Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Shares Story Of Alleged Rape For 1st Time | TODAY

August 30, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


HAVE LITTLE ONES IN THE ROOM, THE STORY YOU’RE ABOUT TO HEAR THE STORY YOU’RE ABOUT TO HEAR IS GRAPHIC AND DISTURBING. IS GRAPHIC AND DISTURBING.>>OH, MY GOSH, I WAS 14 YEARS>>OH, MY GOSH, I WAS 14 YEARS OLD. OLD. WHAT THE HELL, YOU KNOW? WHAT THE HELL, YOU KNOW? WHEN YOU’RE THAT YOUNG. WHEN YOU’RE THAT YOUNG.>>Reporter: JENNIFER EL ROSE>>Reporter: JENNIFER EL ROSE GREW UP IN NEW YORK, WITH DREAMS GREW UP IN NEW YORK, WITH DREAMS OF BECOMING A BROADWAY ACTRESS. OF BECOMING A BROADWAY ACTRESS. SHE WAS ACCEPTED TO A PERFORMING SHE WAS ACCEPTED TO A PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL IN THE CITY, AND IT ARTS SCHOOL IN THE CITY, AND IT WAS IN 2001 WHEN A WOMAN FIRST WAS IN 2001 WHEN A WOMAN FIRST APPROACHED HER. APPROACHED HER.>>SHE WAS DEFINITELY TRYING TO>>SHE WAS DEFINITELY TRYING TO GET TO KNOW ME. GET TO KNOW ME. TRYING TO FIND OUT WHERE I WAS TRYING TO FIND OUT WHERE I WAS FROM, WHERE I GREW UP, WHO I FROM, WHERE I GREW UP, WHO I LIVED WITH. LIVED WITH.>>Reporter: THE WOMAN KEPT>>Reporter: THE WOMAN KEPT SHOWING UP, TALKING TO HER, SHOWING UP, TALKING TO HER, OFFERING TO BUY HER LUNCH OR A OFFERING TO BUY HER LUNCH OR A SODA. SODA.>>THE FIRST TIME SHE BROUGHT UP>>THE FIRST TIME SHE BROUGHT UP THE NAME JEFFREY EPSTEIN, HOW THE NAME JEFFREY EPSTEIN, HOW DID SHE DESCRIBE HIM TO YOU? DID SHE DESCRIBE HIM TO YOU?>>HE WAS JUST A GREAT GUY.>>HE WAS JUST A GREAT GUY. JUST SAYING, YOU KNOW, HE HELPED JUST SAYING, YOU KNOW, HE HELPED ME. ME. I’VE STRUGGLED. I’VE STRUGGLED. SHE WAS SIMILAR TO ME. SHE WAS SIMILAR TO ME.>>DID SHE SAY HE COULD HELP YOU>>DID SHE SAY HE COULD HELP YOU WITH YOUR CAREER? WITH YOUR CAREER?>>THAT WAS A BIG PART OF IT.>>THAT WAS A BIG PART OF IT.>>WHEN YOU THINK OF HER NOW,>>WHEN YOU THINK OF HER NOW, YOU USED THE PHRASE, YOU SAID, YOU USED THE PHRASE, YOU SAID, THE RECRUITER. THE RECRUITER.>>OH, INSURE.>>OH, INSURE.>>LOOKING FOR SOMEONE.>>LOOKING FOR SOMEONE.>>100%.>>100%.>>Reporter: THE RECRUITER>>Reporter: THE RECRUITER BROUGHT HER TO EPSTEIN’S BROUGHT HER TO EPSTEIN’S TOWNHOUSE, BLOCKS FROM THE TOWNHOUSE, BLOCKS FROM THE SCHOOL. SCHOOL. WHEN YOU FIRST MET HIM, WHAT’D WHEN YOU FIRST MET HIM, WHAT’D YOU THINK? YOU THINK? WHAT’D HE SAY? WHAT’D HE SAY?>>VERY NICE.