A FORMER fashion student has told how she was allegedly “gagged, restrained and raped” by Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein – and claims the Brit socialite “is the real monster”.
Speaking out publicly for the first time, the 48-year-old says she was just 21 when she was recruited by a fellow student at her design school in New York to go and massage depraved sex trafficker Epstein.
The accuser, who asked to be referred to by a pseudonym Samantha, told The Sun how her life was “stolen” from her by Maxwell, who she believes is the “mastermind” behind the billionaire pedophile’s sex trafficking plans.
Her attorney Spencer Kuvin, who represents several Epstein victims, confirmed he was representing Samantha and planned to submit an application to the compensation fund on her behalf.
In an emotional interview, Samantha, who says she is willing to share her story with authorities, said: “They stole my whole life. I had a bright future ahead of me and they took that from me.
“The last time I saw them, Maxwell got a hold of me, restrained my arms behind my back and put a ball gag in my mouth and then raped me with a sex toy.
“Then she called Epstein in. And he joined in. I was terrified – I couldn’t do anything to stop them.
“It was the most traumatic experience but I feel she was the monster, she was the one behind it all.
“When they were done, when it was finally over, I walked out of that door a very different person than what I walked in – I was in shock.”
Samantha was born in Manhattan, New York, and lived between the city and Connecticut until she joined Parsons School of Design, where she studied in both Paris and New York.
She said she was just 21 when a friend from her school invited her to come to a “rich guy’s house” because he was interested in her “design work”.
“I was 21 at the time and a friend from the school – she approached me about going to some rich millionaire’s house uptown,” she said.
“He apparently was interested in having some design work done on his house and he also wanted good looking girls to give him a massage.
Epstein killed himself in jail awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges
Epstein killed himself in jail awaiting trial on sex trafficking chargesCredit: AP:Associated Press
“She said I would earn some money I think it was $3/400 so I just thought ‘Why not?’
“When I went, I remember almost passing the house because I was looking for one house and it seems like it takes up the whole block.
“The house was huge, it was amazing. I remember there was a stairwell in the middle.
“The girl answered and took me upstairs to the massage room.
“That’s when I met Epstein and he disrobed and I started giving him a massage and he was pleasant.
“He was talking to me about my school and design stuff. And then asked if I was interested in doing some work in his house.
“Then he flipped over and he wasn’t approaching me in a sexual way but towards the end he started touching himself, pleasuring himself.
Samantha says Epstein and Maxwell ruined her life
Samantha says Epstein and Maxwell ruined her life Credit: John Chapple/ The US Sun
She says she never went to authorities because she was too afraid
She says she never went to authorities because she was too afraid Credit: John Chapple/ The US Sun
“His penis looked really weird, like he’d had an operation on it or something and I felt he was kind of embarrassed about it because he was trying to hide it.
“I found it weird but I just thought, ‘Whatever, who cares, he’s not asking me to touch it’.”
Samantha said she went back to massage Epstein about another three or four times throughout the end of 1993 and beginning of 1994.
Each time she would massage him, he would masturbate and she would get paid around $3/400.
He also asked her if she knew any other girls who would like to massage him.
On around the fourth or fifth visit she met Maxwell for the first time, who she claims then took her out to procure other girls for Epstein.
“She had this accent and she said something about me being too old and how he preferred blonde hair. I had darker hair,” she said.
“Then she took me out with her. We went to some local high school somewhere around there, but I didn’t feel comfortable with that.
“She was approaching girls on the streets, which was embarrassing.
“And then she took me to a place called the The Coffee Shop in Manhattan and was showing me what type of girls he liked.
“She would just go right up to them and ask them whether they were interested in modelling.
“And then she’d say something like ‘I have a very wealthy man that I worked for that has great influence in that fashion world and can help your career and she’d get numbers that way. I was so uncomfortable with that.”
Eventually Samantha says she found a student at her school who agreed to come and do a massage.
“She was 19 but I told her to say she was 16. She went to meet them but I didn’t speak to her after so I didn’t know how it went,” Samantha said.
“Soon after I got a call to go to Epstein’s and Maxwell answered that time and took me to the massage room, which is where she started yelling at me and screaming, ‘You dirty, filthy whore, lying whore’.
“She was mad at me because of telling the other girl to lie about her age.
“And the next thing I knew she had a ball gag in my mouth, my hands around my back and she was raping me with a sex toy.
“She had taken my clothes off. It all happened so fast, I was stunned.
“She was using the sex toy on me and on herself then she called in Epstein and he joined in.
“It was traumatizing. After they were finished I grabbed my clothes.
“I remember her giving me $300 and saying, ‘Don’t think about going to the authorities because you won’t be alive to see your day in court’ or something like that.”
Samantha says she was too scared to go to the police. She also found out through students at her school that the girl she had “recruited” for Epstein had also been sexually assaulted during her visit and felt “consumed with guilt”.
Samantha left New York and moved to Los Angeles, where she became a sex worker.
Jane said: “It’s changed my life completely.
“I was going to school for design. I had a future.
“And then I got to LA and I went into the sex trade.
“I’ve never been married, this affected everything.
“It’s extremely traumatic when something like that happens and you’re not the same person after it happens. Then there’s just the embarrassment of it. I hid it from everyone.
“I feel like they took away my ambition, my drive and my future.”
Samantha says she spent years being afraid of Epstein and Maxwell and has only felt safe enough to come forward since Maxwell was arrested and imprisoned on sex trafficking charges at the Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn, last month.
She says now she wants to see Maxwell “suffer” and not die in prison like Epstein who was found dead in his cell last year at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center while he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges.
“I want to see her be punished. I don’t want her to die,” she said.
“I think that Epstein got away too easily by killing himself.
“I would rather have seen him suffer. And she needs to suffer like she made all of us suffer.
“I just don’t think Epstein was the monster behind it more than it was her, she was the real monster in my opinion.”
Kuvin, who represented some of the first victims of Epstein to come forward in Palm Beach, Florida, confirmed he planned to make a claim to Epstein’s compensation fund on Samantha’s behalf.
He said “all options were open” in terms of pursuing claims against Maxwell or assisting Samantha to go to authorities to assist their investigation as a witness.
“I do believe that Ms Maxwell was someone just as perverted and twisted as Mr Epstein,” he told The Sun.
“Hopefully she will receive justice and a lot of my clients would like to see her put behind bars for many, many years.”
Speaking about the alleged violent sexual assault on Samantha, Kuvin, said: “I never got a chance to depose Maxwell on the cases that occurred 12 years ago, but I can tell you that during the police investigation and search of Mr Epstein’s home, various different sexual devices were procured in that home, which included things that could be used in sado-masochistic-type sexual activities.