Billionaire investor Leon Black was accused Tuesday of raping an autistic teenager inside Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan mansion twenty years in the past after the pedophile financier facilitated a “hand off,” new court docket paperwork present.
In a grievance filed in Manhattan federal court docket, the alleged sufferer — recognized beneath the pseudonym “Jane Doe” — mentioned she was solely 16 when Black pinned her down inside Epstein’s Upper East Side townhouse in 2002 and abused her with intercourse toys, inflicting her to bleed.
“Even as Black grabbed her hand so exhausting that she thought he broke bones, Jeffrey Epstein knew Jane Doe would by no means disobey,” the lawsuit states.
“Developmentally she is about 12, and when she was threatened to do as instructed as a result of ‘unhealthy ladies’ get in ‘hassle,’ she did as she was instructed.”
The lady claims she was trafficked by Epstein and his longtime gal pal Ghislaine Maxwell for a couple of yr earlier than the alleged encounter with Black, whose attorneys deny the costs and demand he has by no means even met the lady involved.
She suffers from Mosaic Down Syndrome, a uncommon situation that impacts her neurological capabilities, making her a “excellent goal” for the wicked duo, the grievance alleges.
Doe says she met the debauched couple after her abusive cheerleading coach took her an “grownup celebration” in a Washington DC suburb, the place Maxwell fawned over her “lovely vibrant blue eyes, blonde hair and excellent hair” that made her seem like a dwelling “doll,” the submitting states.
She was then routinely shipped out to Epstein’s infamous Caribbean island, his Palm Beach dwelling and infrequently to New York, the place she was pressured to sexually “therapeutic massage” the creep, and later, his mates, in keeping with the go well with.
“In 2002, at his Manhattan townhouse, 9 East 71st, Jeffrey Epstein executed a ‘hand off’ to his shut good friend Leon Black,” the submitting alleges.
“But what handed on to Black’s fingers from the fingers of Jeffrey Epstein was a human being – not a ball.”
The lady alleges Epstein instructed her that Black was “essential” and a “particular good friend” to him — although the she recollects considering that the previous Apollo CEO seemed like an “ogre,” in keeping with the lawsuit.
She claims she was ordered to strip bare and provides Black the identical massages she gave Epstein.
But Black as a substitute allegedly violently picked her up and threw her down on the therapeutic massage desk, the go well with states.
“She tried to scream however Black positioned his hand over her mouth and leaned over her whereas ripping off her shirt and beneath her skirt pulling her underwear off,” the submitting reads.
“Plaintiff was crying and terrified. Black requested her repeatedly what made her ‘Jeffrey’s particular woman’ and all through the assault referred to as her demeaning, shameful, disgusting names.”
When the woman tried to combat again, Black allegedly threw her onto the ground and slammed her in opposition to the partitions, the go well with claims.
Epstein discovered her crying on the ground, however refused to take her to the physician, as a substitute claiming Maxwell would “handle her” — solely to then put her on a aircraft dwelling, the submitting states.
The alleged harrowing assault precipitated her to bleed and was so forceful she thought her pelvis had damaged, in keeping with the go well with.
Doe claims she continued to bodily and emotionally undergo from the alleged assault.
“Sadly, Ms. Doe’s expertise is yet another in a protracted line of despicable and heinous experiences inflicted on a minor trapped in Jeffrey Epstein’s internet – an internet that prolonged to a gaggle of highly effective and influential males, together with Leon Black,” the submitting states.
Black’s lawyer, Susan Estrich, rejected Doe’s claims, calling the lawsuit frivolous.
“He by no means met this lady,” Estrich mentioned in an interview. “He doesn’t know her in any respect. We’re assured the lawsuit is completely uncorroborated by any proof. It has nothing to do with Leon Black.
In an announcement she added: “These allegations—about an incident that supposedly happened 20 years in the past—are completely made up and are solely uncorroborated. This sham continuing shall be promptly dismissed and can present additional ammunition for Mr. Black’s pending sanctions movement in opposition to the Wigdor agency,” refencing the regulation firm who’re representing the lady.
The go well with was filed the identical day the Senate’s Finance Committee mentioned it was analyzing Black’s remedy of a number of trusts, and whether or not $158 million he paid Epstein for tax and property planning was correctly deemed revenue or presents for tax functions.
Black has additionally denied a number of different sexual assault allegations lodged in opposition to him, together with one by former Russian mannequin Guzel Ganieva, and one from Cheri Pierson, who additionally claimed Black raped her in Epstein’s dwelling twenty years in the past. Judges dismissed each lawsuits.
Black — who has a web price of $10.1 billion, in keeping with Forbes — left the non-public fairness agency he based shortly after a 2021 New York Times story uncovered his ties to Epstein.
With Post wires