Epstein Accusers Speak Out in Court: 'Today Is a Day of Power'

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There was anger and tears as more than 20 of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims came together in a New York City courtroom for the first time Tuesday.

"Today is a day of power and strength," Teala Davies told reporters outside court. 

"I want to thank the judge for letting us speak. It is still going to be a rough road but I'm helped by the other survivors who are telling me their stores," Jennifer Araoz added. 

The criminal case against the convicted sex offender closed following his suicide in jail, but the judge allowed the women to make victim impact statements in court and detail the abuse they claim they suffered at the hands of Epstein. 

Attorney Gloria Allred arrived in court with four new accusers, one of them carrying a 5-month-old baby wearing a T-shirt reading “Strong Like Mommy.”

Virginia Roberts, 35, is credited with being one of the first of Epstein’s accusers. She flew from her home in Australia for the hearing and led a band of other women into court.

Roberts claims Epstein forced her to have sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew when she was 17, allegations the prince has denied.


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