Lesley Groff Bio
Lesley Groff was a former assistant who allegedly coordinated travel arrangements with young girls and scheduled massage sessions for her boss Jeffrey Epstein. Lesley Groff was one of his most trusted assistants.
Lesley Groff as Jeffrey Epstein Assistant
Four women who escaped prosecution for allegedly assisting Jeffrey Epstein solicit sex in the 2007 case he was given a sweetheart deal for having been thrust back into the spotlight by his recent arrest.
Nadia Marcinkova, Lesley Groff, Sarah Kellen, and Adriana Ross were named in Epstein’s 2008 plea agreement as ‘potential co-conspirators’.
They include former employees who allegedly helped him have sex and traffic underage girls by either booking appointments for him to see them or by luring allegedly luring the victims themselves.
She is the most trusted Assitant. In 2004, when she announced she was pregnant and tried to leave, Epstein bought her a Mercedes to make her commute more enjoyable and said he would pay for her to have a full-time nanny.
‘There is no way that I could lose Lesley to motherhood,’ he told The Chicago Tribune a year later in an article about his staff.
All three of the assistants made more than $200,000-a-year and enjoyed unlimited haircuts at a society hairdresser and all the food they consumed while working.
Jeffrey Epstein Sex Scandal
According to Fox News, Epstein had a dedicated team of workers on the island who trafficked girls as young as 12 to his clients. Sarah Ransome, one of his alleged victims, said she tried to swim off the island only to be found by a search party that included Epstein and his cohort Ghislaine Maxwell. Ransome also said that they kept her passport so she couldn’t leave.
Though the specifics of the visits are unclear, one former employee told Bloomberg that Epstein would fly young women into St. Thomas, whom he would then ferry over to his private island via a boat named “Lady Ghislaine.”
Virginia Roberts, who claims to have been trafficked by Epstein, told her lawyers in 2011 interview that she saw Clinton with “two young girls” on the island. “I remember asking Jeffrey, ‘What’s Bill Clinton doing here?’ kind of thing, and he laughed it off and said, ‘Well, he owes me a favor,’” Roberts told her lawyers.
Clinton, however, has repeatedly denied this allegation through his spokesperson.
“President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York,” Angel Urena said in a statement. “He’s not spoken to Epstein in well over a decade, and has never been to Little St. James Island, Epstein’s ranch in New Mexico, or his residence in Florida.”
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— Angel Ureña (@angelurena) July 8, 2019
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Nadia Marcinkova, Lesley Groff, Sarah Kellen, and Adriana Ross were named in Epstein’s 2008 plea agreement as ‘potential co-conspirators’
- His deal with prosecutors protected them from facing charges and all four moved on from the scandal
- Some changed their names, dyed their hair and got married to settle down
- Kellen married Brian Vickers, a NASCAR driver, and is now an interior designer
- Marcinkova, who victims say was brought to the US by Epstein aged 15, is a private pilot
- Groff, his former assistant who was paid more than $200,000, lives in Connecticut with her family
- Now, with the entire deal under fresh scrutiny, what will become of them remains unclear
- None have been charged or named in Epstein’s new indictment