A US court on Monday released a new batch of documents related to Jeffrey Epstein, a millionaire and jet-setting financier who killed himself in 2019 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
According to the unsealed documents, a woman who had accused Epstein of sexual abuse claimed that she had copies of tapes he had made of some of his high-profile friends– including ex-US President Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew and British business tycoon Richard Branson– allegedly having sex with an unnamed woman.
The woman also claimed that ex-US President Donald Trump had “sexual relations” with one of her unnamed friends at Epstein’s New York home “on regular occasions”.
“She confided in me about her casual ‘friendship’ with Donald Mr. Trump definitely seemed to have a thing for her and she told me how he kept going on about how he liked her ‘pert nipples,'” a New York Post report quoted the woman as saying, citing the unsealed documents.
“I also know she had sexual relations with Trump at Jeffery’s New York (NY) mansion on regular occasions,” it added.
However, the woman had walked back from the allegations in an email written in October 2016 saying that “only bad things” and “pain for my family” would come from going public, the web portal report said.
Later in a post in 2019, she also admitted in a New Yorker article that she “invented the tapes to draw attention to Epstein’s behaviour”, it added.
Speaking on the allegations, Donald Trump’s advisor Cheung said, “These baseless accusations have been fully retracted because they are simply false and have no merit,” it said.
While Clinton’s representative Angel Urena declined to comment.