Jennifer Aroaz Accuses Jeffrey Epstein Of Rape When She Was 14
Jennifer Aroaz, 32, has come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
In an interview with NBC News, she stated that she was just 14 years old when an unnamed woman approached her outside her high school, a performing arts school called Talent Unlimited. The woman invited Aroaz to Epstein’s home, promising that he could help her with her career.
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Aroaz claims that the woman was kind to her and shared similar struggles that Epstein helped her overcome. This allowed Aroaz to open up and agree to come with the unnamed woman.
“I was just 14 years old,” said Araoz. “What the hell do you know when you’re that young?”
The 32-year-old further stated that when she arrived at the mansion, she was given wine and a tour of the house. An Epstein employee also handed her $300 in a sealed envelope. During her first visit, she met the billionaire and invited her to come back several times afterward.
Just a few weeks after their first meeting, she was instructed to give Epstein a massage on his massage table, while she was partially nude. She was also allegedly instructed to give him a massage while he masturbated.
“I just had my underwear on,” she said. “That’s how he liked it.”
When she was 15, Aroaz mentioned that Epstein forced her to have sex with him.
“I was terrified, and I was telling him to stop,” Aroaz said.
She experienced depression, anxiety and panic attacks, prompting her to drop out of the performing arts school following the alleged rape.
She initially did not tell anyone about the incident, including the police, which she said she now regrets.
“If I wasn’t afraid to come forward sooner, then maybe he wouldn’t have done it to other girls,” said the 32-year-old. “I feel really guilty.”
Aroaz eventually told her mother, an ex-boyfriend, and two close friends, all of whom confirmed to NBC that she told them about the story years ago.
She does intend to file a civil suit against Epstein.
Epstein was arrested at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport and was charged with sex trafficking and sex trafficking conspiracy. A federal indictment unsealed on Monday alleges that between 2002 and 2005, Epstein lured “dozens” of young girls, and women, to his homes in Palm Beach and New York City and sexually abused them. Araoz is not one of the victims involved in the federal indictment.
He has pleaded not guilty to both charges and is currently being held at Metropolitan Correctional Facility. He will appear before a judge for a bail hearing on Thursday.