Virginia Giuffre took a tumble outside Manhattan federal court after she faced Rina Oh who is suing her for $10 million for publicly naming her as a recruiter for Jeffrey Epstein.
The two have been battling it out in court since 2021 when Oh filed the lawsuit against Giuffre for defamation, citing a series of year-old tweets that asserted that Oh was Epstein’s girlfriend and recruited girls for him to abuse.
Oh has said the authorities have agreed with her that she was also a young victim of Epstein 20 years ago and not a co-conspirator or part of his inner circle.
The two women were back in court in New York on Wednesday. Giuffre was being escorted from the courthouse with a suit jacket over her head when she suddenly stumbled and fell to the pavement. Security rushed to her side and helped her up.
Last year, a judge dismissed Giuffre’s sex abuse lawsuit against Prince Andrew after lawyers reached a deal calling for the prince to pay her $16 million.
Virginia Giuffre took a tumble outside Manhattan federal court after she faced Rina Oh who is suing her for $10 million for publicly naming her as a recruiter for Jeffrey Epstein
Giuffre was being escorted from the courthouse with a suit jacket over her head when she suddenly stumbled and fell to the pavement. Security rushed to her side and helped her up
The two have been battling it out in court since 2021 when Oh filed the lawsuit against fellow Giuffre for defamation, citing a series of year-old tweets that asserted that Oh was Epstein’s girlfriend and recruited girls for him to abuse
Rina Oh, accused Epstein recruiter, is seen in NYC ahead of her ongoing defamation case against Virginia Giuffre. She was holding a picture of Prince Andrew and Giuffre
Giuffre has said she was one of many girls and young women sexually abused by Epstein and his former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell in their years-long sex trafficking ring.
Giuffre asserted in a series of October 2020 tweets that Oh was Epstein’s girlfriend and recruited girls for him to abuse.
‘Rina – if you read this I hope you live in shame for the rest of your life,’ said a portion of one tweet cited in the lawsuit.
It continued: ‘You don’t intimidate me any longer & the physical & mental scares you left me with should be enough to put your a** in jail.’
Oh (left), who accused Epstein of sexually abusing her, has sued another Epstein accuser Giuffre (right) for defamation. Giuffre has said she was one of many girls sexually abused by Epstein and his former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell in their years-long sex trafficking ring
Oh cited a series of year-old tweets in the suit, where Giuffre said: ‘Rina – if you read this I hope you live in shame for the rest of your life’
Giuffre asserted in a series of October 2020 tweets that Oh was Epstein’s girlfriend and recruited girls for him to abuse. Pictured: Oh looks back as she is seen in NYC
Oh’s lawsuit claimed that Giuffre ‘has maliciously reiterated and republished defamations and slanders in prior and subsequent tweets and interviews on podcasts, TV and for magazines, as well as in her memoirs entitled Billionaire’s Playboy Club
Oh carried aa copy of the infamous photo of Prince Andrew, Giuffre and Maxwell
Prince Andrew, Virginia Giuffre, and Ghislaine Maxwell posing in a picture taken in Maxwell’s house. Andrew suggested in the Newsnight interview that it had been faked
Another tweet suggested that Oh should be in prison next to Maxwell. Another tweet cited in the lawsuit said Giuffre accused Oh of leaving a six-inch scar on her leg from one of their encounters two decades ago.
‘The sliced leg bleeding is exactly what she used to do to me, I have a six-inch scar on my left leg from her cutting me. I can let a lot of s**t go, but this I will never forget,’ she tweeted before adding: ‘#PureEvil #LockHerUp’ and tagging the FBI.
However, Oh’s lawsuit claimed that none of that was true and Giuffre ‘has maliciously reiterated and republished these defamations and slanders in prior and subsequent tweets and interviews on podcasts, TV and for magazines, as well as in her memoirs entitled Billionaire’s Playboy Club.
It added the ‘defamations and slanders’ are causing Oh ‘great harm,’ including humiliation, shame, disgrace, mental anguish, loss of life enjoyment and anxiety and emotion distress,’ according to the suit.
Giuffre has her own lawsuit as part of the allegations tied to Epstein. She sued Prince Andrew and alleged she was forced to have sex with three times when she was a teen – all under the orders of Epstein.
