One of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers says he raped and trafficked her for two years before throwing her out onto the street when she told him she had developed an eating disorder, according to a new lawsuit against the dead pedophile’s estate.
Teala Davies was just 17 when she met the wealthy financier in 2002 through her older sister — whom he was also abusing — and claims he groomed her to become totally dependent on him, according to the complaint filed Thursday in Manhattan federal court.
Davies was working as a hairdresser in Los Angeles and says Epstein fostered her dreams of becoming a translator — arranging for her to study in Spain and convincing her to give up her apartment and job.
For the next two years, Epstein flew her around the world on his private jets and repeatedly raped and molested her at his homes in New York, Florida, the US Virgin Islands and Paris, according to court papers filed by the current mom of three.
“After Teala’s semester in Madrid, she had no home and no job. Instead, Epstein brought her to live a nomadic lifestyle in his close orbit,” the court documents allege.
“Virtually every few days, Epstein would bring Teala to a different home of his, including his Manhattan townhouse and throughout the country, where he continued to sexually assault her on a frequent basis.”
Teala says Epstein arranged for her to live in an apartment at 301 E. 66th St. in 2004 — just blocks from his Manhattan mansion.
The lawsuit claims Epstein additionally attempted to farm her out to other high-powered men, as fellow accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre has also alleged.
“Epstein also tried to introduce Teala to his ‘friends’ and essentially offer her as a sexual object to them,” the court papers read. “In one instance, Epstein had Teala spend time with a well-known Hollywood producer, who then demanded and attempted to engage in abusive sexual behavior. Teala barely escaped.”
The complaint does not provide any further clarifying information about the identity of the producer.
After years of abuse, the woman felt “deep despair and isolation” and developed a “severe eating disorder” which she struggled with for six months before confiding in Epstein, the documents charge.
“Instead, from the moment Epstein learned of Teala’s self-destructive behavior, he immediately cast her out,” the filing read. “Literally within hours of Teala anxiously confessing to Epstein that she did not know why, but had a compulsive need to binge and purge, he threw her out.”
“He instructed her to pack up her belongings and arranged for her to be flown to Arizona. But there was nothing left for her in Arizona. She still had no idea what had happened to her and felt it was all her fault.”
Teala, who currently lives in Arizona, sank into alcoholism after being abruptly cast out following two years of abuse at the hands of Epstein and is still struggling to put her life together nearly two decades later — feeling “constantly overwhelmed” and struggling to sleep, the suit alleges.
She is suing the convicted pedophile’s estate for damages on counts of battery, assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Teala’s firebrand attorney Gloria Allred is representing other Epstein accusers.
Bennet J. Moskowitz, a lawyer for the executors of Epstein’s estate, declined to comment on the lawsuit.
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