The story I was going to write and the story I am writing are very different. While the media has focused on the superficial aspects of Wexner’s relationship to Jeffrey Epstein I’d remembered Wexner through my association with Ira Riklis.
Ira Riklis is the son of Meshulam Riklis - owner of Rapid-American Corporation and from whom Wexner purchased the Lerner Shops in 1984. Riklis (the son) was my abuser and Riklis (the elder) hired a former State Department attorney named Max to keep tabs on me in 1993 (when I was strong enough emotionally to leave Ira). Max and I communicated from 1993 through 2015 when he retired, moved from upstate New York to California, whereupon he informed me he was “handing my file to Ira.”
Based on the fact that I have been severely harassed (both online and in person) from the time I left Ira in 1993 to present day; and that I have had trouble finding anyone to help me on any level: police, attorney, media – I became my own sleuth. In order to know how to protect myself I learned early on to keep tabs on the people Ira talked about. The people that were part of his world.
One of those people was Leslie Wexner.