A JEFFREY Epstein survivor who sued his “mistress” Ghislaine Maxwell has described the social site as “evil” and wants US authorities to investigate Prince Andrew.
Jennifer Araoz, 34, told The Sun how she fell on Epstein’s “sad site” and was raped by the multi-millionaire when she was 15 years old.
Maxwell, 60, is now facing spending the rest of his life in prison after convicted of five of six counts of sex trafficking for his ex-lover’s pedophile ring.
The shameful social media site helped lure vulnerable teenagers to Epstein’s various properties for him to sexually abuse between 1994 and 2004.
Jennifer, a makeup artist from New York, attended the trial in the Big Apple in support of accusers who testified against her about their abuse.
“The fact that Ghislaine is a woman hurts a little more,” she said. She’s grown up – she should have cherished and cared for girls more.
“In a way, she’s just like Epstein – if not worse.
“The fact is that she is directly looking for young girls who are lost in life, who are not really financially well off, who are very easy to fall into this evil web.
“It is brutal. Ghislaine is the villain – as are everyone else involved. Ghislaine should spend the rest of his life in prison.”
Speaking of Prince Andrew – and others accused of misconduct – Jennifer added: “Authorities should have investigated the others a long time ago.
“Prince Andrew needs to be investigated into any woman who has an affair with him.
“In my opinion, the TV interview where he had to ‘prove his innocence’ didn’t go very well.
“If the authorities don’t investigate the others now, it’s hard to know if they did or not. But I have a lot of faith in the justice system – if they feel the need to go further, they will.”
A representative for Andrew declined to comment.
This comes as Maxwell’s trust is said to be “bad news” for Andrew amid fears the social networking site may start to “put a name” in a bid. to reduce her prison sentence.
Epstein survivor Virginia Roberts Giuffre is suing Andrew, 61, alleging he sexually assaulted her three times when she was 17. Andrew has vehemently denied her allegations.
Maxwell’s beliefs appear as follows:
Jennifer, who lives in Queens, was just 14 years old when she was recruited to meet Epstein just meters from her school in New York.
For years, she wondered if the woman who convinced her to meet a sex offender had been advised by Maxwell.
She told The Sun: “I had a recruiter who was well prepared by someone – it could easily have been Ghislaine.
“When I met Epstein, he was so nice and an absolute dad to me for the first few months.
“My father passed away so he was trying to tell me that he wanted to be a father and a mentor – which I needed at the time.
“I went to a musical school and he promised to guide me and introduce me to the main producers and agents.
“He told me how beautiful and talented I was, said he would take me to some modeling agency. I’m 14 – that’s all a young girl wants to hear. “
Eventually, Epstein began asking for a massage – a request Jennifer found “compulsory” to make because of his generosity.
But massages – like the one Maxwell tried earlier this month – was a ploy for the American financier to sexually abuse Jennifer and other young women.
He also raped Jennifer in 2002.
She said: “It is very difficult for me to say ‘no’ to massage therapies. I was raped by him once when I was 15 years old, and I never came back after that.”
Jennifer dropped out of school and never pursued her dream of musical theater.
The survivor added: “I was really talented at the time. It’s sad to think about what could have happened.
“Of course, it will affect your life. I was lost and I felt really cheated.
“I feel like no one cares about me, even though I have a loving mother. I still feel so stupid. I blamed myself for too long.
“I kept it a secret because I thought, ‘Why the hell would you believe me? He was very strong and he told me not to say anything.”
“I blamed myself for too long.
But later growing up, Jennifer founded the ‘Survivors Initiative’, to help other abuse victims.
She also publicized the charges against Epstein in 2019, shortly before he committed suicide in prison in the face of sex trafficking charges.
Jennifer said: “Just going forward, I received countless correspondence in the mail and email. Just by telling my truth – I can’t believe it.
“At the time, when I was 15, I really needed an outlet to talk to someone. A safe space where I don’t feel judged.
“That’s why I want to be a non-profit, to help other victims of sexual abuse.”
Jennifer sued Ghislaine Maxwell and three others accused of activating Epstein in 2019 for conspiring to “facilitate” her abuse.
GHISLAINE Maxwell was found guilty of five of the six charges related to Jeffrey Epstein. Those fees are:
- Conspiracy to entice a minor to travel to perform illegal sexual acts
- Conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sex activity
- Transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity
- Sex trafficking conspiracy
- Child sex trafficking
Maxwell was acquitted of soliciting minors to travel to engage in illegal sex
She had never met the British heiress, but was drawn to the “web” that Epstein’s lieutenant and former lover had helped create.
Jennifer was also strong enough to go to Thurgood Marshall United States Court, in Manhattan, on the first day of Maxwell’s trial to assist the four accusers.
She said: “I feel more relieved for the other victims, that they have a court date.
“I feel cheated because I never got to meet Jeffrey Epstein because he apparently committed suicide.
“I wanted to be there to support the girls because I was so proud of them. It’s a tough thing to do, in court and in public.
“I’m really proud of them for speaking up.”
It’s not just Jeffrey – it’s big business…
Now she wants to see others brought to justice.
Jennifer added: “It’s such an amazing feeling to see someone finally face justice.
“It’s not just Jeffrey – it’s big business. There are many people involved. I feel like maybe we’ll find out who else has joined.
“It was clear that Ghislaine was very close to Epstein and it was clear that she was involved in grooming women. Everyone involved will see some sort of consequence.
“Ultimately, we are being heard, we are being seen and we are being believed.”
To learn more about Jennifer’s nonprofit, visit www.survivorsinitiative.org.
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