Jeffrey Epstein ‘victim’ who accused Prince Andrew of groping her breast with a puppet is seen SMILING as court prepares to release names of pedophile financier’s associates

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Written By Maya Cantina

One of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims who claimed Prince Andrew groped her breast with a puppet has been spotted out in Florida ahead of reports Epstein’s ‘client list’ is set to be unsealed.

Johanna Sjoberg, 42, infamously told a British newspaper of an alleged encounter with the Duke at the East 71st Street mansion at ‘Easter 2001’ upon Epstein and madam Ghislaine Maxwell’s request.

Sjoberg was seen with a smile on her face as she walked around West Palm Beach not far from Epstein’s Florida mansion, which has been demolished by new owners.

She was wearing a puffy purple jacket with a blue shirt and denim jeans as a man walked down the street with her, as new evidence from her could be submitted against the Duke of York this week. 

Sjoberg, now a hairdresser living in Florida, has previously said Maxwell recruited her to provide massages for Epstein in 2001 when she was at college. 

Johanna Sjoberg, One of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims who alleged that Prince Andrew groped her breast with a puppet was seen out in Florida recently ahead of reports Epstein’s ‘client list’ is set to be unsealed

Nearly 200 names that had previously been redacted from a long-settled sex trafficking suit against Jeffrey Epstein’s accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell will soon be made public, a judge has ruled.

In addition, new evidence from Sjoberg is due to be presented in a US court this week.

The legal documents could reveal more details of her alleged encounter with the royal.

Sjoberg has previously claimed the King’s brother put his hand on her breast at the Manhattan home of multi-millionaire pedophile Epstein in 2001.

She alleged this happened during an incident in which a latex Spitting Image puppet of the Duke of York – a present from Epstein’s then-lover Ghislaine Maxwell – was used to touch the breast of Virginia Roberts.

Roberts, who now uses her married name Giuffre, claimed that afterwards she and Andrew slept together at Epstein’s house.

Sjoberg said in 2007 that she returned to the apartment after some ‘sightseeing’ and ‘Prince Andrew was there and a couple of other girls my age. Andrew was very charming . . . She (Ghislaine) came down with a present for him — a latex puppet of him from Spitting Image.’

She added: ‘We had a picture taken. Virginia, another girl there, sat on a chair and had the puppet on her lap. Andrew sat on another chair.

Johanna Sjoberg, 42, infamously told a British newspaper of an alleged encounter with the Duke at the East 71st Street mansion at 'Easter 2001' upon Epstein and madam Ghislaine Maxwell's request

Johanna Sjoberg, 42, infamously told a British newspaper of an alleged encounter with the Duke at the East 71st Street mansion at ‘Easter 2001’ upon Epstein and madam Ghislaine Maxwell’s request

Sjoberg was seen with a smile on her face as she walked around West Palm Beach not far from Epstein's Florida mansion, which has been demolished by new owners

Sjoberg was seen with a smile on her face as she walked around West Palm Beach not far from Epstein’s Florida mansion, which has been demolished by new owners

She was wearing a puffy purple jacket with a blue shirt and denim jeans as a man walked down the street with her, as new evidence from her could be submitted against the Duke of York this week

She was wearing a puffy purple jacket with a blue shirt and denim jeans as a man walked down the street with her, as new evidence from her could be submitted against the Duke of York this week

Sjoberg has previously claimed the King's brother put his hand on her breast at the Manhattan home of multi-millionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein in 2001. She alleged this happened during an incident in which a latex Spitting Image puppet of the Duke of York

Sjoberg has previously claimed the King’s brother put his hand on her breast at the Manhattan home of multi-millionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein in 2001. She alleged this happened during an incident in which a latex Spitting Image puppet of the Duke of York

‘I sat on his lap — and he put his hand on my breast. Ghislaine put the puppet’s hand on Virginia’s breast. Then Andrew put his hand on mine. It was a great joke. Everybody laughed . . . Ghislaine . . . had a very dirty sense of humor.’ 

The duke paid a reported £12million settlement to Roberts in 2022 over her claims that he sexually assaulted her when she was 17, which he has always denied.

During his notorious interview in 2019 he said he had no recollection of ever meeting Roberts. The new material is part of hundreds of files from more than 170 people who were associates, friends or victims of Epstein which New York Judge Loretta Preska ruled should be made public.

Roberts’ lawyer Sigrid McCawley calls the new material ‘disturbing testimony corroborating what lies at the core of this case – Maxwell was involved in facilitating the sexual abuse of young girls with Jeffrey Epstein’.

The files were part of a 2015 US defamation case by Roberts against Maxwell, the British socialite who supplied Epstein with underage girls.

That was settled out of court but media outlets successfully fought to have the documents made public. They have been released on a rolling basis since 2019.

The 30-page summary of Sjoberg’s evidence is expected to be unsealed this week alongside claims about a hidden Maxwell email account, which reportedly could reveal details of her conversations with Andrew, 63.

