Ghislaine‘ groped girl while Epstein watched her do it’
SOCIALITE Ghislaine Maxwell allegedly groped a teenage girl during a naked massage while paedophile Jeffrey Epstein watched, a new book claims.
Maxwell, 58, allegedly sexually assaulted 16-year-old Annie Farmer at Epstein’s 7,500- acre ranch in New Mexico, according to the book by Bradley Edwards, a lawyer for more than 20 of Epstein’s victims.
The book, from which we are summarising stories in The Mail on Sunday, details Maxwell’s alleged role in recruiting and grooming underage girls for Epstein. According to some accounts, she was even involved in some of the abuse herself.
It raises serious questions as to why Maxwell, whose whereabouts have been a mystery for months, has never been charged with any wrongdoing. She has always maintained that allegations against her are abhorrent and untrue. The book also claims that: Maxwell, Epstein’s ex-girlfriend, was at the wedding of former US President Bill Clinton’s daughter Chelsea in July 2010, a year after Epstein was released from jail as a convicted sex offender;
She loved to take nude photographs of girls and allegedly took many of the pictures displayed on the walls of Epstein’s mansions.
According to one witness, she felt ‘indebted’ to Epstein for helping her following the mysterious death in 1991 of her father, disgraced tycoon Robert Maxwell;
Epstein ‘wasn’t beyond killing someone’ to keep his sex addiction alive, the witness claimed.
Annie Farmer, now 40, helped keep Epstein behind bars last July after giving evidence about her ordeal as a teenager during a bail hearing. The financier was found dead in his cell the following month. Ms Farmer is now suing Epstein’s estate and Maxwell in the New York district court for damages.
According to Ms Farmer’s testimony, detailed in the book, she was flown to the financier’s vast Zorro Ranch after he offered to pay for her to attend a summer educational programme in Thailand.
The book sets out how Epstein and Maxwell took her shopping before returning to the ranch, where the teenager modelled a pair of cowboy boots they bought her.
She claims Epstein then said she ‘deserved a massage’.
‘She felt uncomfortable because Ghislaine made her get naked before covering her with a sheet,’ Edwards writes of her testimony.
She claims that Ghislaine then massaged her. At one point, Ms Farmer alleges Ghislaine pulled the covers off, exposing her breasts before beginning to massage them. When the massage was over, Ms Farmer says she stood up and realised that Jeffrey had been watching them the entire time.
Maxwell is accused of recruiting Virginia Roberts, who alleges she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17.
The book claims the Clinton family continued to be closely linked to Maxwell, even after Epstein was convicted as a sex offender in 2008. A spokesman for Mr Clinton last year said he knew ‘nothing about the terrible crimes’ Epstein had pleaded guilty to or those he was charged with last year.
A s p o k e s ma n for Chelsea Clinton and her husband has said they only became aware of the ‘horrific allegations against Ghislaine Maxwell’ in 2015.
‘Maxwell loved to take nude photos of the girls ’