DailyMail.co.uk | 28 Oct 2020
EXCLUSIVE: Mystery ‘recruiter’ for Jeffrey Epstein speaks out for first time to admit she brought three girls to the pedophile and went shopping with victim Virginia Roberts for a sexy schoolgirl outfit, but denies taking part in the abuse
- Who exactly Rina Oh is has been a mystery since she was described as an Epstein recruiter in Virginia Roberts’ draft memoir, published last year in court papers
- Roberts claimed Oh ‘loved bondage, whipping, hitting and cutting her sex partner with little sharp knives until they subdued (sic) to her punishment’
- Speaking for the first time in the podcast Broken: Seeking Justice, Rina Oh, a 41-year-old artist from New Jersey, said that she dated Epstein
- He asked her to bring attractive friends to him, among Marijke Chartouni, a former model who he sexually abused
- Oh denied claims by Chartouni and fellow accuser Virginia Roberts that she participated in the sexual abuse they endured
- However, she admitted buying a schoolgirl outfit for Roberts
A previously unknown alleged recruiter for Jeffrey Epstein has admitted to bringing three women to him but denied taking part in the abuse.
In an interview with the podcast Broken: Seeking Justice, Rina Oh said that she dated Epstein and thought of him as a rich older boyfriend.
He asked her to bring attractive friends to him including Marijke Chartouni, a former model who he sexually assaulted.
But in the podcast, Oh vehemently denied claims by Chartouni and fellow accuser Virginia Roberts that she participated in the sexual abuse they endured. She did admit to buying a schoolgirl outfit for Roberts.
Details about Oh, a 41-year-old artist from New jersey, have been a mystery since she was named in Roberts’ draft manuscript of her memoir which was made public last August as part of a cache of court documents.
It described in graphic detail some of the most shocking abuse the pedophile was responsible for.
In the manuscript, Roberts claimed that Oh ‘loved bondage, whipping, hitting and cutting her sex partner with little sharp knives until they subdued (sic) to her punishment in agonizing pain’.
The book described how Epstein met Oh at an art gallery where some of her own work was on display which he bought – she is now a sculptor and painter.
Roberts wrote that Oh had a ‘bubbly persona’ and ‘fit into the subservient category’ that he liked his girls to fall under.
At the time Roberts, now a 37-year-old mother-of-three who lives in Australia and goes by her married name Virginia Giuffre, was 17.
Oh, now 41, would have been around 21.
She wrote that Epstein asked Oh to help Roberts massage him, the first of a number of sexual encounters they had.
Oh would supposedly use whips and toys on Roberts and Epstein was ‘absurdly taken’ with watching the two of them together.
According to the manuscript, Epstein liked Oh so much that he rented an apartment for her and sent her and Roberts out shopping to seedy sex stores to bring back ‘sexy outfits, sex toys and bondage material’.
The interview with Oh came about after Chartouni found her: she has become the unofficial private investigator for Epstein’s victims and has helped to find their recruiters.
Through intensive online research Chartouni tracked Oh down to her home in New Jersey and she agreed to speak.
She said her reason for talking is that her husband is Vincent Amen who worked for Michael Jackson and lived on the Neverland ranch.
Amen was named as one of the five alleged unindicted co-conspirators in the unsuccessful 2005 prosecution against Jackson for molesting minors –
Amen denied the allegations.
Amen told Oh that getting his story out there saved his reputation and she decided to do the same.
In her interview Oh flatly denied the description in Roberts’ memoir.
She said: ‘I’m just letting you know that what she accused me of doing is a complete fabricated lie.
‘And I was nothing but nice to this girl (Roberts). And I actually wanted to hang out with her and she declined to hang out with me. So we actually never spent any significant amount of time together except for that one shopping adventure’.
The shopping trip in question involved Oh being called and being asked: ‘Can you take Virginia shopping for a little school girl outfit?’
Podcast host Tara Palmeri asked why Oh didn’t think it was odd Epstein was dressing up a 17-year-old girl in a schoolgirl outfit.
Oh said: ‘I wasn’t asking questions. I just did as I was told’.
Oh became evasive when pressed about why she didn’t raise the alarm.
She said: ‘And you’re asking me, well, what was she doing? I was like, well, she was there to serve a purpose. She was brought in to serve a purpose. Like she was groomed to do this……at an early age’.
Oh said that she remembered Chartouni but denied taking in her abuse.
She said: ‘I’ve brought three people to, to that place (Epstein’s New York mansion). Period. And when I’m, ready to talk about it, I’m gonna I talk about it’.
She added:’My side of the story is: I did not abuse anyone, period. People that knew about him wanted to meet him. And I brought those people there, period.
‘She (Chartouni) was one of them. And I met her very briefly. We didn’t really know each other too well. And I brought her because he kept asking me to bring your friends. So I brought her once’.
During a follow up interview with the podcast, Oh changed her story and she said: ‘I was in the room when Marijke and I were both victimized by Epstein’.
Oh has asked lawyer Brad Edwards to help her apply for compensation for the Epstein’s victims’ fund, which will be paid for from his $640m estate.
In Oh’s studio she showed the podcast producers some of her work including a painting of Prince Andrew – who Roberts claims she was forced to have sex with – as Bacchus, the god of wine.
Another painting was of Epstein’s alleged chief recruiter Ghislaine Maxwell nude in the Garden of Sin, holding a forbidden fruit in her hand like Eve.
On Oh’s Instagram page are more bizarre works including frescos of Andrew and Bill Clinton, who flew multiple times on Epstein’s planes.
Maxwell denies the allegations and is due to stand trial next July.
Prince Andrew denies having met Roberts.
The episode of Broken: Seeking Justice is out Wednesday wherever you listen to your podcasts.