Newly released photos from back in 2002, show former President Bill Clinton receiving a neck massage from a then-22-year-old alleged victim of rape by the late convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
The photos, which were obtained by the UK’s Daily Mail, feature Clinton sitting in a chair at a small Portugal airport while returning from a trip to Africa aboard Epstein’s jetliner. He appears to be getting a neck rub from masseuse Chauntae Davies, who has said she was raped by Epstein after being ‘recruited’ by his muse, Ghislaine Maxwell.
The pictures surfaced as the former president is scheduled to address the DNC virtually Tuesday evening.
At the time, a 56-year-old Clinton was traveling aboard Epstein’s plane, dubbed the “Lolita Express,” and had complained of having a stiff neck after dozing while in-flight.
Davies was repeatedly encouraged by Maxwell, who is now in prison awaiting trial for alleged sex trafficking, to massage the former president. “Would you mind giving it a crack?” Clinton reportedly asked.
“The images show Clinton dressed in a yellow button-down shirt and beige slacks with his hands resting on his lap, as he leaned back while Davies knelt on a chair behind him for a better angle,” the Daily Mail reported.
“In a second image, Clinton seems to be smiling in relief as a sweatpants-clad Davies massages him,” the outlet continued.
Davies has claimed she was raped a number of times by Epstein, though she said throughout the flight with Clinton, he was a “complete gentleman.”
Davies said she was invited to make the trip to Africa a week before the departure and that when she arrived at the airport she was told to wear a uniform in order to look like a staffer.
She said she performed as a flight attendant and said she was shocked when Clinton came aboard the plane, describing him as “charming and sweet.”
“Although the image looks bizarre, President Clinton was a perfect gentleman during the trip and I saw absolutely no foul play involving him,” she said of the photographs.
She said the massage took place when “we had a stopover for the jet to refuel and while we were in the terminal the ex-President was complaining of stiffness from falling asleep in his chair.”
Continuing, Davies said, “Ghislaine chimed in to be funny and said that I could give him a massage.”
“Everyone had a little chuckle but Ghislaine in her prim British accent insisted and said I was good. The President then asked me, ‘Would you mind giving it a crack?’” Davies continued.
“He turned his back to me and I reached up and I started to rub out the kink in our former President’s neck and shoulder,” the masseuse said, adding she told Clinton, “I’ve got a bad angle, would you mind getting on your knees?”
In a memoir that will be released soon, she explained, “I was groggy and have also always been the queen of putting my foot in my mouth.“
“For a moment the room fell silent. I couldn’t believe I’d said that. The words just shot out before I realized what I was saying or who I said it to,” she added, the Daily Mail reported.
“Then, although his face had turned the color of fire, he laughed. The whole room was laughing too. And, being the good sport he was, he sat down so I could get a better angle.”
Other notables who made the trip include actors Kevin Spacey and Chris Tucker.
Through his office, Clinton — who traveled aboard Epstein’s plane often and visited his “Pedo Island” — has denied knowing anything about his sex crimes.