British actress Anouska De Georgiou, 42, revealed that she was sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein during a hearing with other victims of the late pedophile
British actress Anouska De Georgiou revealed that she was sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein during a hearing with other victims of the late pedophile.
De Georgiou, 42, identified herself as one of Epstein’s victims for the first time on Tuesday, telling a judge in Manhattan federal court that the millionaire ‘manipulated me, coerced me and sexually abused me’.
The actress, who went to school with Duchess Kate Middleton and was in the 2004 remake of Alfie starring Jude Law, said she was only a teenager when she first met the convicted pedophile.
‘When I was introduced to Jeffrey Epstein, I was young and full of hope and the foolishness of a teenager. I was idealistic, and I saw the good in people,’ De Georgiou said.
‘The abuse, spanning several years, was devaluing beyond measure and affected my ability to form and maintain healthy relationships, both in my work and my personal life.’
She did not reveal how she was introduced to Epstein or any details of the alleged abuse during her brief statement.
‘I was a victim, and it has taken me many, many years to stand here and say, yes, it was me,’ she said.
‘I was a victim, but I will not remain a victim and be silent for one more day.
‘Although I think it’s tragic when anybody dies before their time, I’m extremely relieved that Jeffrey Epstein will not be in a position to hurt anymore children or anymore women, and I’m glad to be part of a group of women who are now bonded forever in the trauma that we endured at the hands of this man.’
De Georgiou, 42, identified herself as one of Epstein’s victims for the first time on Tuesday, telling a judge in Manhattan federal court that the millionaire ‘manipulated me, coerced me, and sexually abused me’. The Britain-born model is pictured in 2005
De Georgiou, who went to school with Duchess Kate Middleton, said she was only a teenager when she first met Epstein. The actress is pictured left at the premiere of the 2004 Alfie remake starring Jude Law, which she had a role in. Epstein is seen right in 2005
De Georgiou did not reveal how or when she was introduced to Epstein or any details of the alleged abuse during her brief statement in Manhattan court. The actress is pictured with producer Henri Zimand at an event in Los Angeles in 2006
De Georgiou was among the dozens of accusers who were invited to address Judge Richard Berman in court on Tuesday, just over two weeks after Epstein died of an apparent suicide.
Berman had been handling Epstein’s criminal human trafficking case which, in light of his death, will now draw to a close.
The victims have asked that the investigation into his crimes carry on so that anyone who facilitated them who is still alive may be brought to justice.
De Georgiou attended Marlborough College at the same time as Kate Middleton. It is unclear whether she and the future Duchess of Cambridge (pictured) knew each other
Many of the victims still plan to sue the late pedophile’s $577million estate.
In their statements, they slammed Epstein as a ‘coward’ and said he ‘robbed’ them of their innocence.
De Georgiou is the first British victim to come forward. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
She is the daughter of Barbara, a former debutante and director of a fine jewellery company, and Anthony, a millionaire financier.
She attended Marlborough College at the same time as the Duchess of Cambridge before giving up an opportunity to study law at Oxford to concentrate on her modeling career.
She moved to the US after her role in Alfie, and went on to play parts in the 2009 film 21 And A Wake-Up starring Faye Dunaway and the 2013 film Time Traveller starring Josh Hartnett.
The former Playboy model has been romantically tied to a number of celebrities including David Hasselhoff in 2010 and Russell Brand a few years later.
De Georgiou has been romantically tied to a number of celebrities including David Hasselhoff. The pair are pictured together in August 2010
She attended Marlborough College at the same time as the Duchess of Cambridge before giving up an opportunity to study law at Oxford to concentrate on her modeling career. De Georgiou is pictured with Jack Osbourne in London in 2005
Epstein’s ties to the UK have been at the center of the scandal as one of the victims claimed she had sex with Prince Andrew, one of the financier’s most high-profile friends.
