‘I want Ghislaine behind bars for the rest of her life’: Epstein victim Sarah Ransome
Jeffrey Epstein victim Sarah Ransome has said she wants to see Ghislaine Maxwell “behind bars for the rest of her life.”
She alleges that Maxwell, who is on trial for recruiting and caring for underage girls, “tortured and abused her and “other survivors” while trying to bolster his “social credibility.”
“Jeffrey’s dead. Ghislaine is here. I want Ghislaine behind bars for the rest of her life purely because she is so sick. The public is not safe with her on the street,” Ransome said CBS News.
Ransome has said she was introduced to Epstein in 2006 at age 22 after being approached by a woman at a New York nightclub.
She was later lured to the disgraced billionaire island in Little St James in the Caribbean, where she was abused for five months and raped three times a day.
Jeffrey Epstein victim Sarah Ransome has said in an interview with CBS News that she wants to see Ghislaine Maxwell behind bars for the rest of her life.
Ghislaine Maxwell is on trial on six counts, including sex trafficking of a minor, and faces up to 80 years in prison if convicted. She has pleaded not guilty to all charges
Speaking about her new book, “Silenced No More: Surviving My Journey to Hell and Back,” Ransome said it was “sick” that Maxwell’s defense team had the defendant on the opening day of her trial as a scapegoat for Epstein’s crimes. described.
She also hit back at claims by Maxwell’s siblings that prosecutors and victims want to punish her for Epstein’s crimes because he is dead and cannot be held responsible.
“I want people to know what happened. And that I am, speak and live my truth has set me free. It set me free.’
Ransome said she remembers “very clearly” being warned by Epstein to listen to Maxwell: “You do exactly as she says and you don’t offend her,” he told her.
She also claimed that Epstein threatened to kill her and her family if she tried to run away or talk to the police about “the rapes and what he did to me.”
‘I was already scared. I was terrified for my life. So when Jeffrey said “you don’t cross her”, I knew you weren’t crossing her,” Ransome said.
Sarah Ransome (pictured) also claimed that Epstein threatened to kill her and her family if she tried to run away from Epstein’s infamous ‘pedophile island’
Sarah Ransome alleges Maxwell, who is on trial for recruiting and caring for underage girls, ‘tortured and abused her and other survivors’ while trying to bolster his ‘social credibility’
Facilities on Little St James Island, in the Caribbean, one of financier Jeffrey Epstein’s properties where Sarah Ransome claims she was abused
Disgraced Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein
She said she had “so many examples of how Ghislaine tortured and abused not only me but other survivors,
“When Ghislaine was on the island, I was on the island for a few days and Jeffrey had one of those outside patios with seating. And she looked at me and she walked up to me and said, “Jeffrey wants you.”
“And I stiffened completely… she took my arm and marched me into Jeffrey’s room, where I was then raped,
“So if she says she had nothing to do and had no idea, she was a counselor. She was Jeffrey’s right-hand man. She orchestrated everything.’
Ransome previously said she was lured into human trafficking when she was approached by another girl in New York.
She said a young woman approached her at a club and told her that Epstein could help her “make her dreams come true.”
The disgraced billionaire took Ransome to the movies and a few days later invited her to the infamous “Pedophile Island” on Epstein’s private jet.
She was finally able to escape in 2007 after moving into Epstein’s Manhattan building.
Sarah Ransome leaves court on day one of Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial in Manhattan, New York, on Nov. 29
When asked why she wrote the book, explaining that she never wanted to tell her story, Ransome said, “I feel like you’re as sick as your secrets. I was tired of being afraid. I was tired of living in fear.
“I got to a point where I needed people to know my story because I don’t want what happened to me to happen to anyone else,”
“And when I first came forward, I was trolled, I was shamed as a victim. I was told you were 22, you deserved to be raped.”
Ransome trolls told her she was a ‘gold digger’ and that she was ‘in the game for the money’.
“And… that really sparked a rage in me that I didn’t even know existed, like a fire…
“The reality of that is victim shaming, survivors don’t come forward for fear of being judged. They are afraid that they will not be believed because they have made some bad decisions in their lives,
“But I didn’t deserve to be raped. Because of my bad decisions, I am not free for everyone, where everyone has the right to just rape me whenever they want. Rape is rape.’