Prince Andrew has again taken to horse-riding in a bid to distract himself from the explosive Ghislaine Maxwell sex trafficking trial in New York.

As bombshells were still bursting out of the court of an old friend, The Duke of York went out riding a black steed alongside another rider.

He was previously seen with a stony expression as he drove the Range Rover around the grounds, before getting into the saddle to ride alongside his partner.

Jeffrey Epstein’s pilot, who claimed he flew alongside the bankrupt financier, and Jane, one of the victims – Jane said that he remembers Andrew from the flight. Andrew’s former housekeeper said Andrew was polite and very kind. He was the one who gave us a tip.

Maxwell’s court case in the US today heard from Epstein’s former housekeeper who revealed the ‘imperious’ nature of Maxwell while he was employed under the couple.

Juan Alessi, 72, took the stand Thursday during the fourth day of Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial and revealed how she wanted the house run like a ‘five-star hotel,’ which included washing Epstein’s car, stuffing it with $100 bills and avoiding eye contact with him, as Maxwell claimed he detested it.

Staff were handed a 58-page ‘Household Manual’ filled with demands: ‘Try and anticipate the needs of Mr. Epstein, Ms. Maxwell and their guests;’ ‘Do not discuss personal problems with guests;’ ‘Unobtrusive is the key;’ ‘SMILE!’ The staff were told to ‘NEVER divulge Mr. Epstein and Ms. Maxwell’s activities or whereabouts.

The checklist contained one bullet: “See nothing.” Do nothing.

Prince Andrew has again taken to horse-riding in a bid to distract himself from the explosive Ghislaine Maxwell sex trafficking trial in New York

Prince Andrew is back to riding horses to escape the intense Ghislaine Maxiwell sex trafficking trial.

The Duke of York was out on a black steed with another rider near his home at Windsor Castle while bombshells continued to flood out of his old friend's court case

As bombshells continue to rain out of his court case, the Duke of York rode a black steed alongside another rider close to Windsor Castle.

The royal was earlier seen looking stony-faced as he drove his Range Rover through the grounds before taking to the saddle with his companion

The monarch was previously seen with a stony expression as he drove his Range Rover around the grounds, before getting into the saddle to ride alongside his companion.

It comes after Maxwell's trial in the US heard from Jeffrey Epstein 's former housekeeper who revealed the 'imperious' nature of Maxwell while he was employed under the couple

The trial comes shortly after Maxwell was tried in the US by Jeffrey Epstein. Jeffrey Epstein is Maxwell’s former housekeeper, who disclosed the ‘imperiousness’ of Maxwell during his time working for the couple

Prince Andrew, the 61-year-old Duke of York, is pictured steering his Range Rover as he drove around the grounds in Windsor today

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York at 61, was pictured driving his Range Rover through Windsor.

Epstein's former housekeeper Juan Alessi, 72, is seen leaving the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse in Manhattan on December 2

Juan Alessi is Epstein’s 72-year-old former housekeeper. He was seen leaving Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse in Manhattan.

Alessi had worked for Epstein and Maxwell at their Palm Beach mansion between 1990 and 2002

Alessi worked at Epstein’s Palm Beach home between 1990-2002 for Maxwell and Epstein.

Alessi recounted his experiences working under Maxwell who he claimed to be 'imperious' and handed staff a 58-page manual on how to cater to her and Epstein

Alessi recalled his experience working for Maxwell, who claimed to be “imperious” and gave staff a 58 page manual about how to serve her and Epstein.

One of the rules of the home was 'see nothing, hear nothing say nothing' as Maxwell did not want them intermixing in their business as well their guests'

Maxwell wanted them to be separate in the business and their conversations. One of Maxwell’s rules was “see nothing, hear no say nothing”. 


Alessi, when asked by Maurene Comey, what he meant that, replied, “I was supposed be blind, deaf and to say nothing.” 

In the master bedroom, staff were to ensure a gun was placed in a bedside table drawer, shutters were closed, and that reading glasses, eye masks and ‘Jeffrey Epstein large and small notepads’ were on both bedside tables.

Maxwell required that staff use proper language with a list containing things they didn’t say: “Yeah,” “Sure,” and “No Problem”; Maxwell also demanded that the following be used by them: “Yeah,” “Sure,” and then “No problem,” followed by a list of what they wouldn’t.

The manual states that compliments must be made with the following words: “You are so kind” and “Thank you,” I enjoy doing it.’  

