Massage table seized from Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach estate is unfolded in court on the fifth day of Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial
Jeffrey Epstein’s massage table was unfolded in court in a dramatic moment during Ghislaine Maxwell’s ongoing trial (pictured together in February 2000)
A detective opened the dark green foldable table in front of the jury for them to see for the first time, and one of the police officers who carried out the search confirmed it was from Epstein’s house.
10月に 20, 2005, former Palm Beach Police officer Gregory Parkinson obtained the search warrant that would lead to the discovery of the items.
He was quizzed by Assistant US Attorney Maruene Comey on Friday, Day Five of Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial, after examining the massage table and sex toy.
Parkinson, in black gloves, took about 30 seconds to look at the table before heading to the witness stand, 投稿によると. マクスウェル, who sat about 10 feet away alongside her defense attorneys, reportedly had no reaction.
A detective opened the dark green foldable table in front of the jury for them to see for the first time. マクスウェル (pictured in a court sketch on Friday) reportedly showed no emotion
Former Palm Beach Police officer Gregory Parkinson (正しい) obtained the search warrant that would lead to the discovery of the massage table and sex toys in October 2005. He was seen in court on Friday investigating the table with black gloves before confirming it was the one he seized from the home nearly two decades ago
Once on the stand Parkinson confirmed that it was the same table he seized from Epstein’s mansion nearly two decades ago.
‘It’s from the second floor south bathroom, where the shower was,’ the former cop told the courtroom, adding that he recognized the table by it’s appearance, property number and ‘made in Vista, カリフォルニア,’ sticker.
A detective who was handling the table then folded it back up and propped it in front of the prosecutor’s table, where it stayed until about 5pm, when the trial wrapped up for the day.
Fellow Palm Beach officer Sgt Michael Dawson took the stand after Parkinson and noted that the cops ‘were looking for massage tables,’ that day in 2005. ‘We were looking for massage oils. We were looking for sex toys,’ 彼が追加した.
According to The Post, prosecutors then showed the jury a picture of cardboard boxes and a pair of sex toys, dubbed ‘Twin Torpedoes’.
Dawson confirmed that the toys were seized by police from a closet inside the disgraced financier’s house.
Although prosecutors did not clarify why the table and sex toys were brought into evidence, the first accuser to testify at Maxwell’s trial claimed Epstein used sex toys on her and abused her during ‘massages’.
‘He liked to…use vibrators that were different sizes; そしてさえ, お気に入り, those back massagers that were, ええと, painful,’ 彼女は言いました.
今週はじめ, Jane also testified that Epstein requested massages.
‘How did he like to be massaged?’ prosecutor Alison Moe asked on Tuesday, to which Jane responded: ‘He liked…very hard, like rubbing his shoulders really hard, and like twisting his nipples hard, and rubbing his feet hard.’
A photo of Epstein’s underage goddaughter sitting on his lap while he appears to be ‘pulling her underwear’ and biting her bottom was also allowed into evidence on Friday.
In the photo Epstein’s goddaughter is wearing the underwear that hung outside the bedroom he allegedly shared with Maxwell at the house in Palm Beach. The undergarment which was found in 2005 when the FBI raided the house.
The judge in Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial ruled that the photo, along with other evidence, will be admitted into evidence for when they are raised by a witness.
The prosecution says Epstein kept the photo on his desk and Judge Alison J Nathan allowed it into evidence.
Maxwell’s attorney Christian Everdell said he worried that the image of the girl would make people think Epstein liked ‘prepubescent’ 女の子.
The agents found the ‘small’ costumes on the same floor as the massage room, 裁判所は聞いた. Judge Alison Nathan admitted the outfits into evidence.
After Epstein’s arrest in 2019 the FBI revealed that they found a ‘vast trove’ of nude photos in the safe of his $77million New York mansion, along with CDs of images showing underage girls.
But this is the first time the existence of schoolgirl outfits has been revealed and Everdell said that if it were allowed in then the jury might make a ‘moral judgement about conduct that is legal’.
Day Five of Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial began Friday at a Manhattan courthouse. Maxwell is seen in a court sketch
One of Maxwell’s accusers known as ‘Jane’ broke down in court as she was quizzed about the ‘orgies’ and ‘sexualized massages’ she claims she was forced into by Maxwell when she was underage
Teresa Helm, a victim of Jeffrey Epstein’s, was seen heading into the courthouse on Friday alongside her attorney
Alison Moe, one of the prosecutors, 前記: ‘The fact that Jeffrey Epstein had a couple of schoolgirl outfits on the same floor as his massage room may be legs but it directly speaks to a preference for underage girls.’
