Jennifer Araoz is the first to sue the billionaire paedophile’s estate and his accomplice


Araoz said she was just 15 when the financier raped her at his Manhattan townhouse.

In her Manhattan Supreme Court suit, the Queens resident lists Epstein’s estate, his girlfriend and alleged madam Maxwell and three unidentified women she described as a “recruiter,” “secretary” and “maid” as defendants.

Jennifer Araoz in an NBC interview. She has accused Jeffrey Epstein of rape. Picture: Supplied

Jennifer Araoz in an NBC interview. She has accused Jeffrey Epstein of rape. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

The complaint contains the same details that Araoz, now 32, divulged in a July interview. She claimed she was recruited at her performing arts high school at age 14 by a mysterious brunette and introduced to Epstein, who began giving her money.

After about a month of meetings, the hedge fund manager allegedly raped her during a massage in his “favourite room in the house,” the suit said.

“Araoz was petrified, felt trapped and didn’t know what to do, so she just did as she was told,” the suit said. “Epstein held her tightly and forcibly raped her.”

She is suing the three unidentified women, claiming they knew Epstein was a paedophile but did nothing to stop him.

Maxwell “identified and hired the recruiter on behalf of defendant Epstein to procure underage girls from Talent Unlimited High School and other schools, and oversaw the process that lead [sic] to the recruitment and grooming of Ms. Araoz,” the suit alleged.

More Epstein victims are expected to file lawsuits against the perv’s estate after the Child Victims Act became law, opening a one-year period in which child sex abuse survivors can sue no matter how long ago the incident happened.

Lawyers for Epstein’s estate and Maxwell did not immediately return messages.


The late Jeffrey Epstein’s friend and alleged fixer Ghislaine Maxwell has been hiding out in an affluent town outside of Boston. The Daily Mail reports that the 57-year-old British former socialite has been living a very low-key life in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, where she is staying in the $A4.5 million mansion of her tech CEO boyfriend Scott Borgerson, 43. Borgerson has been seen in the area running errands and walking Maxwell’s dogs. Maxwell hasn't been seen publicly in three yeas and apparently has not left the house following Epstein’s suicide, which has renewed the focus on Maxwell and other co-conspirators. In a lawsuit filed by Virginia Giuffre it is alleged that Maxwell directed the then-teenager to have sex with people including former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, modelling agent Jean Luc Brunel and financier Glenn Dubin. Giuffre also says in the lawsuit that Maxwell once bragged about performing a sexual act on George Clooney in a toilet. Maxwell has strenuously denied any wrongdoing.


On Tuesday FBI agents raided Epstein’s property on Little James Island in the US Virgin Islands. Witnesses said they saw at least a dozen agents arrive by speedboat. They then drove across the island in golf buggies and raided his mansion, where it’s alleged that underage girls were used as sex slaves and abused in a bizarre temple. The structure is painted with blue and white stripes with a gold domed roof and includes a door that is lockable from the outside, so those inside would be locked in. There is speculation that perhaps the temple was accessible via an underground elevator in which girls might have been sent to perform sex acts. A former security guard has described Epstein’s property as a zen-like retreat where girls would sunbake topless or nude. Giuffre alleges that she saw Bill Clinton on the island among other notable figures but says she didn’t see him having sex with anyone.