Afterward, Carolyn said, they were both paid in cash left at the bathroom sink, and Ms. Maxwell took her number.
Ms. Roberts, now known as Virginia Giuffre, has become one of Mr. Epstein’s most vocal accusers. She is not believed to be one of the four accusers on which the charges against Ms. Maxwell are based, and is not expected to testify at trial.
In the years that followed, Carolyn told the jury, she went to Mr. Epstein’s house two or three times a week. The appointments were arranged by Ms. Maxwell, whom Carolyn would always see when she entered the house through the kitchen door.
Understand the Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
The trial. The highly anticipated trial of Ms. Maxwell began on Nov. 29, 2021, in Manhattan. Her sex trafficking trial is widely seen as a proxy for the courtroom reckoning that Mr. Epstein never received.
The prosecution’s case. Prosecutors say Ms. Maxwell psychologically manipulated young girls in order to “groom” them for Mr. Epstein. The concept of grooming is at the heart of the criminal case against her.
The defense. Ms. Maxwell’s lawyers have sought to undermine the credibility of her accusers and question the motives of prosecutors — efforts they have indicated they would continue at trial. Ms. Maxwell has steadfastly maintained her innocence.
Each time, Mr. Epstein would first lie on his stomach while Carolyn gave him a massage; sometimes, they spoke about her troubled upbringing, she told the jury. At the end, he would roll over and masturbate, or engage in other sex acts with Carolyn.
“Something sexual happened every single time,” Carolyn told the jury.
She was paid $300 to $400 in hundred-dollar bills after each encounter, sometimes handed directly to her by Ms. Maxwell, she said. She used the money to buy drugs, she said, and soon she became addicted to cocaine and pain pills.
She said she brought teenage friends over a few times to take part in the massages, for which she was paid extra. On two occasions, she said, Mr. Epstein summoned another naked woman into the room, and the three of them had sex.
Carolyn testified that Ms. Maxwell saw her naked in the massage room three times, including the incident in the bathroom where she touched her body.