Jeffrey Epstein drove accuser to Mar-a-Lago to meet Donald Trump when she was 14

Jeffrey Epstein drove accuser to Mar-a-Lago to meet Donald Trump when she was 14
Jeffrey Epstein drove accuser to Mar-a-Lago to meet Donald Trump when she was 14

Ghislaine Maxwell's first accuser known as 'Jane' testified that Jeffrey Epstein drove her to Mar-A-Lago to meet Donald Trump when she was 14 years old. 

The alleged victim - who is using the pseudonym Jane - resumed testimony on Day Three of Maxwell's sex trafficking trial under cross examination from the defense.   

Maxwell's lawyer Laura Menninger asked if Epstein introduced her to Donald Trump. Jane said that was 'correct.'

Menninger asked: 'He took you to Mar-a-Lago, right? When you were 14?' 

Jane said: 'Yes.'

Menninger asked: 'He took you in a dark green car?' Jane said yes. The meeting would have been in 1994, long before Trump was president. 

Menninger questioned if Jane remembered being on flights on Epstein's planes with a 'number of individuals' and she said yes, one of them being Prince Andrew. 

However, Jane claimed that she was never directed to have sex with any of Epstein's associates nor was she asked to recruit other girls.  

Maxwell's lawyer Laura Menninger questioned the alleged victim - who is using the pseudonym Jane - and attempted to undermine the accuser's memory

Maxwell's lawyer Laura Menninger questioned the alleged victim - who is using the pseudonym Jane - and attempted to undermine the accuser's memory

Jane testified that Jeffrey Epstein drove her to Mar-A-Lago to meet Donald Trump when she was 14 years old

Jane testified that Jeffrey Epstein drove her to Mar-A-Lago to meet Donald Trump when she was 14 years old

Jane said she recalls taking flights with Prince Andrew on Epstein's private planes

Jane said she recalls taking flights with Prince Andrew on Epstein's private planes

Menninger asked Jane to describe the other women who took part in the 'orgies'.

One of them was named Sophie and Jane agreed that she was 'tall and thin' with 'nice legs' and a 'tan' and was an actual masseuse.

Jane agreed with Menninger that Sophie 'knew the routine' and that she would 'make out with other girls during the intercourse' - Jane said 'yes' to all these questions.

A second woman was named 'Eva' and asked if she 'knew the routine' as well, Jane said: 'Yes.'

Maxwell did not appear to react to any of the woman's testimony, including when Jane pointed her out in court to identify her. The government submitted this photo of Maxwell into evidence

Maxwell did not appear to react to any of the woman's testimony, including when Jane pointed her out in court to identify her. The government submitted this photo of Maxwell into evidence 

A third woman was British and named 'Emmy.'

Recounting Jane's account to prosecutors during interviews with them, Menninger said: 'She was nice and cool?' Jane said: 'Yes.'

Menninger said: 'She was involved with the sexual contact?'

Jane said: 'Yes.'

Menninger said: 'She was in this group that sexualized massage with you? Jane said: 'Yes'.

A fourth woman was named 'Michelle' and Jane confirmed that she was 'involved in the sexualized contact'.

A fifth woman was older and named Kelly and Jane agreed that she 'thought she was a model.'

Among the sharp exchanges between Menninger and Jane was when the defense lawyer asked: 'You continued to travel on Mr. Epstein's dime after you 'escaped' from him in 1999, that's right?'

Jane said: 'That's not true.'

Menninger said that Jane continued to call Epstein after she moved to Los Angeles and sent him a photo when she was 19 which said: 'You rock my world'.

Jane said that her mother had made her send it.

Menninger grew frustrated at one point after prosecutor Alison Moe objected and said that 'I know Miss Moe would like to come and for this for me but I object to that'.

Judge Alison Nathan said the objection was 'not objectionable' and moved on.

Giving evidence Jane wore a blue sweater and black pants and black heels. She remained calm and composed and during a brief pause in the evidence she met the eyes of a male juror and smiled.

Maxwell wore a dark gray roll neck, a change from the usual beige one she has been wearing and stared intently at Jane as she gave evidence.

Her brother Kevin was in court for the first time and sat next to a Maxwell family lawyer, with Isabel Maxwell on the other side.

Kevin stared intently at Jane as well, leaning forward in his seat and taking his glasses on and off.

During another sharp exchange, Menninger interrogated Jane about her visits to New Mexico where she claimed in her testimony she was abused by Epstein and teared up as she described one time when she desperately did not want to go into his bedroom.

Menninger said that Jane 'told the government that you don't remember any specific acts that occurred in New Mexico on these trips that you took to New Mexico'.

Jane said: 'I don't recall'.

Menninger said: 'Yesterday you testified about an incident in New Mexico that you specifically remember, two years later?'

Jane said: 'That's right'.

Menninger said: 'So today you remember it, but in 2020 you did not?'

Jane said: 'I don't recall saying any of what's written here', referring to the notes from her 2020 interview with prosecutors.

