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A protestor hold up signs of Jeffrey Epstein in front of the federal courthouse on July 8, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
  • The Daily Mail reported that a SA model claims that convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein repeatedly raped her. 
  • Juliette Bryant said she flew to Epstein’s private island believing that he would help her become a successful model where he raped her. 
  • He allegedly asked her to send nude photos to him weeks before he was arrested on sex trafficking charges. 
  • For more visit Business Insider South Africa.

A South African model claims convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein repeatedly raped her on his island in US Virgin Islands, and asked for nude photos weeks before he was arrested, the Daily Mail reported. 

Epstein died in his Manhattan jail cell awaiting trial in August on charges of sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy, Business Insider reported.

Prosecutors alleged that the financier abused dozens of girls as young as 14 over a period of years. He was previously convicted of soliciting sex from a minor.

According to court papers filed at the Manhattan Federal Court in New York, South African model Juliette Bryant said she met Epstein in 2002, the Daily Mail reported.

The New York Post reported that Bryant said at the time she was an aspiring 20-year-old model who believed could help her with her modelling career.

American model Naja Hill told her that Epstein was a well-connected billionaire who could help her with her modelling career, court papers read. 

Also read: Bill Gates addressed his multiple meetings with Jeffrey Epstein: 'I made a mistake in judgment'

Epstein visited Africa alongside former United States (US) President Bill Clinton, actor Kevin Spacey, and actor-comedian Chris Tucker in 2002. 

Kevin Spacey has since been accused of making sexual advances towards actor Anthony Rapp in 1986 when Spacey was 26 and Rapp 14, Buzzfeed reported.

After meeting Epstein at a restaurant in Cape Town, Bryant said Epstein told her he knew Lex Wexner, the owner of Victoria’s Secret, personally, The Daily Mail reported.

Soon thereafter Bryant flew to New York, and then took Epstein’s plane to his private island in the US Virgin Islands where she alleges Epstein repeatedly raped her, the Mirror reported.

During trips to Epstein’s various homes in Paris, New Mexico, New York City, and the Virgin Islands, Bryant said she was forced to pose for nude photographs, taken by an assistant of Epstein.

The Daily Mail reported that in Paris, she said was forced to stay with Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of having recruited Epstein’s sex slaves.

Epstein said he told Bryant that he planted drugs on one of his alleged rape victims after she threatened to expose him.

After returning to South Africa, Bryant said Epstein kept emailing he asking her to send him nude photographs, The New York Post reported.

In June, she claims she received her last email from Epstein, a month before he was arrested for sex trafficking.

Bryant’s lawsuit is the eighth filed against Epstein’s $577 million (roughly R8.5 billion) estate by his alleged victims. 

(Compiled by James de Villiers)