The lawyers for the late Jeffrey Epstein's former executive assistant say federal prosecutors are not pursuing sex trafficking charges against her for allegedly booking flights and handling payments between the disgraced financier and his victims.

"After a more than two-year investigation by the Department of Justice into Jeffrey Epstein's conduct, which included lengthy interviews of witnesses and a thorough review of relevant communications, we have been informed that no criminal charges will be brought against Lesley Groff," said attorneys for Lesley Groff, who worked as a secretary for Epstein and oversaw his travel arrangements and meeting schedule.


“We are not surprised that the case was voluntarily dropped," the statement reported Friday continued. "Our hearts truly break for any person victimized by Epstein but the truth is — Lesley had no knowledge of and no participation in any of the illegal conduct alleged in the lawsuit.”

The legal team further said Groff "never witnessed anything improper or illegal" despite accusers claiming she booked flights so Epstein could abuse them at his various residences.

The Washington Examiner reached out to the Justice Department for comment.

A civil suit against Groff was also dropped this week.

The plaintiff, identified only as Jane Doe, alleged Epstein sexually abused her for two years after promising her assistance with her career and filed the lawsuit against Groff and Epstein's estate in October. Doe agreed to drop the case against Groff Wednesday after Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime confidante and ex-girlfriend to Epstein, was found guilty on five of six counts in her sex trafficking trial. However, Doe's legal fight against the estate is still underway.


"Groff, Epstein’s longtime New York-based right hand, facilitated Epstein’s trafficking and sexual abuse of Jane, including by purchasing plane tickets, sending money, making appointments, and sending various communications from New York," the lawsuit said.

Maxwell, 60, pleaded not guilty to the counts and faces up to 65 years in prison. Her attorney and family have vowed an appeal.

Epstein was arrested in July 2019 and charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy for allegedly abusing girls as young as 14. He pleaded not guilty to the charges before he was found dead at 66 in his Manhattan prison cell in August. His death was ruled a suicide by the New York City medical examiner's office.

Epstein’s arrest in July 2019 marked the second time he had been investigated for sex crimes. Alex Acosta, the former U.S. attorney for Southern Florida who later served as former President Donald Trump’s labor secretary, reached a controversial agreement more than a decade earlier with Epstein’s attorneys in which Epstein was allowed to plead guilty to two state-level prostitution solicitation charges. Groff was named as one of four Epstein employees in that agreement.