>>VERY NICE. BASICALLY SAYING, YOU KNOW, HE’S BASICALLY SAYING, YOU KNOW, HE’S HEARD A LOT ABOUT ME. HEARD A LOT ABOUT ME. THE RECRUITER WAS TALKING SUCH THE RECRUITER WAS TALKING SUCH NICE THINGS. NICE THINGS.>>Reporter: SHE WAS SERVED WINE>>Reporter: SHE WAS SERVED WINE IN EPSTEIN’S KITCHEN, AND THEY IN EPSTEIN’S KITCHEN, AND THEY TALKED. TALKED. WHEN SHE LEFT, SHE SAYS SHE WAS WHEN SHE LEFT, SHE SAYS SHE WAS GIVEN $300 AND WAS REPEATEDLY GIVEN $300 AND WAS REPEATEDLY INVITED BACK. INVITED BACK.>>THE SECRETARY WOULD CONTACT>>THE SECRETARY WOULD CONTACT ME AND SAY, ARE YOU FREE? ME AND SAY, ARE YOU FREE? CAN YOU COME BY, YOU KNOW. CAN YOU COME BY, YOU KNOW. EPSTEIN WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOU. EPSTEIN WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOU.>>Reporter: SHE BECAME FAMILIAR>>Reporter: SHE BECAME FAMILIAR WITH THE EPSTEIN’S HOME. WITH THE EPSTEIN’S HOME.>>IT WAS A LOT OF ARTWORK WITH>>IT WAS A LOT OF ARTWORK WITH NUDITY. NUDITY.>>SUGGESTIVE?>>SUGGESTIVE?>>VERY SUGGESTIVE.>>VERY SUGGESTIVE. HE HAD A BATHTUB THAT WAS KIND HE HAD A BATHTUB THAT WAS KIND OF OPEN, AND THERE WERE OF OPEN, AND THERE WERE PROSTHETIC BREASTS HE COULD PLAY PROSTHETIC BREASTS HE COULD PLAY WITH WHEN HE WAS TAKING A BATH, WITH WHEN HE WAS TAKING A BATH, I GUESS. I GUESS. IT WAS VERY ODD. IT WAS VERY ODD. AND THE PAINTING THAT LITERALLY AND THE PAINTING THAT LITERALLY RIGHT NEXT, LIKE THE MASSAGE RIGHT NEXT, LIKE THE MASSAGE TABLE WOULD BE HERE, AND THE TABLE WOULD BE HERE, AND THE PAINTING WOULD BE RIGHT HERE. PAINTING WOULD BE RIGHT HERE. IT WAS LIKE A VERY PRETTY NAKED IT WAS LIKE A VERY PRETTY NAKED WOMAN WOMAN WOMAN. WOMAN. HE USED TO SAY I LOOKED LIKE HE USED TO SAY I LOOKED LIKE HER. HER.>>Reporter: SHE SAYS AFTER A>>Reporter: SHE SAYS AFTER A FEW WEEKS OF VISIT, SHE WAS FEW WEEKS OF VISIT, SHE WAS ESCORTED TO EPSTEIN’S FAVORITE ESCORTED TO EPSTEIN’S FAVORITE ROOM IN THE HOUSE, THE MASSAGE ROOM IN THE HOUSE, THE MASSAGE ROOM, AND THINGS TURNED ROOM, AND THINGS TURNED PHYSICAL. PHYSICAL. AT THAT MOMENT — AT THAT MOMENT –>>AT THAT MOMENT.>>AT THAT MOMENT. AT THE SAME TIME, I WAS SCARED, AT THE SAME TIME, I WAS SCARED, TOO, BECAUSE I DIDN’T KNOW IF TOO, BECAUSE I DIDN’T KNOW IF HE’D GET ANGRY. HE’D GET ANGRY. I KIND OF JUST FOLLOWED. I KIND OF JUST FOLLOWED. I’D HAVE JUST MY UNDERWEAR ON. I’D HAVE JUST MY UNDERWEAR ON. THAT’S HOW HE LIKED IT. THAT’S HOW HE LIKED IT. I WOULD JUST GET MASSAGES BACK, I WOULD JUST GET MASSAGES BACK, THEN