Princess Diana linked to Jeffrey Epstein case as court documents allege he 'met her secretary with her children'
Juan Alessi, a maintenance man at Jeffrey Epstein's Palm Beach mansion, testified that his former boss met with 'Princess Diana's secretary with her children'
Princess Diana was mentioned in the court documents related to billionaire investor Jeffrey Epstein who was convicted of being a pedophile and had pending sex trafficking charges against him.
Epstein was found dead in his cell at a top security prison in New York on Saturday, August 10.
"Epstein met Princess Diana's secretary with her children," Juan Alessi, a maintenance man at Epstein's Palm Beach mansion in Florida, claimed in the documents, according to Daily Mail.
There is currently no further clarification on whether the Princess of Wales was accompanying her secretary during the alleged meeting, or whether the children were the secretary's or were princes William and Harry.
The secretary's identity was not revealed nor was his or her nationality.
Diana's former secretary, Patrick Jephson, told the Sun that he did not believe that his former boss or any of her children ever came face to face with Epstein.
"I can't think of any occasion when Mr. Epstein would have any claim to say he had given hospitality to the Princess of Wales," he said. "To my knowledge, Princess Diana only ever went to Florida once and that was to Disney World (in 1993)."
In the 2000-page long testimony, Alessi mentioned a host of celebrities that he met while working for Epstein.
"I then listed Senator Mitchell, Prince Andrew, Princess Sarah Ferguson, Miss Yugoslavia, Miss Germany, Alan Dershowitz, Princess Diana's secretary with her children, Mr. Trump, Mr. Robert Kennedy Jr, Frederik Fekkai, and a couple (of) Noble prize winners as celebrities that I had seen while working for Mr. Epstein," he was quoted as saying in the document.
Without any clarification on the nature of the meetings, it could not be established if the celebrities named in the documents knew about Epstein's illicit activities.
The only celebrity facing the brunt of scrutiny was Prince Andrew who was allegedly friends with Epstein for more than a decade.
The documents containing the testimony were submitted to the court in relation to a defamation case filed by Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein's accusers, who also claimed to have had sex with Prince Andrew "three times."
Giuffre's allegations of sexual assault were corroborated by another woman called Johanna Sjoberg.
Sjoberg said she was approached by “perfect stranger” Ghislaine Maxwell who “lured” her to Epstein’s home with the promise of a “legitimate job" when she was 21 years old.
However, according to her, what went down at Epstein's house was something she had not consented for.
“I just remember someone suggesting a photo, and they told us to go get on the couch. And so Andrew and Virginia [Giuffre] sat on the couch, and they put the puppet on her lap," she said. “And so then I sat on Andrew’s lap, and I believe of my own volition, and they took the puppet’s hands and put it on Virginia’s breast, and so Andrew put his on mine.”
The Buckingham Palace denied the allegations against the second-born son of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
"This relates to proceedings in the United States, to which the Duke of York is not a party. Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue," a spokeswoman for the palace told NBC.