Jeffrey Epstein victim bashes 'disgusting' new Netflix documentary
EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Epstein victim bashes ‘disgusting’ new Netflix documentary, claiming producers forced her to film while she was recovering from cancer treatments and says they took advantage of pedophile’s survivors
- Maria Farmer, 50, is the first of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims to come forward with sexual assault claims in 1996
- She has branded the new Netflix documentary on the pedophile ‘disgusting’ and says the show’s producers took advantage of the victims
- Farmer appears in the four-part Netflix series on Epstein and tells DailyMail.com she thought it would be a ‘good thing’ and help give victims’ claims credibility
- But now she says she’s unhappy with her appearance in the documentary and wishes she never participated
- On the day of filming, Farmer, who’s suffering from cancer, says that she was still going through radiation and wanted to postpone the interview
- She says the producers wouldn’t take no for an answer and now says she appears in the series looking ‘swollen’
- ‘I’m not going to watch that Netflix, I shouldn’t have done it, I was so sick in it. Every time they do a promo, they make me look like a wildebeest,’ she says
Jeffrey Epstein’s first victim has branded the new Netflix documentary on the pedophile ‘disgusting’ – and says the show’s producers took advantage of the victims.
Artist and former employee Maria Farmer was the first woman to come forward with sexual assault claims back in 1996 and is one of the stars of the four-part series on the disgraced financier entitled, Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich.
The 50-year-old, who was hired by Epstein to paint naked portraits of his underage victims, was approached, alongside other victims, to appear on the series with Farmer persuading her ‘Survivor Sisters’ to do it. She says she thought it would be a ‘good thing’ and help give their claims credibility.
But on the day of filming, Farmer, who’s suffering from a cancerous brain tumor and lymphoma, tells DailyMail.com that she was still going through radiation and wanted to postpone it.
Her dog had also just died and she was ‘swollen’ to the ‘size of a house’ – but they wouldn’t take no for an answer.
Maria Farmer has branded the new Netflix documentary on the pedophile ‘disgusting’ – and says the show’s producers took advantage of the victims
Farmer is the first of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims to come forward with sexual assault claims in 1996
Farmer appears in the four-part Netflix series on Epstein and tells DailyMail.com she thought it would be a ‘good thing’ and help give victims’ claims credibility
She says they messed up the filming of fellow ‘survivor’ Virginia Giuffre so badly that they had to go back to Australia to film it again.
The four-part docuseries is out now on Netflix
Giuffre, 36, who moved to Australia in 2002 after meeting Antipodean husband Robert, alleges that she had sex with Prince Andrew when she was only 17 and pursued civil and criminal actions against Epstein and his accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell.
‘It’s really upsetting, they came here when I was really, really sick, I was the size of a barge, I was so slow, I’d just had radiation and literally the day they got here, my dog died,’ says Farmer.
‘They filmed me, I looked like a house, I’m so swollen from radiation. They could have filmed me at anytime, they choose then, they said it was convenient for them. They made me look bad.
‘They could have just made me look good, but they wouldn’t give me hair and make-up. And they were like: ”This is the only day we can film you. Sorry, this is it, it’s now or never.” So I said: ”Never”. They said: ”Sorry, that won’t work.”
‘I’m mad, they know I am, they keep doing promos, and they show the worst picture of me, next to all these beautiful young girls. Why are you doing that? I’m not that ugly. It’s not that hard to find a picture where I’m less ugly.
‘It’s not gospel, it’s theatre, that’s all it is. They’re disgusting. It feels like torture and feels really mean. I feel like I’ve [been] taken advantage. I’m not going to watch that Netflix, I shouldn’t have done it, I was so sick in it. Every time they do a promo, they make me look like a wildebeest.
‘Virginia, they made her look so bad, she made them fly to Australia and re-film and I should have done that. They really filmed her looking horrible and she’s beautiful and I’m like: ”Bill [Robinson, one of the executive producers] you have to re-film that.” He said: ”I agree that’s not going to work”, so they flew out to Australia.
‘The others aren’t as angry, as they don’t look a giant beached whale, who just got out of chemo and radiation, they look like innocent little butterflies. But none are going to be happy with it.’
