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Anonymous witness Kate told in Manhattan court how Ghislaine Maxwell once asked her if she knew any other girls for Epstein because she had “a lot to do” to satisfy him. She claimed that he needed sex three times a day.
“What if something Maxwell said about Epstein’s need for massages?” Prosecutor Lara Pomerantz asked Kate at the stand. “He needed massages all the time and it was very difficult to keep up,” she replied.
On one occasion, while Kate was staying at Epstein’s house in Palm Beach, she found what she described as a “schoolgirl outfit” with white socks and white “panties” laid out on the bed. his guest room. When asking Ms Maxwell what it is for, Ms Maxwell said: “I thought it would be fun for you to have Jeffrey’s tea in this outfit.”
Kate put on the costume and Mrs. Maxwell gave her a tray; she found Epstein by the pool. He initiated a sexual act with her, she told the jury.
Subsequently, she claims Mrs. Maxwell told her, “You are such a good girl, I’m so glad you were able to come.”
Ms Pomerantz asked Kate why she had put on the outfit.
“I didn’t know how to say no,” Kate said. “I had never been to Palm Beach or Florida before. I had no idea where the house was. And I didn’t know if I had said no if I had to leave, or what the consequences would be if I didn’t.
Kate also spoke of a 10-year period during which she abused alcohol, cocaine and sleeping pills which covered the period of the allegations.
The defense asked if his history of drug and alcohol abuse affected his memory. “It didn’t impact the memories I’ve always had,” Kate replied.