Recalling the Spitting Image puppet incident, Ms Sjoberg said in a deposition given under oath in 2016: ‘I remember someone suggesting a photo and they told us to get on the couch. Virginia and Andrew sat on the couch and they put the puppet on her lap.

Photo taken on Sunday December 5, 2010 - Prince Andrew taking a stroll through New York's Central Park with Epstein following his prison term in 2011

Photo taken on Sunday December 5, 2010 – Prince Andrew taking a stroll through New York’s Central Park with Epstein following his prison term in 2011

Sjoberg added: 'And so I sat on Andrew's lap, I believe of my own volition, and they took the puppet's hands and put it on Virginia's breast and so Andrew put his on mine.' It was all done in 'a joking manner.' Pictured: Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts

Sjoberg added: ‘And so I sat on Andrew’s lap, I believe of my own volition, and they took the puppet’s hands and put it on Virginia’s breast and so Andrew put his on mine.’ It was all done in ‘a joking manner.’ Pictured: Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts

Sjoberg has previously claimed the King's brother put his hand on her breast at the Manhattan home of multi-millionaire pedophile Epstein in 2001

Sjoberg has previously claimed the King’s brother put his hand on her breast at the Manhattan home of multi-millionaire pedophile Epstein in 2001

In addition, new evidence from Sjoberg is due to be presented in a US court this week against Andrew, who was known to keep the company of Epstein and Maxwell

In addition, new evidence from Sjoberg is due to be presented in a US court this week against Andrew, who was known to keep the company of Epstein and Maxwell

‘And so I sat on Andrew’s lap, I believe of my own volition, and they took the puppet’s hands and put it on Virginia’s breast and so Andrew put his on mine.’

She said it was all done in ‘a joking manner’. According to her previous accounts, the prince, while being inappropriately tactile, had not caused offence.

Andrew denies all wrongdoing, though many expect to see his name in the Epstein client list, which could come out very soon.

The 51-page order was issued on December 18, and will unmask 184 John and Jane Does who had some sort of ties to the late sex pest.

Its release has been highly anticipated, as many had alleged they were being withheld from the public eye after the lawsuit was settled out of court in 2017.

Republicans in Congress have since fought for its release – including the names of powerful friends and acquaintances of the financier who flew on his private jet.

Maxwell, 62, has since been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking as part of a separate criminal case. In the settled filing, Virginia Giuffre accused her of helping Epstein traffic her as a minor, and named influential figures allegedly involved.

High-profile names that had previously been redacted from a long-settled sex trafficking suit against one of Jeffery Epstein's accomplices will be unveiled in the coming days after a New York judge ruled they should be released. The woman who filed the suit in 2015 claimed she was trafficked as minor, and named Prince Andrew (at right) as an alleged accomplice

High-profile names that had previously been redacted from a long-settled sex trafficking suit against one of Jeffery Epstein’s accomplices will be unveiled in the coming days after a New York judge ruled they should be released. The woman who filed the suit in 2015 claimed she was trafficked as minor, and named Prince Andrew (at right) as an alleged accomplice

While the fully unsealed document is still a few days away, many - including former President Bill Clinton (seen here with Epstein and convicted accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell at the White House in 1993 - had been previously known through other means

While the fully unsealed document is still a few days away, many – including former President Bill Clinton (seen here with Epstein and convicted accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell at the White House in 1993 – had been previously known through other means

One of them was Prince Andrew, while others who had gone unnamed until now. A total of 15 were accused of ‘serious wrongdoing,’ while 90 are described as having been ‘affiliated’ with Epstein in some way.

While the fully unsealed document is still a few days away, many – including former President Bill Clinton – had been previously known through other means, according to ABC News.

Numerous others – including other well-known public figures and Hollywood stars – are now set to be unmasked, thanks US District Judge Loretta Preska’s ruling.

Among them is  a ‘widely publicized’ associate who already appeared as a defendant in multiple Epstein-related cases, Preska wrote in one explanation of why each name should be revealed.

She wrote the same for seven other Does – numbered 095, 099, 120, 122, 136, 143, and 157 – while the pseudonym believed to be Clinton is mentioned more than 50 times, ABC reported.

The context of those references, however, still remains unknown, due to the nature of the redactions.

However, several of the redacted names include interviews with various alleged victims and accusers – creating identifying factors that in many cases already unmasked the acquaintances.

That said, Giuffre – who seen in a 2001 photo with Andrew and Maxwell with the British Royal’s arm around her waist – made no allegations of wrongdoing against Clinton in the original complaint.

