An unnamed woman told Fox News that Ghislaine Maxwell had raped her more than 20 times when she was as young as 14 years old. The FBI arrested Maxwell, who was a longtime associate of financier Jeffrey Epstein, and charged her with crimes related to the grooming and sexual abuse of young girls.In the interview with Fox News, the unnamed woman said Maxwell’s abuse didn’t stop until she became pregnant with Epstein’s baby.Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.
An unnamed woman told Fox News that Ghislaine Maxwell wasn’t merely luring young girls in to be abused by Jeffrey Epstein, but that she herself was a rapist. In the exclusive interview, the woman said she had been sexually abused by Maxwell dozens of times when she was between the ages of 14 and 16. “She did rape me. I would say it’s more than 20 or 30 times,” the unnamed woman told Fox News. “She is just as evil as Jeffrey Epstein … She is a rapist.”Maxwell was arrested Thursday on federal charges related to the grooming of minors for sexual abuse. Federal officials found her in New Hampshire after being in hiding for the last year. She faces six federal charges out of the Southern District of New York related to the transportation of minors for illegal sex acts, and perjury.
Allegations involving her behavior as an accomplice to Epstein had been raised years before her arrest.Prosecutors claimed Maxwell befriended young girls and then prepared them for abuse by introducing them to sex. According to the prosecutors, Maxwell accomplished this by undressing in front of them, having explicit conversations, and then having them present in the room with her while she gave Epstein sexual massages. Eventually, the girls would join in the massage, which morphed into sexual encounters, according to the federal indictment. Epstein killed himself in a New York prison last August. He faced charges related to the sex trafficking of minors. Speaking to Fox News, the unnamed woman, who is involved in a civil case against Epstein’s estate, said she would be willing to testify in the criminal case against Maxwell. She claimed that when Maxwell abused her, which included sexual penetration, Maxwell was “coaching” her for sex with Epstein.
“When this started, she told me that Epstein was getting upset because I kept bleeding, and that she was helping so that it wouldn’t hurt so much because it should be satisfying,” Fox News reported the woman saying.When she was 16, the woman said, she had an abortion after being impregnated by Epstein. The woman added that Epstein, Maxwell, and others “gang-raped” her as punishment after suspecting she told her grandparents about the medical procedure. Attorney Jordan Merson represents eight Epstein survivors, including the woman interviewed by Fox News.”I’ve known my client for about a year, and her story has never changed,” Merson told the news station. “People felt cheated when Mr. Epstein committed suicide in prison and they didn’t get a chance to sit in a courtroom and see the judicial system play out and they’re hoping that this is a different result here.”
Maxwell’s attorney declined to comment on the allegations to Fox News.