Ghislaine Maxwell trial LIVE – Epstein's 'Twin Torpedo' sex toys shown in court after victim testifies in 'Madam' case

Ghislaine Maxwell trial LIVE – Epstein's 'Twin Torpedo' sex toys shown in court after victim testifies in 'Madam' case

December 4, 2021

THE sex trafficking trial of Jeffrey's Epstein's alleged "madam" Ghislaine Maxwell started on Monday, and new evidence was examined in the courtroom Friday, including a massage table and “Twin Torpedo” sex toy.

The table, which was reportedly seized from Epstein's Florida estate, was briefly looked at by a police officer who took the stand.

Assistant US Attorney Maruene Maurene Comey asked the officer questions about a search warrant that was carried out at the Palm Beach estate in October 2005.

Maxwell reportedly showed no reaction as the table was examined.

This comes after the first accuser, identified only as Jane, took the stand earlier this week, alleging that Epstein asked for frequent massages during which sex toys would be used.

One Palm Beach police offer alleged that the "Twin Torpedo" sex toys were found in a closet in Epstein's estate.

Read our Ghislaine Maxwell live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Caitlin Hornik

    WHO TESTIFIED ON FRIDAY?

    Gregory Parkinson, a former Palm Beach Police officer, and Palm Beach Sgt. Michael Dawson both testified on Friday.

    Both were asked questions in relation to a search warrant that was executed on Epstein's Palm Beach estate in October 2005.

  • Caitlin Hornik

    NEW EVIDENCE BROUGHT IN FRIDAY

    For the first time on Friday, December 3, new evidence was brought into the courtroom.

    A massage table retrieved from Epstein's Palm Beach estate, along with a Twin Torpedo” sex toy found in a closet, were examined.

    While prosecutors were unsure why the items were brought in, the first victim to testify this week alleged Epstein abused her during "massages" with sex toys, according to the New York Post.

  • Andrew Snell

    EPSTEIN HOUSEKEEPER 'ON CALL 24-HOURS A DAY'

    Juan Patricio Alessi, 71, worked at Epstein's mansion in Palm Beach, Florida from 1990 to 2002.

    The housekeeper told the court Friday that he was expected to be on call for Epstein 24 hours a day.

    One of Alessi's jobs was to stuff $100 bills into each of the millionaire's cars.

    Employees were also told items in pockets "must not create a bulge or be visible", with Alessi previously saying he was "supposed to be blind and dumb".

    Staff were also instructed on using "proper language" around the property.

    Words like "yeah", "sure" and right" were deemed improper and workers were instead told to say things like "My pleasure and "Of course Ms…"

  • Andrew Snell

    MAXWELL SEEN SKETCHING COURT ARTIST DURING HEARING

    A court sketch artist in the Maxwell trial has told of the bizarre moment the socialite turned around and began to draw her.

    Illustrator Elizabeth Williams, who has been sketching people in court for 40 years, was at a pre-trial hearing in November when Maxwell began staring at her while drawing.

    Speaking of the first time she spotted the English heiress sketching her, Ms Williams exclusively told The Sun: “It was the first thing she did when she got into court.

    “It was like she didn’t think anyone would notice. She stared right at us, and it was definitely an odd moment.

    “Maybe she was trying to psyche us out, or perhaps she was just missing human contact. But whatever the reason, it didn’t creep us out."

  • Andrew Snell

    EPSTEIN HOUSEKEEPER DESCRIBES EMPLOYMENT AS 'SLAVERY'

    Epstein's former housekeeper Juan Alessi was cross-examined by Maxwell’s defence counsel Jeffrey Pagliuca on Friday, in which he described his employment as “slavery”.

    He also said he wished alleged victims had complained to him at the time he worked there, telling the court in Manhattan: “I wish they had, I would have done something.”

  • Andrew Snell

    WILL THERE BE ANOTHER TRIAL?

    The trial currently underway is addressing the six counts in connection to an alleged sex trafficking scheme with Jeffrey Epstein.

    Ghislaine Maxwell was also charged with two counts of perjury in connection to a sworn deposition. There will be a separate trial for those charges, which has yet to be scheduled.

  • Andrew Snell

    WHAT IS THE ‘LITTLE BLACK BOOK’?

    Prosecutors allege that an address book containing the contact information of the alleged victims belonged to Maxwell, and that she and Epstein used it.

    The court will hear testimony about the book from a former employee at Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion.

    The judge said after hearing the testimony, she will then decide if the jury can see any of the book.

