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Next Top Model scout Jean-Luc Brunel flew poor 12-year-old triplets in from France as a BIRTHDAY PRESENT for Jeffrey Epstein to abuse, unsealed documents claim

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Jeffrey Epstein sitting at a table: Jeffrey Epstein once had three 12-year-old girls flown in from France for him to abuse as a birthday present, according to unsealed court documents © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Jeffrey Epstein once had three 12-year-old girls flown in from France for him to abuse as a birthday present, according to unsealed court documents

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Jeffrey Epstein once had three 12-year-old girls flown in from France for him to abuse as a sadistic birthday present, unsealed court documents have alleged.  

The fresh allegations were made by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims she was recruited to be a 'sex slave' by the millionaire financier and his girlfriend Ghislane Maxwell when she was 15 in 1999. 

Giuffre made the allegations in a civil suit filed by the Miami US attorney's office in 2015. It sought to overturn the sweetheart plea bargain Epstein received in 2008, under which he served just 13 months in prison after pleading guilty to having sex with a minor. 

She said that the French girls, believed to be sisters, were a gift from Epstein's longtime acquaintance and frequent guest Jean-Luc Brunel.  

'Jeffrey bragged after he met them that they were 12-year-olds and flown over from France because they're really poor over there, and their parents needed the money or whatever the case is and they were absolutely free to stay and flew out,' Giuffre said.

She said she saw the three girls with her own eyes and that Epstein had repeatedly described to her how the girls had massaged him and performed oral sex on him. They were flown back to France the next day.

Lucia Popp in a suit and tie: The fresh allegations were made by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims she was recruited to be a 'sex slave' by the millionaire financier and his girlfriend Ghislane Maxwell when she was 15 in 1999. Giuffre, 35, is seen holding a photo of her 16-year-old self © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The fresh allegations were made by Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims she was recruited to be a 'sex slave' by the millionaire financier and his girlfriend Ghislane Maxwell when she was 15 in 1999. Giuffre, 35, is seen holding a photo of her 16-year-old self a man wearing a hat: The lawsuit filed by the Miami US attorney's office in 2015 claims that the French girls were a gift from Epstein's longtime acquaintance and frequent guest Jean-Luc Brunel (pictured) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The lawsuit filed by the Miami US attorney's office in 2015 claims that the French girls were a gift from Epstein's longtime acquaintance and frequent guest Jean-Luc Brunel (pictured)

'He was so excited about the entire event, replayed over and over again over the next course of weeks how cute they were and how you could tell they were really young,' she said.  

'He went on to tell me how Brunel bought them in Paris from their parents, offering them the usual sums of money, visas, and modeling career prospects. 

'Laughing the whole way through, Jeffrey thought it was absolutely brilliant how easily money seduced all walks of life, nothing or no one that couldn't be bought.' 

Another civil suit also involving Giuffre alleges that Brunel and Epstein recruited young girls from South America and Eastern Europe to have sex with him. 

Epstein invested $1million to help launch Brunel's Miami-based modeling firm MC2, in return for a 'supply of girls on tap', the suit claims. 

Brunel allegedly acquired illegitimate visas for underage girls from foreign countries and Epstein housed them at his brother's apartment in Manhattan. 

'Jeffrey and Brunel would charge them for rent, forcing them to work for them selling their bodies for money, nude pictures, and even pornography,' Giuffre said in the suit. 

'These were what seemed like really nice people with not so nice intentions setting an impression of how the dignified wealth play and behind closed doors they had as much civilized manners as a barbaric chimpanzee in heat. 

'Giving a girl a step up in finances by teaching them their only worth is what lay between their legs, us girls all were the same in the end, regardless of what country we come from, what language we spoke or our cultural differences, we were all being used for one thing alone, our youthful looks and beautiful bodies.'  

a close up of a man: Giuffre alleged that Brunel 'farmed out' teenage girls to Epstein and others for sex after bringing them to the US on model visas. Brunel is seen on Australia's Next Top Model in 2008 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Giuffre alleged that Brunel 'farmed out' teenage girls to Epstein and others for sex after bringing them to the US on model visas. Brunel is seen on Australia's Next Top Model in 2008

Epstein was arrested last month on federal charges of orchestrating a sex trafficking ring and abusing dozens of underage girls, whom he paid hundreds of dollars in cash for massages.  

