‘I certainly remember Trump’: Lolita Express pilot says he remembers Donald flying with Epstein on his private jet during testimony at Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial
The pilot of Jeffrey Epstein’s pedophile private jet, the Lolita Express, has testified about former President Donald Trump being among passengers on some of his flights.
Pilot Larry Visoki made the claim under oath on Tuesday while testifying at the sex trafficking trial of Epstein’s righ-hand woman, ギレーヌマクスウェル.
He had been asked by prosecutors to describe his experience and he listed the famous passengers he’d flown, 言って: ‘I certainly remember President Trump, but not many people associated with him.’
Others who Visoki said he’d flown included Bill Clinton, the actor Kevin Spacey and Prince Andrew.
Visoski added that he was asked to clean up after Clinton’s flight, but did not elaborate and insisted that he ‘never saw any sexual activity’ on the plane.
Trump and Epstein knew each other in the 1990s when they were both New York City playboys and successful entrepreneurs. It was previously reported that Trump had flown on Epstein’s plane from Palm Beach, where both had homes, to Newark, に 1997. Epstein is also said to have flown on one of Trump’s private planes.
Their relationship soured when Epstein hit on a young girl at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s Palm Beach club, in the early 2000s, before Epstein was convicted of soliciting child prostitution.
Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein are shown, 左, に 1997. The pilot of the Lolita Express, Lawrence Visoki, 正しい, testified on Tuesday that Trump flew on the plane
Previously unsealed flight logs revealed that Trump was among passengers on a flight from Palm Beach to Newark in 1997 along with Eva and Glenn Dubin
これはジェフリーエプスタインの悪名高い「ロリータエクスプレス」です’ – プライベートボーイング 727 著名な乗客と未成年の少女を乗せた旅客機
They were still on good terms in 2002, when Trump gushed in an interview with New York Magazine: ‘I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy.
He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.’
Trump was in office when Epstein killed himself in prison in the summer of 2019. その後, Trump fueled widespread conspiracy theories that suggested Epstein had been murdered.
写真: Visoski in the cockpit of Epstein’s Gulfstream G550 – another one of his private aircraft
‘Her boyfriend died in jail, and people are still trying to figure out how did it happen.
‘Was it suicide, was he killed?
‘And I do wish her well. I’m not looking for anything bad for her. I’m not looking bad for anybody.
‘And people took that and they made it such a big deal, but all it is is her boyfriend died. He died in jail. Was he killed, was it suicide? 私がやります. I wish her well,’ he said of Maxwell, referring to Epstein as her ‘boyfriend’.
Visoki spent most of his testimony on Tuesday talking about the girls Epstein brought on the plane.
'氏. Epstein brought her to the cockpit. She had piercing power blue eyes,’ Visoski said of one alleged victim on Tuesday morning.
Maxwell’s attorney Christian Everdell asked, ‘And beyond the striking blue eyes, you have said she had large breasts, 正しい?’
Visoski answered that she was ‘a mature woman.’
When asked if he remembers Virginia Roberts, Visoski replied, 'はい. A shorter woman with dirty blonde hair.’
‘She didn’t look young. というのは, whatever you decipher is the definition of young. But she was a woman in my category,’ 彼が追加した.
Maxwell entered the Manhattan courtroom Tuesday morning wearing a cream sweater, black slacks and looked on as Visoski was questioned.
He said Maxwell ‘was the Number 2’ and that ‘Epstein was the big Number 1’ when asked about their relationship.
When asked how many other assistants Epstein had in addition to Maxwell, he replied that there were many, identifying Maxwell’s own assistants.
Larry Visoski, Epstein’s chief pilot who flew the pedophile financier for more than 25 年, said Maxwell ‘was the Number 2’ and that ‘Epstein was the big Number 1’ when asked about their relationship
Donald and Melania Trump, at a party with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell at Mar-a-Lago in 2000. Their relationship soured after Epstein allegedly hit on a young girl at the club
He specifically named Sarah Kellen – who has been accused of playing a pivotal role in Epstein’s empire: procuring girls, coaching them and acting as a ‘lieutenant’ to Maxwell.
Visoski was also asked to identify parts of Epstein’s 10,000-acre Zorro Ranch in New Mexico where airplanes were parked.
He said he would often go to the main residence to pick up luggage and help install electronics. Visoski said he performed similar tasks on Epstein’s private Caribbean island Little St. James and would also fly the helicopter to the island from nearby St. トーマス.
He added that the island could also be reach by boat.
Visoski first took the stand Monday following opening statements.
Asked what he had made of Epstein’s relationship to Ghislaine Maxwell, he said it was ‘more personal than business’, しかし追加されました: ‘I wouldn’t characterize it as romantic.’
Visoski said he had been hired in 1991 and had flown Epstein around roughly ‘every four days’. The pilot was so close to his boss that his daughter was reportedly married at Epstein’s New Mexico ranch.
The pilot captained Epstein’s Boeing 727 ジェット – known infamously as the ‘Lolita Express’ – just one of several private aircraft which prosecutors believe was used to shuttle underage girls between Epstein’s residences in New York and Palm Beach.
Visoski described the interior of Epstein’s New York mansion in detail, as photos of the properties around the world where abuse is alleged to have taken place were displayed for the jury.
Epstein used his private jet – nicknamed the Lolita Express because of some of the alleged underage passengers – to fly himself, high-powered friends, including Bill Clinton, and a parade of young women.
昨年, it emerged flight logs for all of Epstein’s private aircraft had been subpoenaed, sparking fears among celebrities who had partied with the pedophile.
The attorney general in the Virgin Islands where he owned a private island has reportedly demanded to see the logs.
Victims have since claimed Epstein had a large bed installed on the jet where guests had group sex with young girls, fulfilling their warped fantasies.
に 2015, victim Virginia Giuffre Roberts filed a lawsuit against the billionaire, claiming he recruited her as a ‘sex slave’ 歳の時に 15, sexually abusing her for years on his private jet as well as his various homes in New York, ニューメキシコ, フロリダ, and the US Virgin Islands.
A 2019 report claimed court filings showed that Epstein sold the Lolita Express weeks before his arrest on July 6 その年.
Huff and Darren Indyke, a lawyer and co-executor of Epstein’s estate, were both contacted for comment by MailOnline.
Visoski’s testimony was given on the first day of Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial on sex trafficking charges in Manhattan’s Federal Court House yesterday.
The British socialite was エプスタイン‘s ‘second in command’ and lured vulnerable teenagers for him to assault, a jury in New York heard.
The courtroom was packed as Maxwell’s trial on sex trafficking charges got under way, with observers queuing in the freezing cold from 5am to guarantee a seat. They were silent throughout as lurid claims against Epstein’s alleged madam were aired.
Maxwell herself listened intently throughout the first day of the trial, occasionally scribbling in a notebook and turning to look at her sister, as Assistant US Attorney Lara Pomerantz accused her of ‘heinous crimes’.
The prosecutor warned the jury that some of the evidence they will hear over the course of the six-week trial may make them uncomfortable.
だが, after hearing it, 彼女は付け加えた, 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’.