Nine more women have come forward to claim they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein, with the incidents spanning from 1985 to 2007 — and involving children as young as 13, according to a new lawsuit.
The women, who filed suit anonymously as Jane Does, say they were between the ages of 13 and 23 when they were either sexually assaulted or raped by the multimillionaire, and in some cases, his associates, the Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit says.
Seven of the women say “Epstein and his associates sexually assaulted, abused, battered and raped,” them, and for two of the victims, this happened “repeatedly,” claim the court papers, which were filed Tuesday.
The earliest incident occurred in 1985 when a then-23-year-old woman says “Epstein sexually assaulted, abused, and battered her,” the court documents allege.
The most recent abuse by the hedge-funder — who authorities say committed suicide Aug. 10 while in Manhattan federal lock up on sex-trafficking charges — happened to a 21-year-old in 2007, the suit says.
The accusers’ lawyer, Jordan Merson, said the alleged abuse occurred in New York City, Florida, New Mexico and the US Virgin Islands — and has left the women with mental health issues including post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders and issues that led to attempted suicide.
“These women have lifelong trauma as a result of what Epstein did to them and now they have a chance at justice,” Merson said in a statement.
Merson said he is still investigating who the involved Epstein “associates” were.
“The Executors of Epstein’s Estate have an opportunity to show that they do care for the survivors and turn over the full amount of his Estate to allow these women to be justly and fully compensated for all of their injuries,” Merson said.
Lawyers for Epstein’s estate and for its executors, Darren Indyke and Richard Kahn, who are named in the suit, did not immediately return requests for comment.
More than a dozen other women have already brought sex-abuse claims against the convicted pedophile’s estate.
One of Epstein’s accusers “sex slave” Virginia Roberts Giuffre — who hasn’t sued the estate — claims Epstein sex trafficked her to Prince Andrew three times beginning in 2001 when she was 17 years old. Andrew denies the claim.
Source: New York Post