Jeffrey Epstein's victims claim he paid doctors and psychiatrists to prescribe Xanax and lithium to medicate his 'sex slaves' while they were being trafficked
- Victims Virginia Roberts Giuffre and Sarah Ransome said Jeffrey Epstein had sent them to doctors who gave them antidepressants and tranquilizers
- Giuffre said a doctor Epstein sent her to prescribed Xanax while she was still a teenager
- Ransome said she told a psychiatrist about her abuse by Epstein and he gave her lithium
- The doctors were said to be part of a group of people meant to help create a veneer of legitimacy around Epstein's actions
- Charges could be filed against doctors and lawyers in Epstein's circle who enabled him carry out his sexual abuse
Two of Jeffrey Epstein's (pictured) victims have come forward to say that doctors he sent them to prescribed them prescription drugs while they were being trafficked
Two of Jeffery Epstein's victims claim that the pedophile paid doctors and psychiatrists to prescribe his 'sex slaves' tranquilizers and anti-depressants, while they were being abused and trafficked.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre told the Miami Herald that during her three years with Epstein, from the age of 16 to 19, he had arranged for a doctor to provide her with Xanax, a drug commonly used to treat anxiety.
Giuffre, now 35, told the newspaper that while she was being trafficked, 'There were doctors and psychiatrists and gynecologist visits. There were dentists who whitened our teeth. There was a doctor who gave me Xanax.'
She went on to ask, 'What doctor in their right mind, who is supposed to protect their patients, gives girls and young women Xanax?'
South African Sarah Ransome, who said she was also trafficked by Epstein when she was 22, told the newspaper that he sent her to a psychiatrist when she was on the verge of a mental breakdown.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre (left) said Epstein referred her to a doctor who gave her a Xanax prescription as a teen. Sarah Ransome (right) said she was given lithium after she broke down and told a doctor about the abuse she was experiencing
Epstein allegedly sent his victims to doctors who gave them birth control and STD tests, too
Ransome said it was clear the girls that Epstein had surrounded himself with 'were medicated.' Xanax (pictured) is commonly used to treat anxiety, while lithium is an antidepressant
Ransome said that she told the doctor about the abuse by Epstein she was experiencing and that his response was to give her a prescription for lithium, an antidepressant.
'I find it so funny with all these people, after Jeffrey was arrested, saying "we didn’t know — we didn’t see anything,"' Ransome told the Miami Herald, adding that 'Jeffrey was always surrounded by girls, always. And these weren’t normal girls. You could see it in our faces.'
Ransome went on to note that she and the other girls 'were damaged, we were medicated. How can you sit in front of a group of girls with Jeffrey and say "we just didn’t know it"? You had to know.'
Doctors were also said to have prescribed victims birth control and given them STD tests.
Lawyer Bradley Edwards said that the doctors were all part of what he calls 'Epstein's Process.'
Edwards, who has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department over Epstein's lenient 2008 plea deal on underage prostitution charges, said that Epstein's modus operandi was to seek out girls who lacked homes and cars and then provide those things to them.
'He can get you to the best doctors,' Edwards told the Miami Herald. 'Sometimes he would do that and sometimes he wouldn’t do that, but the promise was real because as soon as you walk into his house and see there are legitimate cooks, chefs, and assistants, everybody catering to him — it gives this air of legitimacy.
'I mean, everybody in this whole entire mansion can’t possibly be running an illegal sex trafficking operation, right?' he added.
The names of the doctors who allegedly prescribed the Giuffre and Ransome medication at Epstein's behest were not revealed by the Miami Herald.
Sources told the Miami Herald that since Epstein committed suicide while in jail in August, federal authorities are now looking to charge his ex-girlfriend and alleged procurer Ghislaine Maxwell, as well as addition co-conspirators, such as the lawyers and doctors who may have been helping him.