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More Women Accuse Jeffrey Epstein of Rape, Sex Trafficking

HeadlineNov 22, 2019

More women have stepped forward to accuse the late serial sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein of rape and sex trafficking. On Monday, a woman identifying herself as “Jane Doe” publicly announced a lawsuit against Epstein’s estate, saying she was raped by Epstein at his New Mexico ranch when she was 15 years old. And on Thursday, Teala Davies told reporters in New York City that Epstein frequently raped and sexually assaulted her at his homes in New York, New Mexico, Florida, the Virgin Islands and France, beginning when she was 17 years old.

Teala Davies: “I was a little girl. It took me a long time to break free from his mind control and abuse.”

On Thursday, the attorney representing the women, Gloria Allred, said Britain’s Prince Andrew should be obliged to meet with investigators to disclose his ties to Epstein. Virginia Giuffre, who is one of several Epstein accusers, says she was sexually trafficked by Epstein and forced to have sex with the prince when she was 17 years old. Prince Andrew has denied the accusations. He said this week he’s stepping back from public duties after he showed little remorse for Epstein’s victims in an interview with BBC “Newsnight.”

Emily Maitlis: “Do you regret the whole friendship with Epstein?”

Prince Andrew: “Now, still not, and the reason being is that the people that I met and the opportunities that I was given to learn, either by him or because of him, were actually very useful.”

Jeffrey Epstein has counted Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton among his friends. Trump told New York magazine in 2002, “I’ve known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”

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