Jeffrey Epstein ‘raped New York ballet dancer’

Jeffrey Epstein ‘raped New York ballet dancer’


norman lebrecht

March 05, 2023

From the Daily Telegraph:

In the early 2000s, financier Jeffrey Epstein would go looking for young girls to abuse at New York ballet classes, including at an Upper East Side studio where Alice Robb, then aged about 12 or 13, would take classes. “Young, precarious, and accustomed to following orders: young ballet dancers were the perfect victims,” she writes in her new memoir, Don’t Think, Dear, about her love affair with ballet. Epstein never approached her but one young dancer called Jane (not her real name) ended up being assaulted by him for years.

If this is true, it would not have been once instance of predation by Epstein on the community of underage ballet dancers in New York. Surely NYCB and ABT need to launch an urgent investigation? If only to discover who gave Epstein access to ballet haunts.

A previous New York Times report four years ago had no perceptible follow-through.


  • Jake says:

    His vast sums of money appeared to spring from nowhere all that obvious. Murky .

  • Herodotus says:

    Can we also discuss how Itzhak Perlman was on the list of people who visited Epstein’s island and flew on his private jet??

    • norman lebrecht says:

      This has been refuted. He took one flight to a music festival where Epstein was a board member and never met the man.