  • Andrew Snell

    PILOT CLAIMS FORMER PRESIDENTS TRAVELED ON EPSTEIN’S PLANE

    Lawrence Visoski, Epstein’s former pilot who is testifying for the prosecution, was asked during cross examination this week about passengers aboard Epstein’s Gulf Stream plane.

    He confirmed former President Donald Trump, Prince Andrew, and former President Bill Clinton had all flown on it. – along with other big names like Kevin Spacey, Chris Tucker and violinist Itzhak Perlman.

    He told the court he never saw any sexual activity on the flight, or any underage girls without their parents.

    “I certainly remember President Trump, but not many people associated with him,” the pilot told the trial.

  • Andrew Snell

    WHO HAS BEEN CONNECTED TO EPSTEIN AND MAXWELL?

    Notable politicians, billionaires, and celebrities have been connected to Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwelll.

    Some of them include Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, Bill Gates, and Woody Allen.

  • Andrew Snell

    IS GHISLAINE MAXWELL MARRIED?

    Yes. However, prosecutors allege that she is continuing to conceal who she is married to.

    Evidence points to her husband being millionaire tech company CEO Scott Borgerson.

    Manhattan prosecutors have accused the British socialite of trying to hide her wealth.

    Assistant US Attorney Alison Moe told Manhattan federal Judge Alison Nathan:

    “The defendant also makes no mention whatsoever about the financial circumstances or assets of her spouse, whose identity she declined to provide to Pretrial Services.”

  • Andrew Snell

    MAXWELL’S LAWYER INVOKED THE BIBLE IN OPENING STATEMENT

    Opening the case for the defense on Monday, Bobbi Sternheim told the jury: “Ever since Eve was accused of tempting Adam with the apple, women have been blamed for the bad behavior of men, and women are often vilified and punished more than men are.

    “The charges against Ghislaine Maxwell are for things Jeffrey Epstein did. But she is not Jeffrey Epstein.

    “She is not like Jeffrey Epstein and she is not like any of the other men, powerful men, moguls, who abused women.”

  • Andrew Snell

    MAXWELL ACCUSED OF PREYING ON GIRLS WITH ‘DIFFICULT LIVES’

    The jury of seven women and five men heard the week how the British socialite and billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein went after young girls with “difficult home lives.”

    Prosecutor Pomerantz said: “Maxwell put them at ease…all so they could be molested by a middle-aged man.”

    She told jurors that Maxwell and Epstein’s youngest alleged victim, who was 14 when she was “recruited”, did not know that “this man and woman were predators”.

    The prosecutor said: “This meeting was the beginning of that man and woman targeting (the victim) for sexual abuse that would last for years.”

    Pointing to the defendant, Ms Pomerantz said: “Who was this woman? It was the defendant, Ghislaine Maxwell.”

  • Andrew Snell

    HOW LONG COULD MAXWELL FACE IN PRISON?

    If convicted on all counts, Maxwell could face up to 80 years in prison.

    Depending on how the trial goes and whether she is convicted, the 59-year-old could spend the rest of her life behind bars.

  • Andrew Snell

    DEFENSE HAS ACCUSED ALLEGED VICTIM OF LYING FOR CASH

    Maxwell has previously claimed that one alleged victim, Annie Farmer, fabricated her accusations because she wanted money.

    One of Maxwell’s lawyers wrote: “The fact that plaintiff seeks money from the estate and from Ms Maxwell in the millions of dollars at the same time she is a government witness in an upcoming criminal trial on the same topic is reason enough to suspect that her newly asserted memories of abuse without corroboration are not based on the truth or a desire for ‘justice’, so much as her desire for cash.”

  • Andrew Snell

    WHEN DID JEFFREY EPSTEIN BECOME A CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER?

    Epstein became a convicted sex offender in 2008, after he pleaded guilty to two state prostitution charges.

    He was charged again in 2019 with allegedly running a sex-trafficking enterprise out of his homes in Manhattan, New York, and Palm Beach, Florida.

  • Andrew Snell

    EPSTEIN 'KEPT PHOTOS OF YOUNG GIRLS OUTSIDE BEDROOM'

    The jury in Maxwell's sex trafficking trial were also told Epstein kept photos of young girls outside the bedroom he shared with her.

    A photo of a girl sitting across his lap as he appears to be "pulling her underwear" and biting her bum was submitted as evidence during the trial.

    According to prosecution lawyers, the photo hung outside his bedroom in Palm Beach which he shared with Maxwell.

    The picture was found in 2005 by cops during the FBI raid.

    Prosecutor Maurene Comey said it showed a "deeply disturbing oversexualizing of a young girl."

