The Duchess of York met Jeffrey Epstein in 2010 while he was still under house arrest for having sex with underage girls, according to files obtained by DailyMail.com.
The pedophile’s private calendars from March that year reveal he would make room in his schedule for Sarah Ferguson, ex-wife of Prince Andrew.
At the time, Epstein still had five months under house arrest for admitting to soliciting a minor for prostitution, an offense for which he served 13 months in prison and was labeled a registered sex offender. .
Epstein told his aide: ‘Duchess anytime.
Jeffrey Epstein’s private calendars and emails reveal he met Sarah Ferguson in 2010 on several occasions at his New York mansion
Footage shows Sarah Ferguson smiling with Epstein’s housekeeper and driver at Epstein’s New York mansion
Prince Andrew is pictured in New York’s Central Park with Epstein in December 2010
In a March 3, 2010 scheduling entry, Epstein’s assistant wrote: “Still trying to schedule the Duchess for Tuesday or Wednesday (I emailed her assistant, Amanda, RE a meeting”
Epstein told his assistant in an email, ‘Duchess anytime’, referring to Fergie
Photos released by Epstein’s driver and housekeeper in February and March 2010 show Fergie and Andrew visiting the financier’s New York mansion.
Fergie’s links to Epstein have come into the spotlight again after DailyMail.com’s investigation into Epstein’s files.
The hundreds of pages of records provide unprecedented insight into the late pedophile’s extraordinary network of power and influence.
Presidents, prime ministers, royalty and famous names not previously linked to Epstein also feature in emails and calendar entries.
Before his suicide in prison in August 2019, Epstein revealed he had ‘potentially damaging’ dirt on powerful figures
Fergie’s relationship with Epstein dates back to at least April 1998 when an entry in her private plane’s flight logs led him to meet her at Nassau airport in the Bahamas.
The newspaper mentions that she was traveling with her children, apparently referring to Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and that they would be “on the ground” when Epstein met them.
Fergie had divorced Andrew two years earlier but the two remained close friends, as they still are today.
Epstein’s records suggest the pedophile knew intimate details about the former couple’s finances – and bragged about it while bragging to JP Morgan.
Epstein dropped Andrew’s name while trying to persuade the bank to let him act as a middleman for wealthy clients.
On August 31, 2011, in an email to JP Morgan boss Jes Staley and chief banker Mary Erdoes, Epstein said investors were wary of the bank because it was “a quasi-US government arm “.
Epstein wrote: “I am also aware that JPM has a colorful array of clients, so a client relationship is far less problematic than an institutional joint venture”.
Among the wealthy men Epstein reeled off was Prince Andrew. Epstein said: “He is now allowed to make money.”
Epstein did not elaborate on what was stopping Andrew from earning money before, but Fergie’s finances were in a perilous state at the time.
In May 2010, she was caught up in a newspaper sting demanding $550,000 for access to Andrew.
Fergie told an undercover reporter, “It opens up everything you would want.” I can open any door you want, and I will do it for you.
She later said she “deeply regrets” making the comments and said her ex-husband had no idea meeting the undercover reporter.
Photos posted to Facebook by Jojo and Lyn Fontanilla, Epstein’s housekeeper and driver, on March 5, 2010 showed Andrew visiting Epstein’s New York townhouse.
Epstein’s townhouse on 71st Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side sold for an estimated $51 million in 2021. Fergie and Andrew visited the mansion in 2010
Fergie had apparently been pushed into such action because of her $5.5 million debts, but in July 2011 she said they had been paid off thanks to Andrew’s intervention.
As part of the arrangement, Epstein paid $17,000 to former Ferguson PA Johnny O’Sullivan, which helped stabilize his balance sheet.
Epstein’s email to JP Morgan came a month after that announcement, strongly suggesting Andrew had discussed his and Fergie’s financial situation in depth.
In a scheduling entry for March 3, 2010, Epstein’s assistant wrote: “I still have to try to schedule the Duchess for Tuesday or Wednesday (I emailed her assistant, Amanda, RE a meeting”.
The ‘Amanda’ appears to be Amanda Thirsk, who worked for Andrew for many years.
Epstein replied: “Duchess anytime.”
Photos posted to Facebook by married couple Jojo and Lyn Fontanilla, Epstein’s housekeeper and driver, on March 5, 2010 – two days after the emails – showed Andrew visiting Epstein’s New York townhouse.
Another image shows Ferguson smiling with JoJo Fontanilla in Manhattan with a shopping bag in hand, while one from the previous month, posted by Lyn Fontanilla, shows Ferguson at Epstein’s New York mansion.
Epstein appears to have fallen out with Fergie in 2012 after calling him a pedophile in an interview with London newspaper The Evening Standard.
As she distanced herself from Epstein, she said: ‘I hate pedophilia and any child sexual abuse and I know that was a gigantic error of judgment on my part.
“I am so contrite that I cannot say it. Whenever I can, I’ll pay the money back and never have anything to do with Jeffrey Epstein again.”
Epstein was reportedly furious with his comments.
Fergie’s publicist at the time, James Henderson, told CNN he received a phone call from Epstein which was ‘so unpleasant I was slightly shaken and saved his number to never again. having to take a call from him”.
Epstein victim Virginia Roberts has claimed she was forced to have sex with the Duke when she was 17, which he has denied
In 2000, Prince Andrew was on Epstein’s plane with Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell and others on a flight from New Jersey to Florida, according to flight logs.
Jeffrey Epstein’s infamous ‘Lolita Express’ – a private Boeing 727 airliner that carried important passengers and allegedly underage girls
A lawyer for Epstein sent the duchess a letter demanding a retraction, but Henderson said he told her to ignore it.
A 2011 report in vanity lounge claimed Fergie had received “hundreds of thousands of dollars” from Jeffrey Epstein to clear her debts – far more than she had previously admitted.
Edward Klein wrote that Fergie’s debts were the ‘main reason’ Andrew was spending time with Epstein.
A source told the magazine: “Andrew feels responsible for Sarah. … There have been newspaper reports that Sarah received £15,000 ($17,000) from Jeffrey, but I think Sarah actually received hundreds of thousands of dollars from him.”
It has also been claimed that when the row over the Duchess offering access to Andrew broke out, her daughter Beatrice was so humiliated she was left home for days.
“Beatrice was clearly embarrassed when it was revealed that Fergie took money to introduce an undercover reporter to Prince Andrew,” a source said.
“A friend went to the Royal Lodge to comfort Beatrice, who didn’t want to leave the house because she was so ashamed and didn’t want to deal with the press. The friend spent two nights with her while she cried.
Andrew’s attorneys did not return requests for comment. Ferrgie’s rep wouldn’t comment.