Now that the crimes of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein are being revealed to the world, his many victims are coming forward with their unique, but very similar stories of abuse. The most recent victim to come forward is a woman named Jennifer Araoz, who claims that she was just 15-years-old when she was abused by Epstein.
Araoz says that she was approached by a young woman outside of her High School in New York City when she was 14. The woman who approached her was another one of Epstein’s victims that he turned into an accomplice. The unidentified woman was one of many who were tasked with finding underage girls for Epstein.
As soon as the two met, the woman began asking very personal questions about the young girl’s family history and their finances. Eventually, the woman told Araoz that she knew a very generous and wealthy man who could help her out.
“I was kind of a lost kid and she sensed it,” Araoz said.
7/10/19 A Jeffrey Epstein victim has come forward with horrid details about what the billionaire did to her sexually, while she was an underage 14-year-old.On Wednesday morning, Jennifer Araoz spoke to NBC’s Savannah Guthrie about how she was repeatedly approached by an unnamed woman that worked for Epstein while she was 14 years old. Araoz made sure to characterize this woman as a “recruiter,” who enticed her with promising leads for acting, which is how she eventually met him at his townhouse.
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During her first visit with Epstein, Araoz confided in him about how she lost her father to AIDs and how she dreamed of being a Broadway actress.
After the first meeting, Epstein gave Araoz $300 and said, “Here’s a little something to help you out. I take care of the people I care about,” according to court documents.
Araoz and the recruiter visited Epstein several more times over the next month, and nothing was out of the ordinary. However, Araoz says that he forced himself on her the first time that they were alone together.
Jennifer Araoz, 14, in her middle school graduation portrait. Photo Credit: Jennifer Araoz
During that particular visit, Epstein gave her a tour of his $77 million home, before leading her to what he called his “favorite room in the house,” which included a massage table and paintings of nude women.
That is when things took a terrible turn. Araoz, now 32, says that he “forcefully” assaulted her.
“It was very aggressive, it was forceful,” Araoz told NBC News. “I was terrified, and I was telling him to stop. ‘Please stop.’”
She said that she never returned to his home after that day, but was traumatized for the rest of her life from the experience.