Alessi was also responsible for making breakfast at 5:15 a.m., and bathing Maxwell’s Yorkshire Terrier dog Max.

According to him, Epstein was expecting him to get up early to prepare the meals.

Alessi stated that Epstein had three massages per day, and that Alessi was responsible for clean-up.

When asked by the prosecutor whether he had ever discovered anything unexpected after his massages, Alessi replied that he did find a large dildo.A huge male penis, with two heads.

Alessi failed to clarify whether this was the sextoy called a “Twin Torpedo”, as prosecutors refer to it in their pretrial filings.

Alessi stated that he used gloves to put on the gloves and then ‘ran the water under it and placed the dildo inside Ms. Maxwell’s bathroom closet’ in a wicker basket. 

Alessi claimed that he found ‘pornographic cassettes and a black-leather costume’ in one basket.

Three to four times more, he said that he also found two other sex toys. One that looked “like a pillow” and one that looked “like an arm”, both with a vibrating rubber part at its end.

Alessi stated that he put the items in Epstein’s dresser.

A page from the meticulous manual detailing the checklist for Epstein's bedroom

Epstein’s bedroom checklist page.

Alessi stated that Maxwell was his first encounter in 1991. After that, their relationship became more professional and less cordial.

Alessi stated that she took control of the house from the moment she arrived. I was told by her that she would be the lady in the house. Also, she told me that (Epstein) was her responsibility.

Alessi says Maxwell was at Epstein’s property visits ‘95% of the times.

Alessi, in an interview with Palm Beach police 2005, admitted that he would clean off vibrators after Epstein gave a girl a massage.

It would be necessary to make sure that the bed is clean after every massage, which strongly suggests some form of sexual activity. 

Alessi claimed that Epstein employed two young girls, one of whom he recognized as being underage.

Jane was the first accused in the trial. He showed him a photograph of Jane and confirmed that it was his.

Virginia Roberts is the second. She claims Epstein loaned Virginia out to Prince Andrew, which he strongly denies.

Alessi took the stand Thursday in Day Four of Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking trial

Alessi took to the stand on Thursday, Day 4 of Ghislaine’s sextrafficking trial

Alessi also said that he found sex toys when he cleaned up for Epstein after his massages

Alessi claimed that Epstein found him sex toys while he was cleaning up after his massages.

Questioned by Prosecutor Maurene Comey, Alessi said that he worked as a maintenance worker and house manager for Epstein at his Palm Beach mansion between 1990 and December 2002. Pictured is Epstein's Palm Beach mansion submitted by the prosecution as evidence

Alessi stated that he had worked for Epstein as a maintenance worker, and house manager at the Palm Beach estate between 1990 and 2002. As evidence, Epstein’s Palm Beach house was shown. 

Alessi stated that Jane was “introduced” to him by Ms. Maxwell at Palm Beach House. He estimated that she was 14-15 years old at the time.

Alessi stated that Jane would come to Epstein’s home to pick him up, and that Maxwell had ‘instructed” him to drive her.

Alessi, when asked by Maurene Comey the reason she couldn’t drive her own car, said that she didn’t hold a permit.

She would visit Maxwell when she got to the house. Alessi told her that it wasn’t her job to inquire about where Maxwell was going.

Alessi stated that he recalls driving Maxwell and Epstein to Epstein’s airplane and watching them board together.

This courtroom sketch shows Ghislaine Maxwell entering court followed by two US Marshalls, for Day 4 of her trial

Here is a courtroom sketch showing Ghislaine Maxiwell entering the courtroom, followed by two US Marshalls. It’s Day 4 in her trial. 

Alessi said that he saw 'pornographic tapes and a black leather costume' in a basket in Maxwell's bathroom

Alessi stated that he had seen ‘pornographic cassettes and a dark leather costume’ inside Maxwell’s bathroom.

Alessi claimed that Roberts reminded him of a visit to Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club with Maxwell.

Maxwell told Alessi suddenly, while driving in his car: “Stop!”

Alessi said, “I stopped the car. She opened the doors and began to walk towards the girl that was going down the ramp.” Her face was young. Roberts stated that her blonde hair was highlighted and she was wearing a white uniform, similar to a nurse.

Roberts saw Alessi again later in the day at his Palm Beach home, he explained.

Roberts was shown to the jury with two photographs. The first shows Roberts smiling with blonde hair.

Alessi claimed that Roberts became a regular visitor at Epstein’s house after this and that Roberts had been there’very often’. He also estimated that Roberts was probably 14 or 15 years of age.

