Former president Donald Trump regularly had sex with a woman at Jeffrey Epstein‘s Manhattan mansion, and Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew and Richard Branson were caught on a sex tape by the financier, according to emails allegedly written by an Epstein victim who later recanted the claims.
The allegations were made by Sarah Ransome to a journalist, and unsealed in newly public court documents Monday.
The documents were part of a filing in which lawyers for law professor Alan Dershowitz sought to portray Ransome as a liar who contradicted herself and made outlandish claims.
“I shouldn’t have contacted you and I’m sorry I wasted your time. It’s not worth coming forward and I will never be heard anyhow and only bad things will happen as a consequence of me going public and I know this to be true,” it allegedly adds.
A Trump spokesperson slammed the claims.
“These baseless accusations have been fully retracted because they are simply false and have no merit,” said Steven Cheung.
In another undated email, Ransome allegedly claimed her friend had sex with Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew and billionaire Richard Branson — and video recordings of the trysts were made by Epstein at the mansion.
“I personally can confirm that I have, with my own two eyes, seen the evidence of these sexual acts, which clearly identifies Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, Richard Branson having sexual intercourse with my friend. I will be more then [sic] willing to swear under oath and testify in court over these sex tapes,” Ransome wrote, according to court records.
In 2019, Ransome told the New Yorker that the tapes were made-up. The fabrication was intended to raise intrigue into Epstein’s affairs and to convince the financier himself that she had “evidence that would come out if he harmed me,” she said.
Ransome’s emails were included in a 2017 motion filed by Dershowitz to keep the allegations under seal. He contended the allegations were “deliberate lies.”
A spokesperson said previously said Clinton had no knowledge of Epstein’s sex trafficking, and did not comment on the new claims.
Branson’s Virgin Group also denied the claims. “We can confirm that Sarah Ransome’s claims are baseless and unfounded. Ransome admitted that she had ‘invented’ the tapes,” in a 2019 article in the New Yorker.”
Prince Andrew has denied wrongdoing.