“A nightmare that would last for years.” That’s how alleged Maxwell and Epstein child sex trafficking victim, made known to the public under the pseudonym “Jane”, described her first encounters with her abusers from the witness stand of the SDNY courthouse earlier today. Lead prosecutor Lana Pomerantz would introduce her to the jury as the first of four accusers set to give testimony relevant to Maxwell and conspirators involvement with Epstein’s international operation.
During her response to prosecution’s inquiries, Jane recalled first meeting Maxwell and Epstein at a summer camp in 1994, while pursuing a career as a vocalist, stating she was approached by Epstein (who at the time described himself as a donor) when she was only 14 years of age. Shortly thereafter, Jane and her mother were invited to Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion where abuse of Jane (graphically described by Jane during testimony) would be perpetrated by Epstein and later, Maxwell after they allegedly groomed Jane by way of buying her clothing, including “underwear from Victoria’s Secret”.
Jane elaborated as to Epstein and Maxwell’s gradual normalization of sexual abuse involving several minors, testifying that “other encounters involved sex toys or turned into oral sex “orgies” with other young women and Maxwell, she added”.
Testimony regarding a trip to Epstein’s New Mexico ranch involving Jane was also provided. When asked by prosecution “What did they (Maxwell and Epstein) tell you about their social circle?” Jane responded “Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Mike Wallace”. When asked to recall how Epstein’s house was decorated Jane responded with: “Art, sculptures, pictures of famous people, President’s… some of the art was odd, naked women, creepy animals.”
Testimony regarding discussions Jane had with Epstein after attempting to cease contact with him provides a particularly chilling example of the threatening approach employed by Epstein to manipulate minors: “Epstein kept calling me and saying he wanted to see me, that I needed to be grateful to him, that my mother was living in one of his apartments.”
During the day’s initial proceedings Larry Visoski testified confirming “Jane” was present during at least one occasion during his time working for Epstein. Visoski claimed he had not been aware of her age at the time, but stated she had been present on Epstein’s private plane and confirmed meeting her in the cockpit of the “Lolita Express”. When asked if he had witnessed any sex acts involving minors, Viskoski responded “absolutely not”. Viskoski’s testimony concluded with his overt acknowledgement of Maxwell’s role in Epstein’s operation unmistakably identifying Ghislaine as Jeffrey’s “Number 2”.
Viskoski also identified several well-known public figures when asked who he had seen during his time piloting The Lolita Express. Lawrence acknowledged that Bill Clinton, Duke of York Prince Andrew, Donald Trump and U.S Senator for Ohio John Glenn (also the first American to orbit the earth) all flew on the Lolita Express during the time he worked as a pilot for Epstein.
Preliminary arguments from prosecution are supported by several claims made today by both Viskoski and Jane; specifically identifying Maxwell’s direct and entrenched personal involvement with Epstein’s child sex trafficking and abuse operation. After today’s session, alongside heavy implication of Maxwell, it can now be cited as public record that testimony given in a US court of law identified Jeffrey Epstein’s observable relationships with two former US Presidents, a former U.S Senator/Astronaut and a member of the British Royal Family. One would expect prosecution may seek more context from witnesses to follow, regarding the extent of involvement and implication of these individuals mentioned above.
The courtroom proceedings will continue tomorrow, starting with opening testimony of a male witness briefly referenced during Jane’s testimony, being made known to the public as “Matt”.