The Caribbean house party included at least seven specially flown Russian models, a multimillionaire financier and a British prince. & # 39; Jeffrey was so excited. He said, "We're going to have a big photo shoot with you and the girls," recalls Virginia Roberts, his teenage "sex slave", of Jeffrey Epstein.
“We were topless and he had us in sexual positions. Then we are told to gather in a large cabana. Andrew and Jeffrey were sitting in chairs when I walked in, ”she claims in a new book about Epstein and the alleged sex offender Ghislaine Maxwell. She claims Epstein then said, "Why don't you start kissing and having fun?" Jeffrey and the prince just sat back and laughed. & # 39;
Ms. Roberts, who would refer to the events of that evening as an "orgy" elsewhere nearly 20 years ago, says Prince Andrew disappeared the next day, "thrown away" by his Scotland Yard bodyguards who spent the night aboard a small one moored boat had spent Epstein's private island in the US Virgin Islands. Andrew has denied having had sexual contact or a sexual relationship with Ms. Roberts and told the BBC that he did not remember meeting her.
Rotten love nest: Jeffrey Epstein's private island
Now a new book – The Spider: Inside the Criminal Web of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, by Pulitzer Prize nominated investigative reporter Barry Levine – delivers disturbing new allegations about the Prince's alleged relationship with Mrs Roberts.
She has long insisted she had to have sex with Andrew three times – once in London in 2001 when she was 17, a second time two months later in New York, and a third time on the island.
Levine's book published yesterday also reveals new details of the alleged encounter in New York.
According to Ms. Roberts, she arrived at Epstein's mansion on the Upper East Side and found Prince Andrew in a leather armchair in Epstein's library. Behind him, on a desk, lay nude photos of girls and young women, including one of her. "I don't think Andrew could have missed it when he walked in," she recalls now.
Maxwell, the daughter of the shamed tycoon Robert, was there and had given the prince an explosive toy based on his Spitting Image doll that made Andrew "smile from ear to ear – it was like a kid going to Disney World."
Believing Andrew recognized her, she couldn't remember her name, adding that Johanna Sjoberg, a student who worked as Epstein's assistant, was sitting on his lap.
"We kissed on the cheek and Ghislaine put me on his other knee," she is quoted in Levine's book. "Ghislaine told me to take him upstairs for a massage."
The billionaire with Prince Andrew
The massage room was dark and classical music was played. Ms. Roberts says she noticed a 6 foot long oil painting of her in a sexual position with another girl that was hanging on the wall. The prince couldn't have missed it and "I was so embarrassed," she says.
She gave the prince a massage and then, "just as Epstein and Maxwell taught her," gave him oral sex.
According to Levine, Epstein made regular introductions on behalf of his royal friend, including calling Donald Trump – a neighbor in Florida's Palm Beach – in 1999 and asking him to let Andrew play at his golf club.
The following February, the three reportedly flew back to Palm Beach for a house party.
The prince was later famously photographed on Epstein's yacht in Thailand, surrounded by topless women. Levine reports that Epstein once arranged for the prince a midnight visit to a Miami club, notorious for its themed nights of sadomasochistic scenes and actors in cages & # 39 ;.
According to the club's greeter, Epstein called to warn them that he was sending "a friend, Andrew York, Prince Charles' brother."
Levine says a former friend of Epstein and Maxwell remembered a dinner party at the financier's house in Manhattan that Andrew attended and was full of women "who were clearly there to have their toys." The same friend said Andrew and Epstein shared an "arrogance and lack of charm" and "came across as bored billionaires trying to have fun".
The friend added, "I've been with royals enough to know how to behave around them, and how most people do. It was the opposite.
“It was like (Epstein) trying to prove that he could do what he wanted and was so kind to the prince that he could speak that way. He said, "Oh, Andy, Andy." He kept calling him Andy. It really made me uneasy. & # 39;
A source close to the prince was quoted as saying that the new allegations were an "unsubstantiated and glaring" attempt to sell books. Andrew has always denied knowing or having sex with Roberts.
The new book also sheds light on Epstein's strange relationship with Ghislaine Maxwell, 58, who is awaiting trial in jail on criminal charges for luring girls aged 14 into Epstein's abuse. She denies the claims.
Her attorneys are expected to be more of Epstein's victim than an accomplice in her trial, though some of the women he molested insist that she was the main initiator. She is further humiliated after a New York appeals court ruled Monday that a 418-page filing she made in 2016 can be cleared. Her lawyers say it contains "intimate, sensitive, and personal details" about her, including her sex life, that could affect her trial.
A number of women who claim to have been sexually abused by the late Epstein (who killed himself in prison while awaiting trial for sexual trafficking) claim that Maxwell enthusiastically participated in the attacks.
Levine's book states that, far from the long-held assumption that Epstein and Maxwell were once lovers, friends believe that this was never true and that she is either bisexual or gay.
“I never thought she would like boys. I don't think she ever dated a man, ”a former friend of Maxwell's told the author. "I thought she was all about control." Epstein and Maxwell are said to have met in the late 1980s, but became close friends after moving to New York after their father died in 1991.
Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts, then 17, were pictured together in 2001
According to Levine, Epstein filled her father's gap, a similarly deeply controlling man. Maxwell made himself indispensable to the nerdy, shy, and agoraphobic Epstein by organizing his social life and changing his personal style.
An entrepreneur from the same social circles said Maxwell had given names to media moguls and bankers in New York: “She was the most connected person in town. And she was an easy friend, ”the source said. At cocktail parties, she always spoke to the most interesting people in the room. (So) you wanted to be where she was. We all did. & # 39;
Although Maxwell liked to boast about being Epstein's friend, many were impressed by the asexuality of her body language, says Levine.
“He had his arm around Ghislaine's neck. It was collegial, loving, not a sexual act, ”recalled a friend. Another insider was never convinced they were dated. "It was more of a partnership," said the source. & # 39; They didn't touch like a couple. He would put his arm around her shoulders, not her waist. & # 39;
Still, it paints a portrait of a relationship that was far from healthy. Christina Oxenberg, sister of the dynasty actress Catherine and a friend of Maxwell, told the writer: “Ghislaine was starving herself, I asked her about it. She said it's because Jeffrey likes women thin. & # 39;
Christina continued, “And I could see the deception because she was his employee, even though she was paid very well. The more she tried to point out that she was having an affair with Jeffrey, the more I could see with my own eyes that it just wasn't the case. There was no romance. & # 39;
The book also offers an insight into Epstein's final days in prison.
Ghislaine Maxwell, the British celebrity and heiress who was arrested by the FBI and charged with being Jeffrey Epstein's "pimp", pictured here with Epstein
Inmates said Epstein, who may have been anxious not to be classified as a pedophile, told them he was just motivated by "p *** y". The financier confided in inmate Michael Tisdale: "You know how P *** y behaves, what their mood will be in the next month and maybe in two months – that is the same view of the currency."
He also told Tisdale that while he was accused of having sex with very young girls, they were actually "15, 16, 17, 18 years old – not eight or nine years old!"
He also boasted of his connections. Bill Clinton was once a "Lothario" but "can't do this now because he had some heart operations".
As for Trump, he related how a French girl who flew with both of them said she didn't understand the meaning of "white trash". Trump allegedly told her: "That would be me without the money."
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