- A memoir written by one of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims Virginia Giuffre, née Roberts, gives an unprecedented look at life inside of the underaged sex ring.
- In the 139 page exposé, titled “The Billionaire’s Playboy Club,” first appeared as part of a batch of unsealed court documents in August 2019. It’s once again circulating after it reappeared in another set of unsealed records.
- Giuffre describes how Ghislaine Maxwell found her while she worked at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club as a teenager. Maxwell invited her to audition for a masseuse role, then groomed her for sex work, according to Giuffre.
- Giuffre also names several of the clients Epstein forced her to sleep with, including Prince Andrew and former senator George Mitchell.
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A memoir written by Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre, née Roberts, has once again appeared in court records, recirculating accusations of manipulation and abuse by sex offender Epstein and his circle of powerful acquaintances – from Prince Andrew to former senator and Disney chairman George Mitchell.
The 139-page exposé is one of the exhibits in Giuffre’s lawsuit against Epstein’s partner Ghislaine Maxwell, which settled in May 2017. The memoir details Giuffre’s life as a teenager inside of Epstein’s alleged sex ring, where she said she was forced to have sex with Epstein and Maxwell on command, and to do the same with the men who she described as Epstein’s clients, all against a backdrop of expensive champagne, fancy gowns, and frequent trips on Epstein’s private jet.
The unpublished memoir was first unsealed in August 2019, amid a batch of court records related to the lawsuit.Another copy of it, which appears identical except for formatting differences, was unsealed on Thursday.
In the memoir, Giuffre said she was just 15 when Maxwell spotted her working at President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort (page 22). (In a 2016 deposition, Giuffre said she misremembered and was actually 17.) Maxwell asked Giuffre to audition for a job as Epstein’s travelling masseuse. It was during that first massage that Epstein and Maxwell made their true intentions clear, according to the memoir.
Giuffre claimed she spent more than two years inside of Epstein’s sex ring, showing up whenever Epstein called, all the while growing increasingly depressed and addicted to drugs, but too financially dependent to leave Epstein until she met and married an Australian man soon after she turned 18.
These are the most significant allegations Giuffre made in her memoir about her life inside of Epstein’s sex ring.
Ghislaine Maxwell allegedly played a key role in the abuse
Giuffre’s memoir was included in evidence as part of her since-settled lawsuit against Maxwell. Giuffre describes Maxwell as an integral part of Epstein’s sex ring and describes her as actively recruiting and grooming underage girls to meet Epstein’s sexual needed. But Giuffre also alleges that Maxwell herself participated in sex acts (page 25), and played a key role in manipulating the girls.
In early July, Maxwell was arrested by the FBI. Federal prosecutors in New York accused her of participating in the sexual abuse of underage girls, and of sex-trafficking minors. She’s pleaded not guilty, and her trial is scheduled to begin in 2021.
Epstein died by suicide in August 2019 in a Manhattan jail while awaiting trial on charges related to the sex abuse and trafficking of young girls.
Giuffre accuses a hotel owner and Senator George Mitchell of having sex with a minor
Giuffre gives a first-hand account of the many rich and famous people who shared a social life with Epstein, including several men who she claims that Epstein forced her to have sex with when she was underage.
In one passage, she describes her encounter with a man that Epstein called “Rick,” who she said at the time “was a hotel owner of some large chain in American called ‘Hilton,'” (page 66). Though in her 2016 deposition, she said she couldn’t recall the name of the “large hotel name owner.”
Giuffre described him as a “short, balding man with straggling remnants of curly brown hair left to show for the remaining bits of youth left in him.” She said the man offered to pay her triple what Epstein paid her to perform a similar role for him personally.
A representative for businessman Rick Hilton, the father of Paris Hilton, said that it is not him described in the memoir, as he does not own Hilton, and he does not match the physical description.
Representatives for Prince Andrew have “categorically” denied “any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors” in a statement to Insider. Federal prosecutors have been trying for months to interview him about Epstein and Maxwell, but say the British monarch has evaded them.
Giuffre said she was also forced to sleep with former senator and Disney chairman George Mitchell (page 71), as well as two academics. One is a Harvard professor whose first name is Stephen (page 59). His last name was published in the memoir but redacted from the files. The second she describes as a “Nobel Prize-winning scientist,” whose name she also does not remember (page 71).
