When Emma Gruenbaum would massage Prince Andrew, he would make things uncomfortable during their session, she claimed.
"Absolutely [I felt he wanted more]. It was very clear," she told The Sun. "I mean it wasn't explicitly asked, but he was so huggy. He would say, 'Do you want to stay? Do you want to watch a movie?' That's just not normal behavior for a professional sports therapy session. You come, you go, you've normally got some kind of injury or pain or problem that you want fixed, it's not house calls or dinner or chit chat. It's always felt a bit sleazy and a bit odd really."
"Thank God as I say I was 34 and able to deal with that situation, but it's just not a fair position for a man of his position to put any young woman into," she continued.
In 2005, Gruenbaum started treating Sarah Ferguson, and then she began working with Andrew. "I had a lot of high-profile clients and often visited their homes. But Andrew was very different. He was a constant sex pest right from the start," she shared.
“Every time I saw him he would try to overstep the line. He’d try to hug me without fail. I would have to put my hand on his chest and push him off and say, ‘Look I don’t do hugs,'" she explained of the scenario. “He asked me to watch a movie a couple of times. Once he said he wanted to make me a cup of tea and led me off somewhere as I was leaving. We ended up in the kitchen and he said he didn’t even know where the kettle was. I just wanted to leave. I said firmly, ‘Look where is the way out?’ And I left.”
These days, Andrew is currently being sued by Virginia Roberts for allegedly raping her when she was 17 years old. However, he has denied any wrongdoing.
Gruenbaum is fortunate that nothing occurred at the time. “I was a 34-year-old woman and I can handle myself and I felt I could handle him," she said. “But now I see the way he has treated younger women. It is scary to think how I might have felt if I was 10 years younger and less experienced.”