In 2003, a younger university pupil became recruited to reply phones and run errands for financier Jeffrey Epstein in Palm Beach.
The activity became a good deal greater, including massages for Epstein and a referral to a massage at least one billionaire couple, in line with a police report from January 2006. The massages for Epstein, she advised police, have become sexual.
Over the course of the Palm Beach Police Department’s research into the now-disgraced intercourse wrongdoer, which ended in a secretive 2008 plea deal, investigators spoke with Johanna Sjoberg. Her story gives a window into how Epstein’s community functioned, from the manner he located girls and women to service his desires to how a number of them connected along with his wealthy and famous buddies.
On a referral from Epstein, as an example, Sjoberg gave as a minimum one rubdown to Glenn and Eva Dubin, the billionaire couple with longtime ties to Epstein that they now say they remorse.
At Epstein’s advice, the Dubin’s patronage of a masseuse who had given him erotic massages has no longer been previously said. She announced to police in 2006 and later spoke to the Daily Mail in 2007, and Business Insider has shown information about her story. A lawyer for Epstein did not reply to a request for comment.
Now a hairstylist, Sjoberg instructed police she met Epstein in 2003, whilst she became 23, in step with the 2006 file. She said she was approached at the campus of Palm Beach Atlantic University, the non-public Christian college she attended, by longtime Epstein buddy Ghislaine Maxwell, who became searching out assistants for Epstein’s Palm Beach residence.
Sjoberg took the part-time task and began imparting massages to Epstein earlier than she received her massage therapy license, which public facts suggest become issued in November 2003. She additionally massaged Epstein paramour Nadia Marcinkova and his assistant Sarah Kellen, consistent with the police declaration.
She instructed police that Epstein grew to become a number of the massages into sexual encounters:
He might instruct her to rub his nipples as he masturbated himself. [She] said she felt ‘grossed’ approximately the behavior, but she endured as she became getting paid. [She] additionally counseled she could sometimes carry out the massages bare. On occasion, Epstein could utilize the vibrator/massager on her vagina area while she executed the massages. Sjoberg defined that Epstein by no means uncovered himself to her.
According to the police declaration, Epstein paid her and “took care of” her university tuition to rent a car for her every week. She later advised the Daily Mail that Epstein also protected the down price on her home and paid for her to turn out to be a masseuse and hairstylist. (She instructed the Daily Mail that she met Epstein in 2001, whilst she turned into 21 -two years earlier than in her account to police investigators.)
‘Nothing irrelevant is being alleged.’
Epstein referred Sjoberg to at the least one more client; she instructed the Palm Beach police in January 2006.
“Epstein also endorsed her to every other patron who is living at Breakers Row in Palm Beach vicinity,” the police document of her interview says. “The patron she became cited become ‘Glenn’ unknown ultimate name, and his wife, who she furnished massages to [sic].”
Business Insider has shown that the Glenn cited in the declaration changed into Glenn Dubin, who had a residence with a Breakers Row deal with till 2012, in step with public data. Sjoberg gave Dubin, and his spouse as a minimum one rub down.
It’s unclear while the rub down befell, and there has been no erotic component, Sjoberg told Business Insider.
“I massaged many of Epstein’s pals after I worked for him, due to the fact I turned into a talented, certified rub-down therapist,” Sjoberg stated. “To me, Glenn became simply another man or woman at the desk. There became in no way every other expectation with the aid of his friends. If something irrelevant took place, I could have a reminiscence of it.”
“The Dubins don’t have any recollection of this individual or event, but regardless, not anything irrelevant is being alleged,” a spokeswoman for the couple stated. “Any proposal to the opposite is especially irresponsible and absolutely misguided.”
The Dubins’ courting with Epstein dates lower back to the 1980s, when Epstein and Eva Dubin-then Eva Andersson-dated, and continued after he went to prison in 2008 for expenses and shopping a minor for prostitution.
Business Insider stated closing month that Eva Dubin emailed Epstein’s probation officer in 2009 in advance of web hosting a huge Thanksgiving meal, pronouncing the couple becomes “a hundred% at ease” with Epstein round their youngsters, inclusive of their then-teenage daughter.