Maxwell’s accuser left Epstein’s house with $ 100 bills, her ex-boyfriend says
The ex-boyfriend of a teenager who claims he was groped by Ghislaine Maxwell told a jury his ex-partner will be walking out of Jeffrey Epstein’s house with $ 100 bills.
The witness, testifying as Shawn to prevent the identification of Maxwell’s accuser “Carolyn”, said he would drive the 14-year-old to Epstein’s house in Palm Beach, Florida because she was “too young”.
Shawn’s testimony was given as several images of the accused and Epstein were released, including two of Maxwell rubbing Epstein’s toes.
Maxwell, 59, is accused of luring young girls into massage rooms to be assaulted by the disgraced financier between 1994 and 2004.
On Tuesday, Carolyn testified to say that she was paid between 300 and 400 US dollars after each massage she gave to Epstein, and said all encounters were sexual.
She accused British socialite Maxwell of telling her that she “had a great body for Epstein and his friends”, before touching her breasts.
Shawn said on Wednesday Carolyn told him about a woman named “Maxwell” and said the accuser “couldn’t pronounce” her first name because she had received a child’s education.
Questioning the witness, Deputy United States Attorney Maurene Comey asked, “How did Jeffrey Epstein come into this group of people? “
Shawn replied, âVirginia (Roberts) said she worked for a guy and said if (Carolyn) wanted to make some money she could go have a massage.
“She could go out and give a guy a massage and he would leave her a few hundred dollars.”
Shawn said her then-partner was “excited to make the money” when she accepted Ms Roberts’ offer.
When asked how he knew Epstein’s house was in Palm Beach, Shawn told the jury, “I didn’t have enough money to buy anything at the gas station.”
The witness told court that Virginia Roberts and Carolyn entered Epstein’s house on their first visit.
Mrs. Comey asked, “About how long were they inside?”
âOne hour, one hour and five minutes. “
“When they got out, what if they had something with them? “
â100 dollar billsâ.
“How often did you go with Carolyn to Jeffrey Epstein’s?” “
“About every two weeks.”
Shawn said that while Carolyn was on her way to Epstein’s house, one of the three women would call his phone to make an appointment.
After identifying a woman as “Sarah,” Shawn said of the other two female voices: “They were foreign to me. One was English and the other sounded almost French.
âWhen these three women called, what did they say to you? “
“What Epstein asked him to work on.”
“When you went with Carolyn, how did you two get to Epstein’s?” “
“At first it was taxis, but then we got a car from her mother.”
“Why couldn’t Carolyn drive herself?” “
“She was too young.”
When asked how he remembers Carolyn receiving $ 100 bills, Shawn said, “We were cashing them at a gas station in Palm Beach because West Palm Beach didn’t accept $ 100 bills. . “
“Other than Epsteinâ¦ did Carolyn mention that she interacted with anyone else?” “
âThere was a woman.
“Did Carolyn tell you the name of this woman?” “
“Did Carolyn say her first name?” “
âShe couldn’t pronounce it. She was not able because she did not have the ability to read.
âWhen Carolyn was 14 and went to Jeffrey Epstein, could you describe her upbringing? “
“She was a child.”
Shawn confirmed that Carolyn received a gift of lingerie from Epstein.
On Wednesday afternoon, former Epstein pilot David Rodgers presented the jury with 25 flights made by Virginia Roberts with Epstein.
Reading his own personal flight logs, Mr Rodgers said Ms Roberts had traveled to various places with the disgraced financier, such as Tangier in Morocco, Grenada in Spain and Luton, England.
During cross-examination, defense attorney Christian Everdell asked the witness, “Were you comfortable with your teenage daughter spending time or being with Ghislaine?”
âYes,â he replied.
Mr Rodgers said he had never seen anything to lead him to believe Maxwell was facilitating the sexual abuse of underage girls.
Mr Everdell also asked the former Epstein pilot if it was possible that a reference to the alleged victim’s first name “Jane” in his flight logs in 1996 could have referred to one of his assistants. ‘Epstein.
Mr Rodgers replied: “I have only flown two people of that name and the other person I had only met in 2003.”
The full indictment against Maxwell lists six counts: conspiracy to induce minors to travel to engage in unlawful sexual acts; inducing a minor to travel for the purpose of unlawful sexual acts; conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity; transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity; conspiracy of sex trafficking; and the sex trafficking of a minor.
The defendant is also said to have lied under oath by hiding her involvement in Epstein’s offenses in a separate civil case.
Epstein was found dead in his cell at a Manhattan federal prison in August 2019 while awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking.
The death was ruled a suicide.
Maxwell, who has been held in a US prison since her arrest in July last year, denies all charges.
The trial continues.