NEW YORK —
A girl who says financer Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused her has sued one other Epstein accuser for defamation, citing a collection of year-old tweets.
Rina Oh filed the lawsuit in Manhattan federal courtroom late Thursday, citing a collection of tweets by Virginia Giuffre, who not too long ago sued Prince Andrew, claiming she was coerced into sexual encounters with him. Giuffre has stated she was one in every of many ladies and younger girls sexually abused by Epstein.
Oh stated authorities together with the FBI have agreed together with her that she was a younger sufferer of Epstein 20 years in the past and never a co-conspirator or a part of his interior circle.
But, she maintained, Giuffre asserted in a collection of October 2020 tweets that Oh was Epstein’s girlfriend and recruited women for him to abuse.
“Rina- should you learn this I hope you reside in disgrace for the remainder of your life,” stated a portion of 1 tweet cited within the lawsuit.
One other tweet stated Oh needs to be “sitting in jail” subsequent to Ghislaine Maxwell.
Maxwell, 59, goes to trial in Manhattan in November to face fees that she recruited teenage women within the mid-Nineties for Epstein to sexually abuse and intercourse trafficked a teenage woman within the early 2000s. She has pleaded not responsible.
One other tweet cited within the lawsuit stated Giuffre accused Oh of leaving a 6-inch scar on her leg from one in every of their encounters twenty years in the past.
The lawsuit, although, stated none of that was true, and that Giuffre “has maliciously reiterated and republished these defamations and slanders in prior and subsequent tweets and interviews on podcasts, TV and for magazines, in addition to in her memoirs entitled `Billionaire’s Playboy Membership.”’
The “defamations and slanders” are inflicting Oh “nice hurt,” together with humiliation, disgrace, shame, psychological anguish, lack of life enjoyment and anxiousness and emotion misery,” the lawsuit stated.
The lawsuit, which sought $20 million in damages, was aiming at stopping what it known as “false and defamatory bile.”
Legal professionals for Giuffre didn’t instantly reply to a message in search of remark.
The Related Press doesn’t establish alleged victims of sexual abuse except they determine to inform their tales publicly, as Oh has finished in interviews and a podcast and Giuffre has finished as nicely.