A victim of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell broke down in tears on Tuesday as she described how the couple’s “dungeon of sexual hell” drove her into years of emotional anguish and two attempted suicides.
Sarah Ransome, 37, said she was treated like a “sex toy” for months and was driven to escape by jumping off a cliff “into shark-infested waters” while visiting Epstein’s island.
“Shortly after lulling me and others into a false sense of comfort and safety, they threw themselves and seduced us into their upside down, twisted world of rape, rape and more rape,” Ransome said in a statement to the Impact of a victim in Maxwell’s conviction in a New York federal court.
“Like the Hotel California, you could check into the Epstein-Maxwell dungeon of sexual hell, but you could never leave.”
Ransome described Maxwell, the disgraced British socialite who was Epstein’s former lover and was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison, as the “five-star general” of an Epstein-led sex trafficking conspiracy. She described Maxwell “as the same woman” she was when they met almost 20 years ago.
“After all, how can the five-star general of this enormous sex-trafficking conspiracy, which has involved so many co-conspirators who have trapped hundreds, if not thousands, of vulnerable girls and young women over three decades, continue to maintain his innocence ?” ransom told the court.
“Because of her wealth, social status, and connections, she believes she is above reproach and above the law. Sentencing her to the rest of her life in prison won’t change her, but it will give other survivors and I a slight sense of justice and help us continue to work to recover from the sex trafficking hell she perpetrates Has.”
Ransome broke down when she said the couple told her she was “extraordinarily intelligent” and had the potential to be someone in life.
“I often have flashbacks and wake up in a sweat from nightmares reliving the horrific experience,” Ransome said.
“I’m hyper alert, experience dramatic mood swings, and avoid certain places, situations, and people. Sometimes I start crying uncontrollably and for no apparent reason. I have worked hard with several mental health professionals who have diagnosed me with extreme symptoms of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, PTSD and tendencies to self-harm.”
She also revealed that she tried to kill herself twice and that she is “only by the grace of God” moving on.
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