HE WOULD POTENTIALLY, LATER THEN HE WOULD POTENTIALLY, LATER ON, TURN OVER AND PLAY WITH ON, TURN OVER AND PLAY WITH HIMSELF. HIMSELF. HE WOULD ALSO, LIKE, WHEN I HE WOULD ALSO, LIKE, WHEN I WOULD PLAY WITH HIS NIPPLES, HE WOULD PLAY WITH HIS NIPPLES, HE USED TO GET TURNED ON BY THAT. USED TO GET TURNED ON BY THAT. THEN HE WOULD FINISH HIMSELF THEN HE WOULD FINISH HIMSELF OFF, THEN THAT WOULD BE THE END OFF, THEN THAT WOULD BE THE END OF IT. OF IT. HE WOULD STILL GIVE ME THE $300, HE WOULD STILL GIVE ME THE $300, YOU KNOW. YOU KNOW. NORMALLY, I WOULD EITHER GET IT NORMALLY, I WOULD EITHER GET IT FROM THE SECRETARY, WHO WOULD FROM THE SECRETARY, WHO WOULD LEAVE IT IN A DRAWER, OR IN THE LEAVE IT IN A DRAWER, OR IN THE MASSAG ROOM. MASSAG ROOM.>>HOW OFTEN DO YOU THINK YOU>>HOW OFTEN DO YOU THINK YOU WERE THERE? WERE THERE?>>ONCE A WEEK, TWICE A WEEK MY>>ONCE A WEEK, TWICE A WEEK MY FRESHMAN HERE. FRESHMAN HERE.>>DID YOU EVER TELL HIM YOUR>>DID YOU EVER TELL HIM YOUR AGE? AGE?>>I TOLD THE RECRUITER.>>I TOLD THE RECRUITER. I MENTIONED IT IN FRONT OF HIM, I MENTIONED IT IN FRONT OF HIM, YES. YES.>>YOU WERE 14 YEARS OLD.>>YOU WERE 14 YEARS OLD.>>HE KNEW VERY WELL MY AGE.>>HE KNEW VERY WELL MY AGE. HE KNEW EXACTLY, YOU KNOW, WHO HE KNEW EXACTLY, YOU KNOW, WHO HE WAS HANGING OUT WITH. HE WAS HANGING OUT WITH. I DON’T THINK HE CARED. I DON’T THINK HE CARED.>>Reporter: WHEN SHE TURNED 15,>>Reporter: WHEN SHE TURNED 15, SHE SAID THINGS TURN SS TOOK A T SHE SAID THINGS TURN SS TOOK A T>>JUST TAKE YOUR UNDERWEAR OFF>>JUST TAKE YOUR UNDERWEAR OFF AND GET ON TOP. AND GET ON TOP. I SAID I DIDN’T WANT TO. I SAID I DIDN’T WANT TO. HE, YOU KNOW, VERY FORCEFULLY HE, YOU KNOW, VERY FORCEFULLY KIND OF BROUGHT ME TO THE TABLE. KIND OF BROUGHT ME TO THE TABLE. I JUST DID WHAT HE TOLD ME TO I JUST DID WHAT HE TOLD ME TO DO. DO. I WAS REALLY SCARED. I WAS REALLY SCARED. I DIDN’T NECESSARILY THINK HE I DIDN’T NECESSARILY THINK HE WAS GOING TO RAPE ME. WAS GOING TO RAPE ME.>>DID HE HOLD YOU THERE?>>DID HE HOLD YOU THERE?>>YEAH, MM-HMM.>>YEAH, MM-HMM.>>NO QUESTION IN YOUR MIND, HE>>NO QUESTION IN YOUR MIND, HE KNEW YOU DID NOT WANT THAT TO KNEW YOU DID NOT WANT THAT TO HAPPEN? HAPPEN?>>OH, YEAH, DEFINITELY.>>OH, YEAH, DEFINITELY. THERE WAS NO WAY. THERE WAS NO WAY. I WAS LIKE — I DON’T WANT TO I WAS LIKE — I DON’T WANT TO SAY I WAS SCREAMING OR ANYTHING SAY I WAS SCREAMING OR ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE. OF THAT NATURE. BUT I WAS TERRIFIED, AND I WAS BUT I WAS TERRIFIED, AND I WAS TELLING HIM TO STOP. TELLING HIM TO STOP. PLEASE STOP, YOU KNOW. PLEASE STOP, YOU KNOW.