Virginia Roberts said the Duke of York knew ‘exactly what he has done’ and urged him to ‘come clean’ during Tuesday’s hearing.
Her message to Prince Andrew comes after repeated statements from Buckingham Palace that he is ‘appalled’ by the allegations against Epstein and has done nothing wrong.
Roberts famously claimed in a 2015 lawsuit that she had sex with Andrew when she was 17 in London. She claimed Epstein kept her as his sex slave and robbed her of her childhoods.
Andrew has repeatedly denied her allegations.
Epstein’s ties to the UK have been at the center of the scandal as one of the victims, Virginia Roberts, claimed she had sex with Prince Andrew, one of the financier’s most high-profile friends. During Tuesday’s hearing, Roberts (left) said the Duke of York (right) knew ‘exactly what he has done’ and urged him to ‘come clean’
Roberts, now 35, said Epstein kept her as his ‘sex slave’ when she was a teenager. She is shown, right, in an infamous photograph with Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s friend and alleged madam, in 2001
Roberts was the first to publicly allege that she had been abused by Epstein in a 2015 lawsuit. She is seen in a court sketch from Tuesday’s hearing in Manhattan
Like De Georgiou, many of the women were speaking out for the first time, including Chauntae Davies, who worked as an air hostess on his private plane, dubbed ‘the Lolita express’.
Davies, who agreed to be named, said she, like dozens of others, was also paid by Epstein to perform erotic massages when he raped he the third or fourth time they met on his private Caribbean island.
Another woman, who remained anonymous, said she was 15 when Epstein flew her to a ranch where she was sexually molested for many hours while he kept insisting he was helping her to grow.
Teala Davies was 17 when she was victimized. She said she thought Epstein was the most powerful person in the world. Afterwards, she said: ‘All I’m going to say is today is a day of power and strength.’
Others described how he became ‘excited’ when they begged him to stop touching them when they were underage. Another sobbed as she told how he tried to intimidate her to stop her reporting him to police.
Epstein’s lawyers were also given a chance to speak. They suggested, shockingly, that he had been murdered and said his neck injuries were more consistent with a homicide than suicide.
They told the judge they had hired their own experts to look into whether or not the disgraced pedophile might have been killed.
‘We will not let him win’: 23 of Epstein’s accusers voice their anger as they testify in federal court
‘My hopes were quickly dashed and my dreams were stolen‘
– Virginia Giuffre Roberts, who says she was preyed on by Epstein when she was a 15-year-old working at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club
‘He showed the world what a depraved and cowardly human being he was by taking his own life’
– Sarah Ransome, speaking for the first time. She did not give details of what happened to her
‘I will not let him win’
– Chauntae Davies, another woman who spoke out for the first time. She says he raped her the third or fourth time they met on his private Caribbean island where she had been hired to give him massages.
She previously denied having been exploited or abused by him when giving interviews about working on his private jet, the Lolita express.
‘The fact that I will never have a chance to face my predator in court eats away at my soul’
– Jennifer Araoz, who says Epstein’s recruiter targeted her outside her school when she was a teenager
‘Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused me for years. He robbed me of my day in court. I feel very angry and sad and justice has never been served in this case’
– Courtney Wild, who says she was 14 and in middle school when Epstein forced her to perform sex acts
‘Jeffrey Epstein stole my innocence. He gave me a life sentence of guilt and shame. I do not consider myself a victim – I see myself a survivor. The abuse that I endured cannot continue. Let’s stop this before it happens to other young women.’
– Jane Doe 1
‘I cannot say that I am pleased he committed suicide, but I am at peace knowing that he will not be able to hurt anyone else’
– Jane Doe 2
‘I used to be relatively carefree, inquisitive, hopeful, and excited about life. But, my life changed because of Jeffrey Epstein… Jeffrey Epstein ruined me. His recruiter ruined me.’
– Jane Doe 3
‘Dear Jeffrey. You had investigators come to my house and even to my friend’s house. I needed therapy several times a week. You wanted to try and blame that we were a lower class and that was the problem with girls.’