Roberts sometimes went with her boyfriend. Maxwell however told Roberts to keep his hands off of Maxwell.

Alessi stated that Roberts was with two other women at Epstein’s end, and that they were going to Maxwell’s desk.

Alessi claimed that he remembered driving Maxwell, Epstein, and Roberts to Epstein’s plane, and seeing them all board together like Jane.

Alessi answered a question about Epstein’s massages. “At the beginning, he got around one (per day). Three massages were given to him per day by the time he left my job.

Alessi explained that Maxwell would also schedule massages. Epstein would, however, sometimes use Epstein’s New York City office.

Alessi stated that it was always there. You can have massages at the beginning, afternoon or after-dinner, and some massages afterwards, such as after watching the movie. They were 10-11 p.m. at night.

Alessi received a copy Epstein’s blackbook from the prosecutor. It was used by Epstein to keep contact information for some of his most famous friends. Alessi verified that it looked similar to the original.

He stated that there was a page with massage therapists and Jane, the contact information of the accused was included.

After being handed a copy of the case, Alessi turned to the blackbook, and said that Maxwell, Epstein, were those who had used it.

Copies had to be kept at the Maxwell’s desk and the Epstein desks, as well as on the table next to Epstein’s bed.

Alessi spoke out in a podcast interview with Epstein survivor Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew

Alessi talked out with Virginia Roberts Giuffre in a podcast interview. She claims that she was forced to have sexual relations with Prince Andrew. 

One of Maxwell's accusers known as 'Jane' broke down in court as she was quizzed about the 'orgies' and 'sexualized massages' she claims she was forced into while under age by Maxwell

Maxwell’s accuser Jane, broke down during a question period about Maxwell’s alleged ‘orgies and’sexualized massagings’.

He was asked whether he has seen any women near the Palm Beach pool. His answer was a resounding ‘hundreds of time’, adding that 75% to 80% of women at Palm Beach were topless.  

Alessi claimed Thursday that Maxwell provided him with’many and many instructions’ on how to operate the house in relation to every aspect.

Comey, the Prosecutor asked Alessi to explain his view of Epstein’s relationship with Maxwell.

Maxwell replied that he was Epstein’s “girlfriend”. 

Comey inquired if Maxwell gave any instruction to him on how to communicate with Epstein.

He claimed that she had told him “I was supposed to only speak to Mr. Epstein, when he asked for a question.”

Comey inquired if Maxwell had given any instructions about making eye contact with Epstein.

Alessi stated that Jeffrey does not like being looked in the eyes. Never look into his eyes. Take a look in another direction and then answer. 

 Last year Alessi appeared as a guest for a podcast interview with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, the Epstein survivor who claims she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew, allegations he denies.  

Alessi said that Epstein visited Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion three or four times during his time in Florida.

Andrew’s memorable qualities were his politeness and he left Epstein a tip. 

Ghislaine Maxwell's sister Isabel and brother Kevin are seeing outside of the courthouse where their sister's trial is being held

Ghislaine Maxwell’s brother Kevin and sister Isabel are seen outside the courthouse, where their sister is on trial.

Kevin Maxwell, Ghislaine's brother, is seen leaving the courthouse after the fourth day of the trial

Kevin Maxwell (Ghoslaine’s older brother) is seen leaving the courthouse following the fourth day. 

Interview with Alessi took place at Alessi’s Florida home last year, when Giuffre showed up at his doorstep unannounced.

The last time they saw one another was 2002 when Giuffre traveled to Thailand as a masseuse. After that, she never came back to Epstein. He had requested her to bring Maxwell a baby.

They spoke to Maxwell, and they shared stories about Maxwell’s mistreatment of them as Epstein workers. 

Alessi stated in the podcast: “That relationship between Epstein’s and her, I have never understood.”

Giuffre said: ‘Me neither, I asked Maxwell, so…’

Alessi interjected and stated that she’d told me many times. I replied: “Ghislaine! Why are you doing that?” Why do you stay with this man? (She replied) “I hate this guy, but I have to stay with him.” He said, “Why?” I said: ‘Why don’t you leave ?”’? You have money.

Giuffre said that the relationship between them was uneasy.

Epstein said that he ‘liked massages’ since the moment he met him. He also spoke of the need for secrecy in the home.

He replied, “I wasn’t supposed to talk with the guests. I wasn’t supposed to speak to Virginia.” There was no talk, nothing. Conversations were not permitted to be interrupted’.

