British actress Anouska De Georgiou, 42, revealed that she was sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein during a hearing with other victims of the late pedophile
British actress Anouska De Georgiou revealed that she was sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein during a hearing with other victims of the deceased pedophile.
The Georgiou, 42, first identified himself on Tuesday for the first time in Epstein and told a judge in the federal court in Manhattan that the millionaire manipulated me, forced me, and sexually abused me.
The actress, who went to school with Duchess Kate Middleton and was a remake of Alfie with Jude Law in 2004, said she was just a teenager when she first met the convicted pedophile.
& # 39; When I met Jeffrey Epstein, I was young and full of hope and the foolishness of a teenager. "I was idealistic and I saw the good in people," De Georgiou said.
& # 39; The abuse, which lasted for several years, immeasurably devalued and affected my ability to establish and maintain healthy relationships, both in my work and in my personal life. & # 39;
She did not reveal how she was introduced to Epstein or details about the alleged abuse during her brief statement.
& # 39; I was a victim and it took me many, many years to stand here and say, yes, it was & # 39; she said.
& # 39; I was a victim, but I will not remain a victim and remain silent for another day.
& # 39; Although I find it tragic if someone dies before their time, I am enormously relieved that Jeffrey Epstein will no longer be able to hurt children or women more, and I am happy to be part of a group women who are now forever connected in the trauma that we have endured through this man. & # 39;
The Georgiou, 42, first identified himself on Tuesday for the first time in Epstein and told a judge in the federal court in Manhattan that the millionaire manipulated me, forced me, and sexually abused me. The model born in Great Britain was depicted in 2005
The Georgiou, who went to school with Duchess Kate Middleton, said she was just a teenager when she first met Epstein. The actress is pictured on the left at the premiere of the 2004 Alfie remake starring Jude Law, in which she played a role. Epstein is seen on the right in 2005
The Georgiou did not reveal how or when she was introduced to Epstein or any details of the alleged abuse during her brief statement in the Manhattan court. The actress is shown with producer Henri Zimand at an event in Los Angeles in 2006
The Georgiou was one of the dozens of accusers who were invited to speak to Judge Richard Berman on Tuesday, just over two weeks after Epstein died of an apparent suicide.
Berman had handled Epstein & # 39; s criminal human trafficking case which, in the light of his death, will now end.
The victims have asked for the investigation of his crimes to continue so that anyone who facilitates those who are still alive will be brought to justice.
The Georgiou went to Marlborough College together with Kate Middleton. It is unclear whether she and the future Duchess of Cambridge (photo) knew each other
Many of the victims are still planning to sue the late pedophile's legacy for $ 577 million.
In their statements, they beat Epstein as a & # 39; coward & # 39; and they said he had robbed them of their innocence & # 39 ;.
The Georgiou is the first British victim to come forward. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
She is the daughter of Barbara, a former debutante and director of a good jewelry company, and Anthony, a millionaire financier.
She went to Marlborough College along with the Duchess of Cambridge before she had the chance to study law at Oxford to focus on her modeling career.
She moved to the US after her role in Alfie, and then played a role in the film 21 And A Wake-Up 2009 with Faye Dunaway and the 2013 Time Traveler film with Josh Hartnett.
The former Playboy model is romantically linked to a number of celebrities, including David Hasselhoff in 2010 and Russell Brand a few years later.
The Georgiou is romantically connected to a number of celebrities, including David Hasselhoff. The pair is pictured together in August 2010
She went to Marlborough College along with the Duchess of Cambridge before she had the chance to study law at Oxford to focus on her modeling career. The Georgiou is depicted with Jack Osbourne in London in 2005
Epstein & # 39; s ties with the UK were at the center of the scandal because one of the victims claimed to be having sex with Prince Andrew, one of the financier's most controversial friends.
Virginia Roberts said the Duke of York & # 39; knew exactly what he did & # 39; and urged him to come clean & # 39; & # 39; during Tuesday's hearing.
Her message to Prince Andrew comes after repeated statements from Buckingham Palace that he & # 39; shocked & # 39; is by the allegations against Epstein and has done nothing wrong.
