Aspiring Model Says Epstein Abused Her After Promising To Help Her Career

Kristie Keleshian
November 15, 2019 - 1:36 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — An aspiring model from South Africa has come forward as the latest woman to accuse deceased multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein of rape and sex trafficking.

Juliette Bryant came forward on Thursday saying she met Epstein when she was attempting to start a modeling career in South Africa. She claims the multimillionaire promised to help further her career.

However, she alleges that after being recruiting into Epstein’s orbit at 20-years-old with the promise of work, she was subjected to two years of rape and abuse.

Bryant filed a lawsuit against the disgraced financer’s estate, and she could be entitled to a proposed compensation fund.

“Of course there will never be enough justice for what happened to these women,” said CBS legal analyst Rikki Klieman.

She assed that the estate’s proposed compensation fun is a commendable effort, but understands why his accuser’s lawyers might oppose it.

“They are worried that Jeffrey Epstein had been such a terrible person in life, that they’d like to make clear that he would also remain a terrible person in death,” she said.

The compensation fund would need approval from the U.S. Virgin Islands Superior Court before it can be established.

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Lawsuits from accusers are being directed towards Epstein’s estate as the multimillionaire was found dead from an apparent suicide in his jail cell on Aug. 10.

Epstein, 66, was being held in a Manhattan detention center on federal sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. He had pleaded not guilty to accusations of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls prior to his death.