A former police chief has claimed that Spain’s disgraced and exiled king, Juan Carlos, was injected with female hormones by the Spanish Secret Service because his sex drive was seen as a danger to the state.
José Manuel Villarejo, a former police commissioner, is on trial for blackmail and corruption, and made the allegation during a parliamentary hearing.
According to The Times, Villarejo said: “The National Intelligence Centre injected female hormones and testosterone blockers to control his libido because it was considered a problem of state that he was so horny.”
He added: “They took everything away from him, he couldn’t be with a woman or anything.”
The 70-year-old former police officer denied having any involvement in the effort to manage Juan Carlos’s sex drive, saying he learnt the news from Corinna Larsen, a former lover of the ex-monarch.
Spanish media has been reporting for weeks that Spain’s ruling class are fearful of Villarejo’s trial and what he might reveal.
The 70-year-old former policeman is thought to be at the centre of a deep-state apparatus stretching back many decades.
Politico Europe reports that his activities are thought ‘to have tarnished the reputations of an array of ministers, business leaders, senior figures in the judiciary, and even the monarchy.’