Ghislaine Maxwell has just been slapped with another lawsuit while behind bars.
The new lawsuit was filed on behalf of an alleged victim who came forward with her story during Maxwell’s criminal trial in 2021 and claimed that Maxwell and the now-deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein abused her, leading her to need to get an abortion.
“Elizabeth Stein also read an impact statement at the heiress’s sentencing, sharing that she was a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and an intern at the now-defunct Henri Bendel department store in the 1990s when Maxwell lured her into Epstein’s trafficking ring,” the report by the Daily Beast noted.
“Maxwell and Epstein, she said, began to traffic her to their high-powered friends, which led to her having an abortion,” the outlet added.
“I was assaulted, raped, and trafficked countless times in New York and Florida during a three-year period,” Stein said at the time in court. “At one point I became pregnant (by whom I am unsure) and aborted the baby.”
Now, days before New York’s Adult Survivors Act is set to expire, Stein’s allegations have been repeated in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Two executors for Epstein’s estate are named in the lawsuit along with Maxwell, who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence.
According to the Daily Beast’s report:
The complaint details that in 1992, when Stein was a teenager attending FIT, she began working at Henri Bendel. About two years into the job, when she was 21, Maxwell allegedly approached her at the luxury department store for assistance.
As Maxwell shopped, she allegedly claimed that her colleague was close friends with Les Wexner, whose Limited empire once owned Henri Bendel. The complaint states that Maxwell later asked Stein to deliver her purchases to the St. Regis on Fifth Avenue—where the concierge directed her to the bar. There, the complaint alleges, sat Maxwell and Epstein having drinks.
Stein ended up joining Maxwell and Epstein in a hotel room to deliver the packages. The complaint states at one point, Maxwell and Epstein changed into monogrammed bathrobes and pivoted the conversation to Stein’s “personal and sex life.” As they continued to discuss Stein’s then-boyfriend and drink, the complaint states, Maxwell and Epstein began kissing—and touching each other.
The complaint reads that Stein was “hesitant and afraid of Epstein or Maxwell hurting her physically and professionally,” so she yielded to Maxwell’s urging to join the two in a “threesome.” When Stein resisted and then tried to leave, Epstein “handed her cash and stated it was a ‘tip,’” the complaint stated, leaving Stein to feel “confused, betrayed, humiliated, and completely violated.”
“This was the start of a three-year nightmare for Plaintiff, during which Maxwell and Epstein stalked Plaintiff, sexually abused her and trafficked her to their ‘friends’ for more sexual abuse”, the complaint reads.
After more encounters with the couple over the next few years, in which there were other instances of sexual assaults recounted, Stein eventually accepted an invite to Florida where another assault took place. Upon her return home, she found she was pregnant.
Maxwell reportedly made her get an abortion, which sent Stein into a “deep depression” that at one point caused “herself to crash her car.”
The Netflix documentary “Ghislaine Maxwell: Filthy Rich” featured Stein’s story.
During Maxwell’s sentencing in 2022, Stein read a victim impact statement.
“Things happened that were so traumatizing that to this day I’m unable to speak about them; I don’t even have the vocabulary to describe them,” she told the court. “In the most literal sense of the word, Epstein and Maxwell terrified me. They told me that if I told anyone, nobody would believe me and if they did, they would kill me and the people closest to me.”