Roberts claimed in a 2015 lawsuit that she was having sex with Andrew when she was 17 in London. She claimed that Epstein kept her as his sex slave and robbed her of her childhood.
Andrew has repeatedly denied her allegations.
Epstein & # 39; s ties with the UK were at the center of the scandal, because one of the victims, Virginia Roberts, claimed to have sex with Prince Andrew, one of the financier's most controversial friends. At Tuesday's hearing, Roberts (left) said the Duke of York (right) knew exactly what he did & # 39; and urged him to come clean & # 39; & # 39;
Roberts, now 35, said Epstein her as his & # 39; sex slave & # 39; when she was a teenager. She is shown on the right in a notorious photo with Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell, the friend of Epstein and alleged madam, in 2001
Roberts was the first to publicly claim that she had been abused by Epstein in a 2015 court case. She can be seen in a court sketch of Tuesday's hearing in Manhattan
Like De Georgiou, many women spoke out for the first time, including Chauntae Davies, who worked as a flight attendant on his private plane, & # 39; the Lolita express & # 39; called.
Davies, who agreed to be named, said that like dozens of others, she was also paid by Epstein to perform erotic massages when he raped him for the third or fourth time they met on his private Caribbean island.
Another woman, who remained anonymous, said she was 15 when Epstein flew her to a ranch where she had been sexually abused for many hours, while he insisted that he helped her grow.
Teala Davies was 17 when she became the victim. She said she thought Epstein was the most powerful person in the world. Afterwards she said: & # 39; The only thing I'm going to say today is a day of strength and power. & # 39;
Others described how he & # 39; excited & # 39; hit when they begged him to stop touching them when they were under age. Another sobbed when she told how he tried to intimidate her to stop her report to the police.
Epstein's lawyers also had the opportunity to speak. They shockedly suggested that he was murdered and said that his neck injury was more like murder than suicide.
They told the judge that they had hired their own experts to investigate whether or not the shamed pedophile had been killed.
& # 39; We don't let him win & # 39 ;: 23 from Epstein & # 39; s accusers express their anger as they testify in federal court
& # 39; My hope was quickly wiped out and my dreams were stolen& # 39;
– Virginia Giuffre Roberts, who says she was attacked by Epstein when she was 15 years old and worked at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club
& # 39; He showed the world what a corrupt and cowardly person he was by taking his own life & # 39;
– Sarah Ransome, speaking for the first time. She gave no details about what happened to her
& # 39; I won't let him win & # 39;
– Chauntae Davies, another woman who spoke for the first time. She says he raped her for the third or fourth time they met on his private Caribbean island where she was hired to give him massages.
She previously denied that he had been exploited or abused by him in giving interviews about working on his private jet, the Lolita Express.
& # 39; The fact that I never get the chance to face my predator in the courtroom eats my soul away & # 39;
– Jennifer Araoz, who says that the Epstein recruiter directed her outside of her school when she was a teenager
& # 39; Jeffrey Epstein has sexually abused me for years. He robbed me of my day in court. I feel very angry and sad and justice has never been served in this case & # 39;
– Courtney Wild, who says she was 14 and in high school when Epstein forced her to perform sexual acts
& # 39;Jeffrey Epstein stole my innocence. He gave me a life sentence for guilt and shame. I don't consider myself a victim – I see myself as a survivor. The abuse I have made cannot continue. Let's stop this before it happens to other young women. & # 39;
– Jane Doe 1
& # 39; I can't say I'm glad he committed suicide, but I have peace knowing he can't hurt anyone else & # 39;
– Jane Doe 2
& # 39; I used to be relatively carefree, curious, hopeful and enthusiastic about life. But my life changed because of Jeffrey Epstein … Jeffrey Epstein ruined me. His recruiter ruined me. & # 39;
– Jane Doe 3
& # 39; Dear Jeffrey. You had researchers come to my house and even to my friend's house. I needed therapy several times a week. You wanted to try to blame us for being a lower class, and that was the problem with girls. & # 39;
– Jane Doe 4
& # 39; I tried to retire, but he unbuttoned all my shorts … I was looking for words, but the only thing I could say was: & # 39; No, please stop & # 39; … that seemed to interest him. & # 39;
– Jane Doe 5
& # 39; Lolita Express & # 39; stewardess who says she helped Bill Clinton choose a bracelet for his daughter Chelsea during a trip to Africa funded by Jeffrey Epstein, revealed in court that she was one of the pedophile's rape victims
Chauntae Davies first spoke in public about the allegations of rape on Tuesday.