Farmer’s dog had also just died when producers wanted her to film and she says she was ‘swollen’ to the ‘size of a house’ – but they wouldn’t take no for an answer
Farmer was one of the first to speak out against the late financier after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by Epstein and Maxwell in 1996, claiming she was introduced to the pair while a graduate student at the New York Academy of Art and ended up working for Epstein as an art consultant. Pictured: Farmer in 1996 just after she was allegedly assaulted by Epstein
Farmer claimed Guggenheim urged her to sell Epstein her painting of a shirtless man gazing at a young woman – which was a homage to Edgar Degas’ famous painting known as The Rape – for just $6,000. Pictured: The painting by Farmer that she says Epstein bought from her thesis show at the New York Academy of Art
Farmer claims that the production messed up the filming of fellow ‘survivor’ Virginia Giuffre (pictured) so badly that they had to go back to Australia to film it again
Farmer also claims that another reason they all agreed to do it was to break the myth that Giuffre was the ‘queen of all the victims’, as it made her feel uncomfortable and the others bitter.
Farmer stresses that there’s absolutely no divide and says that she adores her ‘sister’ Giuffre, who has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay Farmer’s huge medical bills.
‘Virginia has got her story out there. [There’s the image that] Virginia is the Queen of England and everyone around her anoints her. She’s not like that, she’s super down-to-earth, but they try and make her out as if she’s like the Queen of England, as it fits their narrative, and everyone else looks like a little servant piling around her.
‘I said we’ll all do this if it breaks that cycle because it’s a lie, it makes her very uncomfortable, and it makes us bitter, like we don’t have a story,’ says Farmer.
She goes on to add that none of the victims had any idea that it was all going to be based around the bestselling book Filthy Rich by James Patterson. But Farmer has an issue with the author after he got a private investigator to track her down.
She says that she was in hiding at the time, as most of the other girls were, in fear of reprisals from Epstein and Maxwell, but Patterson outed where she was living, which meant she had to change location.
On the day of filming, Farmer, who’s suffering from cancer, says that she was still going through radiation and wanted to postpone the interview but producers refused
‘They used me to get those survivors. I was told it was a low budget documentary, that’s the only reason I did it, I was lied to,’ Farmer said
She says: ‘They used me to get those survivors. I was told it was a low budget documentary, that’s the only reason I did it, I was lied to. I only knew after the promo was out [that Patterson was involved]. I was never told until the promo that it had anything to do with Patterson, Annie [Farmer’s sister, also an Epstein victim when she was just 16] didn’t know, none of us knew.
‘It’s the same guy, whose PI outed where I lived, so I had to stay inside for five years. When he was writing his book, he wanted to interview me, so hired PIs in Kentucky to swarm around my house and everyone then knew. The point I was in hiding and the FBI wouldn’t protect me.’
Farmer is also upset that they interviewed Vanity Fair journalist Vicky Ward, who wrote a piece for the magazine in 2003 entitled The Talented Mr Epstein, detailing his financial and personal life.
Incredibly, it missed out any sex allegations, much to the disgust of Farmer and sister Annie, who were both interviewed for the piece, but cut from the final edit. Ward says that she wanted to do a follow up on this issue, but was denied by Graydon, who says that’s untrue.
‘Vicky Ward is exonerated in it. Can you imagine?’ says Farmer.
‘They gave her a voice to say she’s innocent and it’s all Graydon’s fault. Can you imagine how that makes me feel? I was in hiding for 18 years. I’ve never been this upset. I’m just really mad today. It’s like getting an interview with one of the perpetrators.’
Farmer was hired by Epstein soon after she graduated from The New York Academy of Art in her early 20s, meeting Trump on the third day of working for Epstein
I’d just had radiation and literally the day they got here, my dog died,’ says Farmer (She’s pictured while working for Epstien. She had her hair cut to match Ghislaine Maxwell’s style and color)
Farmer was the ‘artist-in-residence’ and receptionist at Epstein’s New York office in 1995 after graduating from the New York Academy of Arts and handpicked by Epstein to work for him, who was also a college donor.
She was then abused by Epstein and Maxwell on his mentor, billionaire Les Wexner’s estate in Ohio, and also ogled at by President Donald Trump, whom she claims visited Epstein at least three times while she worked there.
After death threats from Maxwell, Farmer went into hiding for years, moving about the country, renovating and flipping houses to make ends meet. She was then diagnosed with a brain tumor, which she’d had for over twenty years due to stress, and needed radiation. Then last year, she got lymphoma and now the other victims, led by Giuffre, have set up a GoFundMe page.
Farmer, who doesn’t know if she’ll survive this latest round of chemotherapy, doesn’t want Netflix to be the last memory of her.
She adds: ‘If I do die, I don’t want that to represent me.’
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