One of her security guards tried covering Giuffre with his jacket, but she fell down to the ground, after not being able to see where she was walking
Security helped Giuffre to her feet and led her away from the courthouse on Thursday. A year ago Giuffre reached a $16 million settlement with Prince Andrew in a civil case
In February 2022, Giuffre settled the Prince Andrew lawsuit for $16 million.
‘Prince Andrew intends to make a substantial donation to Ms. Giuffre’s charity in support of victims’ rights. Prince Andrew has never intended to malign Ms. Giuffre’s character, and he accepts that she has suffered both as an established victim of abuse and as a result of unfair public attacks,’ a letter from Prince Andrew’s attorneys about the settlement read.
‘It is known that Jeffrey Epstein trafficked countless young girls over many years,’ the letter continued. ‘Prince Andrew regrets his association with Epstein, and commends the bravery of Ms. Giuffre and other survivors in standing up for themselves and others. He pledges to demonstrate his regret for his association with Epstein by supporting the fight against the evils of sex trafficking, and by supporting its victims.’
Ghislaine Maxwell (right) was convicted for her role in Epstein (left) sex-trafficking ring. She is being held in a federal prison
A lawsuit brought by the US Virgin Islands and a woman who claims Epstein abused her suggested the pedophile’s JPMorgan bank accounts were used to pay trafficked women
Epstein was a notorious figure long before his death inside a federal prison in 2019. In 2006 he was arrested for soliciting and procuring a minor for prostitution, and in 2008 he pleaded guilty to charges in Florida.
Epstein received minimal punishment and it wasn’t until years later that his sweetheart deal was revealed. That led to outrage and Epstein was later arrested on federal sex-crime charges.
He died by suicide while awaiting trial in New York.
This week, former JPMorgan executive James ‘Jes’ Staley accused its CEO of lying about his knowledge of bank accounts held by convicted Epstein that were allegedly used for the trafficking of young women.
He pointed the finger at Jamie Dimon, claiming that for years the CEO was involved in discussions as to whether the bank should keep Epstein as a client – even after his conviction.
The details, revealed in legal documents seen by the Wall Street Journal, cast doubt on Dimon’s defense of the bank in an ongoing lawsuit arguing it did not do enough to remove Epstein’s accounts and slow his horrific crimes.
But a spokesperson for JPMorgan denied Staley’s claims and painted him to be a disgruntled former employee trying to wash his hands of blame and mitigate his involvement in sexual misconduct.
Staley, who went on to serve as the CEO of Barclays from 2015 to 2021 and was driven out over the Epstein connections. He has acknowledged he had a friendship with Epstein but denied knowing about the trafficking.
An infamous photo taken in Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan mansion in 2011 featuring Staley and Bill Gates – three years after Epstein pleaded guilty to soliciting and procuring a minor for prostitution. From left: Staley, Lawrence Summers, Epstein and Gates
The revelations came as part of an ongoing lawsuit brought against JPMorgan in which it was claimed that Staley (pictured) was close with Epstein and allowed him to maintain accounts with the bank that facilitated the pedophile’s trafficking ring
Between 2008 and 2012, Staley exchanged around 1,200 emails with Epstein from his JPMorgan email account, it is claimed. In one exchange Staley is said to have written ‘say hi to Snow White’ and asked if ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was free
Another banking goliath wrapped up in the Epstein scandal is Deutsche Bank.
Earlier in May, it agreed to pay $75 million to settle a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging the German bank also facilitated Epstein’s sex-trafficking ring, according to attorneys for the plaintiffs.
Lawyers for the plaintiffs said of the judgement that the ‘groundbreaking settlement’ was the culmination of ‘a decade-long investigation to hold one of Epstein’s financial banking partners responsible for the role it played in facilitating his trafficking organization.’
These most recent allegations implicating Dimon are part of a separate lawsuit against JPMorgan, brought by the US Virgin Islands and an unnamed woman, who said she was abused by Epstein.
Dimon gave a deposition on Friday in which he denied Staley’s claims. A spokesperson summarized the content of his deposition in a statement to DailyMail.com.
‘Our CEO reaffirmed after his deposition that, as he has previously said, he never met with him, never emailed him, does not recall ever discussing his accounts internally, and was not involved in any decisions about his account,’ it said.
Epstein first became a client of JPMorgan in 1998 and went on to hold dozens of accounts containing hundreds of millions of dollars, according to records submitted to the federal court.
The plaintiffs have previously said Epstein frequently used cash withdrawals from some of those JPMorgan accounts to pay for young women to travel to his private island so that he and others could abuse them.