Epstein victim had to get an abortion while being trafficked

‘I was raped countless times’: Jeffrey Epstein victim Elizabeth Stein reveals she had to have an ABORTION after getting pregnant while being trafficked by billionaire and Ghislaine Maxwell in harrowing statement read at socialite’s sentencing

  • Elizabeth Stein read out a witness impact statement at 60-year-old Maxwell’s sentencing hearing in New York on Tuesday 
  • In the statement she detailed how Maxwell and Epstein ‘seized on her vulnerability’ and began ‘trafficking her to their friends’ during a trip to Florida 
  • She says she was ‘assaulted, raped and trafficked countless times’ both in New York and Florida during a three-year period and ‘at one point became pregnant’
  • Stein revealed she remains ‘unsure’ which man had impregnated her but said that she aborted the baby 
  • She also revealed that she was diagnosed with an incurable chronic pain disorder which was caused by the ‘trauma’ that she suffered
  • Maxwell’s sentencing today will make the end of a decades-long fight for justice by the victims of her and Epstein 

One of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell’s former victims has revealed she had to have an abortion after getting pregnant by one of the ‘countless’ men who raped her while she was being ‘trafficked’ to their friends. 

Elizabeth Stein spoke out about the horrifying ‘trauma’ she suffered at the hands of late billionaire Epstein and his former madam Maxwell, 60, while reading a victim impact statement at the socialite’s sentencing hearing in New York on Tuesday. 

In her statement, Stein recalled being ‘assaulted, raped and trafficked countless times’ during a three-year period after Epstein – who died in prison in 2019 – and Maxwell lured her into their sex trafficking ring by ‘seizing upon her vulnerability’. 

She eventually got pregnant at the hands of one of the men and chose to abort the baby. Stein still remains ‘unsure’ who got her pregnant. 

‘I was assaulted, raped and trafficked countless times in New York and Florida during a three year period,’ Stein’s statement – seen by DailyMail.com – reads. 

‘At one point I became pregnant (by whom I am unsure) and aborted the baby. Things happened that were so traumatizing that to this day I’m unable to speak about them; I don’t even have the vocabulary to describe them.’ 

Elizabeth Stein, a former victim of Jeffrey Epstein, has revealed that she had to have an abortion after getting pregnant at the hands of one of the many men she was trafficked to 

Stein (pictured left with fellow victim Sarah Ransome) opened up about the abuse she suffered at the hands of Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell and their friends in a victim impact statement read at the socialite’s sentencing on Tuesday

Stein recalled her years-long attempts to escape Maxwell and Epstein, having first been lured into their horrifying world when she was a senior at FIT in New York City and working as a sales associate at Henri Bendel. 

It was there that she first met the socialite, who introduced her to Epstein at the Pierre Hotel the very same day they met. 

‘That night in the hotel was the first of many times they sexually assaulted me,’ she revealed. 

According to Stein, when she graduated from college, she desperately tried to ‘leave Epstein and Maxwell and the abuse they perpetrated against me behind as I started my professional life’ with a job at Bloomingdales. 

However, she says that Maxwell ultimately tracked her down in the department store in the fall of 1995, recalling how the socialite ‘immediately began befriending me once again’. 

‘She immediately began befriending me once again, asking me to go out socially,’ Stein recounted. 

‘I tried to resist but eventually she wore me down and I began spending time with them again. They made me feel like they were friends, contemporaries.’

It was then that the pair whisked her away to Florida – and ‘insisted that she stay longer than planned’ which resulted in her being fired from her job at Bloomingdales. 

‘Seizing on this new vulnerability, they began trafficking me to their friends. By that time, I was trapped,’ she shared, explaining that Maxwell and Epstein threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone what had happened to her. 

‘In the most literal sense of the word, Epstein and Maxwell terrified me,’ she said. ‘They told me that if I told anyone, nobody would believe me and if they did, they would kill me and the people closest to me.’

Stein – who first came forward as a victim of Epstein and Maxwell at the conclusion of the socialite’s trial in December 2021 – also revealed that she suffered several nervous breakdowns and more than ‘two dozen hospitalizations’ as a result of the ‘trauma’ she suffered at their hands. 

‘After meeting Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, it felt like someone shut off the lights to my soul,’ she said, adding: ‘I was hospitalized with a nervous breakdown. It would be the first of over two dozen hospitalizations in the decades following my involvement with Epstein and Maxwell.’

Speaking about the lasting impact of the abuse, Stein said that the years she spent being assaulted and raped by the billionaire and his friends left her with an incurable chronic pain disorder, which she will suffer from for the rest of her life. 

‘I was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and was primarily bedbound for over a year,’ she said. 

‘CRPS is a rare neuroinflammatory disorder characterized by intense, relentless physical pain. Both CRPS and PTSD are psychophysical states in which the sympathetic nervous system is engaged and remains inappropriately hyper-aroused. There is no cure. The mind and body are interconnected.’

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