British reality star Adela King has shared chilling new details about her alleged encounter with Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein, recalling how she ended up topless and alone in a room with the convicted sex offender when she was a young model.
The Ladies of London alum, 47, first shared her story on Instagram in 2019, claiming that Maxwell and Epstein had tried to recruit her for a threesome under the ruse of a Victoria’s Secret casting in the 1990s.
‘I was very lucky to get away,’ she told David Yontef on the latest episode of his podcast Behind The Velvet Rope.
Looking back: British reality star Adela King, 47, has opened up about her alleged encounter with Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein, saying she was ‘very lucky to get away’
Accusations: King first alleged on Instagram in 2019 that Maxwell and Epstein (pictured in 1995) had tried to recruit her for a threesome under the ruse of a Victoria’s Secret casting
According to King, she was about 20 years old when Maxwell approached at a cocktail party at Syon Park in London under the guise of offering her modeling work.
‘This woman comes up to me and she said, “Are you a model.” And I said, “Yes,” because, at the time, I was modeling. I was 20. And she said, “Well, I’d really like you to come for a casting for a Victoria Secret campaign,”‘ the fashion designer alleged. ‘I mean, who wouldn’t want to do that? I was like, “Hell yeah.”‘
King said Maxwell introduced herself and gave her a business card, instructing her to show up at Claridges Hotel the next night at 8 p.m. for the casting and ‘ask for Mr. Jeffrey Epstein.’
She recalled walking down the hotel’s corridor and seeing two women fall out the Epstein’s suite, laughing. Looking back, she believes one of the women was Maxwell.
‘So already then I knew that this was something not right. You know? And obviously, that became very, very apparent afterwards,’ she said.
Story: King detailed her alleged encounter on the latest episode of the Behind The Velvet Rope podcast, telling host David Yontef that she was 20 when Maxwell approached her at a party
Allegations: The former model said Maxwell told her to show up at Claridges Hotel at 8 p.m. for a Victoria’s Secret casting and ‘ask for Mr. Jeffrey Epstein’
King alleged that Epstein sat her on the sofa in the dimly-lit suite and flipped through her modeling portfolio before instructing her to stand up and take her top off.
‘He said: ‘And bend forward and push your breasts together,”‘ she claimed. ‘Then he was like just sort of staring at me.’
King quickly realized it was a ‘BS casting’ and tried to extricate herself from the situation, saying ‘it was very uncomfortable’ and ‘it just didn’t feel right.’
She said she told Epstein she had dinner plans and left, but that wasn’t the last time she encountered Maxwell.
The mother of two alleged that she ran into Epstein’s ex-girlfriend at a private dinner party hosted by a socialite just two days later.
Manipulated: King alleged that during her meeting with Epstein, he instructed her to take her top and push her breasts together as he stared at her
Yikes: According to King, Maxwell (pictured with Epstein and Carol Mack in 1995) was ‘absolutely mortified’ when they ran into each other at a dinner partya few days later
Say what? King said she was told by a friend that the socialite (pictured in 2005) had sent her to Epstein’s hotel suite to cast her for a threesome
‘Ghislaine walks in and she sits next to the host and she took one look at me and she was absolutely mortified. She couldn’t believe that I ran the same circles as her,’ King claimed. ‘Once she saw me there, she couldn’t look at me. She was literally mortified.’
The former model recalled turning to a friend and saying: ‘Oh my God, that’s the woman that sent me along to the VS casting the other night. And they said, “Adela are you crazy? She sent you along to cast you for threesome.” And I was like, “What? Are you joking?”‘
King said she never heard from either of them again until ten years later when Epstein was investigated for sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.
‘I was like, “Oh My God, that’s the guy. That’s the guy,”‘ King said. ‘I was very fortunate nothing, you know, happened to me.’
In 2008, Epstein was convicted in a Florida state court solicitation of prostitution and solicitation of prostitution with a minor under the age of 18. He served nearly 13 months in jail and registered as a sex offender.
Run-in: King said she never heard from either of them again until ten years later when Epstein was investigated for sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl
Lucky: The fashion designer (pictured in 2018) said that she is ‘very fortunate’ nothing happened to her, adding that she is ‘incredibly sorry for what’s happened to everybody else’
Headed to trial: Maxwell, 59, has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and other charges over her alleged role in procuring four teenage girls for Epstein to abuse between 1994 and 2004
Epstein died in August 2019 in a federal Manhattan jail at age 66 as he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges. His death was ruled a suicide, though it was shrouded in mystery.
Meanwhile, Maxwell, 59, has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and other charges over her alleged role in procuring four teenage girls for Epstein to abuse between 1994 and 2004.
Death: Epstein died by suicide in August 2019 at age 66 as he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges in a federal Manhattan jail
Her trial is slated for November; however, her lawyers requested last week that the judge in her case dismiss the charges against her and let her go in the wake of Bill Cosby’s release.
In a letter on Friday, her team of attorneys asked Judge Alison J. Nathan to dismiss the sex trafficking charges against her, claiming that she, like Cosby, was promised that she wouldn’t be prosecuted under a deal that Epstein was given in 2010.
Cosby was freed on June 30 because of a promise a prosecutor made in 2005 that he would not be charged. He went on to incriminate himself in a civil case and another prosecutor, years later, used those remarks to charge him.
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional and that had he not thought he was beyond reproach, he wouldn’t have made the incriminating remarks.
King didn’t mince words when she shared her revulsion over Epstein and his right-hand woman alleged crimes.
‘I feel incredibly sorry for what’s happened to everybody else,’ she said. ‘It’s just disgusting. I mean, it’s absolutely disgusting.
Solidarity: ‘I am doing this as it’s the truth and the truth is in question so I am telling my story in support of all the women that suffered so horrifyingly at the hands of them and their accomplices,’ King wrote
‘And you know, to be honest with you, I’m disgusted with Ghislaine as well,’ she added. ‘I mean, for her to have that in her, that she would actually go and do that just to please a man.’
The only other time King has spoken of her alleged run-in with Maxwell and Epstein was in a series of Instagram posts nearly two years ago.
She shared an account identical to the one she alleged on Yontef’s podcast this week when she publicly claimed for the first time that Maxwell and Epstein tried to recruit her for a threesome with the lure of a bogus modeling job.
‘I’ve come out with this in support of all of those women who were mostly children at the time and I hope they get the justice and peace they deserve. Love to you all as always,’ she wrote.
‘I have shared the following true story about my encounter with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell on my feed but I am posted [sic] it here too,’ she added.
‘I am doing this as it’s the truth and the truth is in question so I am telling my story in support of all the women that suffered so horrifyingly at the hands of them and their accomplices. I wish them justice, peace and healing.’