Epstein accuser claims Donald Trump ogled her when she met him at NY home of late financier, who told him 'she's not for you'
A woman, who claims to have been sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein, reportedly recalled Donald Trump "eyeing her" when they met at the pedophile financier's New York mansion. Maria Farmer, one of the two young sisters who say they were victims of Epstein's abuse, spoke publicly about her encounters with Epstein for the first time and also mentioned a run-in with Trump during an interview with the New York Times.
Farmer, in the published interview on Monday, said that she was 25 when she first met Epstein and his alleged associate Ghislaine Maxwell in 1996. She said that they met at a New York Academy of Art exhibition shortly before she was set to graduate. Farmed said that Epstein offered her a job acquiring art for his personal collection and managing the entrance to a townhouse he was renovating.
Farmer said that she accepted his offer and soon became aware of Epstein's extravagant life and recalled him hosting multiple girls and young women, allegedly roped in by Maxwell. She said that she also met Trump once in Epstein's New York home and the real estate tycoon was "eyeing her." Farmer added that Epstein noticed and told Trump: "She's not for you."
Epstein, who allegedly hanged himself at the Manhattan Correctional Center on August 10, was arrested by federal agents July 6 in New Jersey after his return from a Paris trip and was charged with child sex trafficking in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1591. He is suspected of sex trafficking minors in Florida and New York. The new charges against the billionaire suggest the Department of Justice's attempt to redeem its 2008 decision where a top federal prosecutor cut a questionable plea deal with the investor accused of engaging in sex with dozens of underage girls.
Farmer's mother reportedly confirmed that her daughter had told her of her interaction with Trump around the time the incident occurred. President Trump, who has previously admitted on knowing Epstein, released a statement after the investor's arrest, saying that he "was not a fan," and had not had any contact with him in years.
Famer, in the NYT interview, described Maxwell as a charming person who made the women surrounding Epstein feel safe with her friendliness. She also recalled her often getting out of his mansion, saying: "I've got to go get girls for Jeffrey."
"They had a driver, and he would be driving along, and Ghislaine would say, 'Get that girl,'" she said. "And they'd stop, and she'd run out and get the girl and talk to her."
Farmer's 16-year-old sister Annie Farmer was also allegedly being groped and abused by Epstein and Maxwell around the same time. Farmer, who feels guilty for having made Maxwell meet her sister, said that she had mentioned to them that Annie was looking at colleges and that is when Epstein offered to fly her to New York from Arizona.
Annie, in the same NYT interview, described her first meeting with Epstein, saying he was clad in sweatpants and welcomed her into his home with champagne over a conversation about her college plans.
She added that during her visit, her sister, she and Epstein had gone for a movie when the financier began rubbing her hand and lower leg. Annie, in a diary entry dated January 1996, wrote: "It was one of those things that just gave me a weird feeling but wasn't that weird + probably normal. The one thing that kind of weirded me out about it was he let go of my hand when he was talking to Maria."