ and sexually abuse underage girls, mostly in the 1990s. She has been charged with several crimes, but she has pleaded "not guilty" to all. Her defense team has said that she is being prosecuted because the government cannot go after Epstein, who took his life inside a jail in August 2019, while awaiting trial for sex-trafficking charges.

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