Prince Andrew 'got a foot massage from two young Russian women in Jeffrey Epstein's mansion', claims literary agent days after video showed royal waving to woman from paedophile's £60m NY home
- US literary agent John Brockman revealed the incident in a 2013 email exchange
- Writing to client Evgeny Morozov, Brockman described seeing Epstein and a British man getting foot massages from two young well-dressed Russian women'
- After speaking with the Brit he realized he was Prince Andrew, Duke of York
- Buckingham Palace has strenuously denied any allegations of wrongdoing linked to Andrew's relationship with Epstein
Prince Andrew was seen inside Jeffrey Epstein's £65m New York apartment getting a foot massage from two young Russian women, according to a US literary agent.
In an email to writer Evgeny Morozov from his agent John Brockman, dated 12 September 2013, the literary agent wrote about a visit to Epstein at his Manhattan home.
In the email, published in the New Republic magazine, he wrote: 'I walked in to find him in a sweatsuit and a British guy in a suit with suspenders [braces], getting foot massages from two young well-dressed Russian women.'
He says the Brit, named 'Andy' discussed cyber security and the Julian Assange case.
Brockman said Epstein's guest then went on to complain about press coverage of his lifestyle, making a comparison with European royalty.
Footage emerged recently of Prince Andrew bidding farewell to a young woman from behind the door of Jeffrey Epstein's Manhattan apartment in 2010
Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein pictured walking and talking together in December 2010
Brockman wrote that 'Andy' said: 'In Monaco, Albert works 12 hours a day but at 9pm, when he goes out, he does whatever he wants, and nobody cares. But, if I do it, I'm in big trouble.'
Brockman added: 'I realized that the recipient of Irina's foot massage was his Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.'
It comes days after video obtained by the Mail On Sunday showed Andrew waving a woman off from Epstein;s mansion in 2010. The woman was later identified ex-Australian prime minister Paul Keating's daughter Katherine.
Billionaire Epstein, 66, hanged himself in jail in New York on August 10.
Yesterday the royal put the sex scandal behind him to enjoy a £500 round of golf at the Real Club Valderrama
The Prince was said to have been 'panicked' amid renewed scrutiny over his friendship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein
Andrew, wearing a light blue polo shirt, was pictured at the Real Club Valderrama, one of Europe's most exclusive courses
The Duke of York has been keeping a low profile in the luxurious development of Sotogrande and playing golf at Valderrama
Andrew was introduced to Epstein in the 1990s and remained a friend even after the financier served a 13-month sentence for having sex with underage girls and became a registered sex offender.
He is understood to have flown on Epstein's private plane at least three times and stayed at the billionaire's New York mansion in 2010 where he was photographed waving to a woman out of the front door.
Yesterday the royal put the sex scandal behind him to enjoy a £500 round of golf at the Real Club Valderrama, one of the most exclusive courses in Europe, in the south of Spain.
The Duke of York is said to be an honorary member of the club - where mobile phones are banned and security guards patrol the complex - and was a guest of the European team when the Ryder Cup was held there in 1997.
'He looked very relaxed, and simply interested in his golf ball,' said another player on the course in Sotogrande, San Roque, close to Gibraltar.
Andrew, wearing a light blue polo shirt and cream slacks, is thought to have left his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson at the pool in the nearby villa where they are enjoying a short holiday.
The Prince was said to have been 'panicked' amid renewed scrutiny over his friendship with the paedophile, and the Duchess of York was hoping to be able to 'look after him' in Southern Spain.
Prince Andrew has repeatedly denied any knowledge of Epstein's alleged behaviour.
Buckingham Palace said in a statement: 'The Duke of York has been appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged crimes... and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behaviour is abhorrent.'
The email exchanged from literary agent JOhn Brockman (pictured) was published by his client Evgeny Morozov
Prince Andrew, pictured here with Virginia Roberts who claims she was Epstein's underage sex slave, has strenuously denied any suggestion of impropriety or wrongdoing
The email exchange, reported in The Guardian, was published in the New Republic magazine.
In the piece in the New Republic Morozov explains that he is on the point of cutting ties with Brockman due to his agent's silence over his connections to Epstein.
Morozov wrote: 'John has been in the news because of his troubling connections to Jeffrey Epstein.'
Morozov then revealed the 2013 email exchange which includes references to Prince Andrew's alleged foot massage, adding: 'Now that I've found that old email he sent me, I cannot believe that he knew absolutely nothing of Epstein's wild sexual escapades.'
Brockman declined to comment for either article. Buckingham Palace has said Andrew was appalled by recent revelations about Epstein.
The palace declined to comment on the contents of the email on Thursday night but reiterated its previous statement: 'Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue.'