According to a new lawsuit, child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein had brought one of his teenage victims to meet Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort when she was just 14 years of age.
The Daily Beast reported on the lawsuit and claimed that the victim, identified as Jane Doe, filed the lawsuit earlier this year.
The lawsuit reportedly details the sexual abuse the victim endured at the hands of Epstein and his partner Ghislaine Maxwell, who she herself was arrested on charges of sex trafficking.
In the lawsuit, the victim recalls a time where Epstein brough her to meet Trump at Mar-a-Lago in 1995.
“Doe also claims Epstein introduced her to Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago when she was only 14 years old,” reports The Daily Beast. “‘This is a good one, right?’ Epstein asked the future president, who allegedly smiled and nodded before sharing a chuckle with the depraved hedge funder.”
While the lawsuit does not accuse Trump of any sexual misconduct, it does raise concerns about what the president knew of Epstein’s sex trafficking.
It wasn’t but 7 years after the encounter detailed in the lawsuit that Trump praised Epstein in an interview with New York Magazine in 2002.
In the interview, Trump hinted that Epstein had an interest in younger women.
“Terrific guy,” he told the magazine. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”