JEFFREY Epstein repeatedly raped a Florida real estate agent with the help of Ghislaine Maxwell, a new lawsuit has claimed.
The Turkish-born woman, who was 26 at the time when the alleged attacks began in January 2008, also claimed she was told she would be fed to alligators if she were to report the crimes.
A woman has claimed Jeffrey Epstein repeatedly raped her with the help of Ghislaine MaxwellCredit: Getty
Epstein told the woman that if she were to report the crimes, she would be fed to alligators, the lawsuit laimsCredit: Getty
The case, filed on March 22, follows a similar pattern to previous allegations, where victims claimed they were recruited by the disgraced financier and then abused.
The allegations laid out in the latest lawsuit, however, appear far more sinister than those previously alleged.
According to woman, the alleged rape continued for at least five months before she said she was forced by Epstein to have vaginal surgery to make her appear like a virgin.
The lawsuit, first reported by the Miami Herald, also alleges Epstein trafficked the woman to other men, including a local judge.
The woman, identified as “Jane Doe,” claimed the Epstein and Maxwell repeatedly raped her in front of her eight-year-old son in a hotel, in Naples, Florida.
A video conference on the case is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday before a federal judge in Fort Lauderdale.
The woman said she first met Epstein and Maxwell in late 2006 or early 2007.
The pair were at a barbecue hosted by her employer, who she said knew Epstein well, she alleges.
The employer was not named in the lawsuit, but Doe said that he told her Epstein wanted to rent or purchase a piece of real estate.
She claims she then found Epstein a property to rent for $10,000 a month, which the suit says he paid for in cash.
Epstein later expressed an interest in hiring Doe for work, the suit claims, and as a way of enticing her, the financier would provide Doe extravagant gifts.
It is also alleged that Epstein promised to find Doe’s then-husband “highly-placed” employment.
Epstein committed suicide in a New York cell in August 2019Credit: Reuters
Having met Maxwell – who went by the nickname “G-Max” – in 2007, the woman said her passport was then taken away from her for “safekeeping.”
After her passport was placed in a locked box inside Epstein’s Palm Beach estate, Doe, “persuaded by the persistent efforts of Maxwell,” agreed to consider working for Epstein, the suit claims.
Doe, a trained hairdresser, said she was first asked to head to Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion in January 2008 to cut his hair.
The lawsuit claims that when the woman arrived, she found Epstein naked, and, with the help of Maxwell, he then brutally raped her.
The woman said Epstein had guns in his possession, which, she thought, were on display to intimidate her.
The suit claims Ghislaine Maxwell was present when Epstein raped the alleged victimCredit: Getty
Maxwell is currently facing sex trafficking chargesCredit: AP
After the assault, Epstein gave Doe $200, she claims.
As she attempted to leave, Doe said she intended to report the rape, only for Maxwell to say she had already called the police, the suit says.
According to Doe, two men claiming to be police officers then showed up, threatening to arrest her for prostitution, and claiming they would take away her son and deport her.
Doe said she was then ordered to drive with Epstein and Maxwell, picking up her son along the way.
During the trip, they pulled over to the side of the road, where there was a waterway filled with alligators, the woman claims.
According to 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.”
Over a period of days in a Naples hotel, Epstein, who committed suicide in August 2019, and Maxwell, who is charged with sex trafficking offenses, raped Doe while her young son was present, the suit claims.
Over the next five months, until May 2008, the woman says she was treated and intimidated by the pair, who emphasizes Epstein’s influence over powerful government bodies.
In May 2008 she was taken to the house for the vaginal surgery, against her wishes, at the request of a “high profile client,” the suit alleges.
Coming from a devout Muslim family, Doe said she was too afraid to report the crimes, and was worried they would bring disgrace on her family.
She also claimed she was repeatedly photographed and videotaped naked and performing lewd activities during this time, though the suit did not specify when the abuse ended.