One of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims has claimed the late pedophile kept surveillance camera footage of some of the rooms inside his Manhattan mansion and that he stored it in a safe.
Maria Farmer spoke out in an interview with CBS that aired on Monday and Tuesday. She told how she worked for Epstein in the 1990s after meeting him at an art show.
She says Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell also sexually assaulted her in 1996, and that Maxwell subsequently threatened her life.
It is unclear if the surveillance footage Farmer described exists and if it forms part of any police investigation.
In July this year, the FBI raided Epstein’s home and authorities described finding passports, cash and diamonds, in a locked safe inside but there has never been any mention of surveillance footage of what went on in the property.
The US District Attorney of the Southern District of New York continues to investigate the late pedophile’s crimes and there has been fervent speculation over whether anyone else might be charged in connection to the case since Epstein died in jail in August.
Maria Farmer claimed on Tuesday that Jeffrey Epstein told her he stored surveillance footage tapes that were taken inside bedrooms and bathrooms of his Manhattan home in a safe
A spokesman declined to comment on whether they found surveillance camera footage inside Epstein’s home on Tuesday morning. The FBI has not commented either.
Epstein died by suicide in a Manhattan jail in August
In her interview, Farmer described being horrified when Epstein revealed to her a ‘media room’ which had TVs set up with feeds from pin-hole surveillance cameras in the bedrooms and bathrooms of his home.
‘It was all videoed all the time. I asked him, “What do you do with all this?”
‘And he said “I keep it. I keep it all in my safe.”‘
Farmer also described seeing ‘many’ women being brought into the home, most of whom were young.
‘I saw many, many, many, many ,many, [young women] all day long.
‘I saw Ghislaine going to get the women. She went to places like Central Park. I was with her sometimes and she would say “stop the car!”, she would dash out and get a child,’ Farmer alleged.
When she asked Ghislaine what the girls were for, she claims she said she was ‘getting Victoria Secret models.’
Epstein’s palatial home on Manhattan’s Upper East Side where many women claim they were sexually assaulted
There were also surveillance cameras installed on the exterior of the house but authorities will not confirm the existence of tapes taken inside
Farmer met Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell in 1995 at an art show. She said spending time with them left her so traumatized she has been unable to paint for years
Farmer said Maxwell had ‘her own floor’ in the Upper East Side mansion, where many women have described giving Epstein massages in their underwear and being sexually assaulted by him afterwards.
Maxwell has long denied the allegations against her that were first made by Virginia Giuffre Roberts, who says she had sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17. Maxwell’s attorneys in the UK did not immediately respond to inquiries on Tuesday morning.
Farmer also claims that she once threatened her life when she complained about how she was being treated.
Ghislaine Maxwell has long denied misconduct
‘She says, “You’re going out to jog on the west side highway every day and I know this. You need to be very careful because there’s so many ways to die there.
‘So you have to be very careful. Look over your shoulder,”‘ she said.
She met the pair at an art sow in 1995 but says they left her so traumatized she was not able to paint for years.
‘That’s what Ghislaine and Jeffrey did, they took away the thing I was supposed to do.
‘They did that to everybody,’ she said.
Epstein died in August in what was ruled a suicide by hanging by the New York medical examiner. His attorneys have cast doubt on that ruling and have suggested that he may have been murdered.
His death has done nothing to stop the scandal of his abuse of young women and girls.
Many have since sued his estate in pursuit of the justice they say his suicide or murder robbed them of. At the time of his death, Epstein was awaiting trial on child sex trafficking charges.
It has also sparked questions of whether anyone else will be arrested. So far, no one has. On Tuesday, two prison guards were arrested for failing to check on Epstein the night he died.