One of Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking victims has come forward with new details about former president Bill Clinton’s relationship with the deceased pedophile.
Juliette Bryant told The Daily Beast that a woman named Naja Hill approached her at cocktail lounge in South Africa in 2002 and lured her into Epstein’s world with promises of a modeling career.
Bryant, who was only 20 at the time got caught up in a whirlwind life of traveling on Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, “Lolita Express” and frequently crossed paths with Bill Clinton.
Ms. Bryant told The Beast that Naja Hill name-dropped Bill Clinton to give Jeffrey Epstein more credibility.
“I was completely conned,” Bryant told The Daily Beast. “I wouldn’t go with some random man to the Caribbean. He seemed legitimate. Clinton gave him credibility.”
Bryant told The Daily Beast that when she first met Bill Clinton she believed he was very close to Epstein because the two shared a suite at Cape Grace, a luxury hotel in South Africa.
The Daily Beast reported:
Juliette Bryant was at a Cape Town cocktail lounge with a friend when an associate of Jeffrey Epstein approached her. “This guy is bothering me,” the woman, an American actress named Naja Hill, told them that night in September 2002. “Can I hang out with you guys?”
“I was a silly young 20-year-old and thought it sounded like such an amazing opportunity considering the people he was here with,” Bryant told The Daily Beast, in her first in-depth media interview about surviving Epstein’s sex ring. She also spoke to BBC Two for its new series about Epstein’s former girlfriend and now-convicted accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell. The show, House of Maxwell, premiered on Monday.
“That’s what gave Epstein credibility,” Bryant added. “The fact that he was with Clinton.”
According to Bryant, when she arrived at the restaurant, Clinton stood up to shake her hand and didn’t let go, even when he began speaking to someone else. “He just kept holding onto my hand,” Bryant told us. “It was like a dream. It was so bizarre.”
She would also see the famous Democrat again the next day, after Hill invited her to join their entourage and show Epstein her modeling portfolio.
Bryant crossed paths with Clinton and Epstein as they toured Africa on a high-profile humanitarian trip, during which the former president, his Secret Service team, and others flew aboard Epstein’s private jet dubbed the “Lolita Express.” Clinton has not spoken publicly about this journey or his multiple other flights with Epstein aside from a 2019 statement which claimed he knew “nothing” about the late sex offender’s “terrible crimes.”
Epstein ensnared Bryant in his trafficking scheme not long after this Cape Town rendezvous under the guise of offering her modeling jobs in the U.S.
But moments after she set foot on American soil, Bryant was whisked off to the money manager’s home in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he raped her repeatedly over two weeks before taking her to Palm Beach to continue to the assaults. The sexual abuse would continue at Epstein’s homes around the globe until 2004.
Clinton’s spokesman referred the Daily Beast to a previous statement:
“President Clinton knows nothing about the serious crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York. In 2002 and 2003, President Clinton took a total of four trips on Jeffrey Epstein’s airplane: one to Europe, one to Asia, and two to Africa, which included stops in connection with the work of the Clinton Foundation. Staff, supporters of the Foundation, and his Secret Service detail traveled on every leg of every trip. He had one meeting with Epstein in his Harlem office in 2002, and around the same time made one brief visit to Epstein’s New York apartment with a staff member and his security detail. He’s not spoken to Epstein in well over a decade, and has never been to Little St. James Island, Epstein’s ranch in New Mexico, or his residence in Florida.”
Click here to read the Daily Beast’s full story on Juliette Bryant and her experience being sex trafficked by Epstein.