- A woman who says she was sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell testified that Epstein took her to meet Donald Trump at his Florida club when she was 14.
- Testifying at Maxwell’s federal sex crimes trial, the woman did not allege any inappropriate conduct when Trump met her at their Mar-a-Lago resort.
- Epstein has socialized for years with Trump, former President Bill Clinton, Britain’s Prince Andrew, Bill Gates, and other wealthy and powerful people.
A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by late sex offender and financier Jeffrey Epstein and British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell testified Wednesday that Epstein took her to visit Donald Trump at his Florida club when he was 14 .
Testifying at Maxwell’s federal sex crimes trial, the woman did not allege any inappropriate conduct when Trump met her at their Mar-a-Lago resort.
Nor did the woman describe what happened at that meeting, which she confirmed at US District Court in Manhattan under cross-examination by Laura Meninger, Maxwell’s attorney.
A spokesman for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Maxwell is accused of buying the woman who testified with the pseudonym “Jane” and other then-underage girls were sexually assaulted by Epstein, a money manager who had been Trump for years. , was social with former President Bill Clinton, Britain’s Prince Andrew. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and other wealthy and powerful people.
Jane is the first of those accused to testify in the trial that began Monday.
His account of meeting Trump was described in an interview he gave to federal investigators, which Meninger asked about on Wednesday.
“Mr. Epstein introduced you to Donald Trump, didn’t you?” Meninger asked.
Jane replied, “Yes.”
Jane said Epstein took her to Mar-a-Lago in a dark green car.
Epstein died in August 2019, committing suicide by hanging while awaiting his own trial on federal child sex trafficking charges in a Manhattan prison.
Epstein’s arrest came a month before his death.
Trump said at the time that he was no longer friends with Epstein, and had not spoken for 15 years.
“I’m not a fan of his,” Trump said then.
But they used to be chummies.
In 2002, Trump said New York Magazine, “I’ve known Jeff for 15 years. Very nice guy.”
Trump then said, “It’s a lot of fun being with him.” “It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”
In 2019 the New York Times reported that in 1992, at Trump’s request, a Florida businessman organized a “Calendar Girl” contest at Mar-a-Lago.
“I arranged for some of the competitors to fly,” businessman George Horane told the Times.
“At the first party, I said, ‘Who’s coming over tonight? I have 28 girls coming.’ it was him [Trump] and Epstein.”
“I said, ‘Donald, this is supposed to be a party with the VIPs. You’re telling me it’s you and Epstein? Horane remembered.