An artist who claims Jeffrey Epstein sexually assaulted her when she was 26 is holding billionaire Les Wexner personally “responsible” for the alleged attack, according to a new report on Saturday.
Maria Farmer told The Washington Post that the alleged 1996 assault by Epstein and his accused procuress Ghislaine Maxwell happened “on a property monitored by Wexner’s wife, Abigail, and the Wexner security team,” at a time when Epstein was one of the Wexners’ closest advisers, she claimed.
Afterwards, Farmer, now 50, claimed she was watched by Wexner’s security team for two months on his sprawling, 336-acre New Albany, Ohio, property. She managed to get out when her dad came to pick her up, she told the outlet.
Farmer, who had been hired by Epstein in 1995 to man the door of his mansion and advise him in art, was at the property completing two large paintings for the movie “As Good as it Gets,” she said.
Farmer admits she never met Les Wexner, but says she communicated by phone with his wife, who allegedly had control of her movements, the outlet reported.
“Whenever I wanted to exit the guesthouse, I’d have to call the main house and get Abigail on the phone to ask her permission to go outside,” Farmer claimed.
The Wexners deny ever knowing Farmer.
Thomas Davies, a spokesman for the Wexners, said, “Mr. and Mrs. Wexner have condemned Jeffrey Epstein’s abhorrent behavior in the strongest possible terms and severed all ties with him in 2007 . . . Before the recent news coverage of Ms. Farmer, Mr. and Mrs. Wexner had no knowledge of her, never met her, never spoke with her, and never spoke with Mr. Epstein or anyone else about her.”
Wexner, the 82-year-old CEO of Victoria Secret’s parent company L Brands, claims Epstein “misappropriated” more than $46 million of his personal fortune while serving as his money manager more than a decade ago.