Jeffrey Epstein's 'sex slave' Virginia Roberts settles her defamation lawsuit against British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell who 'passed her around for sex' and trained her to be 'everything a man wanted'
- Lawyers for Roberts tell DailyMail.com: 'We are happy to have settled this matter without the need for a trial and are pleased with the result'
- Roberts, 33, had persuaded a judge to throw out a motion preventing her from suing British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, 55, for defamation
- The defamation suit alleged Maxwell instructed her spokesman to attack Roberts' honesty and truthfulness and to accuse her of lying
- Roberts claimed Maxwell recruited her as a sex slave when she was 15 for convicted pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein and passed around to his friends
- Maxwell, who was Epstein's girlfriend at the time, is also accused of forcing her to have sex with Maxwell and other underage girls
- The 55-year-old responded to the allegations with a damaging press release
- In February 2016, a judge denied Maxwell's request to throw out Roberts' lawsuit when she said she was just defending herself against allegations
Virginia Roberts, the woman who claims she was an underage sex slave for perverted financier Jeffrey Epstein, has settled her lawsuit against the woman she claims recruited her, Ghislaine Maxwell.
Lawyers for Roberts, who now goes by her married name Giuffre, tell DailyMail.com: 'We are happy to have settled this matter without the need for a trial and are pleased with the result.
The two women were die to see each other in court on Wednesday. Roberts' lawyers had recently persuaded a judge to throw out a motion that would have prevented her from suing Epstein's one-time girlfriend for defamation. The decision had cleared the way for the civil case to go ahead in New York.
Virginia Roberts, 33, (who now goes by married name Virginia Giuffre) has settled her lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell for defamation after the British socialite released a damaging statement denying Roberts's claims that she recruited her as a sex slave from 1999 to 2001
The 33-year-old alleges financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused her for years as Maxwell (who was his girlfriend at the time) passed her around among Epstein's friends for sex
The defamation suit alleged Maxwell instructed her spokesman to attack Roberts' honesty and truthfulness and to accuse her of lying.
Maxwell, the daughter of former British press baron Robert Maxwell who died when he fell off his yacht in 1991, had argued that a press release in which she attacked Roberts was protected speech.
But Judge Robert Sweet refused to accept that argument in a 76-page decision, saying that Roberts was arguing that Maxwell released the damaging statement out of 'malice.'
It was the second time the judge has sided with Roberts. In February last year he denied Maxwell's request to throw out the lawsuit when she said she was just defending herself against allegations that she helped set up sexual encounters between Roberts and powerful men.
Roberts, now a 33-year-old mother-of-three, says she was recruited by Maxwell when she was just 15. She claims she was then passed around among Epstein's friends for underage sex.
Maxwell, 55, was Epstein's girlfriend at the time.
In her lawsuit filed in 2015, Roberts — who now goes by her married name Virginia Giuffre — described how she became a victim of sex trafficking after Maxwell recruited her from a hotel where she worked.
'With the assistance of Maxwell, Epstein was able to sexually abuse Giuffre for years until Giuffre eventually escaped,' the lawsuit says.
'As part of their sex trafficking efforts, Epstein and Maxwell intimidated Giuffre into remaining silent about what had happened to her.'
After Roberts went public with her allegations, she describes how Maxwell undertook a 'concerted and malicious campaign to discredit Giuffre' so that her claims would not be believed.
The defamation suit alleged Maxwell instructed her spokesman to 'attack Giuffre's honesty and truthfulness and to accuse Giuffre of lying.'
t claimed Maxwell made a deliberate effort to 'maliciously discredit Giuffre and silence her efforts to expose sex crimes committed around the world by Maxwell, Epstein and other powerful persons. Maxwell made her statements knowing full well they were false.'
Maxwell has always refused to talk about her involvement with Epstein and has denied any involvement in sex trafficking.
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