Jeffrey Epstein’s secret girlfriend was a kids’s e book writer nicknamed “Chocolate Sauce” who touts herself as a “religious entrepreneur” — and runs a “sacred area” within the Large Apple, in line with a report.
Information of a beforehand unknown girlfriend first emerged within the newest trove of unsealed courtroom paperwork, through which Ghislaine Maxwell was proven to have begged Epstein to get “Shelley” to publicly announce within the 2000s that she — not Maxwell — was the pedophile’s ex.
Now she has been recognized as British-born writer Shelley Anne Lewis, 43, who was a frequent traveler on Epstein’s personal jet, together with journeys to his so-called “Pedo Island,” in line with the Mail on Sunday newspaper.
“Shelley was all the time very properly linked and delightful. I’m shocked and saddened,” a former colleague instructed the UK paper of her obvious romantic ties to the infamous late pedophile.
Lewis refused to remark to the paper — however appeared to have deleted her social media accounts earlier than the newest doc dump.
She would have been 22 when she is claimed to have began relationship Epstein in 1999, when he was 46, assembly whereas she labored within the up to date artwork division of Christie’s public sale home in New York.
Lewis beforehand praised an unidentified “mentor” who was “so authentic in all his thought processes that he couldn’t even see the field,” in line with the report. “My already inquisitive and curious nature advanced. I supposed it gave me a form of ‘something is feasible’ mentality,” she reportedly stated.
She now runs a “spirituality-oriented” kids’s publishing home named after her nickname, “Chocolate Sauce” — in addition to a Large Apple meditation middle, Sacred House NY, which goals to “assist New Yorker’s unplug from the frenetic tempo of town and domesticate practices for Inside Peace.”
Lewis additionally wrote a bestselling kids’s e book — “A Key To The Coronary heart,” that garnered reward from the likes of First Woman Laura Bush and Harry Potter collection writer JK Rowling — together with religious weblog articles, her bio states.
The self-titled “religious entrepreneur” was tied to Epstein partly by flight logs from the interval — a lot of which confirmed her flying alone with him to New York and his personal island, Little Saint James, the Mail stated.
Whereas she has not been accused of any wrongdoing or tied to the allegations in opposition to Epstein, she may very well be of eager curiosity to prosecutors or legal professionals for Epstein’s accusers, sources instructed the UK paper.
“Ms. Lewis might have data which may very well be helpful and which might support victims who’re searching for compensation from Epstein’s property. We might urge her to inform the FBI what she is aware of,” an unidentified lawyer for among the accusers instructed the paper.
Lewis divides her time between New York and her native Britain, the place she co-owns a $1 million residence along with her sister in west London, the Mail stated. She has not responded to the paper’s requests for remark.
Her father Brian, a retired millionaire businessman, instructed the paper he felt “very unhappy” for Epstein’s victims.
“I’ve not seen my daughter for ages. I do not know what she would need to say,” he instructed the Mail on Sunday.