A woman says in a new Manhattan lawsuit that she was just 15 years old when a female associate of Jeffrey Epstein began grooming her for sex with the pedophile — gifting her with an iPod and then sexually assaulting her before passing her off to the multimillionaire.
The lawsuit, filed under the pseudonym Jane Doe 15, claims the then-teen met Epstein in 2004 during a school class trip to New York City and was soon shuttled on Epstein’s private plane with numerous other girls to his ranch in New Mexico.
During the flight, Epstein gave the girl a tour of his plane — starting with the bedroom, her suit says.
“Epstein explained to Jane Doe 15 that, when he slept on the bed, he liked to have women sleep at his feet,” the court papers read. “Jane Doe 15 again felt enormously confused, and did not understand what Epstein was saying or why he was telling her this. Epstein’s description of the women sleeping around him on the floor made her immediately think of slaves.”
While on the flight, the financier also name-dropped former President Bill Clinton and asked the girl how old she was, the documents say.
“Jane Doe 15 found her interactions with Epstein on the plane strange. But she recognized one of the other girls on the plane as a model who had been on a magazine cover that month,” according to the complaint. “Jane Doe 15 remembers finding that reassuring, and thinking, ‘If she’s here, it must be ok.’ ”
After landing at Epstein’s Zorro Ranch, one of his female associates, described only as a woman with red hair, told the teen that Epstein really liked her, the lawsuit states. The woman then questioned the girl about her sexual history and the next day summoned her to the main house for a massage, the documents say.
“Without Jane Doe 15’s consent, the woman proceeded to use her tongue to ‘massage’ Jane Doe 15, focusing primarily on Jane Doe 15’s vagina and anus,” the court papers read. “The redhaired woman – Epstein’s agent – then told Jane Doe 15 that Epstein really wanted to give Jane Doe 15 an orgasm.”
The next day, the teen was summoned to Epstein’s room, where he was wearing a bathrobe and then exposed his penis and pulled out a vibrator, the suit says. The lawsuit says Epstein then assaulted her with the vibrator until she faked an orgasm and he stopped.
“Epstein then walked Jane Doe 15 over to the window of the bedroom. He told her how amazing a first orgasm is, and he pointed out to the desert and told her that he wanted to show her how beautiful the world is,” the court docs say.
The next day, he gifted her a new pair of underwear and photographed her in them until she started hyperventilating, the documents state.
Court papers say he noticed and led her through breathing exercises before turning the topic to school.
“She explained that she wants to study biochemistry at a specific college,” the documents say. “Epstein conveyed to Jane Doe 15 that he wanted to help her achieve that goal, and he presented her with a check for $5,000 to give to the college. He also gave her several hundred dollars in cash.”
She left the ranch soon after and declined subsequent invitations to join Epstein at his private island in the US Virgin Islands, according to the documents.
The woman is suing Darren Indyke and Richard Kahn, as executors of Epstein’s estate, for undisclosed monetary damages.
A lawyer for Indyke and Kahn did not immediately return a message.
Jane Doe 15 was one of dozens of accusers who appeared in Manhattan federal court in August to share their stories following Epstein’s death.