Jeffrey Epstein’s 20-year-old assistant, who claimed she formed a close bond with him ‘that I understand what he is thinking’ won’t face prosecution. Lawyers have stated that this after an earlier civil case against her was dismissed.

Lesley Groff (53), was paid generously for her work as Epstein’s executive assistant in New York. She is also accused of being Ghislaine Maxwell’s minions.

Maxwell will spend the remainder of her life in prison. Now, attention is turning to the women, who according to court testimony, police reports and lawsuits, managed the teens leaving Epstein’s homes, as well as collecting their contact information and organizing the girls’ travel. 

Groff was listed along with three other women employees (Sarah Kellen, Nadia Marcinkova, and Adriana Ross) as unindicted coconspirators in Epstein’s notorious sweetheart agreement in 2008. This deal saw Epstein receive a cushy sentence in exchange for not being charged with federal sex-trafficking.

Groff is not being charged by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, Groff’s lawyers said in a Thursday statement.

Insider was informed by Jon Whitcomb and Michael Bachner that they have received no information from the Department of Justice regarding Jeffrey Epstein’s conduct. This investigation involved lengthy interviews with witnesses, a review of pertinent communications and extensive reviews of documents.

Groff had not witnessed any illegal or improper activity, they said. 

Lesley Groff, 53, was generously compensated for working as Epstein's executive assistant in New York and is accused of being one of Ghislaine Maxwell's minions (pictured: Groff attends  the Central Park Conservancy 30th Anniversary Gala at Central Park Boathouse on February 23, 2010)

Lesley Groff, 53, was generously compensated for working as Epstein’s executive assistant in New York and is accused of being one of Ghislaine Maxwell’s minions (pictured: Groff attends  the Central Park Conservancy 30th Anniversary Gala at Central Park Boathouse on February 23, 2010)

Maxwell is embraced by Epstein as they pose for a never-before-seen photo shown at her trial

Maxwell and Epstein are embraced as they pose together for an un-seen photograph taken at Maxwell’s trial

This statement was made after Groff’s lawsuit against Jane Doe had been voluntarily dismissed on Thursday.

Groff, according to the lawsuit, was implicated in Epstein’s sextrafficking scheme.

In addition Groff, Richard D. Kahn (executors of Epstein’s estate) was also named as defendant.  

The complaint said that Groff was Epstein’s New York-based righthand and facilitated Epstein’s sexual abuse and trafficking of Jane. This included purchasing plane tickets and making appointments.

“Groff knew of or disregard the facts that Epstein trafficked Jane to Paris for commercial sexual purposes. Epstein did this by force, threats, fraud, coercion and/or some combination thereof.

Groff’s legal team stated that Epstein’s duties as Epstein’s assistant included setting up meetings, making appointments and taking messages.

Groff was also named as a defendant in Epstein’s civil suit. Her legal team stated that Groff had been dropped from the case last year, and that no criminal charges were ever filed against Groff.  

Groff stated to The New York Times that in 2005 she answered Epstein’s phone and managed his schedule. 

The financier was Epstein’s ‘extension of my brain’, she said. She had forged a special connection with her, she claimed.

Sarah Ransome, Epstein’s accuser has claimed that Groff sent her an email saying that he wanted her to lose 11 pounds in order for her to remain slim. 

Ransome wrote Groff, “Please let him also know that I’m now 57 kg” in 2007. 

Jennifer Araoz says that Epstein recruited her from another staff member at Epstein’s high school. She was fifteen years old when Epstein called and told her to go to ‘Ms Groff’s office. 

A separate lawsuit was filed in 2017 by Jane Doe. It was claimed Groff was part the Epstein-related circle of female “recruiters”.

According to the suit, Groff managed Epstein’s schedule with young women who were being used as sex subjects; made travel arrangements; cared for their daily needs and communicated with them to ensure their compliance with enterprise rules.

Groff’s attorney Bachner strongly denied Maxwell’s claims after Maxwell was arrested last year.  

The sixth count - sex trafficking of an individual under the age of 18- carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison

Unsold photos from an FBI raid were found and used as evidence. They showed Ghislaine Maxiwell giving Jeffrey Epstein foot rubs while flying on his private plane, Lolita Express. 

One of the pictures brought in as evidence showed Epstein and Maxwell relaxing at Balmoral, the Scottish home of Queen Elizabeth. Her son, Prince Andrew, is one of the men who was said to have flown on Epstein's plane

Epstein and Maxwell were seen in one of the photos that was brought to the court as evidence. It shows them relaxing at Balmoral (the Scottish home of Queen Elizabeth). Prince Andrew is her son and one of those men that Epstein claimed to have flown in his plane.

The news Groff will not face prosecution is a sign of the growing pressure on Epstein’s other alleged recruiters, sexual partners, and friends.

Groff was named along with Kellen, Marcinkova and Ross, in a non-prosecution agreement which Epstein signed with federal prosecutors in Florida in 2008.

Epstein was able to avoid a Federal sex-trafficking Indictment by serving a less severe sentence in Palm Beach County prison for the charge of soliciting a child.

In a sweetheart arrangement, Groff was assured that no criminal charges would be brought against her and any other females it called “potential coconspirators”. 

Groff, as well as the three other women, have never been charged for any crime.

Nor were they called to testify in Maxwell’s four-week trial, which heard sordid accounts of the sexual exploitation of girls as young as 14. 

Brad Edwards is an attorney who represents dozens Epstein victims. He has been following Maxwell for over ten years and said Maxwell’s conviction raises questions about whether or not she will “spill the beans” on other abusers.

