Epstein Documents: Accuser Names Powerful Elites in Alleged Sex Ring
Explosive pages implicate Bill Richardson, Prince Andrew and more
The unsealed documents reported on Friday have revealed that alleged trafficking victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre named former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson along with Britain’s Prince Andrew among the elites who Jeffrey Epstein “farmed her out” to for sex.
Among the prince and Richardson, Giuffre listed Epstein attorney Alan Dershowitz, former Democratic Maine Sen. George Mitchell, and scientist Marvin Minsky, among others, according to the documents.
Giuffre claimed she was working at Mar-a-Lago as a spa attendant when she was 15 years old before being approached by Epstein’s assistant Ghislaine Maxwell.
Maxwell promised her education and a possible job as a traveling masseuse.
Giuffre’s father, who was also employed by Mar-a-Lago, drove his daughter to meet Epstein.
They were met at the door by Maxwell:
“She brought me there under the preclusion (sic) that I was going to be trained as a masseuse and that she instructed me to take off my clothes and to give oral sex to Jeffrey Epstein,” Giuffre testified.
She noted Epstein and Maxwell used the words “massage” or “modeling,” which meant sex.
Giuffre said she traveled all over the world with Epstein and Maxwell, as the billionaire offered her up for sex to his friends who traveled with them.
Hedge fund billionaire Glenn Dubin was the first man to have sex with Giuffre, under Epstein's direction, according to the documents.
“Ghislaine told me from her mouth to do these things … Jeffrey told me from his mouth to do these things with these people. Ghislaine instructed me to do the thing that I did with Jeffrey Epstein on the very first meeting that I had with him,” Giuffre alleged.
But Maxwell also gave a statement contradicting Giuffre’s claims.
“I have been so absolutely appalled by her story and appalled by the entire mischaracterization of — and I apologize,” she said of Giuffre in a 2016 deposition.
He is also aware that there are soon to unsealed emails and a book manuscript in which my false accuser admits she never had sex with me. I will swear under oath that from the day I first met Epstein until today, I have had no sexual contact with any woman but my wife. 2/— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) July 20, 2019
Maxwell claims that Giuffre lied about former President Bill Clinton being on Epstein's island, despite flight records proving he flew there at least 26 times.
“This is the subject of defamation about Virginia and the lies she has told, and one of the lies she told was that President Clinton was on the island where I was present. Absolutely, 1000 percent that is a flat out total fabrication and lie,” she said.
Giuffre named Dershowitz as one of the men to whom she was passed around.
He has denied any wrongdoing.
As The Daily Beast noted: None of the men named in the deposition have been charged with a crime or even sued in civil court in connection with the Epstein case.
The deposition represents accuser Giuffre’s allegations, and the court documents unsealed on Friday did not contain any corroboration or further details, though many documents remain sealed.
Following Epstein's 2008 conviction, Richardson returned $50,000 in donations.
His spokesperson reacted on Friday to the allegations against him in the newly-released documents:
“These allegations and inferences are completely false … To be clear, in Governor Richardson’s limited interactions with Mr. Epstein, he never saw him in the presence of young or underage girls. Governor Richardson has never been to Mr. Epstein’s residence in the Virgin Islands. Governor Richardson has never met Ms. Giuffre.”
Mitchell said in a statement to the Portland Press Herald:
“The allegation contained in the released documents is false. I have never met, spoken with, or had any contact with Ms. Giuffre."
"In my contacts with Mr. Epstein, I never observed or suspected any inappropriate conduct with underage girls."
"I only learned of his actions when they were reported in the media related to his prosecution in Florida. We have had no further contact,” he said.