Women who survived billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein's reign of horrific abuse have spoken out on the anniversary of his death about the gruesome depravity they were put through.
Notorious sex slave beast Epstein, 66, admitted prostituting underage girls in 2008 and spent 18 months in prison – and was arrested again on July 6 last year.
He was facing fresh charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy when he was found dead in his cell on August 10 2019, after he had been placed on suicide watch.
Epstein's ex-lover Ghislaine Mawell, 58, is currently facing trial over criminal child sex trafficking charges in New York, having been accused of procuring girls as young as 14 for Epstein to abuse. She denies all charges against her.
On the first anniversary of Epstein's death, survivors recount their harrowing tales in a bombshell new documentary series on Crime+Investigation.
One of the people interviewed is Epstein survivor Teresa Helm.
Ms Helm accused Epstein of rape, battery and false imprisonment and sought unspecified damages in a civil suit.
Helm, now 40, was 22 when she was offered a job interview at Epstein's Upper East Side mansion to become his traveling masseuse.
“As Teresa was studying massage at the California Healing Arts College, this seemed like a dream opportunity, but her hopes were dashed when it quickly turned into sexual assault,” her lawsuit states.
During the interview, Epstein had asked her for a foot rub but once she began, Ms Helm says he moved his foot into her “intimate parts.”
When she tried to leave, he grabbed and sexually assaulted her.
She returned home and did not call the police.
It was only 17 years later, when she heard Mr. Epstein’s name while listening to a YouTube channel shortly after his arrest in July, that she began to realise who had assaulted her in 2002.
Now, she has said there were three things that were "all he did" as she spoke out about her abuser on the documentary series Surviving Jeffrey Epstein.
Ms Helm said: “He literally ate, slept, f***ed. That’s all he did. Abuse. It was a revolving door of girls coming through.”
Surviving Jeffrey Epstein is an American documentary television series about the convicted sex offender, directed by Anne Sundberg and Ricki Stern.
The series centres on the survivors’ voices, telling the story in their own words.
It will air on Crime+Investigation on Tuesday August 25, and a description of the show on the channels says: "With insights from members of Epstein’s inner circle and telling the stories of eight key survivors, the four-hour documentary series reveals the full extent and horrors of Epstein’s sex trafficking network, as well as his connections to the rich and powerful on both sides of the Atlantic, used to cover-up his prolific and sordid crimes."
Surviving Jeffrey Epstein premieres on Crime+Investigation with a double episode on Tuesday August 25 at 9pm. Parts three and four will be broadcast the following evening on Wednesday August 26 at 9pm.