A story about the survivors
Director Lisa Bryant talked with survivors from all over the world. The first story we hear is that of Maria Farmer. She was the first woman to come forward with sexual assault claims back in 1996. She and her younger sister, Annie, were both assaulted by Epstein after he lured them into his life with opportunities and money. He promised Maria to help with her painting career and promised Annie an education to pursue her dream of going to an Ivy League school.
This became a reoccurring thing. Jeffrey’s girlfriend and co-conspirator at the time, Ghislaine Maxwell, would invite different girls over to Jeffrey’s estate in Palm Beach for an opportunity to make money and to get an education. The girls often came from broken families or had dealt with trauma in the past. They would get 200 dollars if they gave him a massage. During this, he would reveal his naked body to the girls, force them to strip for him, and rape them.
Afterward, he would tell them that if they brought other girls in, he would give them more money. With the girls coming from difficult lives, they would often agree because they had no other option. Many of the survivors say that they felt like they had to oblige out of fear of being killed or raped again.