A contact list of over 1,000 people owned by deceased United States businessman Jeffrey Epstein included the former manager of top Estonian model Carmen Kass, Baltic News Service reports. Epstein was incarcerated on sex trafficking charges, before taking his life last year.
U.S. financial and business news site Business Insider recently set out the contents of Epstein's so-called "little black book", containing over 1,700 names, including the Estonia contacts, rubbing shoulders with European royalty – close to 50 members in fact – and U.S. President Donald Trump (R).
Page 35 of the "little black book" referenced Massimo Parisi, who managed Kass in the early 2000s and now recruits young models in Lithuania, BNS reports. Parisi owns Baltic Model Management (BMM), which is co-owned by Carmen Kass.
Epstein, who took his own life in August 2019, stood charged with sex trafficking of minors in Florida and New York State. His links with U.K. Royal Family member Prince Andrew, as well as socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, have been the subject of intense media scrutiny in recent months.
Sub-entries under Parisi's name included two contacts in Estonia, though both phone numbers listed, linked to BMM's then-offices, are now out-of-service.
BNS says Parisi has issued no comment on the matter, blocking a journalist following it up, from his social media page.
Current BMM head Inga Bruggemann said that Parisi sold the agency three years ago and had nothing to do with it, or of any wrong-doing, since he has not been charged with anything.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations in the U.S. unearthed the little black book after Epstein's former house manager had attempted to sell it to a lawyer representing one of those accusing Epstein, over 10 years ago, BNS reports.
The entries themselves were penned by Epstein staff rather than Epstein himself, and several people listed have denied having relations with Epstein. Many contacts were those Epstein had had an interest in, for whatever reason, rather than people he had had actual contact with up to that point, it is reported.
Spokesperson for the prosecutor's office Kairi Kungas said that she cannot disclose whether or not any applications have been submitted from the U.S. with regard to BMM. No such applications have been lodged with the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) BNS reports.
Over 1,500 individuals and 200 businesses appear on the list, according to BNS, the vast majority of them in the U.S. and the U.K.
In addition to Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell – whose presence on the list was not reported – these include close to 50 members of European and other royal families, public figures, Nobel laureates, and current incumbent President Donald Trump.
German multi-national investment bank Deutsche Bank was recently penalized $150 million in the U.S. over irregularities involving both money transfers from the former Danske Bank branch in Tallinn and its relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.
Editor: Andrew Whyte