‘I have an understanding of what it’s like’: Ranvir Singh reveals she was sexually assaulted at the age of 12 after meeting victims of Jeffrey Epstein helped her confront her past
Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh has revealed she was sexually assaulted at the age of 12 after admitting the testimonies of paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s young victims brought back ‘painful memories.’
Singh, 44, made the admission after speaking to Lisa Phillips, now 45 and one of the many underage girls targeted by the late Epstein and his close friend Ghislaine Maxwell before his arrest for the trafficking of minors in 2019.
Appearing in forthcoming ITV documentary Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile, which airs on Monday evening, the mother-of-one admitted to having a degree of empathy with his survivors after experiencing similar trauma in her own childhood.
Admission: Ranvir Singh has revealed she was sexually assaulted at the age of 12 after admitting the testimonies of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims brought back ‘painful memories’
She said: ‘Speaking to Lisa brought up something that happened to me when I was 12.
‘It happened once — and that person is dead — and so I have an understanding of what it’s like and why you would never want to speak of it again.’
Former model Phillips, who now lives in Los Angeles, claimed she first met Epstein after a photoshoot in the Caribbean more than 20 years ago, where he invited her and another friend to his island, Little St James.
While on the island she alleges the businessman assaulted her, and says she felt powerless to do anything because she was isolated and unable to ask for help.
She told Singh: ‘I went along with it. You’re not going to kick and scream and fight and yell when you’re on an island.’
Painful: Singh made the admission after speaking to Lisa Phillips, now 45 and one of the many underage girls targeted by the late Epstein (Philips is pictured on her way to Jeffrey Epstein’s Caribbean island in 2000)
Phillips had previously claimed that Epstein introduced her to Prince Andrew, who was stripped of his military titles this week while facing a civil suit in the United States for the alleged assault of Virginia Giuffre.
Speaking in 2020, she told The Sun: ‘I found Jeffrey very charming and he seemed really nice. I had mentioned I had lived in England and he said, ‘Oh, would you like to meet a prince?’.’