The lawsuit is filed in a Manhattan Supreme court under the Child Victims Act. The lawsuit alleges that Maxwell used Epstein’s power and wealth as a way of recruiting her and other underage female victims.
“Ms. Maxwell fulfilled Epstein’s compulsive need for sex with young females by preying on their personal, psychological, financial, and related vulnerabilities,” Araoz said in the court papers.
The now age 32 Araoz claims Maxwell provided “organizational support to Epstein’s sex trafficking ring, identifying and hiring the recruiters of underage girls for Epstein’s sexual pleasure.”
Maxwell had also been scheduling appointments for “massages” with the girls for Epstein.
Because Maxwell consped with Epstein, Araoz says she suffers from: “physical injury, pain, emotional distress, psychological trauma, mental anguish, humiliation, embarrassment, loss of self-esteem, loss of dignity, invasion of her privacy and a loss of her capacity to enjoy life.”
Araoz was the first person who sued Epstein’s estate in July 2019 under the Child Victims Act in New York. Eventually, the lawsuit was tossed out after Epstein’s death.
Araoz also sued Epstein’s estate and Maxwell in August 2019, along with three female household staff members who were unnamed. That lawsuit is still active.
“I am once again able to take another breath as Ghislaine Maxwell will be in jail until at least her trial date next July,” Jennifer Araoz said after Maxwell was denied bail.
“Knowing that she is incarcerated for the foreseeable future allows me, and my fellow survivors, to have faith that we are on the right path.”
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