Ghislaine Maxwell, the “madame” of deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein, is accused of making a death threat to Maria Farmer, according to one of the three new lawsuits filed on Nov. 12 against Epstein’s estate, the NY Post reported.
Farmer says in her suit that she was an aspiring artist and at the age of 26 was recruited by Epstein and Maxwell at an art opening in New York in 1995.
She said that Epstein and Maxwell “violently sexually assaulted” her the following year while she was working at a project at Epstein’s guesthouse in Ohio.
The suit alleges that she was at the estate of Victoria’s Secret founder Les Wexner when Wexner’s security staff “held Maria against her will” for several hours, “even after she pleaded with them and told them about her assault.”
Farmer contacted the police and a Vanity Fair reporter upon returning from New York, and according to the court papers, Maxwell made a series of threats to her career and then to her life.
“Maxwell again called Maria to threaten her, but this time threatened her life: ‘I know you go to the West Side Highway all the time. While you’re out there, just be really careful because there are a lot of ways to die there,’” the suit stated.
Following the billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged suicide just hours after the unsealing of more than one thousand documents related to the pedophilia sex-trafficking scandal that Epstein propagated, Ghislaine Maxwell surged as a prime target to be held accountable for the alleged crimes committed.
Maxwell, 57, is repeatedly mentioned in the documents, as she was a close friend of Epstein’s and according to him, his “best friend,” and ex-girlfriend, as well as assistant, reported CBS.
Maxwell has been accused of finding underage girls for Epstein and his circle. She has been described in court documents (pdf) as a “madame” for Epstein and “procurer of underage girls.”
“There are multiple victims who claim that Ghislaine Maxwell was a personal participant in recruiting them for Jeffrey Epstein, that she assisted in the scheduling of appointments, multiple victims being delivered to Epstein on a daily basis over an extended period of time,” attorney Jack Scarola, who has represented various of Epstein’s accusers, told CBS. “There are allegations that Miss Maxwell was an active participant in the sexual abuse.”
Virginia Guiffre alleged that Maxwell recruited her to become a masseuse when she was 16.
“We can train you. We can get you educated. You know, we can help you along the way if you pass the interview. If the guy likes you, then you know, it will work out for you. You’ll travel. You’ll make good money. You’ll be educated, and you’ll finally get accredited one day,” Maxwell told her, according to the court documents, reported News.
Maxwell denied any misconduct in her deposition, “A very small part of my job was, from time to time, to find adult professional massage therapists for Jeffrey. As far as I’m concerned, everyone who came to his house was an adult professional person.”
But Guiffre says she was forced to engage in sex with various individuals. She has identified, among others: Prince Andrew, son of Queen Elizabeth II, former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson (D), and former Senate majority leader George J. Mitchell (D-Maine).