Housekeeper also claims she witnessed a stash of nude photographs of Epstein’s daughters in his bedroom
Ashley Bolger said she watched from her desk in the palatial home of Jeffrey Epstein as he “coerced” women into performing sex acts with him.
“He would make them strip off and take off their clothing, and then be told to parade their bodies on a series of walls, all while the other half of the house was watching,” the housekeeper said at a court hearing last week.
“It was like something out of a horror movie.”
Bolger, who worked at Epstein’s mansions in New York, Palm Beach and the UK, alleged at the hearing that he put dozens of young women in degrading positions.
She told the court that Epstein was a “lady’s man” and often wore a white tuxedo to all of his sex parties, in which he would allegedly use female guests as sex slaves, leaving him “shameful memories”.
Bolger, whose testimony was revealed as part of the judge’s discovery process, said Epstein’s man-of-mystery persona was nothing but that.
“The sole purpose of their meetings was to engage them in sexually degrading and exploitative acts, including sex,” she said in court papers.
Bolger provided other details about a business venture involving Epstein, leading up to and including his legal battle with billionaire Australian financier Robert Bass. The businessman, who founded AXA Private Equity and is now a business school trustee in Sydney, had provided a $50m investment to help fund Bolger’s company.
Epstein would allegedly lock her up, hold “COPS” meetings with her and would confiscate her phones to discourage her from mentioning the case to her attorneys.
She described to the judge the millionaire’s “vulgar language” about women. One night when he “solicited nude photographs of the women present”, Bolger said he looked up on his phone when he heard him calling one of them “a shitty whore”.
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“He laughed maniacally,” she said.
Epstein – who has pleaded not guilty to allegations of child sexual abuse – has always claimed he acts solely to mentor and educate young girls. His lawyer, Jay Goldberg, said at the hearing that “there is a concerted attempt to impugn the character of Mr Epstein, and to impugn the conduct of this case”.
He claimed the case against his client was based “on what look more like coincidences than strong factual evidence”.
Epstein is currently facing a 20-count indictment, in which six counts of solicitation of sex with a minor are listed.