One victim of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was afraid to talk to police about him because she’d overheard him threaten others, according to court documents.
The victim — who was around “16 or 17” years old when she first met Epstein — was asked about her 2005 statement to Palm Beach police, in which she admitted she didn’t feel safe speaking about the twisted financier because she had overheard him tell others things like, “You’re going to die; you’re going to break your legs.”
The threats came to light in a 2016 deposition the woman gave in a defamation lawsuit filed by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre against Ghislaine Maxwell.
The document is one of 191 court filings made public this week in the long settled case. Maxwell is serving a 20-year prison sentence for recruiting and grooming underage girls for the child sex abuser.
A lawyer, citing the then-teen’s statement to cops, said she confirmed Epstein was known to make threats — but the victim said she couldn’t recall specifics, because she was intentionally trying to put the traumatic experience behind her.
“I do remember hostile conversations where he was upset with people, and I assumed that it was business and none of my business,” said the victim, who was not publicly named in the document.
A schoolmate swayed her to go to Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion to give him massages, and when she got there, “all of a sudden, something horrible happened to me,” she said, records showed.
More unsealed documents, totaling roughly 250, are expected to be released in the coming days and will names roughly 170 Epstein associates — including victims, former employees, and dozens of bold-faced names that mingled with the dead child predator.