(LibertySociety.com) – On August 13, the night before the New York Child Victims Act look-back window closed, an anonymous woman filed a suit with the Manhattan Supreme Court. The defendant? Convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s estate. She alleges when she was just 17 years old, he sexually assaulted and raped her multiple times at his house in Manhattan.
A new woman has come forward to claim she was raped by Jeffrey Epstein when she was 17. The woman filed her suit anonymously in Manhattan Supreme Court late on Friday—the eve of the historic closure of the NY Child Victim’s Act’s look-back window. https://t.co/WQ31VwBU1v
— Vicky Ward (@VickyPJWard) August 17, 2021
Unfortunately, she can never get closure by confronting the accused in court. On August 10, 2019, while held on sex trafficking charges, Epstein allegedly took his own life after the courts denied him bail. But New York’s recent act allowed his alleged victims to bring suit, regardless of the statute of limitations’ expiration on their cases. So, this woman may at least see some compensation to help fund her recovery.
The courts did not disclose the amount she’s seeking from the deceased predator’s multimillion-dollar estate. The Epstein Victims’ Compensation Program has paid over 130 victims more than $121 million since it was established.
This nameless victim is only one of the hundreds of other women who have accused Epstein of varying degrees of sexual assault over the years. And although they may never get the justice they seek, they’ll still have a chance to make their cases in court.
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