Annie Farmer is one of the minor victims at the centre of the New York criminal case against Ghislaine Maxwell.
Ms Farmer, who holds a Doctorate of Psychology told ABC’s 20/20: “Maxwell was a really important part of the grooming process.”
“They worked together as a team, I think.”
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Who is Annie Farmer
She told the court at one of Maxwell’s bail hearings: ”She is a sexual predator who groomed and abused me and countless other children and young women.”
“I believe that she is a psychopath… she has demonstrated a complete failure to accept responsibility in any way for her actions and demonstrated a complete lack of remorse for her central role in procuring girls for Epstein to abuse.”
Annie Farmer Psychologist
Dr Farmer is referred to as minor victim two on the Maxwell indictment, but has waived her right to confidentiality. She provided key testimony in Maxwell’s 2021 trial.
She said Maxwell and Epstein sexually assaulted her at age 16 at his New Mexico ranch.
Moreover, Ms Farmer told the court last year she was invited to Jeffrey Epstein’s property in 1996 after Maxwell and the financier suggested they would help her with academic goals.
According to CBS: ”She said Maxwell’s presence made her believe that she would be safe with Epstein. Instead, Farmer said Maxwell massaged her upper breast and Epstein climbed into bed with her without her permission.”
Her claims at the trial about Maxwell’s involvement in Jeffrey Epstein’s illicit activities may have directly contradicted the defence’s version of events.
Who is Annie Farmer Psychologist
But Maxwell’s team said during the trial, her motive was money, something her lawyers have dismissed.
In December, one of Maxwell’s lawyers, Laura Meningher wrote to to the court: ”The fact that [Farmer] seeks money from the estate and from Ms. Maxwell, in the millions of dollars, at the same time she is a government witness in an upcoming criminal trial on the same topic is reason enough to suspect that her newly asserted memories of abuse — without corroboration — are not based on the truth or a desire for ‘justice’ so much as her desire for cash.”
Sigrid McCawley, an attorney for Dr Farmer, responded to the court on Thursday, slamming Maxwell’s letter as a “vicious, victim-blaming” attack.