The Duke of York dragged into the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell for sex trafficking
The Duke of York has been dragged into the sex trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell after being listed as a passenger on the private planes of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Jurors trying the case in New York’s Southern District court heard that Andrew was one of many prominent figures to fly on the plane, including former US Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, and actor Kevin Spacey.
British socialite Maxwell, who was described as “dangerous” in Monday’s proceedings, is accused of attacking vulnerable young girls and luring them to massage rooms to be assaulted by Epstein between 1994 and 2004.
Former Epstein pilot Larry Visoski told the court on Tuesday that Maxwell was “number two” to his ex-partner, with the convicted sex offender “definitely being big number one.”
The witness also recalled meeting one of Epstein’s alleged victims, under the pseudonym “Jane”.
“Did anyone tell you how old Jane was when you met her?” asked the assistant of the American lawyer Maurene Comey.
“No they didn’t, no,” Mr Visoski replied. “Mr. Epstein brought her into the cockpit and introduced her to me.
“She was a mature woman with striking blue eyes.”