Davies had previously revealed that she worked as a flight attendant on the private aircraft of Epstein called the & # 39; Lolita Express & # 39 ;.
She told the court Tuesday that in addition to working on the plane, Epstein paid her to perform erotic massages on his private Caribbean island of Little St. James.
Davies said that Epstein raped her for the third or fourth time they met on the island and that this lasted for several years.
It is the first time that Davies is talking about rape.
& # 39; It took a long time before I came forward, & # 39; said Davies at the dramatic hearing less than three weeks after Epstein killed himself awaiting a lawsuit against sex trafficking charges.
& # 39; Every public humiliation that I have endured, I have suffered and he has won.
& # 39; I have now found my voice … I will not stop fighting. & # 39;
Chauntae Davies spoke in public for the first time about the allegations of rape by Jeffrey Epstein during a hearing in New York on Tuesday
Davies gave an interview in 2015 about the lurid behavior she saw on Epstein & # 39; s jet when accusations about the financier emerged.
Davies also claimed that she had gone shopping with Bill Clinton in Africa for a bracelet for his daughter Chelsea on a trip funded by Epstein
She said at the time that she was not a victim, but that she had been tasked with bringing young girls to the Caribbean island of Epstein.
& # 39; On almost every trip I made, there were young girls in the area, & # 39; she said Inside Edition back in 2015.
Davies also claimed that she had gone shopping with Bill Clinton in Africa for a bracelet for his daughter Chelsea on a trip funded by Epstein.
She said that nothing ever happened between her and Clinton.
Clinton was one of the prominent passengers who rode the Epstein jet. Other passengers were Prince Andrew, Kevin Spacey, Chris Tucker and Naomi Campbell.
Many alleged victims claim that Epstein used the jet as a critical setting for his sexual activities. He was accused of using the plane to move underage girls between his homes in New York and Palm Beach.
Davies had previously revealed that she worked as a flight attendant on the private aircraft of Epstein called the & # 39; Lolita Express & # 39;
Jennifer Araoz – Cared for at school when she was 14 and received $ 300 to perform massages on Epstein in her underwear
Jennifer Araoz was a teenager when Epstein abused her
Araoz was only 14 when she said the recruiters from Epstein lured her to his manor in Manhattan. She wanted to be an actress and says he cared for her by promising that she would help her career.
At that time she was a vulnerable child from a problematic house and her father had just died of AIDS.
She was the first to file a lawsuit and appeared on Today earlier this summer to tell how he abused her.
Araoz sobbed as she described the guilt she felt afterwards because she had not previously spoken of the alleged abuse.
She said she held herself responsible for other women who were attacked by him.
She said in court on Tuesday that the case had "eaten away her soul".
"He robbed me of my dreams, my chance to pursue a career that I loved," she said.
She then also spoke outside to say that she was grateful for all the help she had received.
& # 39; I just wanted to thank everyone for their constant support in this very difficult time. I want to thank the judge for letting us speak and closing me off. It is still a rough road. I am here for everyone who has experienced something similar.
Araoz said she was approached in her early years & # 39; 20 by a brunette woman.
The lawsuit accuses Maxwell of facilitating Epstein & # 39; s abuse of various girls by overseeing their recruitment and & # 39; ensuring that about three girls were made available to him daily for his sexual pleasure & # 39 ;.
Maxwell has previously denied allegations that she helped recruit or arrange visits for the alleged victims of Epstein.
Araoz said she finally met Epstein, who in turn showered her with gifts and cash for a month.