Six charges were brought against Maxwell 


Conspire to lure minors to illegal sex acts (maximum sentence 5 years)  

 Incentive to minor to travel and engage in illegal sexual acts (20 years).

Spionage to transport minors in order to engage criminal sexual activity (20 year)

Transporting a minor in the intention to engage or continue criminal sexual activities (10 year minimum, lifetime maximum).

A conspiracy to traffic in sex

Sex Trafficking of Minors 

Ghislaine Maxwell also faces two charges of perjury but those counts are due to be tried after her sex crimes trial. 

These charges stem from testimony that she made in 2016, in an Epstein case against Virginia Giuffre.  


Prosecutors claim Maxwell groomed three girls for Epstein between 1994-97. 

Although they aren’t named in the indictment she did allegedly target them in London and New York.

Maxwell would, according to some reports, befriend the girls and ask them questions about their lives as well as their education. It is alleged that Maxwell would take the girls to movies, and then go shopping with them, putting them at ease. This trust was enough to allow her to deliver them to Epstein later.

Prosecutors say that she undressed herself in front of the girls and asked sexual questions to ‘normalize the abuse’ later. 

Prosecutors say she then assisted Epstein in their abuse, and even took part herself. 

This sex abuse is alleged to include’sexualized groups massages’. 

According to the indictment, Maxwell also encouraged Maxwell to encourage Maxwell to spend money on Epstein to pay for her education.

Alessi stated that Alan Dershowitz, the lawyer at Epstein’s home, was present’many’ times but not with any underage girls. Dershowitz denied any wrongdoing.

Alessi stated that Prince Andrew visited the house at least twice or three times while I was there.

“He was polite, kind and always courteous. He was always polite and left us a tip.

Alessi says it’s’sickening’ to think of Giuffre being molested and that he has never seen anything suspicious.

Broken host Tara Palmeri explains that Alessi’s story has been rewritten so many times. 

Alessi stated that Epstein would “come to my house and say, Call this girl. It was hundreds of girls. I have a long list. Joanne, Judy, Nicole. So many girls.” 

Alessi’s testimony came after Dr. Lisa Rocchio, a clinical and forensic psychologist, took the stand as the prosecution’s expert witness. 

Dr. Rocchio said that massages and gift giving could be important parts of the grooming process. He also stated that manipulative techniques were part of five stages in the care of a child who has been victim to abuse. 

Maxwell’s initial accuser Jane testified in court this week. Jane said that Epstein was responsible for Maxwell’s education and provided an apartment. Jane also stated that Epstein promised to ‘give her all the world’ before she was sexually abused. 

Dr. Lisa Rocchio, a clinical and forensic psychologist, took the stand as the prosecution's expert witness Thurday

Thurday was the trial’s expert witness, Lisa Rocchio. She is a forensic and clinical psychologist.

Dr. Rocchio explained that she was a specialist for the treatment of interpersonal violence and traumatic stress over thirty years.

She defined grooming to be: “A collection of deceptive strategies, tactics or MO that perpetrators use for the purpose of engaging children in sexual abuse.”

Rocchio explained that predators first looked for victims and then they searched for ‘vulnerable,’ such people as those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Stage 2 was about ‘obtaining access’ and placing themselves in situations where they could not be denied access to children.

Prosecutors claimed Epstein and Maxwell met Jane at an arts camp for children in Michigan, where Maxwell gave $200,000 towards naming a lodge after him.

The third stage was all about “engaging in lies, deception” to establish a rapport with victims. This included giving them gifts like ‘fancy clothing and jewelry.

Rocchio stated that these presents are meant to make the victim feel special.

Prosecutors say Maxwell bought lingerie from one of her accusers and boots for another.

According to Dr. Rocchio, the final stages involve desensitization of sexual and physical touch.

It could include touching, hugs and even ‘giving a masseuse a massage’.

Jane Maxwell was Maxwell’s first accuser. She claimed that Maxwell taught her how Epstein should be treated and that there were many instances of abuse in his massage room.

Final stage: coercion was used to continue the abuse and ensure that the victim didn’t tell anyone. 

Dr. Rocchio stated that victims are more inclined to confide in their abuse to friends than to law enforcement, and it is’very common’ to wait to report it.

Paul Kane (director of finance, Professional Children’s School), was earlier introduced to the court. Jane had attended Professional Children’s School’s performing arts school in Manhattan.

On Jane’s application in the 12th grade to the school, he was required to name the individual who had financial responsibility for Jane. He did this at the age of 17

He stated, “Mr. Jeffrey Epstein.’