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Jeffrey Epstein victim Maria Farmer ‘horrified’ over Vicky Ward’s podcast

Vicky Ward’s new Jeffrey Epstein podcast, “Chasing Ghislaine,” and her upcoming Discovery+ documentary is retraumatizing a few of his victims, they declare.

Maria Farmer — who supplied the primary prison grievance about Epstein, along with her sister, Annie — is so fed up with Ward allegedly “profiting” from their tales that she says she despatched her a cease-and-desist letter.

“I’m horrified. Simply go away us alone! Can’t she become profitable off of different victims? She’s a ‘presstitute’ and vulture… She received’t cease torturing us, and it’s hurting so badly. Every time we hear the identify ‘Vicky Ward,’ we cringe,” Farmer advised Web page Six forward of Ward’s podcast premiere.

Ward advised us it’s “categorically unfaithful” there’s a cease-and-desist, and insisted that her new Epstein initiatives are “not centered on the sexual allegations.”

“It’s centered on males and male energy … The invisible males, who we’re slowly studying increasingly about, two years after Epstein’s dying,” she stated.

“There was a circle of males… [and] Ghislaine [Maxwell] is the gateway to that phrase. With out them it wouldn’t have been doable for [Epstein] to perpetuate any of his crimes, sexual, monetary … It’s not rehashing tales of survivors in any respect,” Ward stated.

Farmer’s disdain for Ward stems from a 2003 Self-importance Truthful profile on Epstein, wherein Farmer and her sister, Annie, opened as much as the British journalist about how they have been “locked in rooms, kidnapped and raped” by the billionaire pedophile, solely to not have their story run.

“[Vicky] courted me… begging for this story, and I’m like, ‘I don’t wish to die.’ She promised me and my household security,” Farmer advised us. “I advised her every part in nice element about what occurred. She knew all of it. I didn’t inform anybody in that nice of element once more for [years].”

Ward paints a distinct image in her podcast however advised us she understands Farmer’s anger. She maintains that “the journal let her down,” and has blamed former VF editor Graydon Carter for believing Epstein over her sources.

Carter has known as her account of the scenario “inaccurate.” He beforehand advised The New York Instances: “If we had three folks on the file prepared to face up for us in court docket if Epstein had chosen to sue, we might have run it. Interval. Finish of story.”

Farmer, then again, alleges it was Ward’s chummy relationship with Epstein enabler Maxwell that saved her story from being revealed and claims it put her life at risk. A subsequent weblog put up Ward penned in 2011 on Maxwell and Epstein — wherein she admitted to listening to tales about Maxwell procuring younger ladies for him, however “not understanding fairly whom to consider” — made Farmer query placing her religion in Ward.

The put up has lengthy been eliminated, and Ward blamed VF’s edit.

Ward advised us: “There is no such thing as a universe wherein Jeffrey Epstein and I, or Ghislaine Maxwell and I, had a comfy relationship.”

Ward stated she takes a second within the podcast to “actually apologize” to Farmer. “She was achieved an ideal disserve. [Epstein] ruined her life. I’m vastly sorry for my function in that. She clearly sees me because the enemy, which may be very upsetting,” she stated.

Nonetheless, Farmer, who’s battling most cancers, advised us of Ward: “I really feel revictimized each time I see her, or hear her little British accent. I attempted to re-watch ‘Downton Abbey.’ I can’t. It makes me cringe as a result of I consider Vicky! It feels prefer it’s not going to finish,” she stated.

Ward’s podcast will get the small display screen remedy from Discovery+ later this 12 months forward of Maxwell’s trial.

Maxwell, 59, is charged with recruiting teen ladies for Epstein to sexually abuse between 1994 and 2004. She has pleaded not responsible within the case and is being held in federal custody in NYC forward of a November trial. She appealed 5 occasions to be launched from jail pending trial — however has been rejected every time.

Convicted pedophile Epstein infamously died in an obvious suicide in 2019, whereas being held with out bail pending trial on baby sex-trafficking prices. 

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