JEFFREY Epstein has been accused of recruiting a young sex trafficking victim on his “humanitarian” trip to Africa with Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey and Chris Tucker.
Aspiring model Juliette Bryant says in court filings that she was asked to a 2002 dinner in South Africa with Epstein, “a former high US Government official, a famous actor and a well-known comedian”.
Bryant claims it “turned into years of horrific abuse and manipulation” at the hands of the billionaire paedophile, who later repeatedly raped her.
Flight logs — submitted as part of her lawsuit against Epstein’s estate — now name ex-President Clinton, actor Spacey and comedian Tucker as being part of the trip.
Bryant now wants Epstein’s estate to hand over any documents relating to the trio — although there is no suggestion they knew of her recruitment or subsequent abuse.
Her lawsuit states: “Instead of fulfilling her dreams of becoming a model in New York City, Juliette was subject to extreme and repeated sexual abuse.
“Epstein’s sexual abuse of Juliette was humiliating and degrading, and caused Juliette to cry herself to sleep each night.”
‘KING OF AMERICA’
In January, The Sun published never-before-seen pictures of former US President Clinton posing alongside suspected pimp Ghislaine Maxwell on Epstein’s jet.
It was during a five-day September 2002 trip to Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Mozambique and South Africa to raise awareness about poverty and the AIDS crisis for Clinton’s foundation.
American comedian Tucker, 48, and Oscar-winning actor Spacey, 60, were also onboard for the humanitarian voyage.
In her lawsuit, first lodged in November last year, South African national Bryant, said she was approached by one of “Epstein’s recruiters” about becoming a model.
She claims she was invited to meet Epstein – who was described to her as the “King of America” — and the other stars in Cape Town.
Her lawsuit says: “(She was) invited to a restaurant to meet Epstein, who was dining with a former high U.S Government official, a famous actor, and a well-known comedian.
“Juliette considered meeting Epstein an amazing opportunity because modeling in New York City had always been one of her biggest dreams.”
Court papers even state the then 20-year-old watched the “former high US government official” give a speech in Cape Town the next day.
They add: “(She) was escorted to the speech by police cars with individuals associated with the former official.”
Flight logs from Epstein’s jet, included in evidence submitted in the case on May 7, named Clinton, Spacey and Tucker as being on the trip with Epstein where he met Bryant.
What appeared on the outside as a legitimate opportunity to break into the modeling business in the US turned into years of horrific abuse and manipulation
Bryant has now also requested Epstein’s estate hand over documents relating to the trio.
Following their Cape Town introduction, Epstein later persuaded Bryant to join him in New York after calling her mother to reassure her.
But she alleges she was taken to the ex-Wall Street tycoon’s Caribbean island and “repeatedly raped”.
Her lawsuit adds: “What appeared on the outside as a legitimate opportunity to break into the modeling business in the US turned into years of horrific abuse and manipulation.”
Epstein once told Bryant he had planted drugs in the apartment of a woman who had accused him of rape, her lawsuit claims.
Bill Clinton previously issued a statement in regard to the Africa trip and denied knowing anything about the financier’s crimes.
It said: “President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has previously been charged in New York.
“In 2002 and 2003, President Clinton took a total of four trips on Jeffrey Epstein’s airplane: one to Europe, one to Asia, and two to Africa, which included stops in connection with the Clinton Foundation.
“Staff, supporters of the Foundation, and his Secret Service detail traveled on every leg or every trip.”
Chauntae Davies — then Epstein’s personal masseuse – previously told The Sun how she and other assistants were instructed to wear “pilot” shirts to look professional during the trip.
The sex abuse victim, who was on the African tour, said: “It’s clear that Epstein was using this private jet and his wealth to get close to rich and powerful people.
“Looking back at these images now it raises a lot of questions about why Bill Clinton was using the plane and what perhaps Jeffrey may have been trying to accomplish by having him around.”
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Our pictures on the trip showed Clinton, wearing a yellow shirt and chomping on a cigar, playing cards about the jet — with a giant white duvet spread across his seat.
Another image shows a grinning British socialite Maxwell, a close pal of Prince Andrew, looking down at the camera as film star Kevin Spacey talks on the phone.
Hollywood star Chris Tucker, wearing a red baseball cap and shades, was snapped posing with Chauntae and other assistants and joking around.
Epstein died in prison last August in an apparent suicide. Barbara Sampson, the New York City medical examiner, ruled that his death was a suicide by hanging after he had attached bedsheets to his neck
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