Epstein Accuser Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Another Who Alleged She Was Co-Conspirator

A woman who accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing her sued another of the deceased financier's accusers for defamation, the Associated Press reported. Rina Oh named Virginia Giuffre, who recently filed her own sexual coercion lawsuit against Prince Andrew, in the Manhattan federal court filing late Thursday.

Oh alleges Giuffre defamed her by making accusations that she was Epstein's girlfriend and helped him recruit girls to sexually abuse, the AP reported she cites a series of tweets that Giuffre posted in October 2020.

"Rina-if you read this I hope you live in shame for the rest of your life," said a portion of one of Giuffre's tweets mentioned in the lawsuit.

Another of Giuffre's tweets said that Oh deserves to be "sitting in jail" next to Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite currently being prosecuted for allegedly helping Epstein find girls who he later sexually abused.

Oh said that authorities, including the FBI, have agreed that she was not a co-conspirator with Epstein or a part of his inner circle, but one of his young victims, according to the AP.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Virginia Giuffre
A woman who accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing her sued fellow accuser Virginia Giuffre for defamation. Above, Giuffre speaks during a press conference outside a Manhattan court in New York on August 27, 2019. Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo

Giuffre has said she was one of many girls and young women sexually abused by Epstein.

Maxwell, 59, goes to trial in Manhattan in November to face charges that she recruited teenage girls in the mid-1990s for Epstein to sexually abuse and sex trafficked a teenage girl in the early 2000s. She has pleaded not guilty.

Another tweet cited in the lawsuit said Giuffre accused Oh of leaving a 6-inch scar on her leg from one of their encounters two decades ago.

The lawsuit, though, said none of that was true, and that Giuffre "has maliciously reiterated and republished these defamations and slanders in prior and subsequent tweets and interviews on podcasts, TV and for magazines, as well as in her memoirs entitled Billionaire's Playboy Club."

The "defamations and slanders" are causing Oh "great harm," including humiliation, shame, disgrace, mental anguish, loss of life enjoyment and anxiety and emotion distress," the lawsuit said.

The lawsuit, which sought $20 million in damages, was aiming at stopping what it called "false and defamatory bile."

Lawyers for Giuffre did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

The AP does not identify alleged victims of sexual abuse unless they decide to tell their stories publicly, as Oh has done in interviews and a podcast and Giuffre has done as well.

Epstein Accuser's Lawsuit
A woman who accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing her sued another of the deceased financier’s accusers for defamation in accusing her of being a co-conspirator. Above, Epstein is seen in this March 28, 2017, photo provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry. New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP