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The expression "left the encounter" sounds confusing to me. It seems to be that the older girl wore her underwear (odd! Didn't the girl have her own?), or seems to mean when this 14 year old girl left the mansion she wore her underwear (redressed? Odd! Do you expect she left there naked?)

Okay, how to proper understand the grammar?

In March 2005, a woman contacted Florida's Palm Beach Police Department and alleged that her 14-year-old stepdaughter had been taken to Epstein's mansion by an older girl. There she was allegedly paid $300 (equivalent to $380 in 2018) to strip and massage Epstein.[82] She had allegedly undressed, but left the encounter wearing her underwear

Source: Jeffrey Epstein - Wikipedia
  • Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    Again, you seem to be letting your opinion tell you that the words must be wrong.
    The woman telling the story doesn't care what happened to "an older girl." The story is about her 14-year-old stepdaughter.
    The point that is being made is that it is known that she was wearing her underwear when she left so it is not known if she took it off and put it back on or if she never took it off. "Strip" can be vague.
    Someone might not bother to put all of their clothes on when escaping from a sexual assault.
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