The PA, the planes and the properties: Ghislaine Maxwell’s ‘life of luxury as Jeffrey Epstein’s second in command’ is laid bare in series of images shown to sex trafficking case jury
Jurors in the 59-year-old British socialite’s trial were shown never-before-seen photographs of paedophile Epstein’s £60 million fleet of jets, which he allegedly used to shuttle teenage girls between his lavish homes.
The travel was arranged by an array of personal assistants, including Sarah Kellen, with several pictures of her shown to the jury.
Jurors in the 59-year-old Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial were shown never-before-seen photographs of paedophile Epstein’s (pictured with his Gulfstream G2B) £60 million fleet of jets
Epstein allegedly used the jets to shuttle teenage girls between his homes. The travel was arranged by an array of personal assistants, including Sarah Kellen (pictured with Maxwell)
One showed a young Miss Kellen standing in front of a twin-engine Cessna 421 with Epstein embracing her from behind and kissing her head
One showed a young Miss Kellen standing in front of a twin-engine Cessna 421 with Epstein embracing her from behind and kissing her head. More recent pictures showed her smiling for the camera in the Caribbean.
Epstein’s chief pilot Larry Visoski told the court in New York: ‘[Epstein] had an array of personal assistants, almost like professional shoppers, because there was a lot of items that needed to be purchased for all of the properties that were being acquired.’
He named Miss Kellen, now 42, as the person he spoke to most about scheduling flights. The court heard the pair spoke so often, the pilot had her number on speed dial.
Miss Kellen has previously been described as Maxwell’s ‘lieutenant’ in Epstein’s circle of abuse and has been accused of playing a pivotal role in the scandal, helping to procure young girls.
She has been named as the chief fixer who travelled the world with Epstein and was accused by lawyers in legal filings of ‘bringing girls to Epstein’s mansion to be abused’.
Miss Kellen was said to have had a ‘Rolodex’ of women she would call for massages at Epstein’s mansion in Palm Beach, Florida.
Prosecutors allege the planes flew between his private Caribbean island (pictured), New Mexico ranch, New York City house and a Parisian apartment near the Arc de Triomphe
Epstein’s chief pilot Larry Visoski named Miss Kellen, now 42, as the person he spoke to most about scheduling flights. Pictured: Epstein’s Boeing 727, dubbed the ‘Lolita Express’
Epstein had a Hawker Siddeley 125, a Gulfstream G2B and a Boeing 727 dubbed the ‘Lolita Express’ (interior pictured) amid claims he used it to fly underage girls around the world
Epstein started his £60 million fleet of jets with this Hawker Siddeley 125
The images entered into evidence reveals the life of luxury Maxwell led as Epstein’s closest confidante. Pictured: Epstein’s helicopter, which he used for shorter flights
A 2008 deal by Epstein with the US authorities, after he pleaded guilty to procuring a child for sex, saw him strike an agreement protecting his unindicted alleged co-conspirators.
Among the four given future immunity was Miss Kellen, who went on to run her own business after leaving Epstein’s employment, but from one of his properties in New York.
She later reinvented herself as ‘Sarah Kensington’, and became an interior designer who boasts of renovating corporate apartments in New York, the Caribbean and Paris.
On her interior design website in 2015, she described being ‘fortunate to say that I’ve been able to travel to many locations around the world, which in turn has broadened my designing skills’.
But in an interview last year, Miss Kellen, who is married to American racing car driver Brian Vickers, insisted: ‘I’m no monster.’
When approached outside her £3.4 million New York home, she claimed she was a victim, saying: ‘I’ve been made out to be such a monster – but it’s not true. I’m a victim of Jeffrey Epstein. I was raped and abused weekly.’
The jury were also shown pictures of Epstein’s £164m property empire, including a £21m ranch in New Mexico. Pictured: The main house on Epstein’s £21million Zorro ranch in New Mexico
Entrance driveway to Epstein’s main property on the 8,000-acre Zorro Ranch in New Mexico, one of the locations he was alleged to have flown teenage girls to
Epstein’s properties also included a £57 million seven-storey townhouse on New York’s Upper East Side (pictured)
Views of the Arc de Triomphe: Epstein also owned £10 million Paris apartment, which the jury was shown pictures of
The photographs of Miss Kellen were part of a batch entered into evidence which reveals the life of luxury Maxwell led as Epstein’s closest confidante.
Epstein had a Hawker Siddeley 125, a Gulfstream G2B, a helicopter and a Boeing 727 dubbed the ‘Lolita Express’ amid claims he used it to fly underage girls around the world.
That plane, which is more than 130ft long, was fitted with an office dubbed ‘the red room’ because of its furniture, a master bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a lounge area with a large round sofa, and a ‘full decked-out’ kitchen.
The jury were also shown pictures of Epstein’s £164 million property empire, including Little St James, his private island in the US Virgin Islands, worth around £50 million.
Epstein also owned the neighbouring island, Great St James, which is valued at £14 million, while he had a £12 million mansion in Florida.
Other properties included an 8,000-acre, £21 million ranch in New Mexico, a £10 million Paris apartment, and a £57 million seven-storey townhouse on New York’s Upper East Side.