- Jeffrey Epstein’s butler testified at Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial that that she gave him a booklet.
- Juan Alessi said it told him to “see nothing” when guests came to Epstein’s Florida home.
- Maxwell is charged with child-sex-trafficking. She has pleaded not guilty and denied all wrongdoing.
Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime Palm Beach butler testified at Ghislaine Maxwell’s child-sex-trafficking trial on Thursday that she gave him instructions to “see nothing” when guests came.
Juan Alessi, who worked as a housekeeper in Epstein’s Florida home between 1991 and 2006, said that Maxwell gave him an instruction booklet on what to do in the house, such as maintaining the beds and hot water.
“Remember that you see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing, except to answer any question directed toward you,” Alessi said a specific instruction read.
Alessi testified that he took the instruction as a warning.
Maxwell, the former girlfriend of the now-deceased sex offender and financier Jeffrey Epstein, faces sex-trafficking charges in a trial that’s expected to last multiple weeks.
Prosecutors have accused Maxwell of sex trafficking girls with Epstein, sexually abusing them herself, and lying about her actions in a deposition. The allegations in the indictment focuses on activity between 1997 and 2004, and concerns misconduct against four accusers, who were as young as 14 at the time.
Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to the charges against her and denied all accusations of wrongdoing. Alessi said he didn’t see any sexual misconduct himself.