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Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers say Jeffrey Epstein victim ‘cried rape’

Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers say Jeffrey Epstein victim 'cried rape'

An alleged sex slave of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell was also raped as a child — a claim the disgraced British socialite’s lawyers went to great lengths to discredit, court records show.

Maxwell’s attorneys accused Virginia Giuffre, now 36, of making “false” rape allegations to Palm Beach police when she was a young teen, about a year before she met Maxwell and Epstein.

The tactics, which included forcing Giuffre to disclose her entire medical history, surfaced in a trove of recently unsealed court documents in a now settled 2015 civil defamation case.

In addition to accusing Giuffre of “crying rape” as a young girl, Giuffre’s reps suggested the police records were wrongly obtained to begin with.

“Police reports documenting the sexual assault of children are not publicly available in Florida,” a lawyer for Giuffre wrote to his opposition. “Your failure to respond to these requests indicates that it is possible the police reports you relied upon . . . were procured by improper means by whichever individual furnished you with them.”

Maxwell’s lawyer also demanded Giuffre’s medical records dating back to 1999, court papers say. These included the names of 15 medical professionals, including a psychiatrist in Australia, where Giuffre now lives with her husband and three children.

Giuffre has claimed that Maxwell, 58, sexually assaulted her and turned her into a sex slave for Epstein, beginning when she was 15 years old. She has repeatedly claimed she was made to have sex with Prince Andrew three times between 2001 and 2002, an allegation the royal vehemently denies.

Maxwell, 58, who also denies any wrongdoing, was arrested last month in New Hampshire and is awaiting trial in a Brooklyn lock-up.

Another trove of documents related to Maxwell’s sex life and her alleged crimes that was scheduled to be released on Monday will be kept secret, an appeals court ruled Friday. The documents will be kept secret until Sept. 22 when the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals hears Maxwell’s appeal.

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