This is a true vindication for our client Lesley Groff who had no knowledge and no participation in any of these horrific crimes. But as a wife and a mother, Lesley remains heartbroken for Jennifer and all of the victims.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) December 01, 2020
A civil case against Lesley Groff – a former executive assistant to Jeffrey Epstein - has been dropped. The case (#950010/2019) was filed by Jennifer Araoz, who has accused the late Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing her at his personal home on 71st street in New York City in 2001 and 2002.
At the time of the alleged wrongdoings, Lesley Groff worked exclusively from the Madison Avenue offices, and never stepped foot in Epstein's personal home, according to Groff’s counsel.
“This is a true vindication for our client Lesley Groff who had no knowledge and no participation in any of these horrific crimes,” said Jon Whitcomb of Diserio Martin O’Connor & Castiglioni. “But as a wife and a mother, Lesley remains heartbroken for Jennifer and all of the victims.”
As an executive assistant to Epstein, Lesley worked as part of a professional staff that included in-house attorneys, accountants and other office staff. Lesley’s job included making appointments for Mr. Epstein as directed by him, taking his messages, and setting up high-level meetings with CEOs, business executives, scientists, politicians, celebrities, charitable organizations and universities.
As part of Epstein’s professional office staff, Groff never witnessed anything improper or illegal.
“Lesley has always maintained her innocence. We are not surprised that the civil case has been dropped since Lesley found out about these inexplicable crimes when the rest of the world did. She is truly thankful that this is now behind her,” said Michael Bachner of Bachner & Weiner.
The Jennifer Araoz civil case 950010 against Lesley Groff was discontinued permanently by the Honorable Judge George J. Silver in the Supreme Court State of New York after a comprehensive motion to dismiss was filed by Groff’s counsel. There was no financial contribution by Lesley Groff to the settlement.
Copies of the motion to dismiss are available upon request.