Ghislaine Maxwell attempted to pressure a journalist into dropping her investigation on Jeffrey Epstein’s paedophile boyfriend. This was after she discovered that she had claimed she had groped an 16-year-old girl’s breasts. Today it was exposed.

The now 60-year-old told Vicky Ward in 2002 that claims by Annie Farmer, one of the brave victims who helped convict her, that she was abused when she was 16 were all lies.

Annie told how she ‘froze’ as the British socialite massaged her breasts as she lay naked – and said Epstein later climbed into her bed naked for ‘a cuddle’ when she was 16 and staying on the billionaire abuser’s New Mexico ranch.

Maxwell stated to the Briton-born journalist that Miss Farmer claimed were’so ridiculous and disgusting to my that I cannot understand how you would put such a thing in’ a story that Vanity Fair published in 2003.

Ms Ward said that Maxwell had ‘called me’ and was ‘completely furious’ with her after she spoke to Annie Farmer and her sister Maria – and today released a transcript of their conversation.

Maxwell stated that Maxwell was saying at the time, “Vicky,” because it was so disgusting and repellent to him and so completely and totally untrue in all respects. This is so horrendous that even Maxwell can’t believe it. It is absolutely absurd. It is completely false. In every possible way, it is disgusting. It is something I will never be able to accept. Jeffrey was generous with these two little girls, and nothing bad happened.

Vicky Ward confronted Ghislaine Maxwell with allegations that she and Jeffrey Epstein (pictured together at Balmoral) abused a 16-year-old girl and Maxwell tried to pressure her to stop the story, which turned out to be true

Vicky Ward confronted Ghislaine Maxwell about allegations she and Jeffrey Epstein had abused a 16 year-old girl. Maxwell tried pressure Maxwell to change the story which was true.

Ms Ward (left) had interviewed Annie Farmer (right) while working on a feature on Epstein for Vanity Fair

Ms Ward (left) had interviewed Annie Farmer (right) while working on a feature on Epstein for Vanity Fair

Annie Farmer, left) was interviewed by Ms Ward while she was working on Epstein for Vanity Fair.

Ms Ward stated that she was responsible for letting the girls speak, and Maxwell made allegations. She replied, “I can assure you I didn’t give Maxwell a massage.”

Annie Farmer (pictured as a young girl) says she was introduced to Epstein and Maxwell when she was 16

Annie Farmer (pictured in her youth) claims that Maxwell introduced Annie to Epstein when she turned 16.

Then she added, “Why would you say that?” A kid that just claims she was at the ranch to give a massage… It’s wrong. Okay? That is incorrect! For the record, I also don’t agree with the implications of your statements. It’s not at all. It is not what I enjoy. Disgusting’.

Maxwell was convicted Wednesday of child sectrafficking and related charges to Annie Farmer. 

Now 42, the psychotherapist gave ‘predator’ Maxwell a prolonged, cold stare as she entered the courtroom to give evidence. 

Miss Farmer stated that she accepted an invitation from Epstein and Maxwell to spend the night at their sprawling New Mexico home, believing he would help her in her studies.

But the paedophile financier and his alleged madam had a ‘very different interest in me’, she told the court.

Miss Farmer is the only accuser in Maxwell’s trial to have waived her anonymity. She spoke clearly during Maxwell’s trial, wearing a black and patterned top with black trousers, and a shoulder-length, blonde hairstyle.

Despite an earlier encounter with Epstein in which he felt her leg during a cinema trip in New York, Miss Farmer travelled to Epstein’s ranch in spring 1996, supposedly for the ‘philanthropist’ financier to discuss funding her education.

At the time, she told the court yesterday, she understood that Maxwell and Epstein were in a ‘romantic relationship’ so Epstein ‘couldn’t do anything while they were together’. ‘Trim, attractive’ Maxwell and Epstein were ‘very intimate with each other, touching each other,’ she added.

Miss Farmer said that it seemed ‘unusual’ that a 16-year-old would be on the ranch alone with them, apart from staff, but she felt ‘special’ that they wanted to spend time with her.

They took her shopping for hair cream and ‘black, leather, pointy cowboy boots’, worth more than $100, before allegedly forcing themselves on her.

At the Zorro ranch, a sprawling 10,000 acre property currently on the market for £20m, Miss Farmer said Maxwell showed her how to massage Epstein’s feet, then persuaded her to have a massage herself in her bedroom.

Uncomfortable, but alone and miles from home, Miss Farmer obeyed Maxwell’s instructions to completely strip off, she said.

