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Jeffrey Epstein introduced 14-year-old victim to Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Ghislaine Maxwell trial testimony reveals

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NEW YORK — An underage victim of Jeffrey Epstein competed in Donald Trump’s teen beauty pageant in the 1990s after being introduced to the future president by the notorious sex offender, according to testimony Wednesday.

The revelation emerged during the alleged victim’s second day of testimony at Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial for grooming underage victims for Epstein’s abuse from 1994 to 2004.

“Mr. Epstein introduced you to Donald Trump?” Maxwell’s lawyer Laura Menninger asked the witness, who testified using the pseudonym Jane.

“Correct,” Jane responded.

Jane told the jury that she competed in Miss Teen USA shortly after meeting Trump with Epstein at Mar-a-Lago.

The Miss Teen USA pageant was organized by the Miss Universe Organization, which Trump owned from 1996 to 2015.


Maxwell’s lawyer asked Jane whether she recalled feeling “devastated” that Epstein spent no more than $2,000 on a dress she wore at the contest.

“No, that’s ridiculous,” the witness replied. “I wouldn’t do that.”

Trump wasn’t the only prominent man she met through Epstein.

“You recall Prince Andrew being on a flight?” Menninger inquired, referring to a trip on one of Epstein’s private planes.


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