Menninger said that Jane has given different accounts of her first meeting with Epstein and Maxwell at the Interlochen arts academy in Michigan in 1994. This photo of Epstein in front of one of his planes was submitted into evidence

Menninger said that Jane has given different accounts of her first meeting with Epstein and Maxwell at the Interlochen arts academy in Michigan in 1994. This photo of Epstein in front of one of his planes was submitted into evidence 

Ghislaine Maxwell's first accuser known as 'Jane' resumed testimony Wednesday under cross examination from the defense

Ghislaine Maxwell's first accuser known as 'Jane' resumed testimony Wednesday under cross examination from the defense

This came after Menninger attempted to undermine the accuser's memory by highlighting differences between the account that Jane gave in court and what she told prosecutors during meetings in 2019 and 2020. 

Menninger said that during a December 2019 interview, Jane said she could not remember a specific first time she had sex with Maxwell.

In her evidence the previous day Jane had described in vivid detail how Maxwell and Epstein led her upstairs to the bedroom of his Palm Beach mansion.

Menninger said: 'You came up with that memory in the last two years? The one you told the jury yesterday?'

Jane said: 'I don't believe I came up with a memory, no.'

Menninger said: 'You gave a memory to the jury yesterday that you didn't have in December 2019?'

Jane said: 'I don't recall.'      

Earlier in her testimony Jane said that a different discrepancy could be explained by a 'typo' in the write up of her interview with the FBI.

Menninger said that speaking to the FBI in February 2020 she said there were other women involved the first time she had sexual activity with Maxwell, another difference from her testimony.

Menninger said sarcastically: 'Another typo by the government?'

Jane said: 'Yes.'

Menninger challenged Jane on multiple aspects of her testimony including her claim that Maxwell called her house to ask her to come to Epstein's home

In her 2019 interview with the FBI, Jane said that 'Epstein or his office would call your home', to which Jane replied: 'I guess so.'

Menninger said: 'Two years later, you remember that Ghislaine used to call your home to make appointments?'

Jane replied: 'Right.'

Menninger said witheringly: 'That memory has come back to you in the last two years?'

Jane said: 'Memory is not linear.'

Menninger challenged Jane on her claim that Maxwell was there the first time she met her when she was 14 at the Interlochen arts camp in Michigan.

But Jane didn't tell her two brothers about Maxwell and didn't tell a journalist about her either, Menninger said.

Menninger said: 'You didn't say anything to the reporter about Ghislaine being there?'

Jane replied: 'Correct.'

Just before the break for morning, Menninger pressed Jane repeatedly on some of her claims about Maxwell being there for sexual episodes with Maxwell.

She said that when Jane spoke with prosecutors in December 2019, Jane told them she was 'not sure where Maxwell ever touched you during these encounters?'

Jane said: 'I don't recall.'

Menninger said You told the government that you are not sure that Maxwell ever kissed you, correct?'

Jane said: 'I don't recall.'

Menninger said: 'You told the government Ghislaine never used sex toys or vibrators on you, correct?'

Jane said: 'That's correct.'

Menninger said: 'You told the government that Ghislaine never saw you perform oral sex on Epstein, correct?'

Jane said: 'That's correct.' 

Menninger said: 'You told the government Ghislaine never saw you perform a hand job on Epstein, correct?'

Jane said: 'I don't recall.'

The six charges against Ghislaine Maxwell: 

THE CHARGES

Conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts (5 years max sentence)  

 Enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts (20 years)

Conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity (20 years)

Transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity (10 years minimum, life maximum)

Sex Trafficking Conspiracy

Sex Trafficking of a Minor 

Ghislaine Maxwell also faces two charges of perjury but those counts are due to be tried after her sex crimes trial. 

The charges relate to testimony she gave in 2016 in a defamation case filed against her by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre.  

THE 'FACTS' 

Prosecutors say Maxwell groomed three girls between 1994 and 1997 for Epstein. 

They are not named in the indictment, but she allegedly targeted them in London, Florida, New York and New Mexico.

Maxwell, it is alleged, would befriend the girls by asking them about their life and their schooling. She would put them at ease by taking them to the movies and taking them shopping, winning their trust to later deliver them to Epstein, it's alleged.

To 'normalize' the abuse that would come later, prosecutors say she undressed in front of the girls herself and asked them sexual questions. 

She then not only facilitated Epstein abusing them, prosecutors say, but took part in some of it herself. 

The alleged sex abuse includes 'sexualized group massages'. 

The indictment also says Maxwell made the girl feel 'indebted' to Epstein by encouraging them to take money from him and let him pay for their education and travel. 

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Maxwell, 59, who is accused of procuring underage girls for pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, is on trial for sex trafficking charges. She has pleaded not guilty to all charges

Maxwell, 59, who is accused of procuring underage girls for pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, is on trial for sex trafficking charges. She has pleaded not guilty to all charges

Isabel Maxwell, sister of Ghislaine Maxwell, arrives at court for the third day of the trial

Isabel Maxwell, sister of Ghislaine Maxwell, arrives at court for the third day of the trial

Menninger said that Jane told prosecutors that Maxwell was not involved in 'masturbation' with Epstein. Jane said she didn't remember.

