Of the 600 pages of documents newly unsealed, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of the most outspoken survivors in Epstein's sex trafficking ring, claimed Maxwell sexually abused underage girls as young as 15 years old.
The documents stem from a defamation suit Maxwell previously settled in 2017 with Giuffre, who claimed Maxwell recruited her into Epstein’s circle as a teenager to work as a travelling masseuse.
Giuffre also alleged Maxwell and Epstein pressured her into being sexually abused by numerous powerful men, including Prince Andrew. The royal has denied these accusations.
"I think there are plenty of other witnesses that can attest to what massage actually means. And I'm telling you that Ghislaine told me to...give him a massage, which means sex," she said.
In newly unsealed sworn testimony, which Giuffre gave in 2016, she described Maxwell and Epstein working as a team. “You have to understand that [Epstein] and [Maxwell] are joined at the hip, okay?” said Giuffre. “They trafficked me to many people. And to be honest, there is people I could name, and then there are people that are just a blur. There was so much happening.”
Later in her testimony, Giuffre said Maxwell “trained me as a sex slave,” and added, “she’s the one who abused me [physically and mentally] on a regular basis.”
Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to helping Epstein recruit and eventually abuse three girls from 1994 to 1997, and committing perjury by denying her involvement under oath.
According to The Guardian, if she is convicted, Maxwell could face up to 35 years in prison.