Julie K. Brown's article for the Miami Herald
A chilling picture of how hundreds of girls and young women from around the world were trafficked for sex by Jeffrey Epstein, his alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, and a number of other powerful business and world leaders emerged Friday in court documents unsealed in New York.
The documents, a portion of thousands of pages in a 2015 federal defamation case, offer brutal details about Epstein's trafficking of teenage girls from across the United States, Russia and Sweden -- and Maxwell's compulsive and often abusive quest to provide him with new girls over a span of years in the early to mid 2000s.
Also of note:
Giuffre, as part of her sworn testimony, also states that she met both former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore and President Donald Trump, and that Epstein once held a dinner for Clinton on his island, Little St. James, off the coast of St. Thomas.
She said in a 2016 deposition she met Trump through her father, who worked as a maintenance man at Trump's Palm Beach home, Mar-a-lago, and that to her knowledge, neither Trump nor Clinton had any intimate contact with "us'' -- referring to the girls Epstein kept as sex slaves.