'Total creep': Prince Andrew's ex-massage therapist Emma Gruenbaum calls him 'constant sex pest'

'Total creep': Prince Andrew's ex-massage therapist Emma Gruenbaum calls him 'constant sex pest'
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, leaves the headquarters of Crossrail (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Prince Andrew has been constantly making the headlines as horrific stories of his past behaviors are surfacing. One of the most recent allegations under his name was by his former massage therapist. Emma Gruenbaum, 50, has claimed that the Duke of York quizzed her about her intimate life during massage sessions in his bedroom.

Gruenbaum also said that Prince Andrew always tried to hug her after the massage sessions held at the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park. Additionally, he also insisted on the masseuse being naked apart from wearing a towel.


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The Queen's second son apparently had a conversation where he asked the masseuse if she "takes it up the a***". Ruthlessly, the masseuse replied, "It’s none of your f***ing business." She also claims that she swore at Prince Andrew. Gruenbaum also said, "I don’t want to sit by and not speak out about the way he was towards me as he calls Virginia delusional." This came after Andrew's legal team claimed that his accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre "may suffer from false memories".

As reported, Gruenbaum was a sports massage therapist at the Wentworth Club which is located in Surrey in around 2005. Around this time, Gruenbaum was treating Andrew's then-wife Sarah Ferguson. Allegedly, Ferguson recommended her services and that's how Andrew and the massage therapist got in touch.

Gruenbaum first met Andrew in summer 2005. This was just a few months after the sex claims against Jeffrey Epstein had surfaced. Initially working as a freelancer, Gruenbaum was vetted by Palace staff, and Andrew apparently visited her six times during the year. She claimed, "I had a lot of high-profile clients and often visited their homes. But Andrew was very different. He was a constant sex pest right from the start." The first call she got was from the duke's secretary. When she attempted to adjust the massage table, she heard Andrew say, "Hey, nice a***. Do you take it up the a***?" Explaining what she did next, she said, "I stood up quickly and turned around. I was up against the massage table and he was up against me, eyeball to eyeball. Almost touching, he was really close. And I went, 'None of your f***ing business.' And he just looked at me in a sort of a dead stare and said, 'You can’t talk to me like that.' I said, 'Well you can’t speak to me like that.'"

She added, "I always looked away as he got on the table and made sure there was a towel covering his modesty, but he was always naked under the towel. We started the massage. But all the way through, he was talking about a**l sex and making a**l sex jokes. He asked when I had last had sex. It went on and on. I kept telling him to shut up but quickly realized he was OK with being talked at like he was a naughty schoolboy kind of thing. So I just carried on in that vein telling him to shut up. And that was the pattern. I saw him six times. He’d say he would get someone to pay me because he doesn’t deal with cash."

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