He was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Manhattan jail cell on August 10 after having pleaded not guilty to the charges. 

Epstein's death came 24 hours after more than 2,000 pages of documents detailing the lurid allegations of his sexual abuse of underage girls were unsealed.

The documents pertained to a since-settled lawsuit that Giuffre had filed against Maxwell in 2015.     

The 35-year-old is one of Epstein's most high-profile accusers, claiming that she was forced to have sex with Britain's Prince Andrew three times when she was 17 and went by Virginia Roberts. 

A photo of Andrew grinning with his arm around Roberts' bare midriff when she was a teenager, with Ghislaine behind them both, has become the defining image of the scandal.

The royal has repeatedly denied Giuffre's allegations, which have been struck from the record by a US judge.   

Maxwell, the daughter of disgraced tycoon Robert Maxwell, has also denied that she acted as a 'madam' for Epstein and has described Giuffre's claims as 'malicious lies'. 

Giuffre currently lives in Australia with her husband and three children. 

a person standing in front of a window posing for the camera: Giuffre is one of Epstein's most high-profile accusers, claiming that she was forced to have sex with Britain's Prince Andrew three times when she was 17 and went by Virginia Roberts. A photo of Andrew grinning with his arm around Roberts' bare midriff when she was a teenager, with Ghislaine behind them both, has become the defining image of the scandal (pictured) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Giuffre is one of Epstein's most high-profile accusers, claiming that she was forced to have sex with Britain's Prince Andrew three times when she was 17 and went by Virginia Roberts. A photo of Andrew grinning with his arm around Roberts' bare midriff when she was a teenager, with Ghislaine behind them both, has become the defining image of the scandal (pictured) Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell are posing for a picture: Giuffre's bombshell allegations were detailed in a 2015 lawsuit against one of Epstein's alleged accomplices, longtime girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell, who is pictured with him in 2005 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Giuffre's bombshell allegations were detailed in a 2015 lawsuit against one of Epstein's alleged accomplices, longtime girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell, who is pictured with him in 2005

Brunel is among the many associates of Epstein who are facing renewed scrutiny from US investigators in the wake of his death.  

Three former MC2 models told The Guardian they were sexually assaulted by Brunel in and nearby Paris throughout the 1980s and 1990s. 

Allegations of misconduct against the French model scout, 72, date back decades. He has never faced any legal action but is now back in the headlines as attention turns to friends of the deceased millionaire sex offender.  

In 2015, Brunel denied involvement 'directly or indirectly' in Epstein's crimes, telling the Guardian: 'I strongly deny having committed any illicit act or any wrongdoing in the course of my work as a scouter or model agencies manager.' 

MC2 also denied any connection to Epstein's crimes and previously said Brunel no longer actively worked with the firm, despite the scout saying he still owned it in a 2015 legal case, which remains open.

Brunel firmly established himself as one of the fashion industry's top players in the 1980s while working as a scout for Karin Models in Paris. 

He claims to have launched the careers of some of the era's most popular models, including Jerry Hall, Angie Everhart and Christy Turlington. 

Famed for his lively parties, it was at one such evening in September 1991 that Thysia Huisman, then aged 18, began feeling lightheaded after being given a drink by Brunel.

The Dutch model, who was staying at Brunel's apartment near the Karin headquarters, claims the scout took her to his bedroom and raped her.  

A second former model, now 55, from America, spoke anonymously to the Guardian to allege that Brunel assaulted her outside Paris after scouting her in 1984.

She recalled being alone with him on a night out after he falsely told her they were going to meet other people.

She said he aggressively groped her before she was able to climb out a window and away from him.  

A third model, Courtney Soerensen of Stoneboro, Pennsylvania, met Brunel in Paris when she was 19 in 1988.

She alleged that Brunel subjected her to several incidents of unwanted touching, hounded her for sex and ruined her career when she rejected him. 

DailyMail.com has reached out to Brunel's attorney Joe Titone for comment on the allegations against him.  

JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S ALLEGED VICTIMS  

VIRGINIA ROBERTS GIUFFRE 

a person standing in a room: Virginia Roberts Giuffre is pictured above at a museum in New Mexico in 2001 in a photo snapped by Epstein) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Virginia Roberts Giuffre is pictured above at a museum in New Mexico in 2001 in a photo snapped by Epstein)

Virginia Roberts Giuffre is perhaps the most high-profile of Epstein's alleged victims. 

