Jeffrey Epstein has remained a controversial figure due to sex trafficking charges he faced prior to his 2019 death. Since then, other accusers have come forward in order to share what they say took place as a result of the financier's actions, and now, a new report has indicated that those who say they were affected by Epstein are now asking to have a prominent figure removed from the New York Academy of Art board.

According to Page Six, a few of Epstein's accusers are asking the institution to remove Eileen Guggenheim from their board. This is due to the fact that they claim she allegedly forced former academy student Maria Farmer to sell one of her paintings, titled "The Rape," to Epstein after she had already sold it for more than double her asking price to another buyer.

Furthermore, Farmer alleges that Guggenheim also "insisted" that she travel with her to a ranch in New Mexico where she was forced to engage in unwanted activities. According to Farmer, she said both Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, one of his associates, then abused her at the location. 

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Following the emergence of the new Change.org petition, the New York Academy of Art spoke to the publication about the development.

"This petition is filled with false information, innuendo and lies. As such, we have reported it to Change.org as against their community guidelines and hope it will be taken down. What happened to Maria Farmer and all of the victims of Jeffrey Epstein is horrible," it reads.

Continuing, they added, "However, the allegations against Eileen Guggenheim are unfair and injurious. She has spent the last 30 years working for the well-being and success of all the Academy’s students. It is important to note that Farmer was a 25-year old adult when she graduated from the Academy. She went to work for Jeffrey Epstein after graduation of her own accord and had been in his employ for over a year when the assault happened."

This follows other recent reports surrounding the businessman and his friendship with Prince Andrew. After Epstein's death, more questions arose regarding the nature of the Duke of York's behavior while in Epstein's company. As a result, accusers have recently not only asked for certain pieces of evidence that could potentially incriminate him, but other reports have also indicated that he could still face legal action if he is not "released" in certain documents.

Both Epstein and Prince Andrew are set to be looked at more closely later this year when a new Netflix docu-series, titled "Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich," premieres. Earlier this year, a new book, called "Relentless Pursuit: My Fight for the Victims of Jeffrey Epstein," was also released that examined "stunning details" about the case.

US justice officials are investigating how Jeffrey Epstein, one of America's most high-profile on-remand detainees, was able to kill himself when he was supposed to be under close watch US justice officials are investigating how Jeffrey Epstein, one of America's most high-profile on-remand detainees, was able to kill himself when he was supposed to be under close watch Photo: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department / HO