Ghislaine Maxwell branded Virginia Roberts 'awful fantasist' and claimed mum brought her to Epstein’s house for massages

GHISLAINE Maxwell branded Virginia Roberts an "awful fantasist" and an "absolute liar", bombshell court documents released today reveal.

The former socialite and girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein also claimed that rather than being lured, Roberts' mother had brought her to the late paedophile financier's mansion.

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The comments came amid a new trove of court documents which were part of a 2015 defamation lawsuit brought by Epstein's trafficking victim Virginia Roberts after Maxwell called her a liar. 

The defamation civil case at a New York Court was settled in 2017 in favour of Roberts whose married surname is Giuffre.

Following Maxwell's arrest in July, there were calls to make public the contents regarding her relationship with the late financier paedophile.

On Monday the Manhattan circuit court of appeals rejected an argument by Maxwell, 58, that the files could impede her defence if made public — and today the tranche of documents were released.

It contains a transcript of a video statement which Maxwell made during the defamation case in a New York court.

In it she denied claims made by Roberts that she recruited underage girls, including a 13-year-old, and claimed she merely managed the dead paedo's six houses.

Asked directly about the sex trafficking claims, she said: "Virginia lied 100 per cent.

"She has lied repeatedly, often and is an awful fantasist.

"So very difficult for anything to take place that she repeated because I was with her mother the whole time."

When asked if she had sex with Epstein and Miss Roberts, she said: "I never ever at any single time at any point ever at all participated in anything with Virginia and Jeffrey.

"And for the record she is an absolute liar. And you all know she lied on multiple things and that is one more disgusting thing she added."

At one point she became so furious she banged her hands on the table.

She said: "I can only go on what I know. What I know is a falsehood based on what Virginia said.

"Everything Virginia has said is an absolute lie, which is why we are here in this room.

"What we can all agree at this point, there is not one person in this room, however much you would like her to be younger, who can say she was not 17.

"So she was 17. At 17 you are allowed to be a professional masseuse.

"There is nothing inappropriate about her coming at that time to give a massage."

Maxwell was then asked if she had trained Roberts to recruit other girls to perform sexual massages. 

She replied: “No, And it’s absurd and her entire story is a tissue of lies.” 

Maxwell also claimed the bathtub at her home in London was too small for sexual activity as Roberts has claimed.

Reacting to the release of the documents today, David Boies, Virginia's lawyer, said: "This is a long-time coming and a welcome step towards revealing the evidence of the scope and scale of the Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell sex trafficking ring.

"The public should know today's unsealing is only a small part of the total evidence.  

"As the evidence comes out, it will be clear why Ms. Maxwell and others who enabled Jeffrey Epstein are fighting so hard to keep it concealed.  

"As our client Virginia Giuffre bravely asserts, they did not act alone."

Maxwell, 58, has pleaded not guilty to helping Epstein recruit and groom underage girls as young as 14 to engage in illegal sexual acts in the mid-1990s, and not guilty to perjury for having denied involvement in any such scheme when she gave her deposition under oath.

The April 2016 deposition came from a now-settled civil defamation lawsuit against Maxwell by Virginia Giuffre, who has said Epstein kept her as a "sex slave" with Maxwell's assistance.

Maxwell, daughter of the late British publisher Robert Maxwell, was asked questions about her relationship with Epstein, who employed her to help run his properties, and allegations by Giuffre.

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