A fifth Jane Doe has joined a lawsuit against the estate of dead pedophile and megamillionaire Jeffrey Epstein in New York. Attorney Lisa Bloom said Thursday that Epstein threatened to “hunt” down and “burn” her client in order to keep her silent about sexual abuse he committed.
“Yesterday we filed a new lawsuit against the Epstein estate on behalf of a fifth woman, Jane Doe 5, who knew Epstein from 2003 through 2013. Jane Doe 5 worked for a close friend of Epstein’s, and alleges that Epstein frequently hypersexualized her work environment, controlled her clothing, hairstyle and diet, and ultimately sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions,” Bloom said.
The lawyer also said Epstein made threats like “I will burn you” and “I will hunt you down” to scare the victim into silence.
“Jane Doe 5 alleges that she feared for her life and the lives of her friends and family. She alleges that she suffered serious debilitating psychological injuries as a result of Epstein’s abuse and threats,” Bloom added.
Bloom is representing four other Jane Does in a lawsuit against Epstein’s estate.
Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 sued in Aug. 2019, the month the accused child sex-trafficker officially died in prison by suicide. They allege that Epstein sexually assaulted them in New York in 2004.
Jane Doe 3 and Jane Doe 4 joined the lawsuit in Dec. 2019 and accused Epstein of sexually abusing them when they were minors in the ’80s and ’90s.
“The two new plaintiffs, Jane Does 3 and 4, both allege that they were minors, under the age of 18, when Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused them. Jane Doe 3 was an aspiring fifteen year old model in New York who went to Epstein’s home for what she thought was a casting call,” Bloom said at the time. “After the sexual assault, she disenrolled from high school while only in the tenth grade. Jane Doe 4 alleges that she was a thirteen year old in Hilton Head, South Carolina asked to ‘babysit’ for Epstein. When she arrived, she discovered there were no children to babysit. She alleges that Epstein sexually assaulted her over a period of years and across state lines, supplying her with alcohol and drugs, and trafficked her to other prominent men, causing her profound psychological injuries.”
Just eight days ago, Bloom said a witness had come forward and claimed that she saw Britain’s Prince Andrew with Virginia Roberts Giuffre at a nightclub in 2001. Giuffre has alleged that Epstein sex-trafficked her to Andrew. The royal denies it all–including having any memory of meeting Giuffre, though there is a picture of the two of them together with Epstein’s accused madam Ghislaine Maxwell in 2001.
Epstein’s estate has had a pretty bad week so far.
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