“I am sorry to say that it was very degrading to me. A lot of the pages they had been simply unbelievable to me,” Juan Alessi, the supervisor, testified in federal courtroom Thursday.
The guide contained directions for workers to keep up excessive discretion for Epstein, Maxwell and their friends.
“Keep in mind that you see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing besides to reply a query directed at you. Respect their privateness,” Alessi learn from the guide.
He took the rule as a warning to maintain quiet about something he noticed.
“It means a form of warning that I used to be speculated to be blind, deaf and dumb, to say nothing of their lives,” he stated.
“Except in any other case instructed NEVER disclose Mr. Epstein or Ms. Maxwell’s actions or whereabouts to anybody. If the caller is insistent you merely ask them to take a message, a time, a quantity the place the caller might be reached. Don’t be bullied and don’t present any response or impatience. Merely be agency,” Alessi learn from the guide.
Alessi flew industrial as soon as to Epstein’s property in New Mexico to attend a “symposium” with different Epstein employees about the right way to clear his homes, he stated. He additionally recalled Maxwell’s canine, a Yorkie known as Max, traveled together with her all over the place. He stated he needed to bathe the canine each time earlier than the canine traveled with Maxwell and the canine shook with worry when she needed to go on a aircraft.
In Alessi’s testimony Thursday, he defined what he witnessed whereas serving from 1991 to 2002 as the home supervisor of Epstein’s property in Palm Seaside. Maxwell is charged with six counts, together with intercourse trafficking of minors, in what prosecutors say was a scheme to lure and recruit underage ladies for Epstein’s sexual functions.
Home supervisor says Maxwell ran Epstein’s many properties
Alessi testified that he first met Maxwell in 1991 and understood her to be Epstein’s girlfriend.
“From the day she got here to the home, she instantly took over and she or he talked about to me that she was going to be the girl of the home and likewise, she was in control of different properties,” Alessi stated in courtroom.
Alessi stated he handled Maxwell each day as a result of all of Epstein’s orders funneled to him by her.
Alessi testified that his personal relationship with Epstein deteriorated from “cordial” to strictly skilled over the last decade he labored for him, as he handled Epstein much less and fewer.
Towards the tip of his employment, Alessi stated Maxwell instructed him, “Jeffrey does not like while you have a look at his eyes. It’s best to by no means have a look at his eyes, simply have a look at one other a part of the room and reply to him.”
Maxwell was with Epstein “95 %” of the time when he’d keep on the Palm Seaside home, in line with Alessi. He stated Epstein would spend most weekends and all holidays on the Florida dwelling, usually leaving on a Monday or Tuesday and returning Thursday or Friday.
Alessi and different home employees would put together extensively for Epstein’s return, he stated, cleansing the home and vehicles, which needed to be “immaculate.” The employees would additionally inventory all of Epstein’s vehicles with $100 payments per directions, Alessi stated.
“They run the home like a five-star resort,” he stated.
There have been ‘many, many, many females’ there, supervisor says
Alessi stated there have been “many, many, many females” that got here by Epstein’s Palm Seaside dwelling throughout his time working there. When girls sat by the pool they’d be topless 75% to 80% of the time hanging out with Maxwell and Epstein, he stated.
Alessi recalled Jane coming to the home “a minimum of thrice” together with her mom and several other different instances by herself. He testified that he personally picked her up greater than as soon as to deliver her to Epstein’s Palm Seaside dwelling and so did his spouse. He as soon as picked her up from the humanities highschool she attended regionally.
He recalled “perhaps twice” driving Jane with Epstein, Maxwell and others onto the airport tarmac and watching them board certainly one of Epstein’s planes.
Alessi testified that on a sizzling day he drove Maxwell round in a convertible to all the posh spas and nation golf equipment in Palm Seaside County. He’d wait within the automotive for her at every cease together with Mar-a-Lago. Maxwell instructed him to cease the automotive as they had been driving out of the parking zone from Mar-a-Lago. She acquired out of the automotive and spoke to a younger blonde in a white uniform that he later discovered was Virginia Roberts.
He noticed the lady once more later that afternoon round 5 or 6 o’clock when she got here to Epstein’s Palm Seaside home, Alessi stated. Alessi walked her to Maxwell at her desk and didn’t see the place they went or what they did after that, he testified.
He recalled driving Roberts onto the tarmac with Epstein, Maxwell, and others on a couple of event. When requested how he knew that Roberts and the group acquired onto the aircraft, he stated ” ‘Trigger I introduced them, I used to be the motive force.”
Alessi additionally recalled one time when the lady got here into the home with two different younger ladies, however he did not get an excellent have a look at them as a result of they walked by the kitchen on to Maxwell’s desk, he stated.
As well as, Alessi testified that Maxwell, Epstein or somebody from Epstein’s New York workplace would inform him to schedule a therapeutic massage for Epstein and if the masseuse was accessible he’d let Maxwell or another person know the appointment was confirmed.
“I went to my workplace and I had a Rolodex with all of the therapeutic massage therapists and whoever they instructed me to name, I’d name …. It was all totally different instances of day. It was a therapeutic massage within the morning, therapeutic massage within the afternoon, and among the massages after dinner, after the flicks. They had been scheduled to come back after the flicks 10-11 o’clock at night time.”
Alessi testified that Epstein and Maxwell would go to the flicks with others “virtually each night time” and typically he remembered Jane going with them.
CNN’s Eric Levenson contributed to this report.