Newly revealed court documents show that wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein – who allegedly died by suicide on Saturday – recruited at least one of his victims at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.
According to Politico, “A trove of court documents unsealed Friday detail allegations by an alleged victim of wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein that while working as a teenage locker room attendant at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort nearly two decades ago she was recruited to give Epstein massages that often involved sexual activity.”
The report is just the latest evidence that the ongoing investigation surrounding Epstein’s sex trafficking operation threatens to expose many powerful men, including – potentially – the president of the United States.
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In deposition excerpts made public Friday, Giuffre said she was working as a spa attendant at Mar-a-Lago in 2000 when she was approached by Epstein’s longtime friend Ghislaine Maxwell about giving massages to the wealthy investor, who owned a mansion in Palm Beach not far from the Trump resort.
“Where in the spa were you when you were approached by Ghislaine Maxwell?” Maxwell’s attorney Laura Menninger asked at a May 2016 deposition.
“Just outside the locker room, sitting where the other girl who works there usually sits,” Giuffre replied. “I was reading a book on massage therapy. … She noticed I was reading the massage book. And I started to have chitchat with her just about, you know, the body and the anatomy and how I was interested in it. And she told me that she knew somebody that was looking for a traveling masseuse. … If the guy likes you then, you know, it will work out for you. You’ll travel. You’ll make good money.”
During the same deposition, Giuffre said the paid massages often involved sex and led to a more permanent role traveling with Epstein, who had homes on a private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, in New Mexico and New York. She alleged she was also instructed by Epstein and Maxwell to have sex with Epstein’s friends.
Regardless of Epstein, we already know what kind of man Trump is
Trump has repeatedly tried to distance himself from Epstein as the controversy surrounding the sex trafficking ring continues to intensify.
But the more information we learn, the more we see that Trump and Epstein seemed to be kindred spirits. As PoliticusUSA’s Jason Easley highlighted last month, the two men seemed like buddies as they partied and eyed up women in recently released footage.
Not to mention: Trump is a man who has been credibly accused of rape or sexual assault by nearly two dozen women. Earlier this year, advice columnist E. Jean Carroll claimed she was raped by Trump, and nobody seemed to care.
While it remains to be seen whether Donald Trump was involved in or aware of Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking operation, we already have enough credible evidence to know what kind of man he is.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.