This opulent study in Jeffrey Epstein’s home is where Prince Andrew is claimed to have groped TWO of the paedophile’s victims using a latex puppet of himself.

After allegedly sexually molesting the pair, it is claimed the Duke of York was led into “the dungeon” for an erotic massage by Virginia Giuffre, then 17.

In 2016 Epstein’s former PA and victim Johanna Sjoberg alleged in court the Duke had fondled her breast while she sat on his knee in the study.

The incident came in April 2001 when Epstein and Maxwell presented Andrew, 60, with his Spitting Image puppet from the ’80s satirical ITV show.

But in newly released court documents Epstein’s teen “sex slave” Giuffre claims she too was groped at that time.

In the manuscript of her book, unpublished but released by New York Judge Loretta Preska, Giuffre details how the Duke touched her in front of Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. Giuffre recalls that, in Easter 2001, Maxwell summoned her to the first-floor study of Epstein’s home in Manhattan, New York.

Virginia, 36, wrote: “Not an odd call, I would often meet him there first so he could tie up unfinished business before heading to the dungeon or what was thought to be the massage room.

“I cracked open the heavy wooden doors, and a familiar face revealed itself.

“Prince Andrew had that notorious cheesy grin slapped over his face, as he looked me up and down like a shiny new car on display and he was about to take it for a test drive.

Johanna Sjoberg was an Epstein victim

“Ghislaine led me to the decadent sofa he was lounging on and twirled me around to give him a good look over before sitting me down on his lap.

“Like a show pony, I knew exactly how they wanted me to be paraded around, with the last of my dignity long lost, I had nothing more to lose.

“It was easy to give them the reaction they desired, all I had to do was pretend to be entertained by their lewd gestures, and when Andrew cupped my breast with a doll made in his image, I only giggled away.”

Virginia added: “Ghislaine wanted to take a picture of the bizarre scene and even got Johanna (Sjoberg), another one of Jeffrey’s so-called personal assistants to come sit on his other knee for the snapshot.”

Andrew's Spitting Image puppet

Johanna Sjoberg, 40, has previously described the encounter with Andrew and his Spitting Image puppet.

She testified in a 2016 deposition in Giuffre’s civil defamation case against Maxwell, from which the newly released documents are taken.

Sjoberg said on oath: “I sat on Andrew’s lap... they took the puppet’s hands and put it on Virginia’s breast, and so Andrew put his on mine.”

After “many crude jokes later”, Giuffre claims she was ordered to take Andrew to a “dungeon” massage room.

A royal hug as Duke in Giuffre appear in 2001 picture

She added: “I’m sure he already knew where it was from previous encounters with Jeffrey’s ‘staff’

“But I led the way anyways, as if he was now my guest of honour.

“I turned on the steam room and began to undress myself.

“Andrew followed my lead and disrobed, throwing his attire on the floor.

The Duke has long denied any wrongdoing

“I wanted to run and hide, feeling his hands touch me again, but my servitude for Jeffrey kept me there. I suggested he take a seat while I rubbed his feet.

“By the look in his eyes, I knew he could care less about a foot massage, his real desires were being shown by the arousal his body was forming.

“He indicated where he wanted me to touch him and how.

“I fulfilled his seedy requests but only just. There was no pleasure in this for me, the only thing I derived from this event was to sink further into my slumber of depression.”

A residence once belonging to Jeffrey Epstein at East 71st street is seen on the Upper East Side of Manhattan

Giuffre, who now lives in Australia, details how such encounters in the house left her “feeling abhorrent and ashamed” and that she “scrubbed” her body everywhere Andrew had touched her. Pictures of the room in which the women claim to have been abused emerged as executors of the late financier’s will put up his New York home for sale.

The mansion, known to victims as the House of Horrors, is on the market for £69million.

His home in Palm Beach, Florida – where Prince Andrew also stayed – is on sale for £17.3million.

The women’s testimony and media interviews do contain slight inconsistencies over who was sat on Andrew’s lap and when, and whether he was on a “couch” or a “big leather armchair”.

American Virginia Roberts, now Giuffre, has alleged Epstein - who was found dead in a US prison in August - trafficked her to Britain then to have sex with Prince Andrew

Giuffre has claimed in court she was loaned out to father-of-two Andrew for sex three times by Epstein, the first in March 2001 in London.

In a 2015 court affidavit, she claimed she had sex with the Duke in Maxwell’s Belgravia home, Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse and during an orgy on the financier’s private island in the Caribbean.

Her court claims were later struck out of the civil case by Florida federal judge Kenneth Marra. He ruled: “The factual details regarding with whom and where the Jane Does engaged in sexual activities are immaterial and impertinent to this central claim.”

The Duke and his legal team have vehemently denied Giuffre’s claims.

On the BBC’s Newsnight in November, the royal questioned whether he had ever met her.

But lawyers for Giuffre say Sjoberg’s testimony “corroborates Ms Giuffre’s account of being lent out to Prince Andrew by defendant (Maxwell), as even the interaction Ms Sjoberg witnessed included a sexual act: Prince Andrew using a puppet to touch Ms Giuffre’s breast while using a hand to touch Ms Sjoberg’s breast.”

Today a lawyer for Epstein’s trafficking victims said she had given the FBI information from a woman claiming she saw the Duke with Giuffre at a London nightclub.

Lisa Bloom said of alleged witness Shukri Walker: “She credibly alleges that she was there at the Tramp nightclub in 2001 and recalls explicitly Prince Andrew being there with Virginia Roberts Giuffre and Ghislaine Maxwell. She had never been in the presence of a royal before or since, and so it was very memorable to her.”

Amid the scandal, Andrew stepped down from royal duties last year.

Epstein committed suicide aged 66 last year while in prison awaiting trial for underage sex trafficking.

Last month Maxwell, the daughter of crooked media tycoon Robert Maxwell, was arrested by the FBI on suspicion of grooming and abusing three girls aged under 18.

She has since been indicted on four charges relating to incidents from 1994 to 1997. Two other charges are allegations of perjury in 2016.

If found guilty, she faces up to 35 years in prison.

Maxwell, 58, has pleaded not guilty and is due for trial in July 2021.

US President Donald Trump has wished pal Maxwell “good luck” and questioned whether Epstein might actually have been murdered.

Tonight a spokesperson for the Prince declined to comment.