DECLARATION OF VIRGINIA ROBERTS
1. My name is Virginia Roberts and I was born in August, 1983.
2. I am currently 31 years old.
3. I grew up in Palm Beach, Florida. When I was little, I loved animals and wanted
to be a veterinarian. But my life took a very different turn when adults began to be interested in having sex with me.
4. In approximately 1999, when I was 15 years old, I met Ghislaine Maxwell. She is
the daughter of Robert Maxwell, who had been a wealthy publisher in Britain. Maxwell asked that I come with her to Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion for the purposes of teaching me how to perform “massages” and to train me professionally in that area. Soon after that I went to Epstein’s home in Palm Beach on El Brillo Way.
5. From the first time I was taken to Epstein’s mansion that day, his motivations and
actions were sexual, as were Maxwell’s. My father was not allowed inside. I was brought up some stairs. There was a naked guy, Epstein, on the table in the room. Epstein and Maxwell forced me into sexual activity with Epstein. I was 15 years old at the time. He seemed to be in his 40s or 50s. I was paid $200. I was driven home by one of Epstein’s employees.
6. I came back for several days following and did the same sorts of sexual things for
7. After I did those things for Epstein, he and Maxwell said they were going to have
me travel and were going to get an education for me. They were promising me the world, that I would travel with Epstein on his private jet and have a well-paid profession. Epstein said he would eventually match me up with a wealthy person so that I would be “set up” for life.
8. So I started “working” exclusively for Epstein. He took me to New York on his
big, private jet. We went to his mansion in New York City. I was shown to my room, a very
luxurious room. The mansion was huge. I got scared because it was so big. Epstein brought me to a room with a massage parlor. To me, it looked like an S&M parlor. Epstein made me engage in sexual activities with him there.
9. You can see how young I looked in the photograph below.
10. Epstein took me on a ferry boat on one of the trips to New York City and there he
took the picture above. I was approximately 15 or 16 years old at the time.
11. Over the next few weeks, Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell trained me to do
what they wanted, including sexual activities and the use of sexual toys. The training was in New York and Florida, at Epstein’s mansions. It was basically every day and was like going to school. I also had to have sex with Epstein many times.
12. I was trained to be “everything a man wanted me to be.” It wasn’t just sexual
training – they wanted me to be able to cater to all the needs of the men they were going to send me to. They said that they loved that I was very compliant and knew how to keep my mouth shut.
13. Epstein and Maxwell also told me that they wanted me to produce things for them
in addition to performing sex on the men. They told to me to pay attention to the details about what the men wanted, so I could report back to them.
14. From very early on I was fearful of Epstein. Epstein told me he was a billionaire.
I told my mother that I was working for this rich guy, and she said “go, go far away.” Epstein had promised me a lot, and I knew if I left I would be in big trouble. I also knew that I was a witness to a lot of illegal and very bad behavior by Epstein and his friends. If I left Epstein, he knew all kinds of powerful people. He could have had me killed or abducted, and I always knew he was capable of that if I did not obey him. He let me know that he knew many people in high places. Speaking about himself, he said “I can get away” with things. I was very scared, particularly since I was a teenager.
15. I visited and traveled with Jeffrey Epstein from 1999 through the summer of
2002, and during that time I stayed with him, as his sex slave, at each of his houses (really more like mansions) in locations including New York City, New York; the area of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Palm Beach, Florida; an island in the U.S. Virgin Islands; and Paris, France. I had sex with him often in these places and also with the various people he demanded that I have sex with. Epstein paid me for many of these sexual encounters.
17. When I was with him, Epstein had sex with underage girls on a daily basis. His
interest in this kind of sex was obvious to the people around him. The activities were so obvious and bold that anyone spending any significant time at one of Epstein’s residences would have clearly been aware of what was going on.
18. Epstein’s code word for sexual encounters was that it was a “massage”. At times
the interaction between Epstein and the girls would start in a massage room setting, it was always a sexual encounter and never just a massage.
19. In addition to constantly finding underage girls to satisfy their personal desires,
Epstein and Maxwell also got girls for Epstein’s friends and acquaintances. Epstein specifically told me that the reason for him doing this was so that they would “owe him,” they would “be in his pocket,” and he would “have something on them.” I understood him to mean that when someone was in his pocket, they owed him favors. I also understood that Epstein thought he could get leniency if he was ever caught doing anything illegal, or more so that he could escape trouble altogether. READ MORE: