PALM BEACH — Say what you will about part-time Palm Beach “pussy” grabber Donald Trump, a new book by local mega-author James Patterson says the Donald came to the defense of a young woman at Mar-a-Lago.
Once upon a time.
There’s a story in Patterson’s new book Filthy Rich about Palm Beach perv Jeffrey Epstein relating an incident that allegedly took place at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in 1999.
According to the book, billionaire financier Epstein liked to hang out at Mar-a-Lago despite the fact he’d never coughed up the $100,000 to join, much less the $14,000-annual fee.
But because Epstein and Trump shared a mutual friend, Brit heiress Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein had “unlimited use of the facilities,” according to the book.
According to a story in Chapter 33:
“That arrangement ended when a (Mar-a-Lago) member’s young daughter complained to her wealthy father: while relaxing at Mar-a-Lago, she’d been approached and invited out to Epstein’s house.
“The girl said that she had gone and that Epstein had tried to get her to undress.
“The girl’s father had gone directly to Trump, who — in no uncertain terms — told Epstein that he was barred from Mar-a-Lago.”
Another of Epstein’s victims, Virginia Roberts, said she was recruited in just the same way. She, however, wasn’t relaxing at Mar-a-Lago. She worked there.
Trump’s swift actions may have prevented other young ladies from falling into registered sex-offender Epstein’s web of underage girls.
Epstein ended up serving an unusually lenient 13 months in county jail after pleading guilty to procuring minors for prostitution, and the reasons are a large part of the book.