Ghislaine Maxwell hired and groomed a young executive assistant whom Jeffrey Epstein then raped, new court papers allege.
An amended federal civil suit filed in Manhattan on June 17 alleges that “Epstein Associate 1” — who sources identified to the Daily Mail as Maxwell — interviewed the woman in September 2003 for the position as Epstein’s assistant, telling her he was a “a very powerful man.”
The amended complaint was filed just weeks before Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire on charges she helped the infamous late pedophile exploit and abuse underage girls.
It alleges that during the job interview, Maxwell told the victim — identified only as “Jane Doe 5” — that Epstein would “control a substantial portion of her employment” and that “her physical appearance would be a priority.”
She was hired shortly after — and Epstein began his “systematic, near constant abuse” of the young woman, the documents claim.
When the young woman first met the perverted financier at his office, he commented that she “had a good body” and he “liked her small breasts,” according to the complaint.
“To emphasize this point, Epstein then groped Jane Doe 5’s breasts in the middle of the office,” leaving her in shock and not knowing how to respond, the papers say.
The woman eventually “had three non-consensual sexual encounters with Epstein” — all at his Upper East Side mansion, the suit alleges.
During two of the encounters, Maxwell allegedly summoned the assistant to the billionaire’s home, where he directed another woman to perform oral sex on her while he watched.
The third time, Epstein called the assistant to his home himself and raped her, the court documents charge.
“Jane Doe 5 was left naked, abused and alone in the small, dark room on the second floor,” the suit reads.
Before the alleged assaults, “Epstein created a hyper-sexualized work environment,” — making inappropriate remarks in each of their phone conversations, including interrupting her to ask what she was wearing, the papers state.
Once, the creep allegedly asked his assistant to take off her shirt so he could compare her breasts with Maxwell’s.
The woman’s job duties included managing and organizing the renovation of Epstein’s Manhattan home and his private island in the US Virgin Islands and various tasks tied to his daily life.
During her work day, Epstein would grope her, including once grabbing her vagina in front of another employee and repeatedly trying to put his fingers in her mouth, the complaint states, adding “the abuse was constant.”
She’d respond with “Inappropriate, Jeffrey” or “Not the time and place, Jeffrey” and push him away, but he continued the gross behavior and never apologized, according to the document.
Epstein also controlled the woman’s appearance, canceling her food orders, forcing her to work out at his private gym, buying tight and low-fitting clothes for her to wear and even choosing her hairstyle, the papers say.
The woman said Epstein threatened her and her close friends and family, including by referencing his powerful friends and business partners.
“You are nothing without this job. I’ll see to it that you will never work in New York again,” he’d allegedly tell her.
The threats and harassment continued even after she stopped working for Epstein, the suit states.
At a wedding in 2011, a guest who was an associate of Epstein’s approached the woman and asked if she wanted to work with the financier and Maxwell again. Two years later, Maxwell herself allegedly offered the victim another gig.
The woman was dependent on Maxwell for a recommendation for other jobs, and when she asked her for one, Maxwell allegedly said: “Our door is always open. You are welcome to come work for us at any time.”
But the woman “understood that the ‘offers’ to work for Epstein were attempts to entice [her] into providing sexual favors in exchange for financial advancement.”
She refused both offers.
The woman first filed suit against Epstein’s estate in August after his death, joining a lawsuit involving now a total of six women.