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Epstein employee drove underage girls to house under Maxwell’s orders, jury told

The former housekeeper of Jeffrey Epstein has told a court docket he drove two underage girls to the disgraced financier’s house under directions from Ghislaine Maxwell

Juan Patricio Alessi stated on Thursday that he picked up considered one of Maxwell’s alleged victims, who gave proof under the pseudonym “Jane”, and the Duke of York’s accuser Virginia Roberts to carry to Epstein’s Palm Beach property once they appeared to be round 14-15 years outdated.

The 72-year-old witness told jurors he noticed Jane’s contact particulars in Epstein’s phone listing listed under masseuses.

The witness was handed a 58-page booklet on how 59-year-old Maxwell anticipated workers to behave and perform their duties, together with an order to “unless otherwise instructed, never disclose Mr Epstein and Ms Maxwell’s activities or whereabouts to anyone”.

The British socialite, described because the “lady of the house” by Mr Alessi, is accused of preying on susceptible younger girls and luring them to therapeutic massage rooms to be molested by Epstein between 1994 and 2004.

The witness told jurors he had seen “many, many, many females” at Epstein’s Palm Beach house and “75, 80%” of these spending time at his pool had been topless when visiting.

Earlier on Thursday, the witness told the court docket Maxwell ordered workers not to look in Epstein’s eyes once they spoke to him.

Ghislaine Maxwell (US Department of Justice/PA)

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Asked by Assistant United States Attorney Maurene Comey what number of females he had seen at Epstein’s Palm Beach house, Mr Alessi stated: “Many, many, many females.”

“About how many times did you see the female guests by the pool?”

“Many, many times. Hundreds of times.”

“What percentage of those times were these females topless?”

“75%, 80% probably.”

Mr Alessi then told jurors concerning the booklet he acquired from Ms Maxwell in direction of the top of his employment.

He stated: “It was, I’m sorry to say, very degrading to me.

“Most of the pages were just unbelievable to me.”

Mr Alessi stated the booklet gave workers quite a few directions, together with how to deal with Epstein and the way to dress themselves.

The witness was then introduced with a newer model of the booklet titled the “household manual”.

“How many, if any, young females do you remember seeing at Mr Epstein’s house?”

“Just two females that appeared to be underage to me.”

“How did you meet Jane?”

“I met Jane the first time she came to the house at Palm Beach with her mother.

“She was introduced by Ms Maxwell.”

“When you first met Jane how old was she?”

“I would say 14-15.

“I don’t know how old but she looked young.”

“About how many times do you remember seeing Jane at the house with her mother?”

“I remember at least three times with her mother.”

Mr Alessi stated whereas on the Palm Beach house, Jane would spend her time with both Epstein or Ms Maxwell.

He continued: “I was told to pick her up either by Ms Maxwell or Mr Epstein.”

“Where do you remember picking her up?”

“I remember picking her up from school… and I picked up Jane from her house.”

Mr Alessi then told the court docket of the primary time he met Virginia Roberts, who was in what appeared like a “nurse’s uniform” exterior a spa in Palm Beach.

The witness then told jurors he met Ms Roberts once more later the identical day at Epstein’s house.

“After that visit, about how often did she come to the house?”

“Very often.”

“Do you know how Virginia Roberts got to Epstein’s Palm Beach home when she visited?”

“She came with her boyfriend a couple of times and I was told to pick her up a couple of times from her house.”

“Did Ms Maxwell ever instruct you to pick up Virginia Roberts?”

“Yes she did.”

Jeffrey Epstein (US Department of Justice/AP)

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Asked if Ms Roberts ever introduced every other girls to the property, Mr Alessi stated: “At the end of my stay here I saw her bring two other girls.”

Continuing her examination of the witness, Ms Comey requested: “About how often did Mr Epstein receive massages when you worked for him?”

“At the beginning he received about one, at the end of my stay he received about three a day.”

“Who scheduled Mr Epstein’s massages?”

“Ms Maxwell and Mr Epstein.”

Mr Alessi was then questioned a few listing wherein quite a few masseuses had been listed for Epstein.

Asked if Jane was one of many names on the record, he stated: “Yes it was her in the contact information.”

Earlier on Thursday, Mr Alessi stated of Maxwell: “I understood she was the lady of the house.

“She told me she was going to be the lady of the house.”

Asked how his relationship with Epstein had modified whereas he labored for him, Mr Alessi stated: “It went from being cordial to being more just professional.

“Our conversations became less and less and less.”

Questioned on whether or not he was given directions on how to converse to Epstein by Maxwell, Mr Alessi stated: “Only that I was supposed to speak to Mr Epstein when he asked me questions.

“At the end of my stay, I was told Jeffrey doesn’t like looking in his eyes so don’t look in his eyes, just look at another part of the room and answer him.”

“It was extensive preparations. It was very elaborate,” Mr Alessi stated of Epstein’s arrivals in Palm Beach.

A line of individuals, principally journalists, wait to enter the courthouse (John Minchillo/AP)


“From the cleaning of the house, to change the sheets in his room, changing the sheets in the guest rooms, to the shopping, taking care of the cars, making sure the cars were clean, make sure there were 100 dollar bills in the car.

“The house needed to be immaculate – like a five star hotel.”

The full indictment towards Maxwell lists six costs: conspiracy to entice minors to journey to have interaction in unlawful intercourse acts; enticement of a minor to journey to have interaction in unlawful intercourse acts; conspiracy to transport minors with intent to have interaction in prison sexual exercise; transporting a minor with intent to have interaction in prison sexual exercise; intercourse trafficking conspiracy; and intercourse trafficking of a minor.

The defendant is additional alleged to have lied under oath by hiding her participation in Epstein’s offences throughout a separate civil case.

Epstein was discovered useless in his cell at a federal jail in Manhattan in August 2019 whereas he awaited trial on intercourse trafficking costs.

The dying was dominated a suicide.

Maxwell, who has been held in a US jail since her arrest in July final year, denies all costs.

The trial continues.

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