She added that it shows Epstein ‘maintained an interest in schoolgirls’ long after the period for which Maxwell is charged, that being 1994-2004.
Moe said: ‘Schoolgirl costumes, small ones, were found on the same floor of the house by the massage rooms where underage girls were abused’.
Everdell objected to the use of the photo of Epstein’s goddaughter which was outside his bedroom because they may make an ‘inappropriate conclusion’ それから.
Maurene Comey, one of the prosecutors, said the girl was a ‘clearly underage female in her underwear’ and being displayed so prominently in Epstein’s home was ‘highly probative’.
She said it contrasted the idea put forward by the defense that Epstein was an ‘upstanding citizen’ because he knew important people and ‘Presidents’.
That meant there was no way he could ever have such a ‘vile attraction to underage girls’.
Comey noted that the photo was taken ‘outside the bedroom the defendant shared with him (エプスタイン),’ adding that Epstein’s ‘lifestyle and the way he decorated his home contradicted the public persona’.
She added that ‘the defendant knew not only the public persona but the private persona’ – a persona which wanted to have sex with underage girls.
The jury at Maxwell’s trial heard Friday how schoolgirl outfits were found at Jeffrey Epstein’s New York mansion when the FBI raided the property in 2019
Judge Alison J Nathan allowed into evidence a photo of Epstein’s underage goddaughter in her underwear that hung outside the bedroom he allegedly shared with Maxwell at the financier’s house in Palm Beach. The photo and underwear were found in 2005 when the FBI raided the home
Judge Nathan allowed the photo along with another one, which also sat atop one of Epstein’s desks.
Comey described the photo as capturing Epstein ‘with a young girl across his lap and appears to be pulling down her underwear’ and making it look like he is ‘biting her backside’.
しかしながら, Everdell insisted that it was a ‘playful moment’ and was ‘nothing illegal’.
Comey said it showed a ‘deeply disturbing oversexualizing of a young girl’.
Judge Nathan allowed it to be admitted into evidence although she refused to put an account from a law enforcement agent into evidence.
The agent was involved in the 2005 raid on Epstein’s Palm Beach home and thought he saw some semen in the property.
Judge Nathan asked if the semen had been tested and after being told ‘no’ she said it couldn’t be used.
There was an audible gasp in court when one of Maxwell’s lawyers, ジェフ・パグリウカ, said the real first name of the first accuser, who up until that point had only been identified as ‘Jane’ to protect her anonymity.
Judge Nathan then reprimanded Pagliuca and ordered the remark stricken from the record.
Once the trial got underway, the jury was shown the photo of the ‘Twin Torpedoes,’ which were found in one of the closets in the bathroom off of Epstein’s master bedroom.
The photo showed red boxes with two long black sex toys in each.
Maxwell’s siblings Isabel and Kevin Maxwell showed up to the courthouse support their sister Friday
Alessi also said that part of his job was to clean up after Epstein’s massages – which he said Maxwell scheduled three times per day and which usually took place in his bathroom.
Asked by the prosecutor if he ever found anything ‘unexpected’ after the massages, Alessi said that he found a ‘large dildo,’ describing it as ‘a huge man’s penis with two heads’.
Alessi did not clarify whether it was the sex toy called a ‘Twin Torpedo’ referred to by prosecutors in pretrial filings.
Alessi said that he put gloves on and ‘ran it under the water and put the dildo in Ms. Maxwell’s closet in (彼女) bathroom’ inside of a wicker basket.
Alessi said that he saw ‘pornographic tapes and a black leather costume’ in the same basket.
He said that three or four other times he found two other sex toys: one that looked ‘like a pillow’ and another that looked like an ‘arm’ which had a rubber vibrating part at the end.
He put those items in Epstein’s dresser, Alessi said.
木曜日に, Epstein’s former housekeeper Juan Alessi, 72, took the stand and revealed how he wanted the house run like a ‘five-star hotel,’ which included washing Epstein’s car, stuffing it with $100 bills and avoiding eye contact with him, as Maxwell claimed he detested it.
Staff were also reportedly handed a 58-page ‘Household Manual’ filled with demands: ‘Try and anticipate the needs of Mr Epstein, Ms Maxwell and their guests;’ ‘Do not discuss personal problems with guests;’ ‘Unobtrusive is the key;’ ‘SMILE!’ and ‘NEVER disclose Mr Epstein or Ms Maxwell’s activities or whereabouts to anyone.’
One bullet on the checklist read: ‘See nothing. Say nothing.’
