‘To Ghislaine with love!’ Bill Clinton gifted Maxwell a signed copy of his 2004 memoir
Bill Clinton signed a copy of his memoir to Ghislaine Maxwell, a photograph exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com reveals.
The former President wrote ‘To Ghislaine with love’ in blue marker in the front cover of ‘My Life’, said Maxwell’s former dog walker Rasmus Alpsjö.
Alpsjö told DailyMail.com that he remembered finding the copy of ‘My Life’, which came out in 2004, one day at Maxwell’s $15million New York townhouse.
He took a picture to remind himself of it and thought that it added to the ‘mystery’ about who Maxwell was.
The friendly tone of the letter is one of the latest indications of how close Maxwell was with Clinton, who has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in relation to Epstein.
Clinton flew on Epstein’s jet dozens of times including trips to Africa and Asia after he left office.
In 2010 Maxwell attended the wedding of Clinton’s daughter Chelsea in Rhinebeck, upstate New York.
DailyMail.com has obtained a photograph of a signed copy of Bill Clinton’s memoir. The former President wrote ‘To Ghislaine with love’ in blue marker in the front cover of ‘My Life’, said Maxwell’s former dog walker Rasmus Alpsjö
A photo from 2002 on the Africa trip shows Clinton standing on the steps of Epstein’s plane with his arm on the shoulder of a smiling Maxwell. Clinton flew on Epstein’s jet dozens of times including trips to Africa and Asia after he left office
The friendly tone of the letter is one of the latest indications of how close Maxwell was with Clinton, who has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in relation to Epstein. Pictured in 1993
In 2010 Maxwell attended the wedding of Clinton’s daughter Chelsea in Rhinebeck, upstate New York
Alpsjö also revealed that Maxwell’s bedroom was always ‘messy’ with pillows and clothes on the floor on the weekends her then boyfriend – now estranged husband – Scott Borgerson would visit.
He recalled they were ‘newly in love’ and acted ‘like young people’ rather than a couple in middle age.
Alpsjö said that they ‘really came off as a power couple’ and revealed that Borgerson left him scared with his military-style demeanor and the ‘firmest handshake you can imagine’.
Rasmus Alpsjö said he was employed by Ghislaine Maxwell and husband Scott Borgerson as a dog walker
In the interview Alpsjö said that in Spring 2015, when he worked for Maxwell, Borgerson would visit on weekends.
The pair would marry in 2016 and sold the townhouse for $15m and moved to Manchester-by-the-sea where they bought a $7.2m waterfront mansion.
Alpsjö said: ‘Borgerson was the one who had the talk with me. They really came off as a power couple.
‘I remember coming home from something and my hair was fussy and I came in and met them he said your hair looks like a bird’s nest. They laughed in a not a very nice way.
‘They felt like they were above me and I got self conscious’.
While Alpsjö did not see Maxwell and Borgerson being affectionate in public, there were clear signs that their relationship was moving ahead.
He said: ‘When he was there her bedroom was so messy. I guess they were newly in love, it was like young people.
‘There were clothes on the floor, pillows all over the place’.
Alpsjö called Borgerson ‘frightening’ and recalled how one time he spoke sternly to him after one of Maxwell’s dogs jumped up at a car valet worker outside the house and nearly bit him.
Alpsjö, now 31, said he was one of several men – all young and Swedish, he noted – charged with the care of Captain Nemo, Maxwell’s dog for a few months back in 2015
Maxwell’s secret husband Scott Borgerson is seen walking a dog in Boston in 2019
Alpsjö worked at Maxwell’s five-story, 7,000-square-foot Beaux Arts townhouse on East 65th Street on the Upper East Side, which Maxwell left in 2015
He said: ‘Scott was going to teach me to be the alpha male with a dog and showed me how to do it. He took on the role of alpha male. It was the worst experience on my life
‘He’s a tall guy, firmest handshake you can imagine, no room for being nervous. Very military in his style.
‘His technique was to keep the dog in a corner and stand in front of the dog and be really firm and loud and make the dog sit. You had to be very, very firm.
‘It worked when he did it. I had really no prior experience with dogs, though I said I did’.
Sometimes Maxwell’s attention would turn to Alpsjö, such as one morning when he got back from the gym in running tights.
He said: ‘She asked me where I’d been, so I told her the gym. She told me: ‘You’re already fit’.
In late April 2015 Maxwell took Alpsjö to the premiere of the latest Marvel film, he recalled, which appears to have ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’.
He said: ‘That night she asked me do you have something nice to wear so I dressed up in a suit and she said: ‘I’m taking you to this stupid party’.
‘We took an Uber, to the after party to whatever Avengers Movie had happened. It was a really high end party in a hotel that hadn’t opened yet.
‘There were lot of celebrities and I remember Jeremy Renner from Avengers though there were tables with other names on them
‘She asked me if I could get her a drink – maybe she was too fancy to get her own drinks. She didn’t stay long and left me there’.
‘It felt like after that night the feeling changed. It was more, she’s being nice to me, taking me to this cool party. It was a moment’.
Maxwell and secret husband Scott Borgerson (right) together at 2013 Assembly for Arctic Circle
Alpsjö, now 31, said he was one of several men – all young and Swedish, he noted – charged with the care of Captain Nemo, Maxwell’s Vizsla for a few months back in 2015 and lived in her basement at the time.
Alpsjö said that while he had no idea of any of the crimes Maxwell, 60, was eventually sent to prison for, he alleges that Maxwell’s secret husband Scott Borgerson was intimidating and he should never reveal who his boss was.
‘He sat me down and he told me, like, ‘The woman that you’re working for, living with, she’s a very famous woman. So you can never say who she is, and you can never bring people to the house and you have to be quiet about all this,” Alpsjö said.
‘It was quite a surprise. I had no idea she was connected to Jeffrey Epstein,’ he said.
Alpsjö said he was paid $300 a week for the gig and took turns taking care of the dogs with what he claims was a group of men with a similar look.
‘I guess I fit the description because all the guys who has been there looked like, well, they looked really, really Swedish, like blonde, tall, blue eyes. So we all had that in common,’ said Alpsjö, who was 24 when he took the job.
He added that Maxwell told him she’d never been to Sweden but would love to go.
Maxwell is awaiting sentencing at a Brooklyn jail after being found guilty of sex trafficking minors for her involvement in helping Epstein lure underage girls before he sexually assaulted them.
She is now facing 65 years behind bars in a federal prison – prompting speculation she could now ‘flip’ and discuss the actions of others within Epstein’s circle in a bid to receive a lighter sentence.