PRINCE Andrew attended naked pool parties and enjoyed massages from teen girls at Jeffrey Epstein’s home, an ex-employee of the paedo claimed.
The Duke of York’s relationship with the wealthy financier is under the spotlight once again following Epstein’s arrest in July for child sex trafficking and his suicide earlier this month.
Andrew has publicly denied any wrongdoing after the financier was found dead in his New York jail cell.
Further allegations were made in 2011 regarding Andrew’s friendship with Epstein in a Florida civil suit which was seeking to overturn the sex offender’s 2008 plea bargain which saw him serve only 13 months for having sex with a minor.
According to sworn testimony by Juan Alessi, a former staff member at Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion, the royal attended naked pool parties at the property, reported Variety in 2011
Mr Alessi also alleges that Andrew enjoyed massages by “a harem of adolescent girls,” the report says.
At least three girls, connected to Epstein, were quizzed under oath by investigators in Florida about whether they had had sexual contact with the prince.
One of the women, Sarah Kellen, refused to answer the question citing her Fifth Amendment rights.
‘NAKED POOL PARTIES’
The second lady Adriana Ross was asked: “Has Prince Andrew ever been involved with underage minor females to your knowledge?”
She reportedly refused to answer.
It is not clear who the third woman was.
The testimony came alongside media reports relating to a 2015 defamation case filed by alleged Epstein “sex slave” Virginia Giuffre who claimed to have had sex with Andrew three times.
She claims she first met the royal father-of-two on a trip to London in 2001 when she was 17.
However, her allegations against against Andrew were dismissed by a judge before the suit was settled out of court.
DUKE DENIES WRONGDOING
The Prince has strongly denied claims of any impropriety with a spokesperson saying that “any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.
In a further statement issued last night, Buckingham Palace said: “The Duke of York has been appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes.
“His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behaviour is abhorrent.”
The Duke of York, 59, was pictured walking in Central Park with Epstein, 66, in 2010 and has faced criticism over his relationship with the child abuser[/caption]
The Duke of York was pictured with his arm around the then 17-year-old Giuffre’s waist in London in 2001 – but he has strongly denied the claims.
Pictures from the same year show Andrew on Epstein’s yacht in Phuket, Thailand, surrounded by topless women.
He was infamously pictured with the hedge fund manager, 66, in February 2011 in New York – after Epstein had been jailed for having sex with a minor.
A mutual friend of both men told Vanity Fair that the prince refused to cut ties with the multi-millionaire banker after his conviction.
The unnamed source said that “after Jeffrey was convicted, I phoned Andrew and told him, ‘You cannot have a relationship with Jeffrey.
“’You can’t do these things.’ And he said, ‘Stop giving me a hard time. You’re such a puritan.’”
Stop giving me a hard time. You’re such a puritan
They said that Andrew began shouting at him insisting he intended to stay “loyal” to his paedophile pal.
The source added: “From there, our conversation descended into a screaming match, and finally Andrew said, ‘Leave me alone. Jeffrey’s my friend.
“’Being loyal to your friends is a virtue. And I’m going to be loyal to him.’”
In the 2011 interview with Vanity Fair, the source said how Epstein taught Andrew to relax and introduced him to denims and sweat pants.
He said: “I remember when Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein first became friends.
“Jeffrey had Andrew put on a pair of sweatpants for the first time in his life. He had him wear blue jeans for the first time. It was Jeffrey who taught Andrew how to relax.”
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This comes as it emerged that the Duke was seen at Epstein’s New York mansion- dubbed the House of Horrors – just after the wealthy financier was spotted leaving on December 6, 2010.
By then, Epstein had already been placed on the child sex offender’s register.
Photos released by Mail on Sunday show the Duke peering out of the front door of the home on New York’s East 91st Street, waving to a young woman as she leaves.
The emergence of the footage comes after Epstein was found hanging in his prison cell as he awaited trial on charges of sex trafficking.
Virgina Roberts has claimed Epstein abused her from the age of 16[/caption]
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