She claims she is a former sex slave of Epstein and says the millionaire asked her to be a surrogate when she was just 18, around the same time he said she was too old for his sexual perversions.

Her allegations were made public when her since-settled lawsuit against Epstein's former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell was included among the more than 2,000 pages of documents made public by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. 

In a deposition included in the newly released papers, Giuffre said that her father, who worked at Mar-a-Lago as a maintenance manager, got her a job there in summer 2000 as a locker room attendant at the club's spa when she was 16.

She said she was reading a book on massage therapy one day when she was approached by Maxwell, who noticed the book and told her she knew someone seeking a traveling masseuse. When Giuffre said she had no experience or credentials, she recalled Maxwell said: 'We can train you. We can get you educated.'

The court records contain graphic allegations against Epstein, portraying him as a sex slave-driver with an insatiable appetite for underage girls.

'My whole life revolved around just pleasing these men and keeping Ghislaine and Jeffrey happy,' Giuffre said. 'Their whole entire lives revolved around sex.'

Giuffre said Maxwell instructed her to take off her clothes and give oral sex to Epstein the first time she met him after bringing her to Epstein's Florida home near Mar-a-Lago with the expectation she would be trained as a masseuse.

Prosecutors have not accused Maxwell of any wrongdoing. They say they continue to investigate.

In her own deposition, Maxwell called the claims another one of Giuffre's 'many fictitious lies and stories to make this a salacious event to get interest and press. It's absolute rubbish.'  

Giuffre managed to escape, after being sent to Thailand for her 19th birthday to take a massage course. She now lives with her husband and children in Australia. 

JENNIFER ARAOZ

a person with collar shirt: Jennifer Araoz as a teenager © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Jennifer Araoz as a teenager a woman smiling for the camera: Jennifer Araoz now © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Jennifer Araoz now

Jeffrey Epstein was hit with a lawsuit from Jennifer Araoz on July 23 of this year. 

Araoz, now 32, claims she was 15-years-old when she met Epstein after a 'recruiter' targeted her outside of her Manhattan high school and lured her to the millionaire's house, located several blocks away. 

For the next year, Epstein allegedly manipulated Araoz into giving him massages that ended with him masturbating while he showered her with gifts and cash.

The illicit contact ended after Epstein 'forcibly raped' her, according to Araoz. 

Araoz claims she dropped out of school to avoid Epstein and her life quickly deteriorated. She is seeking damages for her emotional injuries.

JOHANNA SJOBERG

a woman standing in front of a curtain: Johanna Sjoberg is pictured in 2007 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Johanna Sjoberg is pictured in 2007

One of the women who alleges she was 'lured' to Jeffrey Epstein's New York City mansion says the multimillionaire sex offender told her he needed to have 'three orgasms a day.'

'It was biological, like eating,' Epstein is alleged to have told Johanna Sjoberg.

Sjoberg's testimony was revealed after a federal appeals court on Friday unsealed about 2,000 pages of documents related to Epstein, the financier facing charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls.

The documents were released by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, as part of a defamation lawsuit by Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein's accusers, against Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime friend of Epstein.

Sjoberg gave statements in a deposition as part of a lawsuit brought against Maxwell by Virginia Roberts Giuffre.

She said that she was recruited by Maxwell in 2001, when she was a student at Palm Beach Atlantic College.

Sjoberg was under the impression she was being hired as a personal assistant, but she soon realized her job was to provide 'sexual massages' to Epstein.

According to The New York Times, Sjoberg was 'punished' when Epstein failed to orgasm as a result of one of her massages.

Giuffre alleges that Maxwell recruited her when she was 16 years old to be Epstein's 'sex slave.'

The lawsuit was settled in 2017 while the terms were kept confidential.

JENA-LISA JONES

a person sitting posing for the camera: Jena-Lisa Jones, 30, said she was 14 in Florida, when she became a victim of Epstein and stated on Saturday: 'God will have his judgement now' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Jena-Lisa Jones, 30, said she was 14 in Florida, when she became a victim of Epstein and stated on Saturday: 'God will have his judgement now'

 Jena-Lisa Jones claims she was just 14 years old when she was allegedly molested by Epstein in Florida. 

The purported incident, which occurred in the mid-2000s, left Jones feeling traumatized. 

