Two unidentified women who claim they were sexually molested by Jeffrey Epstein are suing his estate for $100million. Pictured: Epstein in March 2017, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry
Two women who claim they were sexually molested by Jeffrey Epstein at his Manhattan mansion have filed a $100million lawsuit against the late financier's estate.
The lawsuit, filed on Thursday night in US District Court in Manhattan, is at least the second against the estate over Epstein's alleged misconduct, following his suicide on Saturday.
The plaintiffs, identified as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, said they were recruited 15 years ago to provide massages for Epstein.
Despite assurances that nothing sexual would occur, Epstein allegedly groped both women's breasts and masturbated in front of them.
An attorney for the women says she expects several more women to join the lawsuit.
Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 said they were aspiring models working at a restaurant off of Manhattan's Union Square when they were approached in June 2004 by an unnamed female 'recruiter,' identified as Sue Roe, who worked for Epstein.
Lisa Bloom, the plaintiffs' attorney, said in a statement that her clients were 18 and 20 years old at the time, without saying which was which.
According to the complaint, Roe offered the plaintiffs hundreds of dollars each to massage Epstein at his Manhattan mansion.
The complaint said Roe told Jane Doe 1 that her 'boss' thought Jane Doe 1 was beautiful and liked to give young girls 'opportunities,' and that Roe 'intimated' to Jane Doe 2 that there might be opportunities to make more money.
The women say they were recruited to give Jeffrey Epstein massages at his mansion in New York City (pictured) for hundreds of dollars but he groped their breasts
The $100million suit is at least the second lawsuit after Jennifer Araoz, 32 (pictured), filed hers on Wednesday
Both plaintiffs said that despite Roe's assurances that Epstein would not subject them to unwanted touching, his conduct became aggressive during the massages, including forcefully touching their breasts and masturbating.
The plaintiffs said they were unaware they were victims of Epstein's alleged sex-trafficking scheme until last month when he was arrested.
Bloom says she expects more plaintiffs