  • Andrew Snell

    THE ‘LOLITA EXPRESS’

    The Boeing 727 is said to have played host to Epstein’s VIP pals including Bill Clinton and Donald Trump.

    It became part of the evidence on Tuesday at the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the Brit socialite accused of “serving up” girls for Epstein to abuse.

    Pilot Larry Visoski told a Manhattan court Maxwell was Epstein’s “number two” and would often contact him to schedule flights.

  • Andrew Snell

     MAXWELL WAS ‘VERY CASUAL,’ SAYS ALLEGED VICTIM

    On one occasion, alleged victim “Jane” said she watched as Epstein fondled himself as Ghislaine “rubbed” and “kissed” him, the court heard.

    “She was very casual, like this was entirely normal. I was confused. When you are 14 you have no idea what is going on,” she said.

    She also claimed on one occasion she saw Maxwell and four other women topless by a pool.

    And in another instance she was brought up to Epstein’s bedroom at his mansion in Palm Beach.

    “They moved me over to the bed and took their clothes off. And they started to sort’ve like fondle each other,” she said.

    “They asked me to take my top off. Then there were hands everywhere.”

  • Andrew Snell

    ‘SENSATIONAL AND IMPURE’

    Sordid and salacious details about Maxwell’s sex life could emerge during the case as victims take the stand.

    Documents relating to her private life have been unsealed in preparation for the case.

    While others were deemed too “sensational and impure” to be released to the public by the judge.

    “Those portions of the transcript, which were redacted in the civil matter, concern privacy interests and their disclosure would merely serve to cater to a ‘craving for that which is sensational and impure’,” said Judge Alison Nathan.

    And with these mystery documents hanging over the trial, it raises the questions about what sleazy claims could be made in court about Maxwell.

    Her lawyers have previously moaned about the focus on her sex life – claiming some parts such as details about sex toys and “three-way sexual activity” – are private.

  • Andrew Snell

    MYSTERY OF EPSTEIN'S MONEY

    Mystery continues to loom over how Epstein made a lot of his money – with the financier believed to have been worth around $577million when he died.

    He took many secrets of his business dealings to the grave, but throughout the trial more details about his money could emerge.

    Epstein Victims’ Compensation Program has awarded a total of $125million to 135 victims.

    And Maxwell's lawyers may attempt to undermine their credibility by claiming they simply after more cash.

  • Andrew Snell

    MYSTERY OF ‘HIDDEN CAMERAS’ AT EPSTEIN HOME

    It has long been reported and rumoured that Epstein and Maxwell had a complex networks of cameras and recording devices.

    The multi-millionaire is alleged to have had these set up at his many homes around the world, and its speculated it could have been part of a blackmail plot.

    However, the existence of any footage from these cameras have never emerged.

    Details about this could emerge during the court case as part of victim's testimony, with alleged victim Annie Farmer's sister Maria making such claims.

    Maria is not part of the case against Maxwell, but also alleges she was abused by the duo.

    Farmer claims large rooms at Epstein's sprawling Zorro Ranch were for housing computers and video equipment for a surveillance network.

  • Andrew Snell

    'YOU SEE NOTHING, HEAR NOTHING, SAY NOTHING'

    Employees at Epstein's Florida mansion were told to "be cautious of voice levels and noise", according to a 58-page handbook which an employee claims he was given.

    The book, which was submitted into evidence and was written by a "Countess", the court heard, was released Friday showing yet more strict rules staff members were told to follow.

    Employees were also told: "Remember that you see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing, except to answer a question directed at you."

  • Andrew Snell

    WHAT IS GHISLAINE MAXWELL’S NET WORTH?

    The British socialite is worth an estimated £7.4million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

    The New York Post reported in 2000 that Maxwell lived off an £80,000 a year trust fund set up by her father.

  • Andrew Snell

    WHAT WAS JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S NET WORTH?

    Epstein’s net worth was over $577million, according to a will signed two days before he died.

    Details regarding his beneficiaries have not been made public.

  • Andrew Snell

    JURY TOLD MAXWELL ‘SERVED UP GIRLS FOR JEFFREY EPSTEIN'

    Opening the case earlier this week, prosecutor Lara Pomerantz said Maxwell lured girls for Epstein to abuse under the guise of giving him massages – even watching as it happened.

    “The defendant helped Epstein find those girls, she helped him recruit those girls for so-called massages,” she said.

    “She preyed on vulnerable young girls, manipulated them and served them up to be sexually abused.

    “Make no mistake – she knew exactly what Epstein was going to do to those children when she sent them inside those massage rooms.

    “But was happening in those massage rooms was not massage. Those girls were not professional masseuses. They were kids being sexually exploited and abused.”

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