The long-term private pilot of Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who was convicted of sexually assaulting minors, said during the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell (Ghislaine Maxwell) , He once flew airplanes to ferry dignitaries to luxurious locations around the world.
Larry Visoski was the first witness in the Maxwell sex trafficking case. He recalled that he had flew a plane to pick up Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and Kevin Spacey.
Ms. Maxwell denied allegations of sex trafficking and claimed that she was used as a scapegoat for Epstein. The latter died in prison in 2019.
But the prosecutor said that Epstein and Maxwell were “accomplices” in the sexual assault case.
Since being arrested last year, Maxwell has been detained in a US prison. Once convicted, she may face up to 80 years in prison.
The prosecutor said that the British socialite, who has American and French nationality, gathered and raised underage women for her long-term partner Epstein as the target of assault.
When asked how to describe Maxwell’s role in Epstein’s various operations, Vysowski stated that she is “the second person.”
“Epstein is the number one big man,” he said in a New York court on Tuesday (November 30).
Vysowski served Epstein for 25 years as a pilot. During his testimony, the prosecutor showed the jurors photos of Epstein’s various properties.
Vysowski said that during the flight of the Lolita Express plane, the cockpit door was always closed, and he had never seen any sexual activity during the trip.
He also remembered that he had transported Virginia Roberts Giuffre (Virginia Roberts Giuffre), who claimed that she had been sexually assaulted by Prince Andrew.
The 61-year-old second son of the Queen of England has always denied the allegations.
When asked if he remembered Yufrey, Vysowski said: “Remember. A shorter woman with dirty blond hair. She doesn’t look young. I mean, no matter how you define young, But she was a woman of my generation.”
When asked how to describe the relationship between Maxwell and Epstein, he said that it was a “private more than business” relationship.
“I would not define it as a romantic relationship,” he added.
Another woman with the pseudonym “Jane” said in the court that Maxwell was often in the same room when she had sex with Epstein, when she was only 14 years old.
“Jane” told the court that she met Epstein and Maxwell during a summer camp in Michigan in 1994. Epstein was introduced to her as a rich donor who provided scholarships to students.
The prosecutor said that Epstein promised to fund her school, but it violated her. She confessed that her father had died of cancer a year before that and her family was in financial difficulties.
She described in detail what she called the sexual assault, and said that Maxwell was present most of the time and was “very casual” with these contacts.
“Jane” said that Maxwell would talk to her about sex, and soon she would go to Epstein’s house once every two weeks.
She said that her first sexual experience was when they were talking about her future.
She said that Epstein led her from his office to his pool villa, then took off his pants and started masturbating.
“I was too scared to move. I had never seen a penis before,” the witness said. “I was panicked and felt sick, as if I was ashamed.”
She confessed that shortly after that, she had her first sexual experience with Maxwell and that it happened in Epstein’s house in Palm Beach, Florida.
“Jane” said, and Maxwell and Epstein told her to follow them to his bedroom. They took off their clothes and “started to touch each other and laughed easily,” she said.
“I was standing there, and he told me to take off my shirt, and then they touched their hands everywhere, Geoffrey started masturbating, Gislyn was rubbing him, kissing him, and stroking,” she continued.
She also stated that she had traveled about 10 times with Epstein and Maxwell, mainly at his homes in New York and New Mexico, when she was 14 to 16 years old.
“Jane” also talked about the “carnival party” with other participants and described how painful she felt during these experiences.
She said that both Epstein and Maxwell boasted about their connections, including celebrities they knew.
“Jane” is the first of the four accusers to testify in court.
Maxwell has denied eight charges including sex trafficking.
The charges in the trial spanned the period from 1994 to 2004. The prosecutor said that Maxwell was Epstein’s “right man”, helping to raise vulnerable underage girls as young as 14 years old in captivity, who was violated in his luxurious mansion.
They described her as a “hostess” who “helped normalize offensive sexual behavior.”