Woman describes giving Epstein over 100 sexual massages from the age of 14, many facilitated by Maxwell
Ms Maxwell called her to set up a massage during the first year of their visits, said the woman, who testified only by her first name, Carolyn. At one point, Ms Maxwell invited him to visit with Epstein, including an island, Carolyn said. She didn’t go.
“I told him I was too young and there was no way in hell my mom would let me go,” she said.
His testimony came during the second week of the hearing. She was the third accuser to take the stand at trial to talk about Ms. Maxwell’s role in recruiting and preparing her as a teenager for sexual massage with Epstein.
Ms Maxwell, 59, faces six criminal counts at her trial, including enticing a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts. He has pleaded not guilty and has denied any wrongdoing. His lawyers say he is a scapegoat who was not convicted until nearly a year after Epstein died by suicide in federal prison while awaiting trial on his own sex-trafficking charges.
Carolyn testified that a friend, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, introduced her to Epstein and Ms. Maxwell in late 2002. In her first meeting with Epstein, Ms. Giuffre, a few years older than Caroline, showed her as he lay down on a massage table, she said. Ms. Giuffre then had sex with Epstein while Caroline watched from the polka-dot couch, the woman testified.
In a 2015 lawsuit, Ms. Giuffre alleged that Ms. Maxwell was recruited by and abused by Epstein. After Ms. Maxwell denied her allegations, she filed a defamation suit against Ms. Maxwell and the matter was settled in 2017.
Caroline said Ms Maxwell saw her completely naked three times during her visits. On one occasion, Ms. Maxwell felt her breasts and buttocks and told them that her body type liked Epstein’s, she said.
Caroline said she was usually paid $300 for a massage, but got extra when she brought a friend. The money was mainly used to buy drugs, she said, adding that she has been addicted to cocaine and painkillers in the past. Occasionally, Carolyn said, she would call Epstein’s workers to schedule a massage.
“I was young and $300 was a lot of money for me,” she said.
Carolyn testified that she received a settlement of about $250,000 after she filed suit against Epstein in 2008. During the cross-examination, Ms. Maxwell’s attorney tried to undermine Caroline’s testimony, noting that Ms. Maxwell was not mentioned at trial.
Caroline stopped visiting Epstein when she was 16, she said, because she and her boyfriend moved to Georgia and later gave birth to a son.
When she was about 18, she went to Epstein’s house for massages four or five times, Carolyn said. Epstein would ask if he had any younger friends, she said.
“That’s when I realized I was too old,” she said.
—Corin Ramey contributed to this article.