Time’s up: Ghislaine Maxwell is sued by Jeffrey Epstein victim in lawsuit that also accuses the pedophile’s longtime assistant, the two executors of his estate and other associates with aiding the rapist
- Jennifer Araoz submitted an amended complaint in her lawsuit against the estate of Jeffrey Epstein that names Ghislaine Maxwell as a defendant
- Esptein’s longtime assistant Lesley Groff and former employee Cimberly Espinosa are also both listed a defendants
- A number of Epstein’s trustees are listed as are the two men who were appointed as the executors of his estate – Darren Indyke and Richard Kahn
- There is also the implication that former maid Rosalyn Fontanilla played a role in Epstein’s abuse of girls, but she is not named as a defendant because she died
Jeffery Epstein went to his grave without naming names, but at least one accuser figured out a way to get them on her own.
Jennifer Araoz submitted an amended complaint on Tuesday that names a number of new defendants in her case against the estate of Jeffrey Epstein.
Ghislaine Maxwell tops the list, followed by Esptein’s longtime assistant Lesley Groff and former employee Cimberly Espinosa.
A number of Epstein’s trustees are listed as are the two men who were appointed as the executors of his estate – Darren Indyke and Richard Kahn.
There is also the implication that former maid Rosalyn Fontanilla played a role in all this, but she is not named as a defendant on account of the fact that she is deceased.
Araoz says she still does not now however the identity of the woman who recruited her outside of her school.
Alleged child rapist: Jennifer Araoz submitted an amended complaint in her lawsuit against the estate of Jeffrey Epstein that names Ghislaine Maxwell as a defendant
Bidding: Esptein’s longtime assistant Lesley Groff and former employee Cimberly Espinosa are also both listed a defendants
Done” There is also the implication that former maid Rosalyn Fontanilla (above with Petra Nemcova) played a role in Epstein’s abuse of girls, but she is not named as a defendant because she died
The serial pedophile, 66, said in court documents filed before his death that he would not identify the woman who is accused of luring Araoz, 15, to his Manhattan mansion and facilitating her rape with Epstein.
Araoz had sought employment documents to aid her in learning the names of these women.
Epstein and the defense team called the petition ‘an utter waste of judicial resources’ and stated that it ‘would defy common sense’ for the court to approve the request, which would require the defendant to hand over his employment records from that time in addition to identifying the woman.
His longtime attorney Bennett J Moskowitz also wrote that Araoz and her lawyers did not provide evidence of any misconduct by this woman that would qualify as a cause of action.
‘Petitioner’s draft complaint asserts a single, untitled cause of action against Jane Doe 1 based on a lone, boilerplate allegation: “Defendants conspired with each other to facilitate the sexual abuse and rape of [Petitioner],”‘ stated the defense’s filing.
‘Though sparse and unclear, this cause of action appears to be a standalone civil conspiracy claim.’
It continued: ‘Notably absent from the draft complaint are any specific allegations that Jane Doe 1 committed any wrongful act that would constitute an independent tort, let alone any of the alleged misconduct giving rise to the other causes of action, none of which are asserted against Jane Doe 1.’
Araoz states in her legal filing that she was a 14-year-old student at the Talent Unlimited High School on Manhattan’s Upper East Side when she was ‘approached by a brunette woman, who appeared to be in her early 20s, on the side walk in front of her school’.
A few weeks later that woman had persuaded her to meet Epstein, who in turn spent over a month giving her hundreds of dollars and gifts like a camera while purporting to be an AIDS activist, according to the lawsuit.
Jennifer Araoz, pictured above, is among women who say they were abused by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell
Buds: A number of Epstein’s trustees are listed as are the two men who were appointed as the executors of his estate – Darren Indyke (left) and Richard Kahn (right)
The complaint states that the money and gifts were lorded over the teen when Epstein requested she provide him with a naked massage a few weeks after her first visit to the mansion, which ended with him performing a manual sex act on himself until completion.
These sexual assaults became increasingly depraved over the next year according to the complaint, and allegedly ended when Araoz was raped by Epstein.
That is when she left her school to avoid Epstein and began a downward spiral which ended with her dropping out of school all together, causing her to suffer emotional injuries for which she will seek damages.
The recruiter would appear outside the school over the course of the two weeks according to the complaint, offering to buy Araoz meals and getting her to slowly open up about her family and the death of her father just two years prior from an AIDs-related illness.
It was all then used against, with the complaint stating: ‘The Recruiter then told Ms. Araoz that Epstein felt horrible about the loss of her father and said that he wanted to help her. The Recruiter said that Epstein is a “caring guy,” that he said she “should not be struggling,” and that he wanted “to be there for her.”‘
Epstein was described as a ‘nice guy’ with a great deal of wealth by the recruiter, who also told Araoz ‘you have to see his house’.
The recruiter was ultimately able to convince Araoz to come meet Epstein at his mansion, which according to the complaint was filled with surveillance cameras.
At the end of the first visit, Epstein gave Araoz $300 in cash and said: ‘Here’s a little something to help you out. I take care of the people I care about.’
He also informed her that he was ‘a big AIDS activist’ according to the complaint.
Things then began to slowly progress according to the complaint, with Araoz stating she continued to visit the billionaire businessman because his home was so close to her school.
The second visit resulted in Araoz getting money again and a camera.
‘Ms. Araoz visited Epstein’s home with the Recruiter about once or twice a week for the first month,’ sattes the complaint.
‘Each time, Ms. Araoz stayed between 1-2 hours, and at the end of the stay, Epstein would direct his Secretary to give her $300 and just say that he “wanted to help her out,” while she and the Recruiter would be served cheese, crackers and wine by the Maid.’
A month into this arrangement, the recruiter was removed from the occasion, and Epstein’s secretary would call Araoz to directly set up her visits.
Then came the first alleged incident of sexual molestation, on the same day Epstein showed the victim his massage room according to the legal filing.
‘Epstein showed Ms. Araoz the art work in the room and the massage table, stating that “not many people know about this room,”‘ states the complaint.
He later told the Araoz ‘you really should be a model,’ ‘you’re beautiful,’ ‘I’ll bet your body is incredible,’ and that ‘in order to help you with your modeling career, I will need to see your body.’
The complaint states that Epstein also noted how he liked ‘girls with small breasts,’ and after some badgering was able to get Araoz to take off her bra, at which point he began rubbing her breasts and nude shoulders.
‘He then asked her if she was good at giving massages and, considering all of the financial help he had been giving her family over the past month, insinuated that he would like one,’ states the court filing.
‘Epstein then walked out of the room and returned in a bathrobe. He instructed Ms. Araoz to remove everything but her bottom underwear, and laid down on the massage table (with only a towel on) instructing Ms. Araoz to proceed with a back massage.’
The complaint details some of the physical markings on Epstein’s body, particularly around his back and genital areas
‘After massaging Epstein’s back for about 20 to 25 minutes, Epstein suddenly turned over, removed his towel and began masturbating,’ reads the complaint.
‘Ms. Araoz, feeling uncomfortable and intimated, stood frozen to the side of the massage table as Epstein ejaculated on himself.’
Prior to the incident, Araoz claims that Epstein said: ‘“I take care of you, you take care of me.’
And when it was over he told her: ‘This was amazing, you’re beautiful, I can’t wait to see you again. I will give you a call during the week and we’ll see each other again.’
He then took her on a tour of his home and showed her a room ‘he said was designed to look like his favorite room at the White House’ that was ‘blue and had a distinct oval shape.’
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