During Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial, Larry Visoski — the former pilot of Jeffrey Epstein — testified that he repeatedly flew several powerful politicians and celebrities on the deceased financier and sex offender’s jet.
Maxwell — a British socialite and longtime associate of Epstein — is accused of procuring underage girls for Epstein and his associates. If convicted on all counts and given maximum sentences, 59-year-old Maxwell could spend 80 years in prison. Her long-awaited trial began last week.
NBC News reported:
But Epstein’s flights became the focus of intense media scrutiny after it was discovered that former President Bill Clinton, Britain’s Prince Andrew, lawyer Alan Dershowitz and a host of other celebrities took trips on his planes…
Asked about the well-known names who flew on Epstein’s planes, Visoski mentioned Prince Andrew and also listed former astronaut and Ohio Sen. John Glenn, actors Kevin Spacey and Chris Tucker, violinist Itzhak Perlman. He said Donald Trump was a repeat flier before he became president.
“There was more than once, I believe,” Visoski said. “I certainly remember President Trump but not anyone else associated with him.”
Earlier last Tuesday, The Daily Wire reported that Visoski identified Maxwell as Epstein’s “number two” when questioned by Assistant U.S. Attorney Maurene Comey. Visoski’s testimony seemed to coincide with the opening statements of prosecuting attorney Lara Pomerantz, who said that Epstein and Maxwell were “partners in crime.”
The Daily Wire said:
Visoski also testified that while he remained in the cockpit during most flights, he did occasionally leave to get coffee or use the restroom in the back of the airplane. He said that Epstein did not warn him to stay in the cockpit, and encouraged him to use the restroom on the plane, which required him to walk through the cabin.
Asked by defense lawyers whether he saw any sexual activity on the airplanes during his flights with various celebrities, academics, and politicians, Visoski said repeatedly that he did not see any sexual activity, nor did he see any sexual activity with minors. He further testified that he never saw any sex objects or used condoms while cleaning up the planes after flights. When asked about a teenage girl who was allegedly sexually abused by Epstein, Visoski said that when he met her, she was “mature,” the AP reported.
According to the federal indictment, Maxwell “assisted, facilitated, and contributed” to Epstein’s abuse of minor girls between 1994 and 1997, even though both individuals knew that their victims were not adults.
Maxwell is accused of “normalizing” the abuse by undressing in front of a victim, discussing sexual topics with victims, and prompting them to give “sexualized massages” to Epstein. She allegedly tried to befriend victims by taking them on shopping excursions and asking about their lives.
“Maxwell enticed minor girls, got them to trust her, and then delivered them into the trap that she and Jeffrey Epstein had set,” Maxwell’s indictment reads. “She pretended to be a woman they could trust. All the while, she was setting them up to be abused sexually by Epstein and, in some cases, Maxwell herself.”