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Jeffrey Epstein sex slave accuser sues Brit socialite

The alleged former teenage sex slave of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has sued the woman she says set up the sick encounters with the New York money manager.

Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s lawsuit, filed Monday in Manhattan Federal Court, alleges Ghislaine Maxwell defamed her by denying Roberts’ salacious claims to the Daily News and other outlets.

Giuffre, 32, says Maxwell made “a deliberate effort to maliciously discredit Giuffre and silence her efforts to expose sex crimes committed around the world by Maxwell, Epstein and other powerful persons.”

The woman — whose allegations rocked Buckingham Palace earlier this year — cites statements by Maxwell’s spokesman calling Giuffre’s claims “obvious lies.”

The suit notes that Giuffre founded an advocacy group for victims of sex trafficking called Victims Refuse Silence, and that Maxwell’s denials damaged her credibility.

“With the assistance of Maxwell, Epstein was able to sexually abuse Giuffre for years until Giuffre eventually escaped,” the suit reads.

Virginia Roberts Giuffre.Coleman-Rayner

Virginia Roberts Giuffre.

“Ultimately, as a mother and one of Epstein’s many victims, Giuffre believed that she should speak out about her sexual abuse experiences in hopes of helping others.”

Giuffre’s salacious allegations were revealed earlier this year in Florida Federal Court as part of a suit alleging federal prosecutors gave the 62-year-old Epstein preferential treatment.

She said that Epstein — who has pleaded guilty to soliciting sex from a minor in 2007 — recruited her into a seedy sex ring when she was just 15.

Among the participants was Epstein’s friend Prince Andrew, who is fifth in line to the British throne, she said.

“I had sex with him three times, including one orgy. I knew he was a member of the British royal family, but I just called him ‘Andy,’ ” Giuffre said in filings.

July 27, 2006 arrest photo made available by the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, in Florida, shows Jeffrey Epstein.AP

July 27, 2006 arrest photo made available by the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, in Florida, shows Jeffrey Epstein.

She claimed to be 17 at the time.

She also charged that she had sex with celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz six times and that he once casually chatted with Epstein as she was performing oral sex on the freaky financier.

Even Maxwell took advantage of the underage girls, Roberts said.

She accused Maxwell, now 53, of having “forceful” sex with underage girls — including Roberts — almost daily.

Her defamation suit notes that Maxwell herself referred a reporter for the Daily News to a statement by her spokesman calling the allegations “defamatory.”

Prince Andrew The Duke of York on March 7, 2011 in London, England.Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Prince Andrew The Duke of York on March 7, 2011 in London, England.

Dershowitz has called the allegations “outrageous and impertinent” and a libelous smear, and Buckingham Palace has denied the tawdry tales as “false and without foundation.”

Maxwell, the daughter of late media magnate and former Daily News owner Robert Maxwell, could not be reached, and her spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.

Maxwell’s new suit is reminiscent of one filed by three Bill Cosby accusers who say his denials that he drugged and raped them constitutes defamation.

The defamation charge potentially serves as a legal workaround to the statute of limitation on crimes.

sbrown@nydailynews.com

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