Elizabeth Stein claims Maxwell and deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein sought to turn her into ‘sexual meat’
A victim of Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking operation filed a lawsuit against the estate of Epstein and his partner in crime, convicted child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell, on Wednesday in New York Supreme Court.
Elizabeth Stein, who first came forward in 2021, alleged years of abuse, stalking and manipulation by the couple that culminated in suicide attempts, multiple hospitalizations and a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Stein became part of what the lawsuit describes as Epstein and Maxwell “An organized, decades-long scheme to procure young women for their own sexual pleasure and that of their friends and acquaintances, many of whom are high-ranking government officials and corporate titans.” Between 1994 and 1997, according to Deposit.
She met Maxwell while interning with designer Henri Bendel, whose Manhattan store was owned by Epstein’s donor and Limited Brands CEO Les Wexner, when Maxwell asked Stein to wait for her at the store and deliver her purchases to the hotel where she was staying with Epstein.
“luring” 21 year old with “Flattery, gifts, artificial interest in her future and false promises of advancement in her career and personal life.” The couple convinced Stein to go up to their room before pressuring her into having a threesome and sending her off with huge cash. “advice.”
The lawsuit describes how the pair acted “They shamed her when she refused their services and overtures and pursued her with the malicious and malicious aim of turning her into sex meat for consumption by them and others.” She says Stein felt powerless to resist the couple’s advances after Maxwell fired her for rejecting the promotion Maxwell had secured for her, then followed her to her next position.
Maxwell and Epstein allegedly subjected Stine to gang rapes and other assaults, including a trip to Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion where she was held for several days against her will while she was violated by the couple and their guests. When Stine learned she became pregnant, she said she had undergone an abortion at the hands of Maxwell, and became depressed “She caused her car to collide with herself.”
After that, Epstein and Maxwell allegedly hounded her with letters warning her off “They were still watching for her and they were going to find her.” She became suicidal, required frequent hospitalizations, developed PTSD and required ongoing medical treatment.
The lawsuit accuses Epstein and Maxwell of sexual assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and gross negligence, and seeks monetary penalties and a jury trial. It was filed the day before the closing of the filing window created by the state’s adult survivors law, which allowed victims to sue their abusers even if the statute of limitations had expired.
Maxwell is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence at the Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution for trafficking underage girls for sex.