One of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims has claimed to have copies of videos that the deceased sex trafficker secretly filmed to “blackmail” his powerful elite friends.
Sarah Ransome says Epstein forced her to watch the videos that feature the late pedophile’s wealthy associates raping underage girls.
However, Ransome alleges in a newly released deposition that she made copies of the videos and kept them.
Ransome made the claims in the deposition taken as part of a lawsuit that Virginia Roberts Giuffre filed against Epstein’s convicted sex-trafficking accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell.
Ransome states in the deposition that she has seen footage of two of Epstein’s associates raping a female victim.
She claims that she had been forced into a threesome with top attorney Alan Dershowitz and an unidentified woman.
Dershowitz denies any abuse, however.
He told the Daily Beast: “Let me be very clear—I have had sex with one woman since the day I met my wife.
“And during the entire relevant period of time, I never had any contact with Ransome.
“I’ve never had any contact with anyone else.
“And the stories are all made up.”
Ransome goes on to claim that the sexual abuse she saw in the footage will “haunt me for the rest of my life.”
She said that the faces of the two men were clearly visible but the names are redacted from her statement.
When pressed about the footage, Ransome makes the bombshell claim that she has copies of the videos.
She goes on to say she has made multiple copies which she has stored at several secure locations around Europe.
Ransome claims she has kept copies of the videos because she fears retaliation for speaking out against Epstein, even though he is dead.
The explosive claim gives new insight into the long-held theory that Epstein blackmailed his wealthy male friends with secretly recorded videos of them having sex with underage girls he provided.
Ransome, who was born in South Africa and moved to Scotland aged 14, was lured into Epstein’s web by one of his recruiters after coming to New York to become a model.
Epstein claimed he had connections at FIT, the New York fashion college, and Ransome says he “used my education as a way for me to trade my soul to the devil and become a sex slave to pay for my studies.”
While the college placement never materialized, failure to agree to have sex with Epstein would lead to him refusing to support her anymore.
He also threatened to destroy her prospects of making it as a model, she claims.
Among the newly unsealed documents are emails sent by Ransome explaining the existence of the tapes.
Ransome writes: “When my friend had sexual intercourse with (redacted) and (redacted), sex tapes were in fact filmed on each occasion by Jeffrey.
“Thank God she managed to get ahold of some footage of the filmed sex tapes which clearly identify the faces of (redacted) and (redacted) having sexual intercourse with her.”
Epstein does not appear in the video, something that Ransome says showed how “clever” he was.
The friend sent Ransome some of the footage “implicating” both men and she writes that she has seen “with my own two eyes the evidence of these sexual acts.”
Ransome writes: “I will be more than willing to swear under oath and testify in court over these sex tapes….it will break your heart into a million tiny pieces when you watch this footage.”
Ransome claims that she has backed up the footage on several USB sticks that she has stored at various locations in Europe.
Only one other person knows where the footage is “in case anything happens to me before the footage is released,” Ransome writes.
The theory about the tapes has been fueled by two of Epstein’s victims, Maria Farmer and Giuffre, who claim that they saw a room full of CCTV monitors at Epstein’s $ 65 million mansion in New York – including some showing cameras in the toilets.
When police raided Epstein’s mansion in 2019 they found dozens of tapes of girls in a twisted library the disgraced financier kept.
Maxwell appeared to have admitted the tapes existed after being tricked by a journalist for the TV show 60 Minutes, telling him: “I don’t know where they are.”
According to the deposition, among the men that Ransome claims she was forced to have sex with was Dershowitz, Epstein’s former lawyer.
She described him as “quite an elderly man, wore glasses, quite pasty, pasty-skinned.”
Ransome said: “Not well, I assumed, not at all well.
“Pasty skin, wrinkly.
“I didn’t – I tried to pay as little attention to him as possible.”
Ransome was asked whether or not she saw blood coming out of Dershowitz’s penis – she said no.
Ransome said that she “wasn’t ravishing his body” and “didn’t go woo” when she saw him naked.
She added: “I was trying to close my eyes and just get it done so I could go home and watch TV, really.”
In response, Dershowitz said: “I want the FBI to investigate me, everybody who’s accused me, and the lawyers.
“And I’m hoping that still will happen.
“Maybe the revelation of these documents will cause the FBI to start a perjury investigation and [a] prosecution involving both accusers and lawyers, and a lot of people who’ve gotten rich off these files.”
Recounting her first meeting with the financier, she said that they went to a movie theater with 10 other girls and that soon after he took her to his island, known as “Pedophile Island.”
Ransome called Maxwell a “monster,” a “bully” who was “very dictatorial.”
According to Ransome, it was obvious she “called the shots” in Epstein’s operation.
Among the documents made public is a photo of Ransome taken on Epstein’s private Caribbean island, Little St James.
She says in the deposition: “That was me when I was naked, actually, and I had a towel around me.
“So I think I had just had a massage by Jeffrey because I was naked underneath the towel.”
Ransome was asked about other similar photos where she is wearing a towel and smiling and said: “You can tell I look really, really happy to be out of there…”
Other photos released with the documents show Maxwell smiling as she checks her phone while on Epstein’s island.
Epstein is also seen sitting on top of a quad bike while leering at the camera.
Ransome was not one of the victims whose evidence helped convict Maxwell during her trial last year.
But she did speak at the sentencing and said the British socialite left her feeling like a “sex toy” for Epstein’s pleasure.
Maxwell, 60, is currently serving a 20-year prison term at a federal jail in Tallahassee, Florida.
Epstein was found dead in his jail cell in New York in 2019 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
The documents were part of dozens that were unsealed on a rolling basis that come from a defamation lawsuit filed by Virginia Giuffre, Prince Andrew’s accuser, against Maxwell.
Giuffre, now 39, initially claimed that she had been forced to have sex with Harvard law professor Dershowitz.
However, she sensationally backtracked last month, saying she “may have made a mistake” about his identity.
“I have long believed that I was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein to Alan Dershowitz,” she said in a statement.
“However I was very young at the time, it was a very stressful and traumatic environment.
“I now recognize I may have made a mistake in identifying Mr. Dershowitz.”
Giuffre, who now lives in Australia agreed to drop a defamation lawsuit against Dershowitz that had claimed he had libeled her by saying she was lying.
At the same time Dershowitz, 84, withdrew a countersuit against Giuffre.
Maxwell settled the lawsuit but after applications from the media, previously sealed material is being made public.