Bill Clinton pictured receiving massage from Jeffrey Epstein accuser
A photo taken of Bill Clinton being massaged by one of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged sex slaves has come back to haunt the former US president.
Former US President Bill Clinton is facing tough scrutiny after pictures emerged of him being massaged by one of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims.
The pictures came to light last week and appear to show Epstein accuser Chauntae Davies rubbing Mr Clinton’s neck and shoulders.
Ms Davies claimed she was recruited by Ghislaine Maxwell, who is now facing sex trafficking charges, to work as a masseuse for Epstein.
She alleged the dead financier raped her multiple times over the years that she worked for him, before finally escaping in 2005.
The photos of Ms Davies and Mr Clinton, then 56, were taken in 2002, en route to Africa for a humanitarian trip with Epstein and his crew, which included actors Kevin Spacey and Chris Tucker.
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Ms Davies was reportedly encouraged by Maxwell to give the former president a massage after he complained of having a stiff neck from falling asleep on Epstein’s private jet, nicknamed The Lolita Express, according to the Daily Mail, which first published the pictures this week.
Speaking to the publication, Ms Davies, now in her early 40s, recalled Mr Clinton asking: “Would you mind giving it a crack?”.
“Ghislaine chimed in to be funny and said that I could give him a massage,” she added. “Everyone had a little chuckle but Ghislaine in her prim British accent insisted and said I was good.”
She recounted how she worked over the neck of Mr Clinton, saying: “He turned his back to me and I reached up and I started to rub out the kink in our former president’s neck and shoulder.”
Ms Davies said Mr Clinton was a “perfect gentleman” and she saw “no foul play”.
But the massage then took an awkward turn after Ms Davies claimed she requested Mr Clinton change position and “get on his knees”.
“I’ve got a bad angle, would you mind getting on your knees?” she recalled asking. “I’m not at all sure what came over me.
“For a moment the room fell silent. I couldn’t believe I’d said that. The words just shot out before I realised what I was saying or who I said it to,” wrote Davies in her soon-to-be-released memoir, according to the Daily Mail.
“Then, although his face had turned the colour of fire, he laughed. The whole room was laughing too. And, being the good sport he was, he sat down so I could get a better angle.”
Mr Clinton has previously said he knew “nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago”.
The pictures emerged just hours before Mr Clinton addressed the Democratic National Convention, where he took aim at President Donald Trump and his response to the COVID-19 crisis.
CLINTON’S ALLEGED VISIT TO EPSTEIN’S ISLAND
A series of court documents released earlier this month suggest Mr Clinton may have visited Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean, which has been nicknamed “Paedophile Island”.
The documents included records of a 2011 meeting between accuser Virginia Giuffre and her lawyers where she talked about the powerful people in Epstein’s orbit who she said either flew on his private jet or stayed on his private island.
One of the names mentioned was the former president.
The documents are part of Ms Giuffre’s civil case against Maxwell and include a conversation with her lawyers where she was asked if she had any recollection of Epstein telling her that Bill Clinton owed him “favours”.
“Yes I do. It was a laugh, though. He would laugh it off. You know, I remember asking Jeffrey, ‘What’s Bill Clinton doing here?’ kind of thing, and he laughed it off and said, ‘Well, he owes me a favour’,” Ms Giuffre responded, according to the documents seen by Fox News.
“He never told me what favours they were. I never knew. I didn’t know if he was serious. It was just a joke.”
Epstein’s accuser went on to clarify that Mr Clinton was on the island, along with Maxwell, a person named “Emmy” and two young girls.
“And were all of you staying at Jeffrey’s house on the island, including Bill Clinton?” Mr Scarola, Ms Giuffre’s lawyer, asked.
“That’s correct,“ she responded. “He had about four or five different villas on his island separate from the main house, and we stayed in the villas.”
In previous interviews, she has said she never saw Mr Clinton behave inappropriately.
A Netflix documentary titled, Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, includes an island tech worker‘s account of once seeing Mr Clinton at the villa – though only with Epstein.
In July 2019, a spokesperson for Mr Clinton issued a statement saying the former president never visited the island.
His office said Mr Clinton had travelled aboard Epstein’s private plane and briefly visited Epstein’s New York City apartment, but was always in the company of staff and Secret Service agents.