FLASHBACK: Alleged Jeffrey Epstein Sex Slave Said Blackmail Was Integral Part of His Illicit Operation
Virginia Roberts, an alleged child victim of Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking scheme, claimed that he ran his operation for the purposes of blackmailing his elite clientele.
“There were times when I was physically abused to the point that I remember fearfully thinking that I didn’t know whether I was going to survive,” she said.
Roberts, who claimed she was forced to have a sexual encounter with Prince Andrew of Great Britain when she was only 17, told a court that Epstein taped her having sex with powerful individuals, and she believes that federal authorities have the footage.
“Based on my knowledge of Epstein and his organisation, as well as discussions with the FBI, it is my belief that federal prosecutors likely possess videotapes and photographic images of me as an underage girl having sex with Epstein and some of his powerful friends,” she said.
Roberts eventually received a favorable decision from the jury in her civil suit against Epstein in 2017, but claimed that she was the victim of a “major cover-up.” That cover-up may finally be unwinding, as Epstein was charged with the sex trafficking of minors on Saturday and 2,000 documents related to her case have been ordered to be released by a federal appeals court in New York.
Roberts went public with her allegations in 2011 and was interviewed by the FBI shortly afterward at a U.S. consulate in Sydney, Australia. She wrote at the time that “they seemed like they were being blocked from doing what they wanted to do – which I thought was to arrest Epstein and his powerful friends for all of their illegal sexual crimes.”
“I have asked the FBI to show me the video surveillance and other pictures of me that I believe they have in their possession,” she said. “They said that I would have to go to the prosecutors to get them. But the prosecutors will not share anything with me.”
“There are also many people who could confirm what I am saying. I hope that these people will come forward and tell the truth,” she added.
Now that President Donald Trump is in power, the federal authorities are echoing her sentiments and urging all victims to come forward to build the ongoing case against the Democrat-affiliated sex criminal.
“If you believe you are a victim of this man, Jeffrey Epstein, or if you have evidence or information related to the conduct alleged in the indictment unsealed today, we want to hear from you,” U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman said to potential victims during a press conference today.
“The charges are very serious, and they carry a maximum of 45 years in jail, which to someone of Epstein’s age is basically a life sentence,” Berman added.
The new prosecution of Epstein for the alleged sex trafficking of minors and a subsequent disclosure of the treasure trove of information regarding his clientele may be the golden opportunity to drain the swamp that the Trump administration has been waiting for.