A woman who says she suffered lasting damage from sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein when she was 17 years old has sued his estate, joining the growing list of women who have sued the late disgraced financier.
Teala Davies filed her lawsuit in Manhattan federal court on Thursday and appeared at a news conference with attorney Gloria Allred.
She says she still hurts from abuse suffered over two years at Epstein’s residences in New York, Paris, Florida, New Mexico and the US Virgin Islands. In the news conference she called herself “the perfect victim”.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages. Davies becomes one of about a dozen women suing the late financier’s estate for alleged sexual abuses.
Epstein killed himself in August while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. A message was left seeking comment from a lawyer for his estate.
Earlier this week, another woman who identifies herself as “Jane Doe 15”, claimed Epstein committed a “vicious, prolonged sexual assault” against her when she was 15, and called on Prince Andrew to come forward with information about the convicted sex offender.
The woman appealed to the Duke of York at a press conference on Monday, where she and Allred announced her lawsuit against Epstein’s estate.
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