One of the two young sisters claiming to have been sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein remembers that Donald Trump was watching her & # 39; once they met in the financier's mansion in New York.
Maria Farmer spoke for the first time in public about her encounters with Epstein and the meeting with Trump in an interview with the New York Times published on Monday.
She said she was 25 when she first met Epstein and his alleged Mrs. Ghislaine Maxwell in 1996.
They met at an exhibition for the New York Academy of Art shortly before Maria would graduate.
She said that Epstein offered her a job to acquire art for his personal collection and to manage the entrance to a mansion he was renovating.
In the following months, she was placed in the front row in Epstein's life and reminded him that he had received several girls and young women allegedly found by Maxwell.
Maria said she remembered that she had met Trump in the office of Epstein's New York home and that he was looking at her & # 39 ;.
She said Epstein told Trump: & # 39; She's not for you & # 39 ;.
Maria Farmer spoke for the first time in public about her encounters with Epstein and the meeting with Trump in an interview with the New York Times published Monday
Maria said she remembered that she had met Trump in the office of Epstein's New York home and that he was looking at her & # 39 ;. She said Epstein told Trump: & # 39; She's not for you & # 39 ;. Trump and Epstein are depicted on his Mar-a-Lago estate in 1997
Maria & # 39; s mother confirmed that her daughter had told the Trump interaction when it happened.
Trump has previously admitted knowing Epstein, but said after the financier's arrest this year that he was & # 39; and had not had contact with him for several years.
Maria described Maxwell as a charming and friendly presence that made the women around Epstein feel safe.
She also recalled that Maxwell was often on the road and said: & # 39; I have to go get some girls for Jeffrey. & # 39;
& # 39; They had a driver and he was driving, and Ghislaine said: & # 39; Grab that girl, & she said. & # 39; And they stopped and she ran away and grabbed the girl and talked to her. & # 39;
Maria said that Maxwell recruits & # 39; nubiles & # 39; called.
Without Maria's knowledge, her 16-year-old sister Annie Farmer was also allegedly touched and abused by Epstein and Maxwell around the same time.
She has now expressed guilt for accidentally helping Maxwell and Epstein see their younger sister.
Maria said that Annie was looking at colleges and Epstein offered to fly the younger farmer from Arizona to New York.
Annie described the first meeting with the NYT and revealed that a jogging pants Epstein welcomed her to his home with champagne and a conversation about her plans for college.
During her visit she went with Maria and Epstein to a film, where the financier started to rub her hand and lower leg.
She wrote about the incident in a January 1996 journal entry that reads: & # 39; It was one of those things that made me feel weird, but not so weird + probably normal.
Without Maria's knowledge, her 16-year-old sister Annie Farmer (outside of a trial by Epstein) was also allegedly touched and abused by Epstein and Maxwell around the same time. She has now expressed guilt for accidentally helping Maxwell and Epstein see their younger sister
Jeffrey Epstein & # 39; s & # 39; Mrs. & # 39; Ghislaine Maxwell is accused of groping two young sisters after helping them in the pedophile's job in the 1990s
& # 39; The only thing that I found so strange was that he let go of my hand when he was talking to Maria. & # 39;
Epstein later invited Annie to visit his ranch in New Mexico for a weekend and accepted, expecting other students to be there too.
When she arrived and discovered it was her, only Epstein and Maxwell, the weekend was uncomfortable.
She said that Epstein touched her more intimately and that one morning he came into her room and got into her bed because he wanted to cuddle.
She recalls that Maxwell persuaded her to give Epstein a foot massage and then showed Annie how to do it.
Maxwell also repeatedly asked her if she wanted a massage and wore her until she finally undressed and stepped on a massage table, where Maxwell touched her bare chest.
& # 39; I don't think there was a reason for her to touch me like that, & # 39; Annie said.
Epstein did not participate in the massage, but Annie felt he might have watched the meeting.
Maria was not aware of what happened to her sister on the ranch in New Mexico until after her own offensive encounter with the couple.
Around that time, the summer of 1996, Maria concentrated on her painting on the Epstein estate in Ohio when he and Maxwell came to visit her.
She remembers one evening when Epstein asked her to give him a foot massage and said that during the & # 39; short and awkward & # 39; meeting moaned with what seemed like excessive pleasure, followed by a cry of pain & # 39 ;.
He then invited her to watch TV in his bed and Maxwell went with them, Maria said.
The couple began to violently touch her, & # 39; rub her body, comment on her facial features, and turn her nipples to the point of bruising & # 39 ;, until she walked away and hid.
Annie Farmer speaks on Epstein's bail on July 15 in Manhattan while the accused pedophile watches. The financier was on trial for new charges of sexual abuse against countless victims when he committed suicide in his cell on 10 August.
Maria soon discovered that three nude pictures of Annie and their then 12-year-old sister, who had modeled for her paintings, had disappeared from the storage box where she kept them.
During her desperate search for the intimate photos, Maria called her art mentor Eric Fischl and told him about the disturbing incident with Maxwell and Epstein.
& # 39; I kept saying to Maria: & # 39; You gotta get out of there. You have to get out of there, & # 39; & # 39; Fischl told the Times more than two decades later.
The girl's father Frank Farmer picked up Maria from the estate.
Maria entrusted Annie soon afterwards and heard that she had similar experiences with Epstein and Maxwell.
After Maria returned to New York, she received a call from Maxwell, who threatened to burn all her artworks and ruin her career.
The call led Maria to submit a report to the NYPD about the attack on Ohio and the stolen art.
Officers referred her to other agencies, including the FBI, because the attack fell outside their jurisdiction, Maria said.
She said she spoke to an FBI agent, but received little support and was not told if action would be taken.
Maria would continue to share her story with others in the art community who knew Epstein, but got the impression that nobody believed her.
In 2003, she and Annie gave their story to a Vanity Fair reporter who was instructed to write an article about Epstein & # 39; s finances and tendency to young girls, but when it came out it had no mention of the farmers.
Years later, that reporter, Vicky Ward, said the article went in a different direction because they couldn't confirm what the girls had said.
Ward accused Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter of squashing the story under pressure from Epstein.
Maxwell took the story and reportedly told Maria: & Be careful and watch your back. I know you always go to the West Side Highway. While you are there, just be very careful because there are many ways to die there. & # 39;
Maria eventually left her dream of becoming an artist because of the influence that Epstein and Maxwell had in the industry.
She spent years in therapy clearing Epstein's impact and even undergoing breast reduction because she and Maxwell commented on her breast.
Annie did better, got her PhD and became a psychotherapist. But of course the abuse continued to haunt her.
In 2006, the sisters received new hope for justice when FBI agents contacted them during an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by minors by Epstein in Florida.
That investigation resulted in a sweetheart plea in which Epstein ended up in jail for only 13 months.
The farmers & # 39; said the outcome of that case & # 39; deeply demoralizing & # 39;
Everything reappeared in 2018 when the Miami Herald published a report on the plea deal, which led to an attack of accusations that led to Epstein being sued again this summer.
Hearing all the new accusations caused new pain to Mary, wondering if she could have stopped him earlier by pushing her own story louder and louder.
& # 39; Every time I hear one of the girls tell their story, it destroys me, & # 39; she said.
She started working with lawyer David Boies to support other victims, but still feared the consequences of coming back with her own, even after Epstein died of an apparent suicide on August 10.
Maria recently moved to a new house in the south for more privacy. After moving, she finally started painting again.
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