Former SPAIN king Juan Carlos I was injected with female hormones because his rampant libido was a danger to the state, said the country’s most infamous police chief.
Former police commissioner José Manuel Villarejo – who is on trial for blackmail and corruption – claimed that the disgraced former head of state had received drugs from the Spanish secret service to “lower his libido”.
The 70-year-old alleged that Juan Carlos received injections of “female hormones and testosterone inhibitors”.
He said in a parliamentary hearing that it had become a “problem for the state that he was such a passionate person,” the Times reported.
MPs gasped and sneered at the allegations, while another suggested they resembled the ‘latest James Bond film’ script.
Villarejo claimed that the former boss of the National Intelligence Center (CNI) and a close ally of the ex-monarch, Félix Sanz Roldán, was behind the alleged idea.
But Roldán denied playing any role in administering the hormones, saying he only learned about it when Juan Carlos’ former mistress Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein told him.
It was recorded by Villarejo in 2016, claiming that members of the royal entourage had given Juan Carlos “a lot of female hormones to take away his strength.”
“They took everything from him, he couldn’t be with a woman or anything,” said the businesswoman, who had an affair with him from 2004 to 2009 during his kingship.
Sayn-Wittgenstein also claimed that a French doctor verified this by inspecting his medications, as well as saying he received excessive sleeping pills after a 2011 operation.
Former Secret Service boss Villarejo claimed medical reports showed there were traces of “testosterone inhibitors” after the operation.
Juan Carlos’ former lover is involved in a legal battle with him and the Spanish CNI over a money laundering case in Switzerland and she claims she was illegally placed under surveillance.
Courts are investigating whether Sayn-Wittgenstein received any money after her lover allegedly won a secret commission for helping win a £ 6 billion Saudi rail deal.
He faces two other separate criminal investigations in Spain – but he fled the country after being embroiled in multiple corruption scandals.
One concerns the use of credit cards linked to foreign accounts after his abdication in June 2014, when he lost his constitutional protection from prosecution as a sitting monarch.
Prosecutors are trying to establish whether the former king accessed funds deposited in accounts held by a Mexican businessman and a Spanish air force official.
The scandal that befell the king is widely admired for turning Spain from the tyranny of dictatorship under General Franco to democracy when he took power in 1975.
But he faced increasing criticism both towards the end of his reign and in his role as ex-king.
He was recently forced to deny he was “gravely ill” after photos of him appearing frail began circulating while he remained in his hiding place in the Middle East.
The shocking allegations regarding Juan Carlos’ libido arise during Villarejo’s trial which began this month.
The 70-year-old is accused of secretly recording conversations with a network. rich and powerful personalities of the country, nicknamed the “sewers of the state”.