On her first wedding anniversary to her third husband will be Heidi Klum in California probably still longer time with mixed feelings back think. The German model, known in the U.S. as a jury member of a talent show on television, wanted to devote himself entirely to husband Tom Kaulitz (30) at the beginning of the week.
Shortly before came Court records from the circle of the millionaire who died by suicide in a New York jail cell a year ago Jeffrey Epstein to the light of day. The 47-year-old is mentioned in it.
Background: The key witness Virginia Roberts Giuffre (36), who accuses Epstein of systematically sexually abusing minors and accuses his imprisoned partner Ghislaine Maxwell of directing the recruitment of young women, dropped quite a few prominent names to lawyers in 2011.
Epstein case: Heidi Klum distances herself from the accusations
Giuffre stated that on Epstein's private plane, alongside former U.S. President Bill Clinton even the world-famous models Naomi Campbell and Heidi Klum to have seen. More names are blacked out in court filings. Clinton was also said to be on Epstein's private island of Little St. James been.
According to the public prosecutor's office, young women were sexually abused there until 2018. When Giuffre asked Epstein about the background for Clinton's presence, the former finance executive reportedly replied, "He owes me a favor."Clinton denies ever having been on the Caribbean island in question, but admits to four flights on Epstein's private jet.
Heidi Klum reacted after fierce accusations in social media to the "People" magazine: "I did not know Mr. Epstein and was therefore never in his planes, in his homes or on his island." She said she did not want to be "falsely" associated with Epstein and the "horrific story surrounding him". Her lawyer corroborated the statements. Klum stressed she was "on the side of the victims who courageously went public".Key witness Giuffre describes sexual abuse
Giuffre was 17 years old at the time in question, according to his own account, and was working in the Resort Mar-a-Lago in Florida of now U.S. President Donald Trump as a healing masseuse when she fell into the hands of the Epstein/Maxwell duo. In hundreds of pages from various interrogatories released a few days ago by Judge Loretta Preska, Giuffre describes how she was continually sexually abused by Epstein/Maxwell at locations in New York, London and the Caribbean.
With clear directives ("My job was to entertain him.") she had also been passed on to Epstein's acquaintances, such as Britain's Prince Andrew, and had been paid fees of up to $1,000 for it.
The Queen's son, Giuffre writes in a book manuscript titled "The Billionaire Playboy's Club," according to the New York Post, "loved my feet and even licked between my toes". Andrew denies the allegations. Nobleman disgraced at Buckingham Palace refuses questioning, U.S. prosecutors say.
He tried to defend himself in a BBC interview – but the 60-year-old talked his head off. As a result, the Queen's second eldest son abandoned his royal duties and retired.
Media mogul's daughter faces up to 35 years in prison
Ghislaine Maxwell also denies prosecutors' allegations. She is to be tried in the summer of 2021 – for enticing minors into illegal sex acts and perjury. The daughter of the late British media mogul Robert Maxwell and a French Holocaust researcher face up to 35 years in prison. After meeting Epstein at a party, she dated him for several years.
She had stated she had not had contact with Jeffrey Epstein in ten years. Emails obtained by the court show that Epstein wrote to his former partner in 2015: "You did nothing wrong, and I want you to behave the same way."