A woman who accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexual misconduct has sued his estate, former associate Ghislaine Maxwell and three unnamed staff members who worked for the financier, according to a court filing.
Jennifer Araoz, the plaintiff, filed the lawsuit in a New York state court in Manhattan on Wednesday.
The 32-year-old said in her suit that she had just begun high school when an associate of Epstein’s approached her and brought her to his Manhattan mansion, the start of a grooming process that led to months of sexual abuse.
A number of women who claim they were sexually abused by Epstein – who was found dead in prison on Saturday – are expected to sue the disgraced financier’s estate after a new law making it easier to file civil lawsuits over sexual abuse came into effect.
Ms Araoz’s suit also targets Ms Maxwell, claiming that she facilitated Epstein’s abuse of several girls by overseeing their recruitment and “ensuring that approximately three girls a day were made available to him for his sexual pleasure”, according to court documents.
Source: SKY NEWS