Jeffrey Epstein welcomed a number of famous faces into his Paris apartment according to his butler, who spoke about his 18 years on the job in an interview with franceinfo.
‘I served crowned heads, diplomats, businessmen and politicians,’ said the butler, named only as Gabriel, who then listed Bill and Melinda Gates as two examples.
He said that Prince Andrew, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Steve Bannon were also guests at the residence – as were a number of very young, very thin and very tall girls.
Those girls, whose he said in recent years all looked to be of age, were kept separate from the other guests at all times according to Gabriel.
He also revealed that members of his former boss’ trust had called just two days before an investigation into Epstein was announced in Paris asking him to perform some tasks at the apartment.
Alleged ties: Jeffrey Epstein’s butler Gabriel said Bill and Melinda Gates had visited the pedophile’s Paris apartment (couple above in February)
Dynamic duo: Gabriel said that Prince Andrew (left earlier this month), former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Steve Bannon were also guests at the residence (Epstein right in 2005)
Gabriel did not say how long these guests stayed and if it was always overnight or they just came by for a meal.
This is the first time there has ever been any mention of Bill and Melinda visiting one of Epstein’s properties, but those other three men have all been to see the late pedophile at his Manhattan townhouse.
Gabriel specifically remembers Bannon, saying his visit came last Fall and noting; ‘I was even his driver in Paris.’
DailyMail.com reached out to a publicist for Bill and Melinda, who did not respond to a request for comment.
Gates has been adamant however in the past that he had no personal relationship with the pedophile, though the two did spend time together.
A source close to Bannon meanwhile said ‘it never happened.’
Flight records reveal that Gates flew with Epstein from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey to Palm Beach on March 1, 2013, one of the few flights that year where pilot Larry Viskoski recorded the name of a passenger.
A representative for the couple did not respond to a request for comment, and the pairing is an odd one given the work Melinda and the couple’s foundation does for young women around the world.
Gabriel also spoke about the other company kept by his boss.
‘As [Epstein] was very fond of massages, they were hired for it,’he explained.
‘But I do not think that there women were then paid for sex.’
He also said Epstein was seeing women less and getting fewer massages in recent years.
‘When I started working for him, he was getting a massage at least twice a day, sometimes three or four times,’ said Gabriel, who noted that his boss’ habit was an expensive one.
‘But it was less common in recent years.’
Shut it down: A source close to Bannon (above in Paris in May)said it ‘never happened,’ despite Gabriel claiming he drove the man around the city just last Fall
New digs: Gabriel is living in the pied-a-terre (above) after being ordered to move in by the estate two days before Paris officials declared they were probing Epstein
Epstein and Bill had spent time together previously, most notably at the annual Edge Dinner, which each year welcomes billionaires from around the world to come together and discuss advancements they are working in on the worlds of math, science and technology.
In fact, the 2013 dinner took place just two nights before they flew to Florida, though neither of the men are pictured attending that year’s event.
Epstein did claim he worked as a financial adviser to Gates for some time, but that claim was later shot down by the Microsoft founder’s representative.
The two men do however both own property in southern Florida.
Epstein had two homes including a $12 million Palm Beach mansion and Gates owns a five-property compound in Wellington that he purchased for a total of $40 million.
In a biography that was published on the website for Edge, but later deleted, it is noted that Epstein ‘founded the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation in 2000 to fund and support cutting edge science around the world.’
He is also said to be ‘one of the largest supporters of individual scientists, including theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and Nobel Laureates Gerard ‘t Hooft, David Gross and Frank Wilczek.’
In an alarming addition, the biography then states that Epstein has taken ‘an active role in supporting education across the United States as well as philanthropy in the US Virgin Islands, where the foundation is based.’
He traveled to the 2002 dinner with guests including architect David Rockwell, author Michael Wolff, journalist Richard Cook, and literary agent John Brockman – who was also the editor of the Edge website.
Gates was not the only famous name to hop aboard Epstein’s plane either, with the serial pedophile also welcoming famed newsman Walter Cronkite, architect Peter Marino and a passenger identified as John Roberts.