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Jeffrey Epstein, Prince Andrew, And Nipple Torture

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While Gawker was speculating about the state of John Connolly’s Vanity Fair story on sleazebag Jeffrey Epstein, the Mail on Sunday published an eye-widening piece about

Johanna Sjoberg, a church-going, all-American brunette, was recruited six years ago into Epstein’s household as an occasional home help, and was induced to perform demeaning sexual services.

When she was a college student in Palm Beach, Sjoberg says Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of the late, disgraced Robert Maxwell (seen here with Epstein), offered her a job at the billionaire’s home, answering phones and serving drinks. Of course, her duties were soon expanded.

She claims she was groped by Prince Andrew as well as Epstein, who asked her to do something icky to his nipples.

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BREAKING: John Connolly—No Phone Records for Pellicano’s Lawyers

A win for journalists–a federal judge just granted Vanity Fair writer John Connolly’s motion to quash the subpoena for his telephone records for the Anthony Pellicano case. Steven Gruel, Pellicano’s lawyer had been lusting for Connolly’s Verizon records. Nikki Finke has all backstory, for those not up to speed on this.

Connolly told FBlA that

It’s chilling to think that Anthony Pellicano could have access to the private numbers of my loved ones, my friends, and most importantly, my sources.

Kelli L. Sager, who represented Connolly, told FBLA

We’re very pleased with Judge Fisher’s ruling–she made the correct legal ruling. Hopefully this will be the last time Mr. Connolly will have to deal with demands to see his phone records.

Sager’s a First Amendment expert, and the lawyer all reporters want on their side.

She also mentioned she learned, in the course of today’s proceeding, that Gruel had four other subpoenas issued for phone records, which was news to everyone present, including the prosecution.

A longtime observer of this case told FBLA that obtaining phone records might be all part of an effort on the part of the defense to establish that the FBI committed perjury to get the search warrant for Pellicano’s offices back in 2002.

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