Virginia Roberts Guiffre has shared a heartbreaking message from her hospital bed, saying she finds it hard to shake haunting memories of how she was abused.
Ms Roberts alleges she was a victim of paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and claims she was trafficked to between London, New York and the Caribbean to have sex with powerful men, including Prince Andrew.
The Duke has always strenuously denied having sex with Mrs Roberts and any other wrongdoing.
On Friday morning, Mrs Roberts – who lives in Cairns in Queensland’s far north – shared an emotional Twitter post after undergoing spinal surgery.
‘Still in ICU, so much pain, not only do I have to carry the weight of the scars physically but mentally too,’ she wrote.
Alongside the caption she shared a photo of her laid in a hospital bed wearing an eye mask and hooked up to a breathing tube.
‘Whilst I lay in bed all alone I revisit the many flashbacks of the atrocities I’ve already been through and I ask, isn’t this enough?’ she added.
‘I wish this would just all go away.’
Mrs Roberts is married to an Australian man Robert Guiffre and has three children.
Newly-unsealed court documents revealed last week that Mrs Roberts claimed she performed a sex act on Ghislaine Maxwell – the accused ‘madam’ of Epstein – in front of the billionaire paedophile on his private island.
Maxwell has always denied any involvement or knowledge of her close friend’s sex abuse, and is pleading not guilty to current child sex trafficking charges filed against her in New York.
Epstein, 66, was found hanged last August in a Manhattan jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges for abusing women and girls in Manhattan and Florida from 2002 to 2005. He had pleaded not guilty.
Maxwell fought tooth and nail to keep court documents released last week and exposing Epstein’s alleged bizarre fetishes secret, lodging a flurry of last-minute legal roadblocks.
They revealed how the warped financier had pink bed sheets to remind him of ‘p***y’, liked his nipples pinched and had enormous naked portraits of women.
As well as his perverse lust for girls as young as 13, Epstein’s alleged sexual kinks were laid bare in a slew of legal filings from a 2015 lawsuit against his accused madam, unsealed by a judge last Thursday.