Menninger said: 'You told the government you have no memory of Ghislaine being present when you claim Epstein engaged in any sexual contact with you, correct?

Jane said: 'I don't recall'.

As you sit here today you are not sure whether you were ever in a room alone with Ghislaine and Epstein, correct?

Jane said: 'No'.

Earlier in the day Jane confirmed that a letter of application she sent to Interlochen made no mention of Epstein or Maxwell.

The 'glowing' letter from the head of an arts school in Palm Beach said that Jane and her brothers were so talented at singing, music and acting they could be the 'rebirth of the Von Trapp family', referring to the Austrian family of singers.                  

The prosecution have entered several photos of Epstein and Maxwell into evidence, but without a time stamp or explanation behind them. 

Jane Testimony Day 1

'Jane' took the stand to testify that she was 14 years old when she first had 'sexual contact' with Jeffrey Epstein

In testimony Tuesday afternoon, the woman said Maxwell was in the room during the alleged abuse. Wearing a gray wrap-around sweater, a black dress and black boots, she pushed back her jet black hair and took off her mask after the judge reassured her that the sketch artists could not draw her likeness. 

She detailed to Prosecutor Alison Moe how Epstein would have her 'straddle his face', 'pinch his nipples' and described the first sexual encounter that took place in 1994 when he took her into a pool house and  'proceeded to masturbate on me.'

Jane said Epstein was talking to her about 'what I wanted to do' with her life and said that she had to choose between being an opera singer or an actress or a model. She recalled: 'He said I know everybody, I know agents, photographers, I can make things happen but you have to be ready for it.

'The conversation ended abruptly, we were in his office, and he said follow me'. 

They went outside to the pool house and Epstein sat on a couch to the right hand side. 

'He pulled his pants down, he pulled me on top of himself and he proceeded to masturbate on me. Then he just got up and went into the bathroom and cleaned himself up and acted as if nothing had happened.' she said. 

'I was frozen in fear. I had never seen a penis before let alone something like this. I was terrified and I felt gross. I felt ashamed'.

Despite this she continued spending time with Epstein and Maxwell and shortly after, she had her first sexual encounter with Maxwell. 

Epstein and Maxwell were talking when 'all of a sudden they said follow me' and led her to Epstein's bedroom in his Palm Beach home. 

'They came into the bedroom and took their clothes off. They started sort of fondling each other and kind of casually giggling,' Jane said. 'I was just standing there and he asked me to take my top off and then their hands [were] everywhere and Jeffrey proceeded to masturbate and Ghislaine was rubbing him and kissing him and fondling.'  

Jane said Maxwell was 'very casual' about the encounter and acted 'like this was entirely normal. I was confused. When you are 14 you have no idea what is going on.' 

The prosecutor asked, 'Did Maxwell touch your body?' 

'Yes,' Jane replied, saying the sexual abuse happened 'every time I visited his house'. 

When asked if Epstein touched her, Jane replied, 'Yes. Everywhere.'  

The woman spoke in a strong, deep, voice that only faltered when she was describing in graphic detail the sex acts Epstein and Maxwell allegedly did to her. 

Maxwell did not appear to react to any of the woman's testimony, including when Jane pointed her out in court to identify her.

Wearing a black high-neck top and grey cardigan, Jane  had a tissue scrunched up in her hand and nabbed her nose when she became emotional. Her voice began shaking when she told how Epstein would 'touch her everywhere'.

Ghislaine Maxwell's first accuser known as 'Jane' took the stand Tuesday to testify that she was 14 years old when she first had 'sexual contact' with Jeffrey Epstein

Ghislaine Maxwell's first accuser known as 'Jane' took the stand Tuesday to testify that she was 14 years old when she first had 'sexual contact' with Jeffrey Epstein

She detailed how Epstein would have her 'straddle his face', 'pinch his nipples' and took her into a pool house and then 'proceeded to masturbate on me'

She detailed how Epstein would have her 'straddle his face', 'pinch his nipples' and took her into a pool house and then 'proceeded to masturbate on me'

She shuffled in her seat and took off her cardigan, appearing hot and a bit flustered.

In brief breaks, Jane avoided any eye contact with Maxwell, who looked away from the witness box.

On the one occasion Jane did look over in her direction Maxwell was joking with her lawyers. 

As her visits to Epstein's home became more regular, Jane said that both Epstein and Maxwell would instruct her on how to massage him.

Jane said: 'He liked it very hard, like rubbing his shoulders very hard, twisting his nipples hard'.

Ghislaine Maxwell faces up to 80 years in prison if found guilty. This photo was entered into evidence yesterday

Ghislaine Maxwell faces up to 80 years in prison if found guilty. This photo was entered into evidence yesterday

Jane would later say that Epstein

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