Ghislaine Maxwell had ‘continuous’ orgies with girls as young as 15 on a Caribbean island owned by pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, newly unsealed court documents have revealed.
The shocking claim is contained within testimony that Epstein’s primary accuser, Virginia Roberts, gave to investigators during a 2015 libel case against Maxwell.
The documents were put under lock and key after Maxwell agreed to settle the case out of court, but have now been unsealed under a judge’s order after her arrest earlier this month on sex crimes charges.
In them, Roberts – now Giuffre – says Maxwell and Epstein participated in orgies all over Little St James Island with young women who were flown in by private jet.
Ghislaine Maxwell had ‘continuous’ orgies on Jeffrey Epstein’s private Caribbean island with girls as young as 15, accuser Virginia Roberts claims in newly-unsealed court documents
Asked to describe women she personally saw Maxwell have sexual contact with, she responded: ‘There’s so many, I don’t know where you want me to start.’
‘There were blondes, there were brunettes, there were redheads. They were all beautiful girls. I would say the ages ranged between 15 and 21,’ she added.
Maxwell participated in sex sessions with them by a pool, near the beachfront, in small huts and in Epstein’s cabana, she alleged.
‘One occasion stands out,’ she said. ‘Models were — I think they were models — were flown in. There were orgies held outside by the pool.’
The women – ‘beautiful, tall, some were blonde, some were sandy brown’ – did not speak English, and conversed in a European language that Roberts guessed was Russia or Czech.
Describing the sex session, she added: ‘Ghislaine, myself, Jeffrey, another girl in this blue, outdoor — I don’t know what you want to call it. Cabana, that … just a bed could fit in.’
Roberts also alleges that during the deposition that she was trafficked to Europe to have sex with powerful men, including Britain’s Prince Andrew and attorney Alan Dershowitz.
She said Maxwell and Epstein constantly reminded her of how powerful their friends were, so that she wouldn’t betray them.
‘Jeffrey did a lot more of that than she did. But she definitely made it aware that we shouldn’t cross boundaries with them,’ she said.
Roberts – now Guiffre – claims girls were flown by private jet to the island so they could be abused, adding that it is ‘impossible to know’ how many were taken there
Little St James Island, in the Caribbean (pictured), was owned by Epstein and was where Roberts alleges the orgies took place
Also included in the tranche of unsealed documents are flight logs from Epstein’s private jets, police logs Palm Beach, Florida, where Epstein had a home, and email exchanges between Maxwell and Epstein himself.
In one such exchange, in January 2015, Maxwell asks Epstein if ‘Shelley’ – believed to be one of Epstein’s accusers – could publicly state she was his girlfriend.
In response, Epstein writes: ‘You have done nothing wrong and i woudl [sic] urge you to start acting like it.
‘Go outside, head high, not as an esacping [sic] convict. go to parties. deal with it’, he added.
The email exchange appears to confirm that Maxwell lied during a bail hearing, in which she claimed she hadn’t spoken to Epstein in over a decade.
Days earlier, Epstein had emailed Maxwell what appeared to be a court statement proclaiming her innocence, which read as if it was written by her.
‘Since JE was charged in 2007 for solicitation of a prostitute I have been the target of outright lies, innuendo, slander, defamation and salacious gossip and harrassment; headlines made up of quotes I have never given, statement I have never made,’ it reads.
‘I have never been a party in any criminal action pertaining to JE.’
The statement also claimed Maxwell had been in a ‘very long-term committed relationship to another man’ at the time of Epstein’s conviction.
‘Whilst I remained on friendly terms with him up until his plea, I have had limited contact since,’ it continues.
Court papers pertaining to a 2015 deposition civil defamation case against Maxwell included a January 2015 email Epstein sent to Maxwell insisting she had ‘done nothing wrong’
A separate email exchange from days earlier showed Epstein emailed Maxwell what appeared to be a court statement proclaiming her innocence, but was written from her point of view
The trove of documents were publicly released hours after a district judge denied her last ditch attempt to keep them sealed
Roberts gave the testimony to investigators after filing a lawsuit against Maxwell in 2015, accusing the British socialite of libel after she branded her a ‘liar’.
Maxwell eventually settled the suit out of court for an undisclosed sum, though to be millions, and the documents were put under seal so they could not be made public.
But Judge Loretta Preska ordered swathes of the papers to be unsealed following Maxwell’s arrest earlier this month on sex crimes charges.
She is also charged with perjury for allegedly lying under oath during a seven-hour deposition she made during the lawsuit.
On Thursday, Maxwell filed an emergency motion with the federal appeals court in Manhattan to block the release of that deposition, along with one other document.
Lawyers for Maxwell said making her deposition public could make it ‘difficult if not impossible’ to find an impartial jury for her criminal trial.
The two depositions, and materials that quote from or disclose information contained in them, were expected to remain sealed at least until Monday, depending on how the appeals court rules.
Materials covered by Preska’s July 23 order included flight logs from Epstein’s private jets; and police reports from Palm Beach, Florida, where Epstein had a home, among other documents.
Maxwell, 58, has pleaded not guilty to helping Epstein recruit and eventually abuse three girls from 1994 to 1997, and committing perjury by denying her involvement under oath.
She was arrested on July 2, and has been housed in a Brooklyn jail after a judge called her a flight risk. Maxwell’s trial is scheduled for next July.
Epstein was found hanged at age 66 last August in a Manhattan jail, while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges for abusing women and girls in Manhattan and Florida from 2002 to 2005. He had also pleaded not guilty.