One of the many victims of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein testified this week against his ex-partner Ghislaine Maxwell and surprised everyone when during her testimony, she claimed to have seen a photograph of her naked and pregnant in Epstein’s Florida mansion.
The federal trial held in New York City courts against Ghislaine Maxwell includes a large number of new witnesses who claim to have been abused by the late billionaire Epstein and denounce that his ex-partner, Maxwell, was the one who acted as a bridge and even in many cases also joined the abuses.
One of the witnesses was identified only by her first name, Carolyne, to preserve her identity. When questioned by defense attorneys, she was asked about statements she had previously made to prosecutors:
“One of your memories about Ms. Maxwell is you claim that you saw a photograph of her in Epstein’s house, pregnant. Correct?” attorney Jeffrey Pagliuca asked Tuesday, referring to Epstein’s Palm Beach property, Fox News reported.
“Nude and pregnant, laying on the–,” Carolyne began to respond when Pagliuca interrupted her, “And pregnant?”
“Yes. There were multiple pictures, nude photos,” the witness asserted.
The lawyer then approached the witness to show her a photograph not publicly displayed in court to ask her if that was the image she had referred to in her statement.
“That is not the photo,” the witness said.
Pagliuca managed to stretch out a lengthy and exhausting exchange of words with Carolyne, whom he accused of maintaining inconsistencies between her testimony in court and previous statements made to police.
In one of the tensest moments, the attorney rebuked her by saying:
“Carolyn, are you trying to get money out of testifying here today?”
To which the witness responded as tears streamed down her cheeks. “No. Money will not ever fix what that woman has done to me.”
During Carolyn’s statement to prosecutors, she said Epstein had sexually abused her more than 100 times, while Maxwell allegedly groped her breasts and buttocks. The torments began when she was just 14 years old and were repeated until she was 18.
At one of the many “massage sessions,” Carolyn alleged, Maxwell entered the room while the teen was naked, touched her, and told her she “had a great body for Mr. Epstein and his friends.”
Carolyne broke down repeatedly during her testimony and appeared very psychologically damaged by the pressure she was subjected to. She even claimed to have become addicted to cocaine and painkillers during the years she was in Epstein’s house, which she said affects her to this day.
Maxwell is currently on trial for six charges related to her alleged participation and cooperation in Epstein’s sexual abuse of underage teenagers. She has pleaded not guilty.