She claims that she was asked to take off her underwear and give Epstein massages while he masturbated.
The massages and sexual abuse became more corrupt and lasted another year until Epstein allegedly raped her in 2002.
Sarah Ransome – Swam from & # 39; pedophile island & # 39; in a desperate attempt to escape Epstein, but & # 39; was brought back to the country by a search party including Ghislaine Maxwell & # 39;
Sarah Ransome, a South African resident who says she was abused by Epstein in her early 20s
Ransome said she was one of the young girls who had been brought to the pedophile island of Epstein.
She previously told a shocking story about trying to swim off the island after her passport was stolen by Ghislaine Maxwell when, she said, she and Epstein were after her.
In 2018, Epstein settled a lawsuit against her for an undisclosed amount.
She had sued him for sexually trading her between 2006 and 2007, claiming that he had caused her to have sex with his friend and lawyer Alan Dershowtiz. Dershowitz denies it.
Ransome was a South African resident who lived in New York when she said she was the target.
She claimed in her lawsuit that she had been acquired by his female staff and taken to the island. He promised her he would get her in F.I.T, what her dream had been when they first met, she said.
According to her lawsuit, she was told by Ghislaine Maxwell that she should perform sexual acts on Epstein or run the risk of not getting the education he had promised her.
She also claimed that his group & # 39; recruiters & # 39; told her he would take revenge on all of them unless she gave him what he wanted.
She was in her early twenties at the time of the alleged abuse.
After the incident on the island, she continued to live under the control of Epstein, she claimed. He sent her to South Africa to recruit another woman and she refused and claimed in court that she did not want to subject the other girl to the life of sexual service in which she said she was.
Ransome says that Maxwell and Epstein also told her not to return to the US from her home country unless she has lost weight.
They called her parents in South Africa to tell them they were taking care of her, but when she returned to the states in February 2007, Maxwell was ordered to & # 39; immediately & # 39; have sex with the pedophile. Three months later, she fled the country.
On Tuesday she begged the judge: & # 39; Please, please, please, complete what you started. We victims are willing to tell the truth. He did not act alone. & # 39;
Annie and Maria Farmer, sisters who say they were groped by Ghislaine Maxwell and ignored by the police
Annie Farmer spoke Tuesday for both sisters
Annie Farmer and her sister Maria Farmer both say they were touched by Epstein and his alleged Mrs. Ghislaine Maxwell after a meeting in 1996.
Maria was a 25-year-old art student when she first met Epstein. Maria said she remembered having met Trump in the Epstein office and looking at her & # 39 ;. She said Epstein told Trump: & # 39; She's not for you & # 39 ;.
Since then, she has expressed feelings of guilt for accidentally helping Maxwell and Epstein get her younger sister Annie in sight.
Without Maria's knowledge, her 16-year-old sister was also touched and abused by Epstein and Maxwell at the same time.
Their claims are among the earliest known regarding Epstein. They said they had brought their allegations to the FBI and the local media, but were ignored.
Annie, who arrived at the court with a handful of other victims, spoke on behalf of herself and her sister during the hearing, expressing indignation at how Epstein could kill herself in custody.
Their attempts to report the alleged abuse were confronted by cruel threats from Maxwell and disbelief from law enforcement officials and members of the community over which she and Epstein had significant influence.
& # 39; I didn't want another young lady to go through what Annie was going through, & # 39; said Maria about her attempts to get justice.
& # 39; I could handle what happened to me. I couldn't handle what happened to her. & # 39;
On Tuesday, only Annie appeared in court. She read a statement on behalf of both of them.
Sisters Maria (left) and Annie Farmer (right)
The many Jane Does: anonymous accusers talk about gripping rape, including a 15-year-old girl who says she was attacked by Epstein for hours and said it would let her & # 39; grow & # 39; and another who said he was turned on by rape
There were 12 Jane Does at Tuesday's hearing and others who gave pseudonyms or only their first names.
The amount of detail they gave varied, but one of the most poignant stories came from a girl who said she had flown to Epstein's farm when she was 15.
