Naomi Cambell: What Jeffrey Epstein ‘has done is indefensible, I stand with the victims’

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It’s a little bit sad-funny to see the British tabloids in such a tizzy about Prince Andrew and his connections to Jeffrey Epstein. They truly don’t know how to report it. To be fair, I imagine that Buckingham Palace courtiers are trying their best to massage the story, all while encouraging the press to throw certain other people under the bus to protect the Queen’s favorite son. For weeks, it was the Duchess of Sussex being thrown under the bus. But now Naomi Campbell is getting thrown too. Naomi was casually acquainted with Epstein, just like she was casually acquainted with Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and actual, like, war criminals. The Daily Mail did a big write-up about how Naomi doesn’t deserve any humanitarian awards because of these associations. To that I say: has any woman come out and said that Naomi raped her or that Naomi accepted trafficked women or children as sexual “gifts”? If not, then it’s not the same.

Anyway, Naomi wasn’t pleased that her name has cropped up in the Epstein stories. To be fair to the Daily Mail – I know, I know – Naomi did fly on Epstein’s jet a few times years before his 2008-09 arrest and plea deal. She doesn’t have any answers for THAT. But simply knowing Epstein socially, in those circles? Yeah, that was how he had so much access – he bought it. He spent money to hang out with the biggest names. So Naomi decided to post this video to her YouTube channel – it’s basically a fake “interview” where she talks about the Epstein stuff and other stuff:

What she said about the Epstein stuff:

“What [Epstein] has done is indefensible, and when I heard it sickened me to my stomach just like everybody else…I’ve had my fair share of sexual predators and thank God I had good people around who protected me from this. I stand with the victims. They are scarred for life.”

One of Epstein’s accusers, Virginia Giuffre, and his alleged madame Ghislaine Maxwell, were pictured on a yacht in the French Riviera where Campbell was celebrating her 31st birthday with her then-boyfriend, Flavio Briatore. Giuffre, now Roberts, was 17 at the time. Campbell said she was introduced to Epstein at that 2001 party in Saint-Tropez, by Flavio Briatore, an Italian businessman. In addition, “He was always front-and-center at the Victoria’s Secret shows,” she said.

“I find it extraordinary that of all the hundreds of thousands of people that I’ve stood next to to take pictures with at a public event they’ve only chosen these few,” she said, calling the article “character assassination…. it’s going to be very difficult to be photographed at public events because you’re going to be thinking, ‘If you do take a picture, it’s going to be taken out of context and used in a negative way.’ The frightening conclusion here is that if the negative action of your neighbour, colleague, or even an associate can somehow make you guilty too, simply by association, then we indeed live in very worrying times. This affects us all. It’s wrong. It’s unfair. And it must be stopped.”

[From Page Six & LaineyGossip]

As we saw when the #MeToo stories came out, people will always be all too eager to find some way to blame women for a predator’s actions and crimes. I think Naomi should explain why she used Epstein’s plane, but I also assume her explanation will be something like “rich men have always lent me their planes and it doesn’t mean that I cosign their activities.” But the rest of it is just… ugh. As I said before, if some survivor comes out and says she was trafficked to Naomi, then we’ll talk about how Naomi has some responsibility here. But Epstein was literally around tons of celebrities, royals and well-connected people for years and years.

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  1. StarGreek says:

    Briatore is another Epstein btw

    Surprised his name didn’t crop up earlier on, he likes ‘his girls’ very young. Awful disgusting man

    • FrenchGirl says:

      Remember that Naomi knew Epstein because She dated Briatore once.Briatore dated many models .

      • StarGreek says:

        In the Italian press several girls who would be considered underage now were around him years ago. Mind you, I think that the age of consent was like 14 in the old days in Italy but ewwwww all around anyway!

    • Lama Bean says:

      Didn’t he also date Heidi Klum? Isn’t he the father of her oldest child?
      He’s married to Clooney’s Italian ex-girlfriend now, IIRC.

      • SKF says:

        He was married to a different Italian Elisabetta – Elisabetta Gregoraci. They’ve recently split up. She was a Wonderbra model and there was an exposé where it came out that she had offered sexual favours in return for a job as a showgirl on Italian TV. She then worked for Silvio Berlusconi as a hostess on some TV show. Interesting woman! But yeah, Flavio is Leni’s biological father.

  2. Eleonor says:

    She is an “easy target” why people don’t go after Trump or Clinton???

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Trump and Clinton have very different histories. People are going after Trump but so far he is protected by sexism, NDAs, sleazy lawyers, the National Enquirer document safe, and the presidency. Clinton was impeached during his presidency.

      The next big names adjacent to Epstein and requiring investigation are Ghislaine Maxwell, Prince Andrew and Alan Dershowitz. And people on this board know of others.

  3. Arizona says:

    I think she doesn’t get a total pass, because as you said, she has a history of hanging out with gross people who do awful things. Maybe she could consider looking into people a bit more before she starts flying on their private planes or accepting gifts from them. I dunno.

    Like the Weinstein thing, I have a hard time believing that these people really knew nothing. If little old me knows the rumors, I would imagine someone who actually knows these people and is surrounded by them would hear the rumors too. And if I heard a lot of rumors that someone was a gross person (ie. a sexual abuser, rapist, etc) I wouldn’t spend time with those people.

    • MarcelMarcel says:

      Idk… I think a part of the reason predators get away with it is because we’ve been socially conditioned to accept men behaving badly.
      I’ve been in situations where a man’s aggressive response was not proportional to the event. Or he was incredibly emotionally manipulative and twisted a situation to discredit a woman. Or did other problematic things like forcefully hugging someone who doesn’t want to be hugged. Everyone else miniamised it or justified it ie ‘he’s having a bad day’, ‘he’s a bit much but he is a creative genius’ or ‘he’s usually lovely but he gets that way after too much wine’.
      That’s why I think it’s perfectly feasible that people didn’t realise these men were criminals. We are culturally conditioned to ignore red flags or justify a terrible mans behaviour. Fortunately it’s started to shift though!

    • otaku fairy.... says:

      The tricky thing with that is that sometimes when people know they’re in high gossip/ drama/ conspiracy theory environments, it can effect the approach they take to gossip. With Weinstein, it was also a matter of which kinds of rumors the person heard.

  4. Lala11_7 says:

    Naomi has spent her life…on a personal level….around some of the most DEPLORABLE of men….and while she might not have known how perverse Epstein was (which I find hard to imagine…because his perversity was where he garnered ALL his powerful connections)…she knew about the others she partied with…

    When those ghosts come back to haunt…


  5. Gobo says:

    It doesn’t matter how many women of colour they attempt to sacrifice on the alter of Andrew’s reputation, its never going to be anything other than putrid.

    • MarcelMarcel says:

      Agreed. It’s so disgusting & transparent. Andrew was actually photographed on Epsteins private property with young women. Naomi Campbell wasn’t.
      Andrews response to this situation has convinced me that he’s a bigoted racist & sex criminal (probably with pedophlic tendencies). To top it off some of his family have chosen to enable it instead of holding him accountable.

      • M says:

        She was actually photographed with a young Giuffre at her own birthday party in 2001. There is no way she didn’t know at least some of what went on.

  6. Nev says:

    Oh geez.