– Jane Doe 4
‘I tried to pull away but he was already unbuttoning my shorts … I was searching for words but all I could say was, ‘No, please stop,’ … that seemed to excite him.’
– Jane Doe 5
‘Lolita Express’ air hostess who says she helped Bill Clinton pick out a bracelet for his daughter Chelsea during a Jeffrey Epstein-funded jaunt to Africa reveals in court that she is one of the pedophile’s rape victims
Chauntae Davies spoke publicly for the first time about the rape allegations on Tuesday.
Davies had previously revealed she worked as an air hostess on Epstein’s private plane dubbed the ‘Lolita Express’.
She told the court on Tuesday that in addition to working on the plane, Epstein was paying her to perform erotic massages at his private Caribbean island Little St. James.
Davies said Epstein raped her the third or fourth time they met on the island and it continued for several years.
It is the first time Davies has spoken of being raped.
‘It took me a long time to come forward,’ Davies told the courtroom during the dramatic hearing less than three weeks after Epstein killed himself while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
‘Every public humiliation that I endured, I have suffered, and he has won.
‘I have found my voice now… I will not stop fighting.’
Chauntae Davies spoke publicly for the first time about the rape allegations at the hands of Jeffrey Epstein during a New York court hearing on Tuesday
Davies gave an interview back in 2015 about the lurid behavior she witnessed on Epstein’s jet when allegations surfaced about the financier.
Davies also claimed she had gone shopping with Bill Clinton in Africa for a bracelet for his daughter, Chelsea, on an Epstein-funded trip
She said at the time that she was not a victim but that she had been tasked with ferrying young girls to Epstein’s Caribbean island.
‘On almost every trip that I did go on there were young girls around,’ she told Inside Edition back in 2015.
Davies also claimed she had gone shopping with Bill Clinton in Africa for a bracelet for his daughter, Chelsea, on an Epstein-funded trip.
She said nothing ever happened between her and Clinton.
Clinton was among the prominent passengers who rode on Epstein’s jet. Other passengers included Prince Andrew, Kevin Spacey, Chris Tucker and Naomi Campbell.
Many alleged victims claim Epstein used the jet as a critical setting for his sexual activities. He was accused of using the plane to shuttle underage girls between his residences in New York and Palm Beach.
Davies had previously revealed she worked as an air hostess on Epstein’s private plane dubbed the ‘Lolita Express’
Jennifer Araoz – Groomed outside school when she was 14 and given $300 to perform massages on Epstein in her underwear
Jennifer Araoz was a teenager when Epstein abused her
Araoz was just 14 when she says Epstein’s recruiters lured her to his mansion in Manhattan. She wanted to be an actress and says he groomed her by promising to help her career.
At the time she was a vulnerable child from a troubled home and her father had just died of AIDS.
She was the first to file a lawsuit and appeared on Today earlier this summer to tell how he abused her.
Araoz sobbed as she described the guilt she felt afterwards for not speaking about the alleged abuse sooner.
She said she held herself responsible for other women being attacked by him.
In the court on Tuesday, she said the case had ‘ate away at her soul’.
‘He robbed me of my dreams, of my chance to pursue a career I adored,’ she said.
She also spoke outside afterwards to say she was grateful for all the help she had been given.
‘I just wanted to thank everybody for their constant support during this very difficult time. I want to thank the judge for letting us speak, giving me closure. It’s still going to be a rough road. I’m here for anyone that went through something similar.
Araoz said she was ‘approached by a brunette woman’ in her early 20s.
The lawsuit accuses Maxwell of facilitating Epstein’s abuse of several girls by overseeing their recruitment and ‘ensuring that approximately three girls a day were made available to him for his sexual pleasure’.
Maxwell has previously denied allegations she helped recruit or arrange visits for Epstein’s alleged victims.