She said he had abused her for hours and was told that it helped her grow as he did it.
Another told how he & # 39; excited & # 39; hit when they tried to ward him off. Dear Jeffrey. You had researchers come to my house and even to my friend's house.
& # 39; I needed therapy several times a week. You wanted to try and blame us for being a lower class, and that was the problem with girls, & someone said.
Another remembered that Epstein fought her to take off her clothes.
& # 39; I tried to retire, but he unbuttoned all my shorts … I was looking for words, but all I could say was: & # 39; No, please stop & # 39; … that seemed to fascinate him. I suffered and he won. & # 39;
An unknown victim said: & # 39; I didn't even know I was a victim & # 39 ;. She said she had lived in poverty for years.
Another told how she arrived in New York 15 years ago and left only a few months ago. Another said that Epstein robbed her of the future & that she introduced herself as a young girl & # 39 ;.
A girl whose statement was read by Gloria Allred said she was a 16-year-old virgin when Epstein attacked her.
He said to her: & I will bury you … I own this city & # 39; when she threatened to expose him and revealed to the court that she chose not to apply to Harvard after Epstein bragged about his influence there.
There were 12 women who described themselves as Jane Does during Tuesday's hearing. One is shown in the middle. She arrived earlier in the day with Gloria Allred
It is also impossible to know whether the five Jane Does who have already filed lawsuits against Epstein were among the speakers on Tuesday.
Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 filed a lawsuit and claimed that he was targeting them when they worked as models in The Coffee Shop, a restaurant notorious for using models.
They say they were recruited and forced to perform sexual acts on Epstein.
Three other anonymous women – Katlyn, Priscilla and Lisa Doe – have also filed lawsuits against him, but it has not been confirmed whether they were among the women who attended Tuesday's hearing.
Their lawyers did that.
Teala Davies claims she was the victim at the age of 17 and thought Epstein & # 39; was the most powerful person in the world
Davies spoke out of court shortly after making her statement.
She did not comment on the details of how Epstein abused her and only said she was the victim when she was 17.
She was one of the four women who arrived at the court with Gloria Allred.
She was initially reluctant to talk afterwards, but went to the stage to tell reporters: & # 39; The only thing I'm going to say is that it was about power and strength today. & # 39;
She was comforted in court by Allred when she took the position to deliver her statement.
Allred previously referred to her prosecutors to bring legal proceedings against the Epstein estate, but it is unclear whether Davies will be one of them.
Courtney Wild – Forced to perform sexual acts at the age of 14, when she still had braces
Wild was still in high school when Epstein reportedly forced her to perform sexual acts.
& # 39; I was 14, I had braces & # 39 ;, Wild recalled in a recent interview.
She appeared in court on Tuesday and read a statement saying she was angry that Epstein had killed himself because he would never face justice.
& # 39; He is a coward for that. I feel very angry and sad.
& # 39; In this case, justice has never been done & # 39 ;, she said.
Michelle Licata – Lured by the & # 39; Palm Beach & # 39; recruiter from Epstein at the age of 16 and told & # 39; you are just so beautiful and sexy & # 39;
Michelle Licata was only 16 when she claimed that a young woman brought her to the Palm Beach estate in Epstein and she was paid to give him a massage.
"He said, god, you're just so beautiful and sexy and gorgeous, and I felt really uncomfortable," Licata said in an interview with ABC News.
Licata, who attended earlier court dates while Epstein was still alive, did not read her statement before the court. A lawyer read it for her.
She only had one meeting with Epstein and it remains unclear how they came in contact.
When he was arrested earlier this summer, she and another prosecutor – Courtney Wild – took action to attend his trial.
They also participated in TV interviews to tell them that they were relieved when, after so many years, they finally saw the pedophile behind bars.
It is unclear why she chose not to attend Tuesday's trial.
In a statement from her lawyer, she said: & I was then told that Jeffrey Epstein would be held responsible, but he wasn't.
& # 39; The case ended without knowing what was going on … I was treated as if I didn't matter. & # 39;
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