Current News

/

ArcaMax

'You've got a great body for Mr. Epstein': Woman says she was 14 when Maxwell hired her

Julie K. Brown and Ben Wieder, Miami Herald on

Published in News & Features

NEW YORK — “You’ve got a great body for Mr. Epstein and his friends,” Ghislaine Maxwell told one of the financier’s accusers when she was an underage teen, the woman testified Tuesday.

The woman, now in her 30s and using the name “Carolyn,” said it was Maxwell who greeted her at Epstein’s Palm Beach, Florida, mansion the first time she visited at age 14.

She told the jury in Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial that she was driven to Epstein’s house by a friend, Virginia Roberts, who told Carolyn that she could make “a lot of money” by giving Epstein, a rich man who lived on Palm Beach island, a massage.

In emotional testimony, Carolyn described how Maxwell introduced herself upon their arrival, instructing Roberts, today known as Virginia Giuffre, to “bring her upstairs and show her what to do.”

Carolyn was led upstairs to a large bathroom where Roberts proceeded to get naked, and asked Carolyn to do the same, she said.

Feeling uncomfortable, Carolyn said she took off everything but kept her bra and panties on.

 

Epstein then appeared and positioned himself face down on a massage table. The two girls massaged him for a time, and then Epstein flipped over on his back, and Roberts got on top of him and the two began to have sex.

“What did you do?” prosecutor Maurene Comey asked.

“I was just sitting on the couch,” Carolyn said, breaking down.

Carolyn said she didn’t have sexual contact but she was still paid $300 in $100 bills.

...continued

swipe to next page
©2021 Miami Herald. Visit at miamiherald.com. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.