Prosecutors said the passport was issued by Austria, was dated in the 1980s, and gave a residence in Saudi Arabia. It was not issued under Epstein’s name but did have what appeared to be a photo of him. Prosecutors have not determined if it was issued by the government or is a fake, they said.
The safe’s contents were disclosed during a bail hearing at which prosecutors—and accusers—argued that Epstein is a flight risk and should be kept locked up until his sex-trafficking trial.
“I was sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein starting at age 14,” accuser Courtney Wild told the court. “I would just like the court to not to grant him bond, just for the safety of any other girls out there. He is a scary person to have walking the streets.”
Another woman, Annie Farmer, said she was 16 when she met Epstein and he flew her to New Mexico. “He was inappropriate with me,” she said.
Farmer’s older sister, Maria, claimed in an affidavit in April that Epstein had abused her underage sister in New Mexico and also accused Epstein and his alleged madam, socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, of raping her at billionaire Les Wexner’s Ohio Mansion. The retail mogul Wexner is Epstein’s only known client. He did not respond to Maria Farmer’s allegations.
Journalist Vicky Ward has said that the Farmer sisters and their mother tried to warn about Epstein’s sexual predations in 2003 for her now-famous profile of the financier for Vanity Fair, but that editor Graydon Carter cut the allegations from the final piece. (Carter has claimed that he didn’t “have confidence” in Ward’s reporting at the time.)
Epstein, 66, looking fatigued and wearing navy-blue jail garb, stared blankly ahead for most of the hearing.