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Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: Accuser ‘Carolyn’ Takes The Stand On Day Seven

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Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: Accuser 'Carolyn' Takes The Stand On Day Seven

Ghislaine Maxwell’s second accuser Carolyn took the stand Tuesday, on Day Seven of the British socialite’s sex trafficking trial.

Ghislaine Maxwell‘s second accuser Carolyn visited Jeffrey Epstein‘s home more than 100 times, two to three times a week, between the ages of 14 and 18, she said on the stand Tuesday. 

Carolyn, who is going by only her first name instead of a pseudonym, testified that she was introduced to Jeffrey Epstein Virginia Roberts when she was 14 years old and went to Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion where she gave him a massage. 

Carolyn, wearing an orange, white and black striped sweater with shoulder length red hair, told the jury was met by Maxwell at the door. 

‘Maxwell came in and felt my boobs,’ Carolyn said. ‘She told me that I had a great body for Mr. Epstein and his friends.’ 

She added that Maxwell ‘took pictures of me nude’ and also photographed ‘the stuff with Epstein.’ 

Becoming emotional, Carolyn said that Maxwell ‘took off her clothes’ and Carolyn left her bra and underwear on. Carolyn said Virginia Roberts was also there. 

Carolyn said after  45 minutes of massaging his back, Epstein turned over, and Epstein and Virginia Roberts began having sex. She said she watched from the couch and earned $300.

When asked why she continued to go back to Epstein’s home, Carolyn said it was because she was young and ‘$300 was a lot of money.’ 

Her bombshell testimony came on Day Seven of Maxwell’s trial. 

She explained that she dropped out of school in seventh grade at middle school and never went back. She moved to Florida from New York when she was a child and had a troubled upbringing as her mother was an alcoholic and drug addict. 

This serves the prosecution’s case that Maxwell and Epstein targeted young girls from broken homes. 

Her grandfather abused her from the age of four, Carolyn told the jury. 

She met Epstein when she was 14 through her boyfriend Shawn, who was 17. Shawn was friends with Tony Figueroa who was dating Virginia Roberts, the Epstein victim who claims that she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17.

Carolyn said that the four of them used to hang out and ‘smoke pot’ until one day Roberts brought up Epstein.

Carolyn said: ‘Virginia asked me if I wanted to go make money.’

Carolyn added that Roberts said: ‘We were going to go to her friend’s house in Palm Beach island…I would give him a massage. I was going to make a lot of money’.

On her first visit to Epstein’s Palm Beach home, Carolyn said she entered through the kitchen with Roberts and met Maxwell

She said she was an ‘older lady with an accent and shoulder-length black hair. Carolyn called her Maxwell because she had trouble pronouncing her first name.

Roberts told Maxwell: ‘This is my friend Carolyn’. Maxwell said: ‘You can bring her upstairs and show her what to do’.

Carolyn said that they went upstairs to Epstein’s bathroom and Roberts got out the fold-up massage table and showed her where the massage oils were.

Carolyn said: ‘Virginia had taken her clothes off and she asked me if I would be comfortable taking off mine. I told her I would like to keep my bra and underwear on’.

Epstein came into the room and lay face down on the massage table and for the next 45 minutes the two girls ‘massaged the backs of his legs up to the buttocks’, Carolyn said.

She said: ‘After 45 minutes he turned over, Virginia got on top of him. They were having sex.’

Carolyn said: ‘I was sitting on the couch right in front of them’.

Afterward, Carolyn was paid $300 in $100 and on the way out gave her phone number to Maxwell, she told the jury.

Her bombshell testimony came on Day Seven of Maxwell’s trial. 

She explained that she dropped out of school in seventh grade at middle school and never went back. She moved to Florida from New York when she was a child and had a troubled upbringing as her mother was an alcoholic and drug addict. 

This serves the prosecution’s case that Maxwell and Epstein targeted young girls from broken homes. 

Her grandfather abused her from the age of four, Carolyn told the jury. 

She met Epstein when she was 14 through her boyfriend Shawn, who was 17. Shawn was friends with Tony Figueroa who was dating Virginia Roberts, the Epstein victim who claims that she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17.

Carolyn said that the four of them used to hang out and ‘smoke pot’ until one day Roberts brought up Epstein.

Carolyn said: ‘Virginia asked me if I wanted to go make money.’

Carolyn added that Roberts said: ‘We were going to go to her friend’s house in Palm Beach island…I would give him a massage. I was going to make a lot of money’.

On her first visit to Epstein’s Palm Beach home, Carolyn said she entered through the kitchen with Roberts and met Maxwell

She said she was an ‘older lady with an accent and shoulder length black hair. Carolyn called her Maxwell because she had trouble pronouncing her first name.

Roberts told Maxwell: ‘This is my friend Carolyn’. Maxwell said: ‘You can bring her upstairs and show her what to do’.

Carolyn said that they went upstairs to Epstein’s bathroom and Roberts got out the fold-up massage table and showed her where the massage oils were.

Carolyn said: ‘Virginia had taken her clothes off and she asked me if I would be comfortable taking off mine. I told her I would like to keep my bra and underwear on’.

Epstein came into the room and lay face down on the massage table and for the next 45 minutes the two girls ‘massaged the backs of his legs up to the buttocks’, Carolyn said.

She said: ‘After 45 minutes he turned over, Virginia got on top of him. They were having sex.’

Carolyn said: ‘I was sitting on the couch right in front of them’.

Afterwards Carolyn was paid $300 in $100 and on the way out gave her phone number to Maxwell, she told the jury.

Carolyn told the jury that she would go on to visit Epstein’s house ‘over 100’ times more from the ages of 14 to 18, with some kind of sexual activity happening every single time.