When asked by prosecutor Maurene Comey what he understood that meant, Alessi replied: ‘I was supposed to be blind, deaf, to say nothing.’
In the master bedroom, staff were to ensure a gun was placed in a bedside table drawer, shutters were closed, and that reading glasses, eye masks and ‘Jeffrey Epstein large and small notepads’ were on both bedside tables.
Maxwell demanded the staff use ‘proper language’ with a list of things ‘you don’t say’: 「ええ,’ ‘Sure,’ ‘No problem,’ ‘You bet,’ ‘Gotcha,’ '正しい’ and ‘I dunno.’
When complimented, according to the manual, they should respond: ‘You are very kind’ and ‘Thank, 君は, Ms ____. I enjoy doing it.’
Alessi’s other duties were to make breakfast at 5am and bathe Maxwell’s dog – a Yorkshire Terrier called Max.
He told the court he was expected to be up at the crack of dawn to make the food rather than Epstein’s professional cooks, ‘because the chefs have the privilege to sleep in’.
木曜日に, Epstein’s former housekeeper Juan Alessi (pictured entering court Friday), 72, took the stand and revealed how she wanted the house run like a ‘five-star hotel’
Alessi took the stand Thursday in Day Four of Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial and said that he found sex toys when he cleaned up for Epstein after his massages
While on the stand Alessi also recalled two girls who appeared underage during his employment with Epstein. He confirmed one of the girls after seeing a picture of her in court on Thursday
Alessi said that he first met Maxwell in 1991 and after that his relationship with Epstein became less ‘cordial’ and more ‘professional’.
彼が追加した: ‘From the day she came to the house she right away took over. She mentioned to me she was going to be the lady of the house. She also told me she was in charge of (Epstein’s) other properties.’
According to the former housekeeper, Maxwell was with Epstein on his visits to the property ’95 percent of the time’.
In an interview with Palm Beach police in 2005, Alessi admitted he would wash off vibrators and a long rubber penis after a young girl visited Epstein for a massage.
The bed would have to be made up after each massage as well, strongly suggesting some kind of sexual activity.
Alessi also noted that he remembered two girls during his employment with Epstein who appeared to be underage.
He was shown a photo of the first accuser in the trial, known as Jane, and confirmed it was her.
The second was Virginia Roberts, the woman who claims that Epstein loaned her out to Prince Andrew for sex when she was 17, allegations he denies.
Alessi said that Jane was ‘introduced to me by Ms Maxwell’ at the Palm Beach house and he estimated she was around 14 または 15 当時の.
Alessi said that on Jane’s visits to Epstein’s house he would pick her up and that he recalled Maxwell ‘instructed’ him to chauffeur her.
Asked by prosecutor Maurene Comey why she didn’t drive herself, Alessi said she didn’t have a license.
When she arrived at the residence she would go to Maxwell’s desk. Alessi said it was ‘not my job to ask where they were going’.
Alessi also said that he recalled driving Maxwell, Epstein and Jane to Epstein’s plane and seeing them board together.
Pages from the meticulous manual detailing the checklist for Epstein’s bedroom
未成年者を旅行に誘い、違法な性行為に従事させる陰謀 (5 最大刑年)
未成年者を旅行して違法な性行為に従事するように誘惑する (20 年)
犯罪的な性的活動に従事することを意図して未成年者を輸送する陰謀 (20 年)
犯罪的な性的活動に従事することを意図した未成年者の輸送 (10 最低年数, 最大寿命)
告発は彼女が与えた証言に関連している 2016 エプスタインの告発者バージニア・ジュフレによって彼女に対して提起された名誉毀損事件で.
検察官は、マクスウェルが3人の女の子を手入れしたと言います 1994 そして 1997 エプスタインのために.
彼らは起訴状で名前が付けられていません, しかし、彼女はロンドンで彼らを標的にしたとされています, フロリダ, ニューヨークとニューメキシコ.
マクスウェル, それは主張されています, 彼らの人生と彼らの学校教育について彼らに尋ねることによって女の子と友達になるでしょう. 彼女は彼らを映画に連れて行って買い物に連れて行くことで彼らを安心させました, 後で彼らをエプスタインに届けるために彼らの信頼を勝ち取る, 申し立てられている.
「正規化するには’ 後で来る虐待, 検察は、彼女が女の子自身の前で服を脱ぎ、性的な質問をしたと言います.
彼女はその後、エプスタインが彼らを虐待するのを容易にしただけではありません, 検察官は言う, でも自分でその一部に参加しました.