by Megan Sheets, Daily Mail:
- High-profile Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre described the sadistic birthday present in unsealed court documents from a 2015 lawsuit
- She said the millionaire bragged about paying to have the 12-year-old girls, believed to be sisters, flown in from France for one day
- The gift allegedly came from Epstein’s longtime friend Jean-Luc Brunel
- Epstein invested $1million to help launch Brunel’s Miami-based modeling firm MC2, in return for a ‘supply of girls on tap’, the suit claims
- Brunel allegedly supplied illegitimate visas for underage girls from foreign countries and Epstein housed them at his brother’s apartment in Manhattan
- The model scout, 72, has denied all involvement in Epstein’s alleged crimes
Jeffrey Epstein once had three 12-year-old girls flown in from France for him to abuse as a sadistic birthday present, unsealed court documents have alleged.
The fresh allegations were made by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims she was recruited to be a ‘sex slave’ by the millionaire financier and his girlfriend Ghislane Maxwell when she was 15 in 1999.
Giuffre made the allegations in a civil suit filed by the Miami US attorney’s office in 2015. It sought to overturn the sweetheart plea bargain Epstein received in 2008, under which he served just 13 months in prison after pleading guilty to having sex with a minor.
She said that the French girls, believed to be sisters, were a gift from Epstein’s longtime acquaintance and frequent guest Jean-Luc Brunel.
‘Jeffrey bragged after he met them that they were 12-year-olds and flown over from France because they’re really poor over there, and their parents needed the money or whatever the case is and they were absolutely free to stay and flew out,’ Giuffre said.
She said she saw the three girls with her own eyes and that Epstein had repeatedly described to her how the girls had massaged him and performed oral sex on him. They were flown back to France the next day.
The fresh allegations were made by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims she was recruited to be a ‘sex slave’ by the millionaire financier and his girlfriend Ghislane Maxwell when she was 15 in 1999. Giuffre, 35, is seen holding a photo of her 16-year-old self
The lawsuit filed by the Miami US attorney’s office in 2015 claims that the French girls were a gift from Epstein’s longtime acquaintance and frequent guest Jean-Luc Brunel (pictured)
‘He was so excited about the entire event, replayed over and over again over the next course of weeks how cute they were and how you could tell they were really young,’ she said.
‘He went on to tell me how Brunel bought them in Paris from their parents, offering them the usual sums of money, visas, and modeling career prospects.
‘Laughing the whole way through, Jeffrey thought it was absolutely brilliant how easily money seduced all walks of life, nothing or no one that couldn’t be bought.’
Another civil suit also involving Giuffre alleges that Brunel and Epstein recruited young girls from South America and Eastern Europe to have sex with him.
Epstein invested $1million to help launch Brunel’s Miami-based modeling firm MC2, in return for a ‘supply of girls on tap’, the suit claims.
Brunel allegedly acquired illegitimate visas for underage girls from foreign countries and Epstein housed them at his brother’s apartment in Manhattan.
‘Jeffrey and Brunel would charge them for rent, forcing them to work for them selling their bodies for money, nude pictures, and even pornography,’ Giuffre said in the suit.
‘These were what seemed like really nice people with not so nice intentions setting an impression of how the dignified wealth play and behind closed doors they had as much civilized manners as a barbaric chimpanzee in heat.
‘Giving a girl a step up in finances by teaching them their only worth is what lay between their legs, us girls all were the same in the end, regardless of what country we come from, what language we spoke or our cultural differences, we were all being used for one thing alone, our youthful looks and beautiful bodies.’
Giuffre alleged that Brunel ‘farmed out’ teenage girls to Epstein and others for sex after bringing them to the US on model visas. Brunel is seen on Australia’s Next Top Model in 2008
Epstein was arrested last month on federal charges of orchestrating a sex trafficking ring and abusing dozens of underage girls, whom he paid hundreds of dollars in cash for massages.
He was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Manhattan jail cell on August 10 after having pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Epstein’s death came 24 hours after more than 2,000 pages of documents detailing the lurid allegations of his sexual abuse of underage girls were unsealed.
The documents pertained to a since-settled lawsuit that Giuffre had filed against Maxwell in 2015.
The 35-year-old is one of Epstein’s most high-profile accusers, claiming that she was forced to have sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew three times when she was 17 and went by Virginia Roberts.
A photo of Andrew grinning with his arm around Roberts’ bare midriff when she was a teenager, with Ghislaine behind them both, has become the defining image of the scandal.
The royal has repeatedly denied Giuffre’s allegations, which have been struck from the record by a US judge.
Maxwell, the daughter of disgraced tycoon Robert Maxwell, has also denied that she acted as a ‘madam’ for Epstein and has described Giuffre’s claims as ‘malicious lies’.
Giuffre currently lives in Australia with her husband and three children.