Prince Andrew flew in Jeffrey Epstein’s private airplane, also called the “Lolita Express”, as Jeffrey Epstein testified during Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial.
Larry Visoski (Epstein’s chief flight pilot, who flew with the paedophile financier over more than 25-years) confirmed that the Duke and Duke of York was on the Lolita express.
He also stated that President Donald Trump and Bill Clinton were on the plane, as well as actor Kevin Spacey. The pilot said that Clinton was also present.
On Tuesday, Visoski stated that he had never seen any sexual activity. However, he admitted to the New York courtroom that a lot of things happened.
According to the shocking claims that Prince Andrew was in Epstein’s private aircraft, this is just hours after Maxwell’s New York trial.
The Duke and Duchess of York, at 61, seemed to be happy. Maxwell, Maxwell, and three others were with him on the ride through Windsor.
Andrew was seen also driving his Range Rover today. Virginia Giuffre, Epstein’s’sex slave,’ has accused him of raping Virginia Giuffre, which he strongly denies.
Giuffre filed a similar civil case against Andrew. He is not part the criminal case. Giuffre described Epstein’s former “madam” as a “Mary Poppins” figure, making young girls feel at ease while being lured into Maxwell’s web. Maxwell was known to have introduced Epstein to the prince.
Prince Andrew, 61, appeared to be in high spirits and was joined by three others on his ride through Windsor early this morning
This scene was far removed from Maxwell’s packed courtroom which welcomed him last night. Maxwell had been accused of recruiting minors to Jeffrey Epstein for sexual abuse between 1994 and 2004.
The Duke of York (61), appeared in good spirits. He was joined by three other people on his trip through Windsor. This scene is a far cry from the packed courtroom which welcomed his friend GhislaineMaxwell last Monday. She faces allegations that she recruited minors to abuse Jeffrey Epstein from 1994 to 2004.
Andrew was seen also driving Range Rover today. Virginia Giuffre, Epstein’s sex slave, accused Andrew of raping Virginia, which he strongly denies.
Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell attend an event in New York in 2005
Jeffrey Epstein’s notorious ‘Lolita Express’ private Boeing 727 aircraft flew prominent passengers, and possibly underage girls.
Ms Giuffre filed a lawsuit against the New York duke alleging that they had sex more than twenty years ago. This was when she was under US law. The civil suit is due to go before a jury by late 2022. Andrew was not criminally indicted and has denied all allegations.
Photos of Andrew riding today come after a court was told that Maxwell was a ‘dangerous predator’ who ‘served up’ girls for sexual abuse. New York jury hears that Jeffrey Epstein was the’second in command” of this British socialite and lured teenage girls to his assault.
Maxwell was being tried on charges of sex-trafficking. The courtroom was jammed as Maxwell began his trial. Observers waited in freezing temperatures from 5 am to get a place. The lurid accusations against Epstein’s alleged madam were heard, but they were quiet throughout.
Maxwell was attentive to the proceedings, sometimes scribbling in her notebook, and then turning her attention towards her sister as Lara Pomerantz, Assistant US Attorney, accused her of “heinous crime”.
The jury was warned by the prosecutor that they might feel uncomfortable if certain evidence is presented over six weeks.
But, after hearing it, she added, they would ‘reach the only verdict possible – that Ghislaine Maxwell is guilty’. Miss Pomerantz accused Maxwell of being one half of a powerful couple with Epstein, devising a sick ‘pyramid scheme of abuse’ in which they bribed schoolgirls to recruit their friends.
The 59-year-old former girlfriend of Wall Street financier Epstein was his ‘partner in crime’, the jury was told – putting young girls at ease so they could be ‘molested by a middle-aged man’.
Seven women, five men and several substitutes heard from the jury how Robert Maxwell’s daughter, a media mogul, pursued young girls who had ‘difficult homes’ and promised them the best.
