Juan Alessi — Epstein’s former butler — spoke about the finance guru and Maxwell’s relationship on the new podcast "Broken: Seeking Justice." Alessi claimed that Maxwell, 58, would cry about how she ended up being Epstein’s accomplice. "I hate him, but … I can’t leave," Maxwell allegedly said.
Alessi asked the U.K. native why she was "staying with this guy," but he never seemed to get a good answer from her. "I was like, 'Why? You have money.'"
Alessi revealed he did not know that Epstein was allegedly abusing underage girls at his Florida mansion. The ex-staffer even told Epstein that he was spending time with too many women. "He complained about his back. I said, 'John, you’ve got to take it easy,'" Alessi said.
"'These women, how can you do it? You’re gonna be in trouble,'" Alessi added. "'As a man, how can you perform with so many people?' I told him 'one of these girls one day is going to get you in trouble.'"
Epstein denied he was doing anything wrong and told Alessi that the women "only want money."
The former house manager also spoke about Prince Andrew, who has been accused of having sex with Virginia Giuffre when she was just 17 years old. However, the Duke of York has denied he was involved with Giuffre.
Alessi said Prince Andrew "was at the house two or three times when I was there." Despite being friendly with Epstein, Alessi said the royal "was always polite and a very nice guy."
"He was the only guy who left us a tip," Alessi shared. "I was not supposed to talk to the guests, I was not supposed to talk to Virginia. Nothing, no talking. I was not allowed to interrupt conversations."
At the end of the day, Giuffre prevailed, and Alessi couldn’t help but praise her for everything she’s been through. "I feel so sorry that this jerk was, in the end, abusing little girls. It’s sickening," he said. "He could have had all the women in the world."
Additionally, he told 37-year-old Giuffre, "I feel so bad about what happened to you, but I feel so good that I see you so great now."
Epstein was arrested in July 2019 on charges related to federal sex trafficking. The disgraced New York native hanged himself in prison one month later. He was 66 years old.
Meanwhile, Maxwell is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York. In July, Maxwell was arrested on multiple charges related to the sexual abuse of young women and girls by Epstein.