Jeffrey Epstein victim sues Henry Jarecki for rape and sex trafficking

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Henry Jarecki and Christine Corcoran attend the annual Freedom Award Benefit Event hosted by the International Rescue Committee on November 5, 2014 in New York City.

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A woman who says she was a victim of sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein filed a lawsuit against the famous psychiatristentrepreneur and commodity trader Henry Jareckialleging that Jarecki raped her and trafficked her for sex after Epstein sent her for psychiatric treatment.

The unidentified woman’s federal civil suit in Manhattan federal court says the 91-year-old Jarecki was “good friends” with the late money manager Epstein, who committed suicide in prison in 2019.

Epstein allegedly sent Jarecki other young women to the psychiatrist for confidential treatment to “avoid unwanted attention to Epstein’s sexual abuse of these young women,” the indictment alleges.

“Jarecki also understood that the women Epstein sent were under Epstein’s control and that Jarecki himself could attempt to sexually abuse them without the risk of being reported,” said the indictment, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

The complaint, which refers to the woman as “Jane Doe 11,” says Jarecki “raped her repeatedly” between 2011 and December 2014.

It is also alleged that the Moviefone co-founder and film producer used testosterone pills to increase “his sex drive,” and “began inviting other guys over and forcing Jane Doe 11 to have sex with these other men in front of him, which he did on countless occasions.”

The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages for sexual assault, sex trafficking and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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Brad Edwards, an attorney for the plaintiff, said in an email to CNBC: “This is an important lawsuit filed by a courageous young woman who we are honored to represent.”

“We hope her courage will encourage others to feel safe to come forward,” said Edwards, whose co-counsel’s in the case are David Boies and Sigrid McCawley.

Their lawsuit comes a year after the same attorneys secured a $290 million settlement from banking giant JPMorgan Chase on behalf of Epstein victims who accused the bank of profiting from and facilitating Epstein’s sex trafficking operation.

Jarecki’s attorney, Sarita Kedia, said in a statement to CNBC: “The allegations will be shown to be completely false and baseless.”

“Dr. Jarecki has never engaged in any abuse toward the complainant or any other person,” Kedia said.

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Jarecki, an adjunct professor at the Yale School of Medicine, received the Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation last November. He is co-author of the textbook ‘Modern Psychiatric Treatment’.

In the 1980s, Jarecki was dubbed the “dean of the U.S. gold market” by The New York Times for his role as chairman of Mocatta Metals Corp.

In 1999, he and his son, Andrew Jarecki, a documentary filmmaker who made “Capturing the Friedmans,” sold their online ticketing website Moviefone to AOL for nearly $390 million worth of stock.

Epstein, 66, committed suicide in a federal prison in New York in August 2019 after being arrested a month earlier on child sex trafficking charges.

Epstein had many high-profile and wealthy friends over the years, including Donald Trump, Bill Clinton and Britain’s Prince Andrew.

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