- The household manual for Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion ordered staff to “never disclose” what he or Ghislaine Maxwell did.
- The manual also instructed household staff to never share the pair’s location.
- The document was shared as evidence in Maxwell’s child-sex-trafficking trial.
The lengthy household manual for Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach, Florida, mansion instructed staff to “never disclose” what the late convicted sex offender or his longtime associate Ghislaine Maxwell were doing.
“Unless otherwise instructed, NEVER disclose Mr. Epstein or Ms. Maxwell’s activities or whereabouts to anyone,” read an instruction from the 58-page manual, which is an exhibit in Maxwell’s child-sex-trafficking trial in Manhattan federal court.
The instruction was listed as one of 15 bullet points under a section in the manual called “ANSWERING THE TELEPHONE.”
“If the caller is insistent, you simply ask to take a message, a time, and a number, where the caller can be reached,” the instructions read. “Do not be bullied and do not show any reaction or impatience, simply be firm.”
The manual — which also commanded household staff to “see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing, except to answer a question directed at you” — is dated February 14, 2005.
Prosecutors allege that Maxwell recruited and groomed young girls for Epstein to sexually abuse at his properties.
Epstein’s longtime Palm Beach butler, Juan Alessi, testified in Maxwell’s trial Thursday that Maxwell gave him orders to “see nothing” when guests came.
Alessi said he took the order as “a kind of warning that I was supposed to be blind, deaf, and dumb.”
Assistant US Attorney Lara Elizabeth Pomerantz said during her opening statement in the trial that Maxwell and Epstein ran “a pyramid scheme of abuse.”
“She knew exactly what she was doing. She was dangerous. She was setting them up with a predator,” Pomerantz said of Maxwell.
Maxwell has denied wrongdoing in the case.