>>DID HE?>>DID HE?>>NO, HE DID NOT STOP.>>NO, HE DID NOT STOP. HE HAD NO INTENTIONS OF HE HAD NO INTENTIONS OF STOPPING. STOPPING. THAT’S WHAT HE WANTED. THAT’S WHAT HE WANTED. THAT’S WHAT HE GOT. THAT’S WHAT HE GOT.>>WHEN YOU LEFT THERE, YOU>>WHEN YOU LEFT THERE, YOU NEVER WENT BACK? NEVER WENT BACK?>>AFTER THAT DAY, NO, I NEVER>>AFTER THAT DAY, NO, I NEVER WENT BACK. WENT BACK. I WAS TERRIFIED. I WAS TERRIFIED. I WAS REALLY SCARED. I WAS REALLY SCARED. I DIDN’T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN I DIDN’T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN AGAIN. AGAIN.>>AND YOU LEFT SCHOOL.>>AND YOU LEFT SCHOOL. DID YOU LEAVE THE SCHOOL BECAUSE DID YOU LEAVE THE SCHOOL BECAUSE IT WAS IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD? IT WAS IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD?>>YEAH, IT WAS SO CLOSE.>>YEAH, IT WAS SO CLOSE.>>IN YOUR MIND, DID YOU USE THE>>IN YOUR MIND, DID YOU USE THE WORD “RAPE”? WORD “RAPE”? DID YOU RECOGNIZE IT THEN AS DID YOU RECOGNIZE IT THEN AS RAPE? RAPE?>>NO, I DON’T THINK I DID.>>NO, I DON’T THINK I DID. I JUST THOUGHT, LIKE, YOU KNOW, I JUST THOUGHT, LIKE, YOU KNOW, IT’S MY FAULT. IT’S MY FAULT. I WAS, LIKE, OBLIGATED, LIKE I WAS, LIKE, OBLIGATED, LIKE THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO DO. DO. SO I — I REALLY DID NOT KNOW SO I — I REALLY DID NOT KNOW BETTER. BETTER.>>WHEN DID YOU STOP BLAMING>>WHEN DID YOU STOP BLAMING YOURSELF? YOURSELF?>>UM, IT WAS A LONG TIME,>>UM, IT WAS A LONG TIME, REALLY. REALLY.>>Reporter: EPSTEIN’S STAFF>>Reporter: EPSTEIN’S STAFF CONTINUED TO REACH OUT TO HER CONTINUED TO REACH OUT TO HER FOR MORE THAN A YEAR, BUT SHE FOR MORE THAN A YEAR, BUT SHE DID NOT RESPOND. DID NOT RESPOND. SHE SAID SHE DIDN’T IMMEDIATELY SHE SAID SHE DIDN’T IMMEDIATELY TELL ANYONE, INCLUDING THE TELL ANYONE, INCLUDING THE POLICE, SOMETHING SHE SAYS SHE POLICE, SOMETHING SHE SAYS SHE NOW REGRETS. NOW REGRETS. DID JEFFREY EPSTEIN RAPE YOU? DID JEFFREY EPSTEIN RAPE YOU?>>YEAH, NO, HE RAPED ME.