In a 25 minute opening statement, the Thurgood Marshall Prosecutor stated that the defendants lured victims by promising a brighter tomorrow and then ended up destroying their lives.
Miss Pomerantz stated that they were powerful, wealthy and connected. These men often target single mothers’ daughters, who are struggling to make ends satisfy.
“They believed that young girls could achieve their dreams. They helped them to feel valued. They made them feel special.
The girls instead were recruited to a “nightmare” of abuse. Between 1994 and 2004, the defendant exploited vulnerable girls and manipulated them to give them sexual abuse.
Maxwell, who denies the charges of sex trafficking as well as other offenses, has been in Brooklyn’s Hell-hole prison awaiting trial for more than a year.
Ghislaine Maxwell (pictured here in 2013) listened intently as the prosecution opened its case, occasionally scribbling in a notebook and turning to look at her sister, while Assistant US Attorney Lara Pomerantz accused her of ‘heinous crimes’
Maxwell (59), who is being accused of procuring girls under 18 for Jeffrey Epstein is currently on trial for sex traficking.
A courtroom sketch shows Judge Alison Nathan instructing the jurors at Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking case.
She was accused of trafficking the girls for sex. This is what the trial’s about, Miss Pomerantz stated.
Maxwell was described as being gaunt, degraded and held in New York’s detention center for 17 months while she waited her trial.
She looked radiant in her cashmere turtleneck, black pants, and black high-heeled sneakers yesterday as she met with her legal team.
Miss Pomerantz began her presentation with the line: ‘I want to tell you about a young girl named Jane,’ adding that ‘Jane’ – a pseudonym for a victim – was just 14 when she was introduced to a man and a woman at a summer arts camp. The two said that they had sponsored talented youngsters.
Jane did not know that men and women were predators. Is that the same woman who was attempting to abuse young girls? She pointed out that Ghislaine Maxwell was the accused.
Epstein was Epstein’s second-in command. The defendant served as the lady in the house for ten years. Her rules were imposed. The rules were that employees should not hear, see, or speak. It was a culture that silenced. That was by design – the defendant’s design.
“In secret, Epstein and the defendant were committed heinous acts of sexual abuse against teenage girls. They were co-conspirators in criminal activity.
Following the opening statements, Epstein’s pilot said on the witness stand that Prince Andrew was a passenger on the Lolita Express, adding that Donald Trump also flew on the private plane.
Visoski claimed that he does not recall President Trump and did not know many of his associates. He also said that Trump used to fly before he became president.
Visoski also said he was introduced to Minor Victim 1 – known by the pseudonym ‘Jane’ – in the cockpit of the ‘Lolita Express’ in the mid to late 90s.
‘Mr. Epstein took her to the cockpit. Visoski described her as having “piercingly power blue eyes,”
Visoski answered yes when asked whether he remembered Virginia Roberts. Visoski described himself as a shorter, blonder woman.
‘She didn’t look young. You can decipher the definition of young. He added that she was a female in his category.
He was asked about Epstein’s relationship with GhislaineMaxwell. While he stated that it was “more personal than business”, he added, “I wouldn’t call it romantic.”
Visoski stated that he was hired in 1991, and had flown Epstein approximately ‘every four day’. According to reports, the pilot had been so close with his boss that he married Epstein’s New Mexico ranch daughter.
Epstein piloted Epstein’s Boeing727 plane – also known as the “Lolita Express” – one of many private aircraft that prosecutors claim was used by Epstein to transport underage girls between his residences in New York City and Palm Beach.
Several women were Epstein victims and watched the trial. Maxwell – said to have been Epstein’s lover and then, when they broke up, his ‘best friend’ – is accused of acting as the financier’s chief enabler, recruiting and grooming young girls for him to abuse.
Although she denies the six charges against her, she could face up to 80 years in prison if convicted. Before he could stand trial, he killed himself in Manhattan in 2019.
Miss Pomerantz claimed that Epstein directed girls to massage him, while he masturbated. She would also receive ‘oral sex and penetrate’ the girls.
