Jeffrey Epstein accuser Jennifer Araoz filed a lawsuit Wednesday against long-time confidante Ghislaine Maxwell and three other women who worked in Epstein’s house along with Epstein’s estate, One America News Network reported.
Epstein was found dead Saturday morning in his prison cell. His death is being investigated by the Justice Department and Congress because of reported irregularities at the prison in the hours before his death by apparent suicide.
In the wake of Epstein’s death, the case against him is beginning to shift toward the prosecution of Maxwell and others involved in the alleged sex trafficking and abuse of underage girls. The suit says that the four women “conspired with each other to make the rape and sexual abuse of Araoz possible.”
On the Today Show last month, Araoz said, “He raped me, forcefully raped me, knew exactly what he was doing and I don’t think cared. What hurts even more so is that if I wasn’t afraid to come forward sooner then maybe he wouldn’t have done it to other girls.”
Araoz said that she had never met Maxwell, but that the close Epstein associate administrated his illegal operations and bore responsibility for the acts against her.
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