Daily Express

Epstein ‘lined up three women to meet Andrew at £60m mansion’

- By US Editor

Christophe­r Bucktin

PAEDOPHILE Jeffrey Epstein arranged for three women to meet Prince Andrew while the royal stayed at his New York mansion, it has been alleged.

The women, all in their early 20s, were told to “dress up beautifull­y” for the Duke of York after promises the financier would further their careers, it was claimed.

The allegation­s draw in to question the Prince’s account that he stayed at the £60million Manhattan home purely to call off his friendship with the late Epstein.

During his infamous BBC interview in November, which led to his withdrawal from public duties, Andrew said he believed it was the “honourable” thing to do at the time.


He stayed for six days in December 2010, just months after Epstein was released from prison for procuring a minor for prostituti­on.

Claims have been made that Epstein arranged for models to be present while Andrew was there.

An ex-model, said to be part of the paedophile’s inner circle, has now said the royal received a foot massage during his visit as he watched Hollywood film The King’s Speech.

A source said to a Sunday newspaper: “Whenever Epstein watched a movie, he requested girls to give him and his guests a foot massage.

“I am pretty certain Andrew was given the same treatment. It is unlikely they watched the movie alone and without a massage.”

Literary agent John Brockman has previously claimed he witnessed the Duke being given a foot massage by two Russian women at Epstein’s mansion.

Father-of-two Andrew, 60, has said he made the trip to New York solely to cut ties with Epstein.

The paedophile is alleged to have previously loaned out his “sex slave”Virginia Giuffre to the Prince.

The Duke has vehemently denied her claims.


Epstein’s suicide last

August while awaiting trial on charges of underage sex traffickin­g, Andrew defended his New York stay.

In a BBC Newsnight interview, he said: “Now, I went there with the sole purpose of saying to him that, because he had been convicted, it was inappropri­ate for us to be seen together.”

But the account given by the anonymous source questions his claim.

The source said: “I think that it was Epstein who invited Andrew to New York.

“The girls were going to Epstein’s house specifical­ly to meet Andrew, not just Epstein.”

The source identifies one of the three women as Latvian model Lana Zakocela, who had worked for lingerie company Victoria’s Secret, owned by Epstein’s billionair­e pal Les Wexner.

The source added: Andrew was incredibly him as a promotion tool.

“He had just left jail, and to show a guest of such a level was perfect for his social capital.

“He was telling everyone that the Prince was in the city.”

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Andrew said the claims were “latest scrape of the barrel”.

The source added: “This has all the hallmarks of a campaign that’s been waged against the Duke for more than a decade.

“There’s never any allegation of criminalit­y, just insinuatio­n he’s somehow done something wrong. It’s usually done under a cloak of anonymity or attacks through forprofit US law firms.

“The accusation­s are always made years later – in this case, more than a decade later.”

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Old pals... Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein together in New York

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