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Virginia Roberts starts GoFundMe page for fellow Jeffrey Epstein accuser Maria Farmer’s cancer

Virginia Giuffre Roberts has started a GoFundMe account for fellow Jeffrey Epstein accuser Maria Farmer, who has cancer. 

Farmer, who is in her 50s, has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, according to the fundraising page set up by Roberts Wednesday. 

Both Roberts and Farmer are among women who have come forward to say they were sexually abused by the now-deceased, convicted pedophile. 

Doctors want to do additional medical scans to determine the stage of her cancer so t she can begin chemotherapy, writes Roberts on the GoFundMe page, which has a goal of raising $75,000.

Virginia Giuffre Roberts (pictured) has started a GoFundMe account for fellow Jeffrey Epstein accuser Maria Farmer, who has cancer

Farmer (pictured), who is in her 50s, has Hodgkin's Lymphoma, according to the fundraising page set up by Roberts Wednesday. Both Roberts and Farmer are among women who have come forward to say they were sexually abused by the now-deceased, convicted pedophile. Farmer is pictured while receiving medical treatment

Farmer (pictured), who is in her 50s, has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, according to the fundraising page set up by Roberts Wednesday. Both Roberts and Farmer are among women who have come forward to say they were sexually abused by the now-deceased, convicted pedophile. Farmer is pictured while receiving medical treatment

Doctors want to do additional medical scans to determine what stage of the cancer she has so that she can begin chemotherapy, writes Roberts on the GoFundMe page, which has a goal of raising $75,000

Doctors want to do additional medical scans to determine what stage of the cancer she has so that she can begin chemotherapy, writes Roberts on the GoFundMe page, which has a goal of raising $75,000

Roberts tweeted that she had set up the fundraiser with 'Epstein's Survivor Sisterhood'. 'Help Maria Farmer Beat Cancer- please RT and spread on other social media platforms- she needs our help!!' she wrote in the tweet.

Roberts tweeted that she had set up the fundraiser with ‘Epstein’s Survivor Sisterhood’. ‘Help Maria Farmer Beat Cancer- please RT and spread on other social media platforms- she needs our help!!’ she wrote in the tweet.

She also tweeted that she had set up the fundraiser with ‘Epstein’s Survivor Sisterhood’. 

‘Help Maria Farmer Beat Cancer- please RT and spread on other social media platforms- she needs our help!!’ she wrote in the tweet. 

Roberts says that Farmer for years has had a number of debilitating symptoms that doctors now believe were caused by the cancer.  

She was first diagnosed with a rare brain tumor early last year and had targeted radiation last spring. She thought that the cause of her illness had finally been discovered.

The procedure brought some relief, but many of the symptoms lingered and follow-up scans revealed masses in her mediastinal tissue that were of concern to her medical team.   

Farmer was first diagnosed with a rare brain tumor early last year and had targeted radiation last spring. She is pictured from an image posted on social media by Roberts

Farmer was first diagnosed with a rare brain tumor early last year and had targeted radiation last spring. She is pictured from an image posted on social media by Roberts

Surgery later removed many of the masses, but biopsies afterwards were inconclusive. Scans this year then showed that the masses had returned. She was scheduled for a second surgery in mid-March.

Roberts does not say if the surgery went ahead or was delayed because of priorities set at hospitals for treating coronavirus patients. 

She, however, does say additional scans are needed to determine what stage of cancer Farmer has and that she needs to start chemotherapy ‘right away.’

Epstein, 66, committed suicide in a Manhattan jail cell on August 10 while facing federal sex trafficking charges. 

Epstein, 66, committed suicide in a Manhattan jail cell on August 10th while facing federal sex trafficking charges

Epstein, 66, committed suicide in a Manhattan jail cell on August 10th while facing federal sex trafficking charges

Farmer sued Epstein’s estate in November seeking unspecified damages after claiming she was hired by the dead financier as an art consultant before she was sexually assaulted by him and his 'madam' Ghislaine Maxwell (right) in 1996

Farmer sued Epstein’s estate in November seeking unspecified damages after claiming she was hired by the dead financier as an art consultant before she was sexually assaulted by him and his ‘madam’ Ghislaine Maxwell (right) in 1996

He had previously in 2008 accepted a secret deal to avoid federal prosecution and pleaded guilty to state charges of soliciting an underage girl for sex. 

Farmer sued Epstein’s estate in November seeking unspecified damages after claiming she was hired by the dead financier as an art consultant before she was sexually assaulted by him and his ‘madam’ Ghislaine Maxwell in 1996.   

Farmer says she was brought into the dead Epstein’s orbit the year before, when Eileen Guggenheim, who chairs the board at the New York Academy of Art, introduced her to him at her thesis show. 

At the time, Guggenheim was dean of students at the school, which Farmer was attending. 

Dailymail.com exclusively reported that activists this week launched a petition to remove Guggenheim from serving as the academy’s board chair after she allegedly made Farmer, sell a rape-inspired painting to Epstein for half the price, a year before she became his victim. 

Roberts, 36, claims she was trafficked by Epstein. 

In an explosive interview with 60 Minutes Australia in November, Roberts spoke out about her life as Epstein’s sex slave and described in detail how she was allegedly ‘trafficked’ to Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, when she was 17.

In an interview with 60 Minutes Australia in November, Roberts detailed how she was allegedly 'trafficked' to Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, when she was 17 and pulled out an infamous photo (pictured) of her with the prince that she says was taken the night she had sex with him

In an interview with 60 Minutes Australia in November, Roberts detailed how she was allegedly ‘trafficked’ to Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, when she was 17 and pulled out an infamous photo (pictured) of her with the prince that she says was taken the night she had sex with him

Prince Andrew has repeatedly and vehemently denied the accusations, calling them ‘false’ and ‘without foundation’ and saying ‘any suggestion of impropriety with under-age minors is ‘categorically untrue’.

During the interview, Roberts pulled out an infamous photo of her with the prince that she says was taken the night she had sex with him.

‘This photo has been verified as an original and has since been given to the FBI and they’ve never contested that it’s a fake,’ she said.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk