Troves of lewd photos, CDs found in Jeffrey Epstein's $56m NY mansion along with 'life-size female doll' hanging from chandelier
Jeffrey Epstein has lived in the seven-story Beaux-Arts home since 1996 and entertained a variety of guests at the residence in the late 1990s and early 2000s
FBI agents stormed the Upper East Side townhouse of Jeffrey Epstein this weekend, using a crowbar to break into one of the largest private homes in Manhattan.
Authorities have now revealed what they found inside, and how the evidence retrieved could shed light on the billionaire's mysterious finances and his alleged sex trafficking ring, the New York magazine reports.
Court documents indicated federal agents who investigated the mansion at 9 East 71st Street found “a vast trove of lewd photographs” of young girls, with pictures of “at least one girl, who, according to her counsel, was underage at the time the relevant photographs were taken.”
Furthermore, authorities also discovered “in a locked safe… compact discs with hand-written labels including the following: "Young [Name] + [Name]", "Misc nudes 1", and "Girl pics nudes".
Prosecutors said the search found "hundreds — and perhaps thousands — of sexually suggestive photographs of fully- or partially-nude females."
A New York Times report detailed a few strange interior-decorating choices at the lavish residence, including a commissioned mural of a "photorealistic prison scene that included barbed wire, corrections officers and a guard station, with Mr. Epstein portrayed in the middle,” hung on the second floor of the seven-story mansion.
Speaking to the paper, public relations specialist R. Couri Hay revealed, “He said, ‘That’s me, and I had this painted because there is always the possibility that could be me again." He had met Epstein at his home three months ago.
Some other bizarre findings include "a life-size female doll hanging from a chandelier”; a dining room arranged “to resemble a beach scene” and some photos of Woody Allen, Bill Clinton, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia.
“At the base of the stairwell,” an unnamed visitor told The Times, “Mr. Epstein had placed a chessboard with custom figurines dressed in underwear — each piece, he noted, was modeled after one of his staffers.”
While the New York City Department of Finance estimated the mansion's net worth close to $56 million, prosecutors claim the building is valued at $77 million.
Epstein, as per the indictment, allegedly had his employees arrange for at least three girls to come to his Upper East Side home, and one of them told him she was underage.
The document states that, once inside his home, “the victim would provide a nude or semi-nude massage for Epstein, who would typically be naked. During these encounters, Epstein would escalate the nature and scope of the physical contact to include sex acts such as groping and direct and indirect contact with the victim’s genitals. Epstein would also typically masturbate during these encounters.”
One of his alleged victims, Virginia Giuffre, claimed she was forced to live as Epstein’s “sex slave” from 1999 through 2002 and spent most of her time during that period in his New York residence.
“My only purpose for Epstein, [Ghislaine] Maxwell, and their friends was to be used for sex,” Giuffre alleged in a 2015 suit.
While being held as a "sex slave" at the New York house, Giuffre alleged she was forced to engage in sexual intercourse with Alan Dershowitz and Prince Andrew when she was just 16. Both Dershowitz and Andrew have so far denied the accusations.
Epstein has lived in the seven-story Beaux-Arts home since 1996. At the time, the building was owned by Epstein’s benefactor Leslie Wexner, the founder and CEO of L Brands, which includes Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works.
In 2011, Epstein reportedly signed a document for both parties and transferred the 21,000-square-foot home to his name for $0.
Epstein entertained a variety of guests at the residence in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
According to an old New York feature, a dinner party thrown for Bill Clinton was attended by Mort Zuckerman, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, magician David Blaine, Donald Trump, Les Wexner, and former British Cabinet member Peter Mandelson.
However, Clinton reportedly did not turn up for his own party.
A spokesperson for Clinton told The Times he had made "one brief visit" to Epstein's New York home around 2002 flanked by a staff member and security detail, adding that Clinton has not spoken with Epstein in over a decade.
Apart from the lavish New York residence, Epstein also has properties in New Mexico, Paris, a private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and a Palm Beach estate.
According to U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, Epstein is an "extraordinary risk of flight, particularly given the defendant’s exorbitant wealth, his ownership of and access to private planes capable of international travel, and his significant international ties.”