Epstein Victim Virginia Giuffre Countersues Rina Oh for Defamation

  • Rina Oh sued Virginia Giuffre for defamation in November, after Giuffre accused Oh of pretending to be an Epstein victim.
  • Giuffre responded to Oh’s lawsuit last week and countersued Oh. 
  • In court documents, Giuffre accused Oh of cutting her “for Epstein’s pleasure.” 

Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre is accusing one of the late pedophile’s associates of slashing and cutting her “for Epstein’s pleasure,” according to court documents. 

In January, Insider profiled Rina Oh, a New York-area artist who had previously described herself as an ex-girlfriend of Epstein’s. However, in recent years, Oh has come to see herself as one of his many victims. While she was an adult when she dated Epstein in the early 2000s, she said he committed a “really violent act” on her during their last encounter, and believes he tried to sex traffic her on multiple occasions. 

In late 2021, Oh sued Giuffre — perhaps Epstein’s most well-known victim — for defamation, over a series of tweets Giuffre wrote, claiming that Oh was only portraying herself as a victim in order to get money from the Epstein victims’ compensation fund. Giuffre also accused Oh of recruiting other victims and slicing her leg, leaving her with a six-inch scar on her left leg. 

Last week, Giuffre responded to Oh’s lawsuit, denying the claims and filing a countersuit, in which she went into more detail about the alleged abuse she said she suffered at the hands of Oh.

Jeffrey Epstein.

Jeffrey Epstein.

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The lawsuit explains that between 2000-2002, beginning when Giuffre was 16 years old, she was a “victim of sex trafficking and abuse by convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.”

“During the years that Ms. Giuffre was the victim of sex trafficking and abuse, she was cut and slashed by” Oh, the lawsuit says. 

“The cutting, slashing, and other injuries inflicted on Ms. Giuffre was part of the sadomasochist sexual and physical abuse perpetrated against her by Ms. Oh for Epstein’s pleasure,” the lawsuit says.

The lawsuit goes on to say that Giuffre “still has permanent emotional and physical scarring, including a physical scar on her leg, as a result of the abuse perpetrated against her by Ms. Oh.”

Oh’s attorney, Ira Meyerwitz, told Insider on Thursday that Oh denies ever cutting Giuffre. 

“Those charges are outrageous,” Meyerwitz said. “If that happened to Ms. Giuffre, it certainly was not Ms. Oh. Ms. Oh never touched Ms. Giuffre, period. Indeed the evidence will show that Ms. Giuffre sexually assaulted Ms. Oh.”

“The fact is that Ms. Giuffre is covering up for her role in sex trafficking and her abuse of Ms. Oh. Over the course of this litigation, we intend to set the record straight. Ms. Oh was a victim,” Meyerwitz added.

An attorney for Giuffre did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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