>>YEAH, NO, HE RAPED ME. FORCEFULLY RAPED ME. FORCEFULLY RAPED ME. KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS DOING. KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS DOING. I DON’T THINK CARED. I DON’T THINK CARED. WHAT HURTS EVEN MORE SO IS THAT WHAT HURTS EVEN MORE SO IS THAT IF I WASN’T AFRAID TO COME IF I WASN’T AFRAID TO COME FORWARD SOONER, THEN MAYBE HE FORWARD SOONER, THEN MAYBE HE WOULDN’T HAVE DONE IT TO OTHER WOULDN’T HAVE DONE IT TO OTHER GIRLS. GIRLS. I FEEL REALLY GUILTY. I FEEL REALLY GUILTY. TO THIS DAY, I FEEL REALLY TO THIS DAY, I FEEL REALLY GUILTY. GUILTY.>>Reporter: SHE SUFFERED FROM>>Reporter: SHE SUFFERED FROM CRIPPLING ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, CRIPPLING ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, AND PANIC ATTACKS FOR YEARS, AND PANIC ATTACKS FOR YEARS, UNTIL SHE FINALLY CONFINED IN UNTIL SHE FINALLY CONFINED IN HER MOTHER, HER THEN-BOYFRIEND, HER MOTHER, HER THEN-BOYFRIEND, AND TWO CLOSE FRIENDS. AND TWO CLOSE FRIENDS. THREE TOLD NBC NEWS THAT SHE THREE TOLD NBC NEWS THAT SHE FIRST TOLD THEM ABOUT HER FIRST TOLD THEM ABOUT HER INTERACTIONS WITH JEFFREY INTERACTIONS WITH JEFFREY EPSTEIN A DECADE AGO. EPSTEIN A DECADE AGO. THE FOURTH ABOUT SIX YEARS AGO. THE FOURTH ABOUT SIX YEARS AGO. HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO REACH OUT HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO REACH OUT TO PROSECUTORS AND TELL THIS TO PROSECUTORS AND TELL THIS STORY? STORY?>>NO.>>NO. I DID NOT. I DID NOT. I WAS JUST TOO SCARED. I WAS JUST TOO SCARED. I DIDN’T REALLY WANT TO GO, YOU I DIDN’T REALLY WANT TO GO, YOU KNOW, PUBLIC WITH IT. KNOW, PUBLIC WITH IT.>>YOU INTEND TO FILE A LAWSUIT.>>YOU INTEND TO FILE A LAWSUIT. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THOSE WHO WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THOSE WHO SAY, A CIVIL SUIT, LAWYER, THIS SAY, A CIVIL SUIT, LAWYER, THIS IS ABOUT GETTING MONEY? IS ABOUT GETTING MONEY?>>YOU KNOW, HE — HE HURT ME,>>YOU KNOW, HE — HE HURT ME, BADLY. BADLY. I’D PREFER NOT TO GO THROUGH I’D PREFER NOT TO GO THROUGH THIS SO, YOU KNOW, THIS IS ONE THIS SO, YOU KNOW, THIS IS ONE WAY FOR ME TO GET JUSTICE. WAY FOR ME TO GET JUSTICE.>>WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO FIND THE>>WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO FIND THE COURAGE TO SPEAK AND TELL YOUR COURAGE TO SPEAK AND TELL YOUR STORY? STORY?>>IT’S A LOT.>>IT’S A LOT. EVEN THOUGH MAYBE I DON’T LOOK EVEN THOUGH MAYBE I DON’T LOOK IT BECAUSE I’M SO SAD, BUT ALSO IT BECAUSE I’M SO SAD, BUT ALSO HAPPY TEARS BECAUSE I’M ABLE TO, HAPPY TEARS BECAUSE I’M ABLE TO, YOU KNOW, LET MYSELF GO OF THIS YOU KNOW, LET MYSELF GO OF THIS BURDEN.