‘Surviving Jeffrey Epstein’ Airs On Tuesday
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If you were hooked on the Netflix documentary Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, you're going to want to watch a new two-part programme on the disgraced late financier which will shed even more light on his three-decade reign on abuse.
Told through the eyes of the survivors, some of whom are speaking for the first time, Lifestyle's Surviving Jeffrey Epstein - which borrows its title from the networks R. Kelly documentaries - is the first documentary since the July arrest of Epstein's alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell, and is set to advance the story with new interviews and information.
Marking almost a year to the day since Epstein was found hanged in his cell, the four-hour, four-part documentary series will offer insights from members of his inner circle as well as eight key survivors, promising to reveal the full extent and horror of his crimes.
The documentary will dig further than ever before into Maxwell's alleged involvement with Epstein's abuse of underage girls and young women.
Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to charges of helping groom, recruit and sexually abuse minors, and has been jailed pending trial.
Prince Andrew accuser and survivor, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who was an aspiring young masseuse at the time, discusses the first time she massaged Maxwell and Epstein: "The massage seemed legit at first. Ghislaine grabbed one foot, I grabbed the other, and she said you always want to keep one hand on the body when you are massaging somebody, and then he turns over and the entire thing changed.
"They said take off your clothes. I had these little girl undies on, like hearts on them, I remembered and they were laughing at that because they liked that. The younger you look the better it is.
"So I stripped down, Ghislaine stripped down, it turned very sexual. It was abuse straight away, from both of them. Stuff I had already known because I had been abused before and it felt just like that. My new happy brain just shut off and this old survival brain came back in."
Journalist and former friend of Ghislaine Maxwell, Christopher Mason also says of the British socialite: "Ghislaine was fantastically charming, her British accent and her connections served her well in recruiting young girls."
The second part of the series devotes considerable time to Virginia Roberts Giuffre's allegations against Prince Andrew, who has stated that he has no recollection of meeting her and denied the allegations.
Stating that she was 17 when she was introduced to the Queen's second son in London, Giuffre described him as an "abuser" and "not the prince from the fairy tale stories you read".
She says: "With Prince Andrew, I am happy to talk about him because he abused me, he participated in a sexual trafficking operation with one of the most prolific sex trafficking operators in the world the entire time."
To date, Prince Andrew has denied wrongdoing and has not been charged with any crime.
'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein' premieres on CRIME+INVESTIGATION with a double episode airing on Tuesday 25th August at 9pm. Parts three and four will be broadcast the following evening on Wednesday 26th August at 9pm.