Woman accuses Jeffrey Epstein of sexually assaulting her in Les Wexner’s home
In a lawsuit filed in a New York federal court, Maria Farmer alleges Jeffrey Epstein and another woman sexually assaulted her inside of Les Wexner’s New Albany mansion in the summer of 1996. (Courtesy: Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office via AP, File)
by Bryant Maddrick
NEW ALBANY, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — On Monday, authorities in New York accused wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein of sex trafficking young girls.Epstein pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Now, there’s a connection to central Ohio involving billionaire Les Wexner.
In a lawsuit filed in a New York federal court, Maria Farmer alleges Epstein and another woman sexually assaulted her inside of Wexner’s New Albany mansion in the summer of 1996. Farmer said in the affidavit, “They asked me to come into a bedroom with them and then proceeded to sexually assault me against my will.”
On the phone Monday evening, a spokesperson for Wexner said he severed ties with Epstein more than a decade ago. When asked about the alleged assault inside Wexner’s home, the spokesperson said there’s nothing more to add.
Despite the allegations against Epstein, Wexner isn’t accused of any wrongdoing.