Maxwell would call her to schedule the appointment, and sometimes it was her assistant Sarah Kellen.

Carolyn said she sometimes called Epstein to set up an appointment because she was ‘young and $300 was a lot of money’.

Sometimes Maxwell would call Carolyn’s home and her mother would take the call, shouting to her daughter that she had a call.

Carolyn said that she used the money to pay for ‘marijuana, cocaine, alcohol’ to ‘block out’ her feelings so she could get to the next appointment with Epstein.

She also said she was addicted to painkillers.

Carolyn said that each time she went to the house she would go into the kitchen where she would see Maxwell. If Epstein was out she would say he would be back soon.

Carolyn admitted to Maxwell – and later Epstein – that her mother was an alcoholic and that she had been abused as a child, she told the jury.

One time Maxwell asked her if she wanted to travel to an island, which Carolyn took to mean Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean.

Carolyn said: ‘I told her there was no way in hell my mom was going to let me leave the country. I told her I was 14.

Asked by prosecutor Maurene Comey how old she was, Carolyn said: ‘I was 14’.

Asked if Maxwell continued to book her for appointments with Epstein after that, Carolyn said: ‘Yes’.

Another time Maxwell asked Carolyn about sex toys and ‘if I had ever used them, and I said no’.

One time when Carolyn was in Epstein’s bathroom setting up the massage table, Maxwell came in. At the time Carolyn was ‘fully nude’ as she had been to Epstein’s so many times she was ‘comfortable’ with no clothes on.

Carolyn said: ‘She came in and felt my boobs and my hips and buttocks and said that I had a great body for Mr Epstein and his friends’.

Maxwell bought Carolyn gifts such as Victoria’s Secret lingerie that she sent to her home in Florida from New York, she told the jury.

Another time Maxwell gave her a massage book and tickets to see the band Incubus.

Carolyn admitted recruiting three other girls to take to Epstein’s house: two were her age, which was 15 or 16 at the time, and another was a year old.

She said that each time she would get $600 and the girls would get $300 each – the bonus $300 was for bringing another girl.

According to Carolyn, each massage lasted 45 minutes and during the more than 100 visits Epstein would touch her breasts, he would masturbate and one time he tried to insert a vibrator into her vagina, but she told him to stop, and he did.

Carolyn said that the vibrator ‘looked like a d***’.

Carolyn said that sometimes others took part in the massages and recalled seeing Maxwell, two of Epstein’s friends, and two other girls in the massage room with her.

One of the girls ‘had long blonde hair and a really strong accent’ – she did not specify which country. When she was in the room, Epstein had sex with the other girl who performed oral sex on Carolyn.

The second had ‘dark brown hair’ and Carolyn said that she was a ‘model’. Carolyn said that one time Epstein was having sex with her but she said it was uncomfortable.

They moved around and Epstein had sex with the other girl, who performed oral sex on Carolyn.

Asked again about what she spent the money she got from Epstein’s massages, Carolyn broke down in tears and said it was for the drugs.

She had to use a tissue to compose herself and wipe her eyes.

Carolyn said that she paused going to see Epstein in March 2004 when she gave birth to a child but began going back because ‘I needed the money to buy stuff’ for her baby.

When Carolyn turned 18 she stopped going because it became apparent that, to Epstein, she was ‘too old’, she told the jury.

Carolyn said that afterward she worked as an escort and stripper, sometimes being paid to have sex with men.

She is on a range of medications for mental issues like schizophrenia but insisted she knew when she was telling the truth.

She admitted to being arrested in 2011 for cocaine possession and served 52 days in jail in 2013 for possession of stolen property.

Carolyn sued Epstein and Kellen in 2009 and settled the case for $250,000. She applied to the Epstein victims compensation fund more recently and was awarded between $1million and $3million, she told the jury.

Earlier in the day Tuesday, the court heard from FBI computer analyst Stephen Flatley talked the jury through hard drives seized during the 2019 FBI raid on Epstein’s Manhattan mansion. 

One Microsoft Word document was created in October 2002 by Maxwell on a hard drive for a computer that was registered in Maxwell’s name. 

It was not clear who the document was for but appeared to be something Maxwell was writing for somebody else.

The document stated: ‘Jeffrey and Ghislaine have been together, a couple, for the last 11 years. They are, contrary to what people think, rarely apart. I always see them together.

‘Ghislaine is highly intelligent and great company with a ready smile and an infectious laugh.’

The document stated that Maxwell and Epstein ‘share many mutual interests and are a lot of fun together,’ adding that they both had ‘inquisitive minds.’

The document said: ‘Jeffrey and Ghislaine compliment each other really well and I cannot imagine one without the other. On top of being great partners they are also best friends.’

Another Word document on the same hard drive, also created by Maxwell, was an ad she wrote in September 2001.

It read: ‘Help wanted. Are you a massage therapist? Work in Palm Beach home. Excellent pay. Mostly weekends. Please call 351-1000. Leave message.’

The same hard drive contained emails sent by Maxwell in May 2001 berating Epstein’s Palm Beach house manager Juan Alessi, who she referred to as John.

Maxwell wrote to a woman named Sally that Alessi was ‘doing a truly awful job.’

Maxwell complained about the ‘filthy pool’ and how Epstein’s ‘massage creams’ were not tidied up.

Maxwell said that ‘I am at a loss’ about how to get John to follow her orders.

Maxwell also asked about the progress of the ‘household manual’, which appeared to refer to the 58-page booklet with hundreds of checklist items for running the residence which was already admitted into evidence.

Another document from September 2002 created by Maxwell was titled: ‘Palm Beach new shampoo and massage products’.

The list contained 16 different shampoos and 13 massage products to be used in the home including some from high end brands like Kiehls.

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