NEW YORK (PM) — Three women are taking the estate of Jeffrey Epstein and others to court in lawsuits that cite rape and other forced sex acts while he served a Florida jail sentence and assaults that occurred in 2014.
The lawsuits in Manhattan federal court were filed Tuesday on behalf of women who remained unnamed. They solicited unspecified damages.
The lawsuits say two women were 17 and the third woman was 20 when they said they were sexually assaulted by Epstein. All said they were also pressured into giving Epstein sexual massages.
One woman declares Epstein forced her to marry another woman.
A message seeking comment was left with a lawyer for Epstein’s estate.
Epstein committed suicide in his New York prison cell on Aug. 10 as he anticipated trial on federal sex trafficking charges.