Two more women sue Epstein’s estate over sexual abuse claims

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Two more women sue Epstein’s estate over sexual abuse claims

Two more women have sued Jeffrey Epstein’s estate, claiming they were sexually abused by him multiple times when they were underage, new court papers show.

The women brought their cases anonymously in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday against the executors of the dead pedophile’s estate, after at least 30 other women have brought similar legal claims — many of which have since been settled.

One of the victims, who lives in Tennessee, claims “she was repeatedly sexually abused, assaulted and battered by Epstein” in Long Beach, New York, in 1978 when she was just 13, according to the court papers.

The other victim, a resident of California, alleges that when she was 17 years old in 2000, the multimillionaire hedge funder “sexually assaulted, abused, battered and raped her on at least three, separate occasions” at his Manhattan townhouse, the court documents charge.

Both claim the abuse caused them to suffer emotionally and physically and they still feel the effects of the trauma to this day. They claim this has interfered with their “regular activities” and has forced them to shell out money for medical help, the filings say.

The women claim that “Epstein and his co-conspirators” intimidated and threatened them and their families if they spoke out, preventing them from filing suit before his August 2019 suicide.

View of Jeffrey Epstein's home in New York.
The second woman alleges that when she was 17 years old, in 2000, Jeffrey Epstein raped her on multiple occasions at his Manhattan townhouse.
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“By using threats in accompaniment with his wealth and power, Epstein was able to escape punishment for his abhorrent brutal and perverse crimes against countless young women,” including these two women, “for the duration of his life,” the suits both allege.

Their lawyer, Jordan Merson, told The Post in a statement, “These brave women have come forward and filed lawsuits against the estate’s executors to be adequately compensated for their injuries after they were sexually abused as children by Epstein.”

They are seeking unspecified damages.

The Metropolitan Correctional Center.
Over 150 women have filed claims of sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein through a victims’ compensation program funded by his estate.
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Lawyers for the executors did not immediately return a request for comment.

Over 150 women have filed claims of sexual abuse by Epstein through a victims’ compensation program — which has been funded by his estate with over $140 million. Others have chosen to bring their claims in court.

The 66-year-old financier hanged himself in a Lower Manhattan jail cell in 2019 as he was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.

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