A British man generally known as a “wizard” in his dwelling metropolis claims he was drugged and sexually abused by Ghislaine Maxwell in a rambling civil swimsuit filed Thursday towards the previous socialite.
George Vernon, who goes by the identify “Merlin” in his hometown of Bristol, England, claims the abuse occurred when he was drugged by Maxwell in London in the early 2000s, in accordance with the handwritten swimsuit filed in Manhattan federal court docket.
He claims he was then “taken by aircraft to New York the place I used to be bribed to have intercourse with Maxwell … at Epstein’s residence,” the swimsuit states.
He’s looking for a complete of $10 million in damages for psychological and bodily struggling, in accordance with the swimsuit. An lawyer for Maxwell didn’t reply to request for remark.
In 2016, the wizard of Bristol was sentenced to a yr in jail for drunkenly hurling racial epithets at a Muslim neighbor and threatening to kill him, in accordance with the Mirror.
His lawyer argued that Vernon had abstained from ingesting for 25 years, however had gotten drunk earlier than the altercation.
“He accepts he has little or no reminiscence about occasions that evening, apart from he can’t imagine he carried out himself in such a method,” his lawyer mentioned, in accordance with the Solar.
“He has promised that he won’t contact alcohol ever once more,” he added.
Reached by e mail Thursday, Vernon declined to remark about his swimsuit, apart from to say his life was in hazard in the UK.