Ghislaine Maxwell was just hit with more bad news, as an accuser of the late billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein has filed a lawsuit against her for allegedly helping to recruit her as a sex slave at the age of 14.
The New York Post reported that Epstein accuser Jennifer Araoz filed the lawsuit in a Manhattan Supreme Court, under the Child Victims Act. In her suit, she accused Maxwell of using Epstein’s wealth and power as a way to recruit her and other female victims.
“Ms. Maxwell fulfilled Epstein’s compulsive need for sex with young females by preying on their personal, psychological, financial, and related vulnerabilities,” Araoz, 32, said in court papers.
She went on to allege that the 58 year-old British socialite provided “organizational support to Epstein’s sex trafficking ring, identifying and hiring the recruiters of underage girls for Epstein’s sexual pleasure.”
Araoz also claimed that Maxwell set up “massage” appointments for Epstein with the girls. She argued that because of what Maxwell and Epstein put her through, she suffered “physical injury, pain, emotional distress, psychological trauma, mental anguish, humiliation, embarrassment, loss of self-esteem, loss of dignity, invasion of her privacy and a loss of her capacity to enjoy life.”
Araoz first made headlines in July of 2019, when she became the first person to file a lawsuit against Epstein’s estate under New York’s Child Victims Act. This suit was subsequently tossed out a month later, however, after Epstein committed suicide in prison. That same month, she filed a lawsuit against Maxwell, Epstein’s estate, and three unnamed household members. That suit remains active at this time.
Maxwell was arrested in July on multiple charges related to her allegedly grooming young girls for sex with Epstein. She has since been remanded to prison until her trial, which is scheduled to take place in July of 2021, after a judge deemed her to be a significant flight risk because of her immense wealth and international connections.
“I am once again able to take another breath as Ghislaine Maxwell will be in jail until at least her trial date next July,” Aroaz said after Maxwell was denied bail. “Knowing that she is incarcerated for the foreseeable future allows me, and my fellow survivors, to have faith that we are on the right path.”