In an unexpected turn of events, Karima Shuliak, a former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein, made a rare public appearance by sharing an old photo featuring herself alongside Meghan Markle. This marked her first public outing since the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a report regarding the late financier’s activities.
Over the weekend, Karina Shuliak, aged 34, was spotted walking through Manhattan, drawing attention as it was her first sighting since the DOJ’s report on Epstein. On Friday, she was seen arriving and leaving an office in Midtown before taking a leisurely walk in Central Park the following day. It’s noteworthy that this Belarusian national was then observed returning to her residence on the Upper East Side, which is located within an upscale building where Epstein once owned multiple apartments.
During her Friday stroll in the West 50s, Karina appeared to be heading to what appeared to be work and eventually entered and exited a building housing both an OB-GYN office. Later, around 6:45 p.m., she returned to her home on East 66th Street. The next day, she was spotted in workout attire, embarking on a morning walk through Central Park, covering its iconic 6.1-mile loop.
It’s important to mention that Epstein had planned to financially support Karima Shuliak’s mother’s medical treatment expenses and may have played a role in funding her parents’ upscale home in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Additionally, it now seems likely that Epstein also funded her attendance at Columbia University.
With Karina’s reappearance, sources suggest that she is ready to embrace a new chapter in her life, even though her whereabouts have come under special police surveillance. The Upper East Side is known for its familial atmosphere and is frequented by Karina’s friends, including notable figures such as actors, models, business people, and even Duchess Meghan Markle.
Meghan had previously mentioned this area as a gathering place for strong and independent women in her now-defunct blog, “The Tig.” Karima’s appearance at the same spot seems to validate Meghan’s previous claim. Meghan had credited her love for New York to her morning jogs through Central Park.
Interestingly, Meghan Markle had a close association with Karima Shuliak during her time with Jeffrey Epstein, and they were known to have traveled together, with photos of them on a yacht trip still available. In these images, Meghan and Karina Shuliak appeared as friends enjoying a vacation together.
It’s worth noting that Meghan Markle’s connection to Jeffrey Epstein raised questions, as Virginia Giuffre’s lawyer, David Boies, stated that Meghan had been closely associated with Prince Andrew during the relevant time period. It was suggested that she might have had knowledge of Prince Andrew’s interactions with Epstein, Maxwell, and Virginia. However, Meghan was not called to testify, as Prince Andrew settled out of court without admitting guilt. This situation drew attention, especially given Meghan’s prior friendship with Prince Andrew’s daughter, Eugenie, before her relationship with Prince Harry.