DISGRACED Jeffrey Epstein is alleged to have used his private jet – dubbed the “Lolita Express” – to court underage girls and fly them between his residences across the US.
Here’s everything we know about the notorious jet and the scores of famous people who flew on it.
Jeffrey Epstein is alleged to have used his private jet – dubbed the “Lolita Express” – to court underage girls[/caption]
Bill Clinton and Ghislaine Maxwell pose together for the camera as the pair prepare to board the jet[/caption]
The luxury Boeing 727 aircraft was bought by Epstein and allegedly used to court underage girls, though what exactly happened on the flights remains a close guarded secret.
Victims of Epstein say he organised orgies on board the three-engine commercial jet.
But who flew in the jet? We explore below.
Prince Andrew was allegedly a passenger on the plane [/caption]
The Sun reported last year that Prince Andrew flew on a private jet with Epstein and his alleged 17-year-old sex slave Virginia Roberts, the pilot claims.
The allegation, made in court papers, is the first to place the Duke of York and Roberts on Epstein’s plane together.
In court testimony David Rodgers, 66, said one trip saw Epstein, Andrew and the then 17-year-old Virginia heading to the US Virgin Islands.
Flight logs from 2000 reported by the Mail Online also show that Prince Andrew was on board Epstein’s plane on a flight from New Jersey to Florida.
No evidence has emerged to prove that Andrew took part in sexual activity on the Lolita Express.
Brit socialite Ghislaine Maxwell travelled on the ‘Lolita Express’ on a number of occasions[/caption]
Brit socialite Ghislaine Maxwell travelled on the ‘Lolita Express’ on a number of occasions, flight logs show.
Pictures reported by The Sun earlier this year also show Maxwell posing at the door of the jet with former US President Bill Clinton during a trip to Africa together in 2002.
The British socialite was arrested last week for her alleged ‘unspeakable’ part in delivering young girls into the hands of paedo Epstein.
Maxwell, who was the billionaire’s lover, is accused of ‘delivering underage girls into Epstein’s trap’ by grooming them and ‘putting them at ease as an adult woman’ as she stood over the pervert as he carried out his sick abuse.
According to flight logs obtained by Fox News, former US president Bill Clinton was a passenger on the jet[/caption]
According to flight logs obtained by Fox News in 2016, former US president Bill Clinton was a passenger on the jet.
These logs suggest Clinton took at least 26 trips on the private vessel between 2001 to 2003.
Last year, The Sun reported how a woman who claims she was assaulted by Epstein says she sat in Bill Clinton’s personal seat on the ‘Lolita Express’.
She said she took the former President’s favourite seat on the luxury plane and described its bizarre bedroom floors made of mattress foam.
Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey flew to Africa on the ‘Lolita Express’ in 2002[/caption]
Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey flew to Africa on the ‘Lolita Express’ in 2002 as part of a project to raise awareness on the AIDS crisis and poverty.
He was reportedly accompanied by Clinton, Kevin Spacey and comedian Chris Tucker.
Regarding the trip, Bill Clinton said of Epstein at the time: “I especially appreciated his insights and generosity during the recent trip to Africa to work on democratisation, empowering the poor, citizen service, and combating HIV/AIDS”.
Flight logs reveal that Naomi Campbell also travelled on the Boeing 727 in 2002
Last year, the supermodel broke her silence on links to the disgraced Epstein, who attended her 31st birthday.
The supermodel appeared in a YouTube video in which she insisted she had no knowledge of the paedo billionaire’s behaviour.
Comedian Chris Tucker was also part of the group, including Bill Clinton and Kevin Spacey, who flew to Africa on a five-day humanitarian trip in 2002[/caption]
Comedian Chris Tucker was also part of the group, including Bill Clinton and Kevin Spacey, who flew to Africa on a five-day humanitarian trip in 2002.
The star-studded group visited Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Mozambique, Johannesburg and Cape Town.
There is no suggestion Clinton, Spacey, 60, or Tucker, 48, did anything wrong during the tour, or knew of Ghislaine Maxwell’s alleged activities on Epstein’s behalf.
Lawyer Alan Dershowitz took trips on the jet in the late 1990s, flight records show[/caption]
Epstein’s lawyer Alan Dershowitz took trips on the jet in the late 1990s, flight records show.
But the law professor told Gawker that he has a “very clear, unequivocal recollection” of never being on a plane with “young women”.
He did admit to having known Epstein since 1997.
Dershowitz also published an article in The Spectator on Friday where he defended Maxwell, and said the case against her is “far from over.”
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It comes after Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest last week marked a turning point in the investigations against Epstein’s crimes.
And at a dramatic press conference in New York this afternoon, prosecutor Audrey Strauss said she would “welcome” Prince Andrew – to make a statement and “help the investigation”.
The prince has faced backlash over his friendship with the disgraced financier and faced allegations from victim Virginia Roberts, who claims she had sex with the royal on several occasions.