'Wish You Well in Hell': Woman Groomed by Ghislaine Maxwell Celebrates Her Guilty Verdict
Her story matches those of other individuals, who became victims of Maxwell and Epstein – Davies was a masseuse, who in 2001 after encountering the British socialite at a five-star hotel in Los Angeles, was offered a job in Florida in the house of the millionaire.
"Looking back on it now, the speed of it is so suspicious but this is how her and Epstein were operating all along. Little did I know that this was to be the start of the worst period of my life. Maxwell was so charming that I trusted her implicitly", she said.
"Those feelings are now mixed with embarrassment and anger. It's hard to understand why the strong, brave, and independent woman that I've become could allow that to happen. I am only now beginning to understand the manipulation and control that was used by both Jeffrey and Ghislaine. But especially Ghislaine. She was wearing a mask throughout the time I knew her. I wish I could have seen her for who she was", Davies said.
Trip to Little Saint James and First Assault
One night she was reading a book in her bungalow when Epstein's assistant Sarah Kellen knocked on the door and said that he was ready for a massage.
"I froze. It was late, I thought we were all going to bed. I knew I was brought here to work as their massage therapist, but I also knew this late-night call on an island where I already felt isolated did not feel right", Davies says.
Epstein entered the room naked and started talking, supposedly to avoid awkwardness, the 41-year-old says. The financier kept talking to Davies asking her all sorts of questions before telling her that he had strained a muscle in the gym. Then at some point Epstein changed and grabbed her by the arms. This was one of many nights when he raped the young woman, Davies says.
The 41-year-old admits now that she realises the financier boasted about his powerful acquaintances such as Prince Andrew to "induce his power and privilege". Davies says Epstein adorned his mansions with pictures showing himself together with high-profile figures and celebrities. He once bragged about how he had lent money to Sarah Ferguson, Prince Andrew's ex-wife.
The royal himself has been accused by one of Epstein's alleged victims, Virginia Giuffre. He has categorically denied the accusations and claimed he never met the woman. The Duke of York, who is said to have been friends with Epstein for several years, said he had never seen anything inappropriate while visiting his mansions and the private island. Chauntae Davies questions this remark.
"There is no way you could have been a friend of Jeffrey's and not know what was going on. I don't see how you could see somebody with another young girl all the time and there never being a conversation about it. It doesn't add up", Chauntae Davies said.
Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty on five out of six counts, including the most serious charges – sex trafficking of a minor. Her lawyers and family vowed to appeal the verdict. Prince Andrew has been sued by Virginia Giuffre. That trial is expected to begin in late 2022.