Warning: This report contains graphic descriptions of alleged sexual abuse of a child.
A third woman who has accused Ghislaine Maxwell of grooming her for abuse by Jeffrey Epstein has told the socialite’s trial she gave the late financier sexual massages when she was 14.
Carolyn, testifying under only her first name to protect her privacy, told the court another Epstein accuser, Virginia Roberts, introduced her to Maxwell.
“Virginia said: ‘do you want to go to Palm Beach and give a wealthy friend of mine a massage?'”
Over the course of the next four years, Carolyn said she returned to Epstein’s Palm Beach home more than 100 times and often two to three times a week to give him a massage.
Every time, she told the jury, it would involve some sexual contact.
The woman recalled how Epstein would touch her breasts and buttocks.
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She said the encounters would end with him masturbating until he ejaculated.
Carolyn said Maxwell would sometimes call her to schedule appointments with Epstein, during each of which she would be paid $300 to $400.
She said the money would be left on the top of the sink, but on occasion it would be handed to her by Maxwell herself. “I was young and $300 was a lot of money to me,” she said.
She also said Maxwell once touched her while she was preparing to massage Epstein and that she had told her she was 14.
“I was fully nude and she came in and she felt my boobs and my hips and my buttocks and said that… I had a great body for Mr Epstein and his friends,” Carolyn said.
Now a middle aged woman, her voice cracked and she wiped away tears as she told the jury how she was sexually abused.
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Asked by prosecutor Maurene Comey what, if any, conversations she had with Maxwell about her family, Carolyn responded: “I told her that my mum was an alcoholic and I remember telling her I was raped and molested by my grandfather from the age of four.”
Maxwell, 59, has pleaded not guilty to eight counts of sex trafficking and other charges.
Carolyn is the third of four women identified in Maxwell’s 2021 indictment as victims.
Maxwell’s lawyers have claimed the memories of the four alleged victims have been corrupted over the years, and that she is being prosecuted only because Epstein is no longer alive.
They suggested Carolyn’s abuse of alcohol, cocaine and painkillers may have affected her recall of events.
Investor Epstein killed himself in 2019 at the age of 66 in a Manhattan jail cell while awaiting sex-trafficking charges.
The trial continues.