Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell 'raped' Turkish woman in front of her son, 8, and tried to make her 'virgin' again
A Turkish woman, who's name has not been released, has accused Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell of rape and trafficking that occurred in 2008. The woman, who is a real estate agent, alleges that Epstein had raped her and Maxwell helped. The woman claims that the sexual abuse took place in front of her son, who was 8-year-old at the time. She was also threatened that should she open her mouth about the crimes, "she would be fed to alligators", as per a new lawsuit. During the time of the attack, the woman was 26-years-old.
The late mogul and Maxwell reportedly also forced her to go through "vaginal surgery to make her appear as a virgin," as per the Daily Mail. The woman revealed that the surgery occurred at a "wealthy person's home by a man with a Russian accent. After the surgery, she was "mutilated and permanently damaged." The court documents were filed on March 22 as per The Miami Herald and there will be hearing on Thursday in Fort Lauderdale.
Epstein was first sentenced on June 30, 2008 for prostitution charges and served 13 months in Palm Beach County jail - his sentence included "work release." In 2009, he was released when his sentence was completed but was later indicted at the age of 66 in July 2019 on sex trafficking charges in the Southern District of New York. While he was still awaiting trial, he committed suicide a month after the arrest at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.
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Victim's recount of 2008 horror
Maxwell, 59, who was allegedly Epstein's ex-girlfriend and accomplice was arrested in July in New Hampshire and is now in Brooklyn jail awaiting her trial on charges of sex trafficking. Her trial is scheduled for July 2021. This recent allegation by the South Florida real estate broker comes only days after another victim accused Maxwell of sex trafficking.
The Daily Mail further reported that the new Turkish victim was older than some of the other victims at 26 but was told to tell the men she was trafficked to that she was 17. According to reports, the woman said that she had met both Epstein and Maxwell back in "late 2006 or early 2007," during a BBQ that was being hosted by her employer that knew the mogul "well." Her boss had informed her that Epstein was on the lookout to rent a property in that area, and so she found him a place that costed $10,000 a month. The woman revealed that Epstein paid the amount in cash and she was told that the tenant shouldn't be identified.
Furthermore, in 2007 Maxwell took the woman's passport for "safekeeping" after Epstein told her that he wanted to hire her to work for him. He also reportedly gave her gifts and promised both her and her husband at the time that they would have "high placed" employment.
The passport, the woman later found out, was kept with Epstein in his home at Palm Beach in a box that was locked. Maxwell "retrieved" the box in May 2008, as per the lawsuit. The publication further reported that in January 2008, she went to the Palm Peach estate to give him a haircut after being asked by Maxwell "repeatedly." When she got to his house, the woman revealed that Epstein was naked, and raped her with the help of Maxwell. She was also threatened with guns that Epstein had in the home when she pushed back with "resistance." After he had abused her, the woman was paid $200.
The Turkish woman had threatened that she would call the police, but Maxwell had reportedly told her that she had already done so. At this time, two men, who claimed to be officers further threatened that they would arrest her for prostitution, deport her and take her child away.
Things took a more disturbing turn in the alleged tragedy, as the woman revealed that the duo got in her car with her and ordered her to drive to pick up her son. Later they pulled up to a waterway that had alligators, as per the suit, "Epstein then ushered the plaintiff to the body of water and told her in explicit detail that – as had happened to other women in the past, according to the pair – she would end up in this body of water and be devoured should she ever reveal what Epstein had done to her."
She was then taken to a Naples, Florida hotel, where she was raped "repeatedly" by the duo when her son was present over "several" days. In order to scare her, the duo continued to threaten her till May 2008 with the late moguls "influence over the FBI, immigration authorities, and Florida state and local law enforcement." She also revealed that she was also "photographed and videotaped naked and performing lewd activities during this time."
She was also forced to have sex with other men, which reportedly included an "older" man "Walter" and another man that was a local judge. Epstein gave the woman a locked box in April 2008 that she was told not to open or she would lose her life. She was also handed "burner phones and other electronic devices."
The alleged vaginal surgery took place in May 2008 due to the request of a "high profile client" – there is no specification from the woman as to when the abuse with Epstein and Maxwell had ended.
As per the Miami Herald, the woman who is a native of Turkey and lived in Broward County at the time is being represented by two teams of lawyers, "one from the New York law firm Phillips & Paolicelli; and the other Coffey Burlington, based in Miami, whose founding partner, Kendall Coffey, is a former U.S. attorney in Miami."