During the day, Epstein assistant Lesley Groff was allegedly organising and paying his young victims. But on one evening in 2009, she was photographed letter off steam and dancing on a bar decorated with bras.
Epstein Assistant Lesley Groff: These newly uncovered images of Epstein’s longtime employee come as the US Virgin Islands demands Groff produce documents.
Attorney-General Denise George is asking Groff to hand over names of every masseuse Epstein used. Plus all woman who flew to Little St James Island and names of individuals who lived in one of Epstein’s properties.
As well, the US Virgin Islands says it wants an accounting of the money paid to Epstein’s masseuses.
These photos of Groff were taken in New York in December 2009.
The mother-of-one spends the evening dancing at the Coyote Ugly-themed saloon bar with mother Diana Wright.
Lesley has been living in a Republican foothold in Connecticut for at least a decade.
In 2014, she donated $2600 to a Democrat congresswoman from the US Virgin Islands, Representative Stacey Plaskett.
Lesley Groff met Epstein and started working for him about two decades ago.
Fresh out of a divorce from her first husband, she married her second, Ike Groff, in 2003.
The University of Texas graduate said in a 2005 interview, she answered Epstein’s phone and manage his schedule.
This, in turn, led to a bond developing between the two.
She says they were “mind-melded” and Groff spent at least two decades working for the sex offender.
Lesley Groff’s name features in allegations in several civil cases.
Epstein survivor Sarah Ransome told The New York Times, Groff communicated with her, “repeating Mr. Epstein’s promises to help her obtain a fashion degree.”
Ransome ceased her case against Lesley Groff in 2020 in order to access the victims compensation fund.
During that case, it was alleged in court documents Lesley monitored the “rules” the teens and young women were meant to comply with by Epstein.
Lesley Groff’s name also crops up in several other civil court cases.
The most recent claims by Jane Doe 1001, where Groff is mentioned as a coconspirator.
In a statement to TheWrap, attorney Michael Bachner says Lesley has not engaged in any misconduct when working for Epstein.
“As an executive assistant to Epstein, Lesley worked as part of a professional staff that included in-house attorneys, accountants, an office manager and other office staff,” he said.
At no time during Lesley’s employment with Epstein did she ever engage in any misconduct,” Mr Bachner said.