He also recalled flying Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and Kevin Spacey.
The long-time pilot of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein has said he flew Prince Andrew on Epstein’s private jet, along with a number of other VIPs.
Larry Visoski was the first witness called to testify at Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial. Maxwell is accused of recruiting and grooming underage girls for Epstein to abuse and prosecutors argue that she and Epstein were “partners in crime.”
Speaking at the trial in New York, Visoski described Maxwell as “the number two” in Epstein’s operations.
Maxwell denies the charges and says she is being used as a scapegoat for Epstein, who died in prison in 2019.
He told the court that “Epstein was the big number one.”
The BBC reports that he went on to describe the relationship between Maxwell and Epstein as “more personal than business.”
Visoski served as Epstein’s pilot for over 25 years, flying the plane nicknamed the “Lolita Express.”
And he recalled flying VIPs, including Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and Kevin Spacey.
Visoski said he had never seen any sexual activity during the trips but that the cockpit door was always kept closed during flights on the ‘Lolita Express.’
He also told the court that he remembered flying Virginia Giuffre, then Virginia Roberts, who claims she was sexually assaulted on multiple occasions by Prince Andrew.
The prince has consistently denied the allegations.
When asked if he recalled flying Giuffre on the plane, he said: “Yes. A shorter woman with dirty blonde hair. She didn’t look young. I mean, whatever you decipher is the definition of young. But she was a woman in my category.”
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The court also heard from a woman testifying under the pseudonym “Jane” who had been abused by Epstein when she was just 14. She told the court that Maxwell had frequently been in the same room as her when she had sexual relations with Epstein and that she was present for much of the abuse.
‘Jane’ is the first of four accusers who will testify at the trial.
Maxwell has pleaded not guilty to eight charges of sex trafficking and other allegations that cover the period from 1994 to 2004.
She faces up to 80 years in prison if convicted.