Epstein accuser sues his estate and staff
August 15, 2019 5:09 am
A woman who accuses Jeffrey Epstein of raping her when she was a teenager has sued his estate, his longtime girlfriend and three of his staff.
The lawsuit, which was filed in New York on Wednesday, comes on the first day of a new rule that makes it easier for child sex abuse survivors to sue.
Epstein, 66, was awaiting federal trial for sex trafficking when he was found dead in a Manhattan jail on Saturday.
US officials say the investigation into his alleged crimes will continue.
The lawsuit, filed by Jennifer Araoz, 32, claims the disgraced financier had help from several people who selected her and prepared her for Epstein’s abuse when she was 15 years old.