Araoz said she eventually met with Epstein who, in turn, showered her with gifts and cash for a month.
She claims she was asked to strip down to her underwear and give Epstein massages while he masturbated.
The massages and sexual abuse became more depraved and continued for a year until Epstein allegedly raped her in 2002.
Sarah Ransome – Swam off ‘pedophile island’ in desperate attempt to escape Epstein but was ‘brought back to land by search party which included Ghislaine Maxwell’
Sarah Ransome, a South African native who says she was abused by Epstein in her early 20s
Ransome said she was among the young girls ferried to Epstein’s pedophile island.
She told a shocking story previously of trying to swim off the island after having her passport stolen by Ghislaine Maxwell when, she said, she and Epstein ‘ganged up against her’.
In 2018, Epstein settled a lawsuit against her for an undisclosed amount.
She had sued him for sexually trafficking her between 2006 and 2007 and claimed that he arranged for her to have sex with his friend and lawyer Alan Dershowtiz. Dershowitz denies it.
Ransome was a South African native who was living in New York when she says she was targeted.
She claimed in her lawsuit that she was procured by his female staff and taken to the island. He promised her that he would get her into F.I.T, which had been her dream, when they first met, she said.
According to her lawsuit, she was told by Ghislaine Maxwell that she had to perform sex acts on Epstein or risk not receiving the education he promised her.
She also alleged that his group of ‘recruiters’ told her he would retaliate against them all unless she gave him what he wanted.
She was in her early 20s at the time of the alleged abuse.
After the incident on the island, she continued to live under Epstein’s control, she claimed. He sent her to South Africa to recruit another woman and she refused, claiming in court papers that she did not want to subject the other girl to the life of sexual servitude she said she found herself in.
Ransome says she was also told by Maxwell and Epstein not to return to the US from her home country unless she lost weight.
They phoned her parents in South Africa to tell them they were looking after her but, when she returned to the states in February 2007, was told by Maxwell to ‘immediately’ have sex with the pedophile. She fled the country three months later.
On Tuesday, she begged the judge: ‘Please, please, please finish what you started. Us victims are prepared to tell the truth. He did not act alone.’
Annie and Maria Farmer, sisters who say they were groped by Ghislaine Maxwell and ignored by cops
Annie Farmer spoke for both sisters on Tuesday
Annie Farmer and her sister Maria Farmer both say they were groped by Epstein and his alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell after meeting in 1996.
Maria was a 25-year-old art student when she first met Epstein. Maria said she remembered once meeting Trump in Epstein’s office and that he was ‘eyeing her’. She said Epstein told Trump: ‘She’s not for you’.
She has since expressed guilt at having accidentally helped Maxwell and Epstein set their sights on her younger sister Annie.
Unbeknownst to Maria, her 16-year-old sister was also allegedly being groped and abused by Epstein and Maxwell around the same time.
Their claims are among the earliest known regarding Epstein. They said they took their allegations to the FBI and to local media but were ignored.
Annie, who arrived at court with a handful of other victims, spoke on behalf of herself and her sister at the hearing as she expressed outrage at how Epstein was able to kill himself in government custody.
Their attempts to report the alleged abuse were met by vicious threats from Maxwell and disbelief from law enforcement and members of the community she and Epstein had significant influence in.
‘I did not want another young lady to go through what Annie went through,’ Maria said of her attempts to get justice.
‘I could handle what happened to me. I could not handle what happened to her.’
On Tuesday, only Annie appeared in court. She read a statement on behalf of them both.
Sisters Maria (left) and Annie Farmer (right)
The many Jane Does: Anonymous accusers detail harrowing rapes including 15-year-old girl who says she was attacked for hours by Epstein and told it would make her ‘grow’ and another who said he was turned on by rape
There were 12 Jane Does at Tuesday’s hearing and others who gave pseudonyms or just their first names.
