Ghislaine Maxwell revealed how she hired women to massage paedophile Jeffrey Epstein at his home ‘at least once a day’ – and admits she KNEW Prince Andrew sex accuser Virginia Roberts was only 17, in newly released court papers
- Ms Maxwell, 57, told a court of her life as sex abuser Epstein’s right-hand woman
- In her role managing the businessman’s six houses, she said she hired an array of staff including cooks, cleaners, gardeners and architects
- Part of her job, she said was to recruit women to massage the 66-year-old paedophile in his home where he often had a rub down once a day
- Ms Maxwell is accused of procuring young girls for Epstein to have sex with, a claim she denies
- She spoke in a defamation case in New York brought by Virginia Roberts whom Ms Maxwell accused of lying over sex with Epstein and Prince Andrew
By PAUL THOMPSON FOR MAILONLINE
Ghislaine Maxwell has revealed for the first time how she recruited women to massage billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein at his home ‘at least once a day’.
In newly released court papers, the socialite, who introduced Epstein to Prince Andrew, told how she managed Epstein’s six houses around the world and hired ‘lots of people’ – but denied procuring young girls for him to have sex with.
Ms Maxwell said she knew Andrew’s sex-accuser Ms Roberts was 17 when she started massaging Epstein, but said her account about abuse she claims she suffered at the hands of the royal and his paedophile friend was a lie.
Ghislaine Maxwell has spoken for the first time about her extraordinary relationship with billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein where she managed his life as his right-hand woman
Ms Maxwell admitted in newly-released court papers she knew Prince Andrew’s sex accuser Virginia Roberts (pictured with the prince in 2001) was 17 when she started massaging Epstein
Ms Maxwell tells how she recruited women to massage Epstein at his home at least once a day, sometimes more, as she also hired gardeners, pilots, chefs in her role for him
Ms Maxwell, pictured at Epstein’s Caribbean home, spoke in a libel case in New York after being sued by Ms Roberts for calling her a liar in the claims she had made about Epstein
Pictures from inside Epstein’s Caribbean home home show four poster beds covered with mosquito nets in the property where Ms Roberts also said she and Prince Andrew had sex, a claim strenuously denied by the Duke of York.
In her video statement to a New York court in a libel action brought by Ms Roberts, Ms Maxwell outlined her role for the disgraced businessman.
‘My job included hiring many people. There were six homes,’ she said.
‘I hired assistants, architects, decorators, cooks, cleaners, gardeners, pool people, pilots. I hired all sorts of people.’
Ms Maxwell is accused of procuring young girls for sex with Epstein, which she denies
‘A very small part of my job was to find adult professional massage therapists for Jeffrey,’ she said.
‘From time to time I would visit professional spas. I would receive a massage and if it was good I would ask them if they did home visits.’
In her evidence Ms Maxwell admitted knowing Ms Roberts was just 17 years old when she began giving massages to Epstein at his mansion in Palm Beach, Florida.
Asked how often the teenager would massage Epstein, she said: ‘It’s important to understand that I wasn’t with Jeffrey all the time.
‘In fact, I was only in the house less than half the time, so I cannot testify to when I wasn’t there how often she came.
‘What I can say is that I barely would remember her, if not for all of this rubbish.
‘I probably wouldn’t remember her at all, except that she came from time to time. But I don’t recollect her coming as often as she portrayed herself.’
Ms Maxwell gave evidence at the defamation hearing with Ms Roberts in 2017.
Ms Roberts was suing her over her claims that she was forced to have sex with Epstein and the Duke of York.