(AP) — A woman who says she was raped by Jeffrey Epstein when she was a teenager is suing his estate and three of his associates.
Jennifer Araoz filed the lawsuit Wednesday against Epstein's former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell and three unnamed members of his staff. It is one of many lawsuits expected to be filed by Epstein's accusers after a new state law went into effect Wednesday.
Araoz says Epstein had several sexual encounters with her when she was underage and forcibly raped her in 2002.
The lawsuit blames Maxwell for helping Esptein recruit underage girls.
Maxwell's publicist and lawyers didn't immediately respond to emails seeking comment. She has previously denied wrongdoing.
The AP only names alleged sexual assault victims if they consent to being identified, as Araoz has done.