The amount of detail they gave varied but one of the most harrowing accounts came from a girl who said she was flown to Epstein’s ranch when she was 15.
She said that he molested her for hours on end and that she was told by him that it was helping her grow as he did it.
Another told how he became ‘excited’ whenever they tried to fight him off. Dear Jeffrey. You had investigators come to my house and even to my friend’s house.
‘I needed therapy several times a week. You wanted to try and blame that we were a lower class and that was the problem with girls,’ one said.
Another recalled Epstein fighting her to get her clothes off.
‘I tried to pull away but he was already unbuttoning my shorts … I was searching for words but all I could say was, ‘No, please stop,’… that seemed to excite him. I have suffered and he has won.’
One unidentified victim said: ‘I didn’t even know I was a victim’. She said she had lived in poverty for years.
Another told how she arrived in New York 15 years ago and left just months ago. Another said Epstein robbed her of the future ‘she envisioned as a young girl.’
One girl, whose statement was read by Gloria Allred, said she was a 16-year-old virgin when Epstein attacked her.
He told her: ‘I’ll bury you… I own this f******g town’ when she threatened to expose him and revealed in court that she chose not to apply to Harvard after Epstein bragged about his influence there.
There were we 12 women who described themselves as Jane Does at Tuesday’s hearing. One is shown, center. She arrived with Gloria Allred earlier in the day
It is also impossible to know whether the five Jane Does who have already filed lawsuits against Epstein were among those who spoke on Tuesday.
Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 filed a lawsuit claiming he targeted them when they were working as models in The Coffee Shop, a restaurant notorious for employing models.
They say that they were recruited and forced to perform sex acts on Epstein.
Three other anonymous women – Katlyn, Priscilla and Lisa Doe – also filed lawsuits against him but it is unconfirmed if they were among the women who attended Tuesday’s hearing.
Their attorneys did.
Teala Davies, claims she was victimized aged 17 and thought Epstein was ‘the most powerful person it the world
Davies spoke briefly outside court after giving her statement.
She did not get into the specifics of how Epstein abused her, saying only that she was victimized when she was 17.
She was among four women who arrived at court with Gloria Allred.
She was initially reluctant to speak afterwards but took to the podium to tell reporters: ‘All I’m going to say is that today was about power and strength.’
In court, she was comforted by Allred as she took the stand to deliver her statement.
Allred previously alluded to her accusers filing lawsuits against Epstein’s estate but it is unclear if Davies will be one of them.
Courtney Wild – Forced to perform sex acts aged 14, when she still had braces
Wild was still in middle school when Epstein allegedly forced her into performing sex acts.
‘I was 14, I had braces on,’ recalled Wild in a recent interview.
She did appear in court on Tuesday and read a statement to say she was angry that Epstein had killed himself because he would now never face justice.
‘For that, he is a coward. I feel very angry and sad.
‘Justice has never been served in this case,’ she said.
Michelle Licata – Lured by Epstein’s ‘Palm Beach’ recruiter aged 16 and told ‘you’re just so beautiful and sexy’
Michelle Licata was just 16 when she claims a young woman brought her to Epstein’s Palm Beach estate and she was paid to give him a massage.
‘He said, god, you’re just so beautiful and sexy and gorgeous and it was making me feel really uncomfortable,’ said Licata in an interview with ABC News.
Licata, who attended previous court dates when Epstein was alive, did not read her statement in court. An attorney read it for her.
She had only one encounter with Epstein and it remains unclear how they came into contact.
When he was arrested earlier this summer, she and another accuser – Courtney Wild – sprang into action to attend his court hearings.
They also participated in TV interviews to tell of their relief at finally seeing the pedophile behind bars after so many years.
It is unclear why she chose not to attend Tuesday’s trial.
In a statement read by her lawyer, she said: ‘I was told then that Jeffrey Epstein was going to be held accountable, but he was not.
‘The case ended without me knowing what was going on… I was treated like I did not matter.’