 'You beat yourself up mentally and physically,' the now-30 year old previously told The Miami-Herald. 

Jones has become one of the first women to speak out following news of Epstein's death. 

'God will have his judgement now,' she told NBC. 

COURTNEY WILD

a man wearing a suit and tie: Alleged victim Courtney Wild (left) is pictured with her lawyer. She claims she was just 14 years old when she met Epstein © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Alleged victim Courtney Wild (left) is pictured with her lawyer. She claims she was just 14 years old when she met Epstein

Last year, Courtney Wild told The Miami Herald that she first met Jeffrey Epstein in 2002, when she 14-years-old and still wearing braces.

She alleges that she helped recruit underage girls for the financier for seven years, alleging that he preferred those who were 'white and easy to manipulate'.

'By the time I was 16, I had probably brought him 70 to 80 girls who were all 14 and 15 years old... He wanted as many girls as I could get him. It was never enough,' she told the paper. 

Wild was wracked with guilt following her association with Epstein and her life fell apart. 

She served three years in prison on drugs charges and was only released in November of last year.  

MICHELLE LICATA AND ANNIE FARMER 

a woman looking at the camera: Michelle Licata © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Michelle Licata a person with collar shirt: Annie Farmer © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Annie Farmer

Michelle Licata claims she was a 16-year-old virgin living in Florida when she was recruited by a high-school friend to give 'massages' to Epstein. 

Soon after arriving at the millionaire's Florida mansion, she says she felt uncomfortable and he allegedly began calling her 'beautiful and sexy and gorgeous'.

She described an encounter with Epstein to The Miami Herald in excruciating detail last year. 

Believing she was going to give the financier an innocent massage, she was left traumatized when he began masturbating in front of her. 

'He kept trying to put his fingers inside me and told me to pinch his nipples. He was mostly saying 'just do that, harder, harder and do this...

'He ruined my life and a lot of girls' lives,' Licata told the paper last year. 

  Meanwhile, Annie Farmer said she was 16 when she met Epstein in New York.

'He was inappropriate with me,' she told reporters earlier this month, although she did not disclose further details. 

She was one of Epstein's alleged victims who appeared in court on July 15 urging a judge to keep the millionaire behind bars, rather than release him on bail.  

UNNAMED 15-YEAR-OLD SWEDISH GIRL

an image of a river: Court documents also revealed that a 15-year-old Swedish girl was allegedly confined to Epstein's private island (pictured) and kept there as a sex slave © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Court documents also revealed that a 15-year-old Swedish girl was allegedly confined to Epstein's private island (pictured) and kept there as a sex slave

Court documents also revealed that a 15-year-old Swedish girl was allegedly confined to Epstein's private island and kept there as a sex slave.

The horrific allegations were made by a butler who worked for hedge fund millionaire Glenn Dubin and his wife, Eva Andersson-Dubin.

During a 2016 deposition which was revealed publicly for the first time on Friday, the butler, Rinaldo Rizzo, tearfully described seeing a 15-year-old girl in his boss's kitchen in 2005.

Rizzo testified in his deposition that the girl was brought to the home by Maxwell and Epstein, who were visiting the Dubins.

Andersson-Dubin, a former Miss Sweden, once dated Epstein.

The butler said that the girl reminded him of other girls he saw at Epstein's home.

Rizzo said the girl sat in a stool next to a kitchen counter in the Dubins' home. She was 'distraught and shaking...literally quivering' as she described her treatment at the hands of Epstein's alleged madam, and her assistant, Sarah Kellen, in the US Virgin Islands.

He claims he told her that they had demanded sex from her and taken away her passport and threatened her when she refused.

Rizzo testified in a deposition which was part of Giuffre's defamation lawsuit brought against Maxwell.

Giuffre also accused Glenn Dubin of participating in the sex-trafficking ring, according to court documents.

The Dubins have denied these allegations, with a spokesperson for the couple telling DailyMail.com: 'Glenn and Eva Dubin are outraged by the allegations against them in the unsealed court records and categorically reject them.'

 

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Support for victims of sexual violence:

  1. NZ Police
  2. Victim Support 0800 842 846
  3. Rape Crisis 0800 88 33 00
  4. Rape Prevention Education
  5. HELP (Auckland) 09 623 1700
  6. Te Ohaakii a Hine – National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together
  7. Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Aotearoa New Zealand

 

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