“The allegation contained in the released documents is false,” Mitchell said in a statement. “I have never met, spoken with or had any contact with Ms. Giuffre. In my contacts with Mr. Epstein I never observed or suspected any inappropriate conduct with underage girls. I only learned of his actions when they were reported in the media related to his prosecution in Florida. We have had no further contact.” In addition, Giuffre alleged that she gave massages to marine activist Alexandra Cousteau (page 68), the granddaughter of explorer Jacques Cousteau, “several times” during their “first meeting.” She also said that Epstein “instigated that she and I reenact as lovers in lesbian acts of foreplay and penetration,” saying that Epstein claimed to have donated to Cousteau’s marine exploration projects.
“The allegations by Virginia Giuffre née Roberts regarding Ms. Cousteau are 100 per cent false,” Cousteau’s lawyer said in an email. “Ms. Cousteau never had intimate relations with Giuffre, and does not even recall ever having met such a person. Ms. Cousteau and her organisation also never received any financial contributions whatsoever from Mr. Epstein or his company.”
Glenn Dubin is also named
Giuffre also gives new colour to the relationship between Highbridge Capital co-founder Glenn Dubin and his wife, Eva Andersson Dubin, who have been friendly with the disgraced financier for decades (page 44).
In the memoir, Giuffre claims that Glenn had sex with her at the end of a massage after she was instructed by Epstein to meet the Dubins at The Breakers hotel in Palm Beach. Before she met with Glenn, she gave a pregnant Eva a brief massage which involved fondling her breasts, then swollen from the pregnancy. Once Eva had fallen asleep. Giuffre said she went to another room to give Glenn an hours-long massage that ended in intercourse.
“Glenn and Eva Dubin are outraged by the allegations in the unsealed court records, which are demonstrably false and defamatory,” a spokesperson told Insider. “The Dubins have flight records and other evidence that definitively disprove that any such events occurred.”
Celebrities were everywhere
Giuffre was also an eye-witness to many guests passing through Epstein’s social orbit, including then-presidential candidate Al Gore and President Bill Clinton. Giuffre describes Gore as dedicated to his wife (page 109), but didn’t say the same for Clinton. Though she didn’t have a sexual relationship with Clinton, Giuffre said she saw him with two young women while on Epstein’s island (page 110). A spokesperson for Clinton has denied that he had any knowledge of the “terrible crimes” committed by Epstein.
The memoir also includes a detailed account of a foot massage she gave to “The Simpson’s” producer Matt Groening (page 52). Groening was a pleasure to meet by Giuffre’s account, aside from his grotesque feet.
“I never turned down a client but when I saw the shape of his feet, I nearly threw up at the thought of having to touch them,” she wrote. “He had yellow crusty toenails that even someone with a chainsaw would have had trouble cutting through and then there was the fluffy balls of leftover pieces of sock wedged between the crevices of his sweaty toes.”
Epstein wanted Giuffre’s baby
Though by Giuffre’s account, Epstein normally treated her like a “dog on a leash,” (page 113) that briefly changed once Epstein decided he wanted Giuffre to have his child.
After a day of snorkelling in the Caribbean, Epstein told Giuffre that she had made “a name” for herself among the friends he had introduced her to and that he “could think of nobody else” he would “rather have a child than with than” her (page 114).
Maxwell went on to describe the conditions of the arrangement, according to the memoir: Giuffre would have nannies around the clock, a mansion paid for her in either Palm Beach or New York, and a hefty monthly allowance. However, her servitude would continue. She would have to travel with the child to Jeffrey whenever he asked, and she would have to sign a contract that said she was not monogamous with Jeffrey and that Jeffrey would have custody if the two had a falling out (page 115).
In a 2011 discussion with her attorneys, also unsealed on Thursday, Giuffre also implicated Maxwell in the arrangement. She said Epstein also proposed that in the event he and Giuffre had a falling out, Maxwell would share custody of the child with Epstein.
Epstein openly bribed local police
According to Giuffre, Epstein used his connection with the Palm Beach County Police Department to get her out of trouble with the police.
Giuffre says she was blamed when her boyfriend TJ stole a tip jar from the restaurant where she worked after taking a break from sex work. She soon returned to Epstein, who told her he regularly donated $US100,000 to the PBCP and that he could take care of the charges the restaurant filed against her (page 87).
Read Giuffre’s full unpublished memoir, “The Billionaire’s Playboy Club,” below: