Epstein’s Paris apartment visited by Prince Andrew up for sale at Sotheby’s

Jeffrey Epstein’s luxury Paris apartment is being sold by Sotheby’s with no mention of its connection to the convicted sex offender.

Epstein is reported to have entertained Prince Andrew and a number of other high-profile guests at the apartment on Avenue Foch, which overlooks the Arc de Triomphe in one of the world’s most exclusive addresses.

The palatial pad was at the centre of a a criminal investigation into half a dozen possible charges of rape and sex abuse, including of minors, and was searched by police following the financier’s death in New York in August 2019.

The 8,000sqft flat in the chic 16th Arrondissement, which boasts eight bedrooms and 16ft-high ceilings, is being offered at $13.7 million (£10m).

Epstein is reported to have entertained Prince Andrew and a number of other high-profile guests at the apartment on Avenue Foch

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“This rare apartment impresses not only by its size but also by the quality of its renovation, completely redone by a famous world-renowned decorator,” reads the advert on Sotheby’s website.

The seller appears to have kept the distinct pieces commissioned by Epstein, according to photographs shared with The Telegraph by Kirby Sommers, author of Jeffrey Epstein: Predator Spy.

The listing makes no mention of the previous inhabitants, and when asked about its owners Sotheby’s representatives told this paper: "We can provide no information about any apartments to journalists.”

However, a member of staff at the chic property confirmed that the flat was for sale.

The French former equality minister had initially suggested turning the flat into a women’s shelter for survivors of sexual violence.

The pied-a-terre was bought by Epstein’s holding company SCI JEP in 2002 for €2.25 million, but was estimated in Epstein’s 2019 will to be worth $8.67 million.

Prince Andrew at Ghislaine Maxwell's townhouse in London with Jeffrey Epstein and victim Virginia Giuffre

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It is being sold by executors of Epstein’s estate, which has paid out over $125 million to some 135 people who have claimed compensation from a victims’ compensation fund.

Epstein’s butler, who was not named for legal reasons, told the Franceinfo news site that the apartment contained a specially built massage room to which “a great many women” had come. He added that he was not able to judge whether any of them were underage.

He also claimed to have seen Prince Andrew there on occasion.

“Mr Epstein had a business relationship with Prince Andrew. I saw him several times in the apartment on Avenue Foch,” said the butler, who posted photographs of himself in the apartment on his Facebook page. “He even stayed there for several days without Mr Epstein being there. I cooked him food. He loves my pasta gratin."

The apartment on Avenue Foch overlooks the Arc de Triomphe, in one of the world's most exclusive addresses.

Credit: Sotheby's

The Duke’s spokesperson said of reports of his visits to the apartment in Paris, that “at no stage during the limited time I spent with him (Epstein) did I see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction.”

A buyer of Epstein’s private jet meanwhile is suing executors of his estate.

Thomas Huff, a pilot and businessman from Georgia, is demanding to be compensated for the money he has lost as a result of the Gulfstream jet’s “tainted” reputation. He bought it a month before Epstein was charged with orchestrating a vast sex-trafficking ring and abusing dozens of underage girls.

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