“Let’s make it clear: Ghislaine Maxwell tops the pyramid,” Edwards said. Edwards stated that there are many others who need to be accountable, but none is more dangerous or evil than she.

“When I learned about Jeffrey Epstein’s death and Ghislaine Maxwell’s 13-year-old suicide, I was in tears. I didn’t want to let justice slip until all the victims were accounted for. It’s a significant step forward.

It’s still not over. Everybody who has played a part in the past knows their identity.

Ghislaine’s men: The pressure mounts to bring Maxwell’s “recruiters” to justice following the conviction of Epstein, who is now a’mastermind’ in Epstein’s sexual trafficking scheme.


Sarah Kellen, 41, has been described in victim lawsuits as Ghislaine Maxwell's 'lieutenant' or 'second in command'

She is pictured right with Epstein in New York City in 2012

Sarah Kellen, 41 years old, was described as Ghislaine Maxill’s “lieutenant” or “second in command” in victim suits. Pictured right is Epstein, New York City 2012

One victim, identified as 'Carolyn' testified in Maxwell's trial saying she was often called by the British socialite or Kellen to give sexual massages to Epstein. They are pictured together in an undated evidence photo shown in court

Maxwell’s trial featured one victim named ‘Carolyn’ who testified that she had been called often by Kellen or a British socialite to perform sexual massages on Epstein. In court, they are shown together in an undated evidence photo.

Sarah Kellen, 41 years old, was previously called Sarah Kensington. Now, she is known as Sarah Vickers.

Kellen was accused of being Maxwell’s second in command and even taking Epstein’s girls to his room. 

Kellen is now married to Nascar driver Brian Vickers and has rebranded herself as an interior designer under the name Sarah Kensington

Kellen has been married to Brian Vickers, a Nascar driver. She has now rebranded as Sarah Kensington Interior Designer.

Kellen is alleged to have taken contact information and sent messages, as well as made travel arrangements for disgraced couples. Kellen may also have been rumored to have flown the pedophile’s “Lolita Express” almost as many times than Maxwell and Epstein. 

Maxwell’s Trial: One victim identified as “Carolyn” testified at Maxwell’s hearing that she was frequently called by Kellen, a British socialite, to provide sexual massages for Epstein.

Sarah Ransome, an Epstein victim, has spoken out before saying that Ghislaine Kellen was the one who showed Jeffrey how to be happy.

Kellen has however denied all allegations and claimed that she was the victim.  

After divorcing and being estranged from her Jehovah’s Witness family, she claims Epstein used her to her advantage when she started working for him in her 22nd year.

Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein targeted Sarah when she was in distress financially, according to her spokesperson. 

“Soon after Sarah was introduced into Epstein’s world, Epstein began to sexually abuse and psychologically abuse Sarah – an abuse that lasted for many years.”

Kellen denied recruiting girls, however she did acknowledge scheduling appointments.

Politico stated that Kellen signed phone logs in 2005 that contained the names and contact information of teenage callers.

Kellen, who is married to Brian Vickers of Nascar, has changed her name and now works as an interior designer. exclusive: Kellen’s extraordinary journey to reinvent her self and hide her past in 2019. 


Jeffrey Epstein and former model Adriana Ross at a New York City party in 2005. Ross was one of several witnesses who were questioned about Epstein's alleged sex ring

Jeffrey Epstein, former model Adriana Ros at a New York City Party in 2005. Ross was among several witnesses that were interrogated about Epstein’s alleged sex-ring.

Adriana Ross was a former Polish model, who helped arrange Epstein’s massaging sessions. 

Ross, who moved to Florida from New York in 2002, worked as a housekeeper at Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion. He also flew often on his private plane, with Bill Clinton according to flight records. 

Ross was among the witnesses in a civil case in 2010 about whether Prince Andrew of Britain participated in Epstein’s sex rings.

She invoked repeatedly her Fifth Amendment rights. A silence that she maintained until this very day.

Since Epstein’s famed circle of stars, models on runways, and royalty she left, it is believed that she is in her late 30s.

According to close friends, she is now an accountant. She works hard and seldom parties.

Ross was seen outside of a Catholic Church near her Miami home in 2019, but she broke down and refused to speak to

Ariel Salazar, her husband, spent $350,000 to purchase a two-bedroom family home in Miami’s Spring Gardens. They plan on renovating it. 


Nadia Marcinkova, 36, is alleged to have taken part in sexual encounters with underage girls and has been described as Epstein's on-off girlfriend

Nadia Marcinkova 36 is said to have had sexual encounters.

Nadia Marcinkova (36), is accused of having had sexual encounters underage girls. She has been called Epstein’s off-girlfriend.

Marcinkova, is pictured far left with fellow Epstein assistant Sarah Kellen, right

Marcinkova (pictured at left) is with Sarah Kellen who was an Epstein assistant. Marcikova claimed that she is a victim, claiming Epstein bought her tickets to the USA from ex-Yugoslavia at 15

In a Palm County Beach police report, one of Epstein’s victims said he would direct her and Marcinkova to have sex with strap-on dildos and other sex toys. Epstein, Marcinkova allegedly had the girl watching while Marcinkova sex.  

When Epstein was jailed in Florida in 2008, Marcinkova is reported to have visited him in prison more than 50 times.

But, Epstein claims the woman is her victim. 

Marcinko’s story is troubling. Epstein claimed that Marcinko was his “sex slave” who he bought from her family when she was 15 years old in former Yugoslavia.

As a pilot, she reinvented herself and started Aviloop which sold discounted flying lessons. She called it ‘Global Girl.’