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Jennifer Araoz, Jeffrey Epstein accuser, sues Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s estate, staffers, under child abuse law

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Jeffrey Epstein accuser Jennifer Araoz sued longtime Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell and three unnamed members of Epstein's staff as well as Epstein's estate Wednesday morning.

Araoz, 32, alleges in the complaint that Epstein sexually assaulted her when she was 14 and 15 years old, including forcible rape in 2002.

Araoz initially revealed her alleged abuse to Savannah Guthrie on the Today Show on July 10.

She filed papers in New York state court that day which stated her intention to sue Epstein.

The complaint alleges that Maxwell and the staffers, "conspired with each other to make possible and otherwise facilitate the sexual abuse and rape of Plaintiff."

The suit amends a complaint originally intended to be filed against Epstein to be against his estate.

Multiple women have accused Maxwell, 57, a British socialite and child of late publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell, of having a role in Epstein's alleged sex trafficking.

The three unnamed staffers are referred to in the complaint as the "Recruiter," the "Secretary," and the "Maid."

The suit was filed under the new Child Victims Act which goes into effect in New York state Wednesday.

The law lets victims of child sex abuse file lawsuits for the next year, regardless of when the abuse took place.

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