Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-butler says Prince Andrew ‘maybe has something to hide’ as he breaks decades-long silence to urge the royal to speak with the FBI
- Juan Alessi, 70, told police that he allegedly set up regular massages for Prince Andrew
- He also said that the Duke of York had left him a $140 tip on one occasion
- Epstein’s former butler also said he had a secret meeting with Virginia Roberts a few months ago
Jeffrey Epstein’s former butler has broken his decade-long silence to urge Prince Andrew to co-operate with the FBI.
Juan Alessi, 70, has alleged that Prince Andrew attended naked pool parties at Epstein’s Florida home 19 years ago and that massage tables would be set up for the Duke of York.
Alessi, who started working for Epstein in 1991, has previously been interviewed by the FBI, police and victims’ lawyers about his former employer and about Prince Andrew.
According to the Mirror Alessi said that he met the Duke of York twice at Epstein’s Florida house but never saw him interacting with any girls.
Juan Alessi, 70, has alleged that Prince Andrew attended naked pool parties at Epstein’s Florida home 19 years ago and that massage tables would be set up for the Duke of York
In a sworn statement to Palm Beach police in 2005, the ex-butler said that the prince stayed for weeks at a time at Epstein’s home in the ‘blue room’.
He also told the Mirror he never saw Prince Andrew naked or when he was having massages and that he also left a $140 tip for Alessi when he left.
The former butler said: ‘Maybe he has something to hide. I don’t know. I don’t know what happened beyond that.’
Epstein, 66, committed suicide last August and Alessi has chosen to speak out now because he says his confidentiality agreement died when his employer did.
Alessi said that one of his jobs as Epstein’s butlers was to clean the sex toys used by Epstein and his former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell – who Alessi described as ‘the devil’.
He alleges that Maxwell knew what Epstein was involved in and that she had made him drive around Palm Beach looking for girls who could give Epstein a massage.
Alessi claims he was also tasked with paying the girls after withdrawing $10,000 from the bank for Epstein – he said he didn’t know what he had been paying the girls for.
One alleged victim suggested that Maxwell had demonstrated the correct way to perform oral sex on Epstein.
Alessi said: ‘The FBI needs to talk to Ghislaine. She knows more than anyone. Whole days she spent recruiting girls. I was driving. I wish I had known what for. I would stop at a massage parlour.’
Alessi said that one of his jobs as Epstein’s butlers was to clean the sex toys used by Epstein and his former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell – who Alessi described as ‘the devil’. Pictured: Deborah Blohm (left), Jeffrey Epstein (middle) and Ghislaine Maxwell (right) at a party at the Mar-a-Lago club, Palm Beach, Florida, 1995
It is not believed the Duke of York has co-operated with the ongoing FBI investigation in Epstein.
Prince Andrew has strongly denied any wrongdoing.
Alessi also said that he had been secretly visited by Virginia Roberts where she had explained to the former butler what had happened to her.
He also claims to have challenged his former employer on one occasion and is glad that he has broken his silence on Epstein who he calls a coward.
He hopes that the Duke of York will co-operate with the ongoing investigation.
A friend of Prince Andrew told the Mirror that the duke was only being accused of having made a poor choice in an acquaintance by Alessi.
MailOnline have approached the Duke’s representatives for comment.
Earlier this month it was reported that police were monitoring 112 ‘red alert’ stalkers of the after the number almost doubled since’s disastrous interview.
Security expert Richard Aitch, who is projects director at Mobius International, said: ‘The Prince Andrew controversy and the strongly critiqued television interview creates an increase in disregard for the Royal Family, that potentially could have dangerous ramifications.’