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Accuser Says She Massaged ‘Simpsons’ Creator Matt Groening’s Feet On Epstein’s Private Plane
Matt Groening speaks at "The Simpsons" Panel during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California.
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One of Epstein’s alleged victims, Virginia Giuffre, claims that she gave a foot massage to “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening while aboard the now-deceased billionaire’s private plane, aptly dubbed “The Lolita Express.”

According to The Sun, a U.S. court unlocked “papers from a defamation case filed by alleged victim Virginia Giuffre in 2015,” which contained a claim from Giffre about an alleged encounter with Groening when she was just 16.

In the explosive docs, Virginia, who alleges she was abused by the convicted pedophile from the age of 15, claims she met legendary cartoonist Matt Groening, 65, on the wealthy banker’s private jet,” reports The Sun. “She claims Epstein asked to give The Simpsons creator a foot rub while flying from Carmel, California, to Los Angeles.”

The alleged incident happened around 20 years ago when Giuffre was just a 16-year-old girl. According to her account, this particular encounter with Groening stood out because she almost vomited due to his toenails being of a “yellow crusty” nature. He also allegedly gave her a drawing of Homer and Bart Simpson after she finished.

“I was enjoying our conversation, when Jeffrey insisted that I give Matt a foot massage throughout the duration of the short flight,” she said in the court documents. “I never turned down a client but when I saw the shape of his feet, I nearly threw up at the thought of having to touch them.”

Groening’s feet were allegedly so repulsive to her that she eventually employed a washcloth and some warm water to clean them.

“He had yellow crusty toenails that even someone with a chainsaw would’ve had troubles cutting through and then there was the fluffy balls of leftover pieces of sock wedged between the crevices of his sweaty toes, now that was the real icing on the cake for me, no way could I attempt this I thought,” she continued. “Then I had an idea. I went to the back of the plane and rinsed a wash cloth in warm soapy water and returned for his dreaded foot massage but not before attempting to clean them first.”

In the same court documents, Giffre, who previously used the surname Roberts, said she remembers flying London in 2001 where she met Prince Andrew before having sex with him.

“Andrew has always vehemently denied the claims — which were struck from the record in 2015 by a US judge who deemed them ‘immaterial,'” reports The Sun.

Giffre’s father told the outlet that Prince Andrew knows the truth and is lying about his relationship with Epstein.

“I don’t know the full facts about Prince Andrew, as far as did he think she was 18 at the time,” the father said. “She probably looked 18 but she wasn’t. I don’t really know what he did but I guess he was trying to date my daughter. He knows the truth and has to live with what has happened.”

Buckingham Palace has simultaneously denied Prince Andrew’s involvement with Epstein’s alleged crimes. “Any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors is categorically untrue,” said the palace. “It is emphatically denied that the Duke had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts.”