The allegations made by Sarah Ransome, a victim of Jeffrey Epstein, have reignited the long-held theory that the late financier blackmailed his wealthy male friends with secretly recorded videos of them having sex with underage girls.
In a newly released deposition, Ransome claims that she saw sex tapes made by Epstein of two of his wealthy associates having sex with a female victim, The Daily Mail is reporting.
Ransome states that the footage will “haunt her for the rest of her life” and that the faces of the two men were clearly visible.
She also says that she has copies of the footage which she has stashed at several secure locations around Europe.
Ransome was born in South Africa and moved to Scotland aged 14. She was recruited by one of Epstein’s associates at a rock club and, after coming to New York to become a model, was lured into Epstein’s web.
Epstein promised her college placement at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, but this never materialized. Instead, Ransome claims that she was forced into a threesome with Epstein’s former lawyer Alan Dershowitz and an unidentified woman. Dershowitz denies any abuse.
Ransome claims that she was also forced to have sex with other men and was instructed to lose weight by Epstein and his associate, Ghislaine Maxwell. Ransome called Maxwell a “monster,” a “bully” who was “very dictatorial.”
Maxwell was found guilty of sex trafficking last year and is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence. When police raided Epstein’s mansion in 2019, they found dozens of tapes of girls in a twisted library the disgraced financier kept and Maxwell appeared to have admitted the tapes existed after being tricked by a journalist.
Ransome’s deposition is part of a defamation lawsuit filed by Virginia Giuffre, Prince Andrew’s accuser, against Maxwell.
Giuffre, now 39, initially claimed that she had been forced to have sex with Harvard law professor Dershowitz, but she later said she “may have made a mistake” about his identity. Giuffre dropped her defamation lawsuit against Dershowitz, who withdrew his countersuit against her.