Larry Visoski worked as a pilot on the private plane owned by late financier and convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, and he saw every guest that flew on that jet with Epstein, which makes the testimony he gave Tuesday in a Manhattan federal court in the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell all the more compelling.
According to CNN, Visoski confirmed that some of those who flew on Epstein’s plane were well-known public figures:
Jeffrey Epstein’s former pilot testified in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial Tuesday that a who’s who of powerful men, including former Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, flew aboard Epstein’s private plane.
The pilot, Larry Visoski, said he would typically be given notice if Clinton or high-profile passengers like him would be flying.
Tuesday was the second day of Maxwell’s trial on charges of conspiracy and sex trafficking. The mention of Trump’s name was of special interest, as the failed, one-term former president was once a close friend of Epstein’s and has been accused of raping a 13-year-old with the deceased financier. The woman who made those accusations later withdrew her complaint after she said her life was threatened by Trump.
Visoski, who was first employed by Epstein in 1991, also said he never witnessed any sexual activity onboard the flights he piloted:
He testified Maxwell frequently traveled on Epstein’s private jet between 1994 and 2004 and would often facilitate travel plans with Visoski for Epstein. Maxwell was Epstein’s “number two” and was his “go-to person to handle everything else that was not business related,” the pilot testified.
He described his memory of the pair’s relationship as more personal than business-like, but more “couple-ish” than actually romantic. He didn’t remember seeing them kiss or hold hands, he said.
One of the most compelling parts of the trial will likely be when prosecutors introduce sections of Maxwell’s “book of contacts,” which could include the names and dates of alleged sexual liaisons between famous men and underage girls Maxwell procured and groomed for Epstein and his high-profile friends:
Prosecutors have said they will be using some parts of Maxwell’s book of contacts, which has captured the imaginations of followers of this case. Maxwell and Epstein moved in wealthy and famous circles, and there has been much speculation over whether some of their acquaintances participated in the alleged exploitation of young girls.
Trump has repeatedly said that he had no idea Epstein was engaged in sexual activity with underage girls, but he had this to say about his financier pal in 2002:
The questions now, however, are these: How much of Epstein’s social life and illegal activities did the former president engage in? And can he be charged with any crimes as a result?