Maxwell was referred to by the prosecutor as: “She knew what Epstein would do to these children, when she sent them there to get massaged.”
“She knew it was coming from the beginning. She was flying private aircrafts, and she lived in extreme luxury.
“These girls were just a way to provide for the lifestyle that she has become used to,” said Judith.
Miss Pomerantz said to the jury, “Jane” and other victims would be heard from them. The jury included a 16 year-old girl who was taken to Epstein’s ranch in New Mexico. Maxwell “got the girl on the massage table and began touching her breasts”.
Maxwell also allegedly saw a 17 year old girl driving her car and ordered her driver to stop ‘to recruit’ her.
Prosecutor said that the abuse “evolved” over the last decade.
Left, Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein in 1997. Lawrence Visoki (pilot of Lolita Express), testified that Trump flew in the plane on Tuesday.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre won’t be testifying at Maxwell’s trial, but she will give off-the-record briefings for reporters
Outside the Manhattan Federal Courthouse, where Ghislaine’s trial will begin today, journalists set up shots.
At first Epstein, Maxwell, and others found the victims, but in the 2000s, Miss Pomerantz said they found an easier way.
“They created a pyramid scheme for abuse,” she stated. They encouraged the girls to take other girls with them.
Although the children were given wads and wads cash, Miss Pomerantz stated that these girls weren’t professional masseuses. They were just kids being sexually abused.
She said that the young girls had suffered for their whole lives. They were exploiting children for sex. These predators exploited young girls and sexually assaulted them for over a decade.
One of those accused of being a recruiter was Virginia Roberts – the woman who has accused Prince Andrew of raping her, which he denies. Bobbi Sternheim, Maxwell’s defense lawyer, said that one of the victims was not Ghislaine Maxwell, but Roberts now Virginia Giuffre who had been paid to Epstein to’recruit women for massages. This trial is being held without Mrs Giuffre.
Sarah Ransome was one of the accused women against Epstein and Ghislaine for sexual abuse. She arrived at the courthouse
Miss Pomerantz stated that Epstein suffered abuse in his home, which included his Palm Beach estate and Manhattan townhouse, as well a Santa Fe Ranch, New Mexico ranch and apartment in Paris, as well a luxury villa in the Virgin Islands.
In July 2020, Maxwell was charged by authorities. It happened one year after Epstein committed suicide.
Since then, she has been held in Brooklyn and called the allegations against her “absolute rubbish”. According to her family, she was Epstein’s victim and had to pay a ‘blood price’ in order to fulfill public demand to have someone accountable.
Maxwell was released from court by Jeff Pagliuca, who gave Maxwell a big hug and told her to stay tight.
Lisa Bloom representing the eight victims and one of the Maxwell cases, Lisa Bloom outside the courthouse said Epstein would not have been able to abuse the women without Maxwell’s support.
My clients wish she was convicted and sentenced to spend the rest of her time in prison.
Maxwell’s brother said Andrew’s cancellation had occurred on “dubious grounds”.
Ian Maxwell said that he hopes that his sister will be ‘exonerated at the end of her trial and that that will in some way assist Prince Andrew clear his own name from the charges that he too is facing’.
Speaking to LBC’s Nick Ferrari today, Mr Maxwell was also asked if he had ever discussed his sister’s friendship with the Queen’s son. Maxwell replied, “I have met Prince Andrew at the home of my sister on several occasions so it wasn’t necessary to speak to her.”
“I knew that they were close friends and he has been placed in a terrible situation where he is effectively being ”cancelled” as a Royal Family member, which I believe on extremely dubious grounds.
‘So I hope that clearly my sister will be exonerated at the end of her trial and that that will in some way assist Prince Andrew clear his own name from the charges that he too is facing – although those are civil charges – from a very vocal accuser of both of them – who, I might add, is not testifying at the trial, which tells you all you need to know about her credibility.’