CNN has reported that convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s estate is being hit by a lawsuit from two new accusers, and it doesn’t look good for some of Epstein’s wealthy, powerful associates — the ranks of which some speculate includes former president Bill Clinton.
Identified as Jane Doe 3 and Jane Doe 4, the plaintiffs will be joining an existing lawsuit that was filed in August by two other accusers, known as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2.
New accusers, new allegations
The women are demanding $100 million-plus legal fees in compensatory and punitive damages for sexual battery and sexual assault on a minor, along with intentional infliction of emotional distress.
In addition to Epstein’s estate, they are also suing nine other unnamed individuals who are alleged to be Epstein’s agents or employees.
Jane Doe 3 says she met Epstein when she was 15 and he claimed to represent a modeling agency. She claims that the billionaire took revealing pictures and then sexually assaulted her at a residential address. Doe 3 asserts that she dropped out of high school due to the “psychological and emotional scarring from her encounter with Epstein.”
Jane Doe 4 alleges that Epstein hired her when she was 13-years-old to work as a babysitter. However, Doe 4 contends that the hedge fund manager offered her drugs and alcohol before violently raping her.
She says the abuse continued for some time afterward, with Epstein bartering drugs for sexual services. What’s more, Doe 4 contends that Epstein wasn’t the only perpetrator.
The lawsuit indicates that Doe 4 was brought to “intimate gatherings with other prominent, wealthy men” who “brutally and forcibly battered, assaulted and raped” her.
The identity of these “other prominent, wealthy men” isn’t revealed, but Epstein is known to have had connections with many powerful figures, including Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Following Epstein’s arrest in July, Clinton released a statement that said he “knows nothing” about the “terrible crimes” that Epstein was accused of. He professed to have only taken “a total of four trips on Jeffrey Epstein’s airplane” and promised that Secret Service agents were present on each.
However, Fox News reported that flight logs show Clinton took 27 flights on Epstein’s Boeing 727, nicknamed the “Lolita Express.” The former president ditched his security detail for five of those trips.
Epstein died in federal custody roughly a month after Clinton’s statement was released. While his death was ruled to be a suicide, the actual cause of his demise has been a matter of some controversy.