âNow that Prince Andrew has found himself ensnared in the sleazy sex slave story of wealthy degenerate Jeffrey Epstein,â writes The Smoking Gun today, âBill Clinton canât be too far behind.â
The U.K. tabloids have been running wild with the story of Prince Andrew allegedly abusingÂ an underage girl procured for him byÂ billionaire and convicted pedophile, Jeffrey Epstein, but Monday, The Smoking Gun managed to tie former president Bill Clinton into the scandal. The allegation isnât (yet) quite as damningÂ as Clintonâs other sex scandals, but it doesnât look good.
Epstein, who paid teenage girls for naked massages at his Palm Beach, Florida mansion, is a convicted sex offender whose circle of powerful friends has included financiers, celebrities, politicians, and scientists.
In fact, Epstein, 61, has maintained many of these relationships even after pleading guilty in 2008 to a felony charge stemming from a lengthy probe of his lewd interaction with scores of underage girls, many of whom were recruited while they were students at a Palm Beach high school.
While Clinton was never deposed [inÂ a civil suit against Epstein], lawyers obtained Epsteinâs computerized phone directory, which included âe-mail addresses for Clinton along with 21 phone numbers for him, including those for his assistant (Doug Band),â according to a court filing.
The Daily Mail has picked up on Bill Clintonâs alleged role in the scandal, reporting that Clintonâs relationship with Epstein includedÂ âmultiple trips to the onetime billionaireâs private island in the Caribbean where underage girls were allegedly kept as sex slaves.â That relationship reportedly ended abruptly in 2008, when Epstein âwas arrested in 2008 for soliciting underage prostitutes.â