I have to update my list from yesterday about how, in SNL Stefon’s voice, this Prince Andrew-Jeffrey Epstein story has everything:
-girls who say they were sex slaves
-a beachside lair
-New York mansion
… a Prince of England!
Yesterday writer Evgeny Morozov published a piece in The New Republic about his relationship with John Brockman who runs one of the top literary agencies in the world for science and tech publishing. Jeffrey Epstein had many friends and associates in the tech sector who are now having to answer for their connections to him. John Brockman was evidently also connected to Epstein and may have been the person to introduce him to so many scientists and researchers.
Evgeny shared an email that John Brockman sent to him – Brockman wanted Evgeny to meet with Epstein and Brockman ended up describing to Evgeny what he had seen when he last visited Epstein at his home. Guess who makes a cameo appearance?
None other than Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth, also known, now at least, as a good friend of Jeffrey Epstein, some even say that they were “best friends”, the same Prince Andrew pictured in a photograph with a girl who claims that Epstein forced her onto rich men and who claims in her lawsuit that one of those men was Prince Andrew.
Here’s the part where John Brockman mentions what he saw:
Last time I visited [Epstein in] his house (the largest private residence in NYC), I walked in to find him in a sweatsuit and a British guy in a suit with suspenders, getting foot massages from two young well-dressed Russian women. After grilling me for a while about cyber-security, the Brit, named Andy, was commenting on the Swedish authorities and the charges against Julian Assange.
“We think they’re liberal in Sweden, but its more like Northern England as opposed to Southern Europe,” he said. “In Monaco, Albert works 12 hours a day but at 9pm, when he goes out, he does whatever he wants, and nobody cares. But, if I do it, I’m in big trouble.” At that point I realized that the recipient of Irina’s foot massage was his Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.
Indeed, a week later, on a slow news day, the cover of the NYpost had a full-page photo of Jeffrey and Andrew walking in Central Park under the headline: “The Prince and the Perv.” (That was the end of Andrew’s role at the UK trade ambassador.)
The timing of what they were talking about and the Central Park photo puts this around 2010, which is when that video was filmed of Prince Andrew that was just released this week of him peeking his head of out Epstein’s mansion as girls came and went.
So…THAT’s what they were doing inside? Getting foot massages? JUST foot massages?
If they’re openly enjoying foot massages administered by “young well-dressed Russian women” in the presence of a guest, what happens when the guests leave?
And again, if you’ve just served time in prison for preying on girls, should you really be in the company of so many young women? If your friend served time in prison for preying on girls, and you really and truly don’t share his predilections, and your mother is the Queen of England, aren’t you suspicious about the presence of so many girls?
As for John Brockman, you’ll note, earlier in his note to Evgeny Morozov, he describes Jeffrey Epstein as someone who “got into trouble and spent a year in jail in Florida” before quickly brushing that off and encouraging Evgeny to meet him because he’s “extremely bright and interesting”. So THAT’s how it works, right?
Not that we didn’t know how it works, with men and money and power. But to read it so casually, like a generic descriptor, “Jeffrey got into trouble and spent a year in jail”, the same way you’d say about someone that they “live in Vancouver but grew up in Toronto”, tells you how cavalier these f-cking people are about the abuse of girls and how willing they are to embrace the men who do it. Which is probably why the attention – or lack of – being paid to Prince Andrew for his association with Jeffrey Epstein is so embarrassing. For so many people, it really isn’t that big of a deal, is it?
Click here to read Evgeny Morozov’s piece on John Brockman and Jeffrey Epstein. Great insight on the disturbing downside of networking.