‘She said “get undressed and lie under the sheet”,’ the witness told the court. ‘I did, and then she started rubbing my body and rubbing my back and my legs, and while she’s doing this she is making small talk.

‘Then at some point, she made me roll over and lie on my back. She pulled down the sheet and revealed my breasts.

‘I was frozen. It was my desire to get this massage. The door was open and I had a sense that Epstein could see me.’

Vicky Ward published an article in 2002 that helped imprison Epstein.  

She replied, “I love her.” New Yorkers love her. It is almost impossible to not.

“She’s always interesting and vivacious. She is the oddest person in any room. It would be impossible to find a Rolodex like hers.

Farmer testified that she was introduced to Epstein by her older sister, Maria Farmer, in New York in 1995. Maria thought Epstein could help Farmer with her college search (Pictured: A courtroom sketch on Annie Farmer dated Dec. 10)

Farmer stated that Epstein was her sister Maria Farmer who introduced Farmer to Epstein in New York, 1995. Maria believed Epstein would help Farmer in her college search. (Pictured is a courtroom sketch of Annie Farmer, Dec. 10).

 In her podcast ‘Chasing Ghislaine’, she claimed  that during the early 1990s Maxwell had an ‘almost a manic relationship’ with being ‘naughty’.

Ward says she “talked about having sex in inappropriate venues” and that she behaved “scandalously”.

Her earlier statement was this: “Ghislaine Maxwell, and I crossed paths shortly after I moved from New York to New York 1997.

Although she was only a year older than I, we both were English and Oxbridge-educated, so sometimes, we would be invited to each other’s parties. Her pin-thin figure, her expensive clothes, humor, intelligence, and worldliness made her the center of attention.

Annie Farmer (pictured on GMA Thursday), one of the four accusers who testified against Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell, said she felt 'tremendous relief' after the jury convicted the socialite of charges related to the abuse and sex trafficking of underage girls

Annie Farmer (pictured Thursday on GMA), was one of the four accused against Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxiwell. She said that after the jury convicted Maxwell of abuse and sex traficking of minor girls, she felt ‘tremendous relief.

‘She talked about sex a lot — and she liked to behave outrageously. I recall her telling a British star of cinema to sit face-down and lay on the floor. Then she got on top of him, jumped onto his back, and then massaged him on the ground. One observer was puzzled by her actions, even as she laughed.

She was often by herself. She didn’t have a boyfriend, which I was unaware of.

Then, in autumn 2002, I was given the task of writing an article for Vanity Fair about Jeffrey Epstein. It is an engaging and extremely wealthy man. It was soon apparent that Ghislaine has had a difficult relationship with Epstein over the past ten years.

I heard that they didn’t have a relationship. Some sources claimed she worked for him — although Epstein later denied this. Epstein said they weren’t romantically involved and instead told me that she was his best friend.

It was then clear that Maxwell & Epstein were lovers.  

“What struck me most was the fact that I had met Ghislaine at her baby shower at the beginning of my reporting. When I told her I was writing an article she began to weep.

“At that time, I put it down at how unbalanced their relationship appeared. She loved him, and she did not love him back.

‘She wanted to marry him and have children, sources told me — though she had insisted otherwise. He wanted to be single, and he was happy sleeping with many other women.

‘And Ghislaine, according to the sources, put up with this — they presumed because Epstein could provide her with the same lavish lifestyle she’d grown up with as the daughter of the late and crooked media mogul Robert Maxwell’.

Ed Epstein (no relation to Jeffrey) witnessed this at first hand at Mar-a-Lago in Florida in 1991.

Edward Epstein said that she didn’t turn up for dinner. Just as we were finishing dessert, she arrived for dessert and needed an excuse.

“And she replied, “Look,” to everyone, and not to me. She announced that she was having the best sex she had ever experienced. Everyone laughed.

Ward claimed that Maxwell, during a New York incident around the same period, was told by a friend to push Hugh Grant down to the ground to massage him.

Ward said, “It seemed funny. A bit absurd maybe. But her friends shared with me that they started to wonder if Ghislaine had been over-compensating. Overcompensating for private sufferings that could have to do to Jeffrey’s rejection.”

Ward covered the Epstein case almost two decades ago, initially for Vanity Fair but now as a CNN reporter.

After Epstein contacted Graydon, Carter claimed that she had written a profile about Epstein in Vanity Fair 2003. But, the details regarding his alleged abuses against two sisters were left out.

“Chasing Ghislaine” states that Maxwell tried to get out of the “sick partnership” she made with Epstein in the 2000s. She dated Epstein during the 1990s, and was known to have abused girls under her age with.

Maxwell will spend the remainder of her life in prison.