Numerous others - including other well-known public figures and ever Hollywood royalty - are now set to be unmasked, thanks to the December ruling from a New York federal judge

Numerous others – including other well-known public figures and ever Hollywood royalty – are now set to be unmasked, thanks to the December ruling from a New York federal judge

Clinton is seen enjoying a neck massage from a Jeffrey Epstein victim in photographs obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com. Clinton sits and laughs as Chauntae Davies, then a 22-year-old massage therapist who acted as Epstein's personal masseuse, rubs  his shoulders

Clinton is seen enjoying a neck massage from a Jeffrey Epstein victim in photographs obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com. Clinton sits and laughs as Chauntae Davies, then a 22-year-old massage therapist who acted as Epstein’s personal masseuse, rubs  his shoulders

Davies is seen again Clinton here again during one of Clinton's visits to Epstein's private island. Like the woman who filed the suit in question, Davies said she was raped by Epstein after being recruited by Maxwell. Clinton, however, was a 'complete gentleman' during the trip, she said

Davies is seen again Clinton here again during one of Clinton’s visits to Epstein’s private island. Like the woman who filed the suit in question, Davies said she was raped by Epstein after being recruited by Maxwell. Clinton, however, was a ‘complete gentleman’ during the trip, she said

Some of the Does are identified in the ruling through links to interviews they have given to the media, which the judge further cited as a reason why they should not stay private.

They include the housekeepers on Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean – where some of the worst abuse was said to be carried out – and one of Prince Andrew’s accusers.

She claims he fondled her breasts at Epstein’s New York mansion.

The unnamed woman previously testified as a witness during Maxwell’s sensational sex-trafficking trial, where she alleged she was directed to have sex with Andrew during a gathering with the royal, Maxwell and Giuffre, then 17.

Nearly 70 of the soon-to-be-unveiled names have been said to have been in the public record before in some form, such as the media and police reports. 

As of Monday, it is unknown whether Microsoft boss Bill Gates is among them, after he owned up to having a close relationship with the pedophile even after he was convicted in a separate child prostitution case in 2008.

Pleading guilty, Epstein was promptly sentenced to 18 months in jail, though under a secret arrangement, the US attorney’s office agreed not to prosecute Epstein for federal crimes.

As of Monday, it is unknown whether Microsoft boss Bill Gates is among them, after he owned up to having a close relationship with the pedophile even after he was convicted in a separate child prostitution case in 2008. Epstein and Gates pictured together at the pedophile financier's home in Manhattan in 2011

As of Monday, it is unknown whether Microsoft boss Bill Gates is among them, after he owned up to having a close relationship with the pedophile even after he was convicted in a separate child prostitution case in 2008. Epstein and Gates pictured together at the pedophile financier’s home in Manhattan in 2011 

After allegations he visited Epstein's Caribbean island near Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, were debunked, Gates told CNN in 2021: 'It was a huge mistake to spend time with him, to give him the credibility of being there'

After allegations he visited Epstein’s Caribbean island near Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, were debunked, Gates told CNN in 2021: ‘It was a huge mistake to spend time with him, to give him the credibility of being there’

Starting in 2011 - three years after Epstein was convicted but escaped incarceration due to a secret arrangement with the US Attorneys, Gates met with Epstein multiple times. Gates often attended dinners at his house in New York, pictured here after his second arrest 2019

Starting in 2011 – three years after Epstein was convicted but escaped incarceration due to a secret arrangement with the US Attorneys, Gates met with Epstein multiple times. Gates often attended dinners at his house in New York, pictured here after his second arrest 2019

Still, Gates proceeded to meet with the financier several times – a decision he said he now regrets.

‘I shouldn’t have had dinners with him,’ Gates told Australia’s ABC 7 early last year, after being grilled by the well-documented relationship by presenter Sarah Ferguson.

Gates made similar comments to CNN in 2021, telling Anderson Cooper: ‘It was a huge mistake to spend time with him, to give him the credibility of being there,’ Gates said, after allegations he visited Epstein’s Caribbean island were debunked.

He went on to insist the meetings were merely business-related, and that he had been seeking funds from the financier to address global health issues.

‘I had several dinners with him, you know, hoping that what he said about getting billions of philanthropy for global health through contacts that he had might emerge,’ Gates said at the time. 

‘When it looked like that wasn’t a real thing, that relationship ended,’ the billionaire asserted.

As for Clinton, flight records appear to indicate he too never visited Epstein’s compound at Little St. James, despite his chummy relationship with the pervert while in the White House.

However, according to ABC, Giuffre in 2016 attempted to subpoena him to testify as part of her lawsuit, claiming she met the then ex-president at Epstein Island.

The request was ultimately denied – despite her lawyers describing the proposed testimony of Clinton as ‘highly relevant’ and ‘important to the fundamental claims and defenses’ in the case.

That said, Giuffre made no allegations of wrongdoing against the two-term Democrat in her complaint, and a Sunday report from ABC outright stated the documents are not expected to implicate Clinton criminally in any way.

In her ruling, Judge Preska gave 14 days for any Does who objected to their documents being made public to object, after which they would be unsealed.

Set to happen this week, the unsealing comes more than three years after Epstein was found dead in his New York jail cell in 2019, in what the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner deemed a suicide by hanging.

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