Jeffrey Epstein investigators would like to speak to a British aristocrat who made 32 flights on the pedophile’s ‘Lolita Express’ plane while the investigation continues after Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest, it is said.
Sources told it Daily beast that researchers would like to contact former Epstein employee Clare Hazell, who became the Countess of Iveagh when she married the Guinness brewing family in 2001.
Flight logs show that she made 32 trips with Epstein’s Boeing 727 between 1998 and 2000, including trips to his luxury homes in New York, Florida and the Caribbean.
It is not suggested that the Countess is suspected of any crime, but it is already believed that lawyers for Epstein’s victims sought her out as a possible witness.
US investigators want to contact former Epstein employee Clare Hazell (pictured) who made 32 flights on the plane of late pedophile “Lolita Express,” it is said
The investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes continues despite the arrest of prime suspect Ghislaine Maxwell yesterday (Maxwell and Epstein are pictured together in 2005)
The countess’ contact details were listed in Epstein’s infamous “little black book” under her married name, Clare Hazell-Iveagh.
According to flight logs, Epstein accompanied all but one of her trips on the plane.
Maxwell, who was arrested in New Hampshire yesterday and accused of purchasing underage girls for Epstein, was also a passenger on some flights.
The plane was dubbed the ‘Lolita Express’ because it was used to take young girls to Epstein’s private Caribbean island or its ranch in New Mexico.
Epstein is also known to have flown on the plane with ex-President Bill Clinton, and Maxwell was a guest at his daughter Chelsea Clinton’s wedding in 2010.
Other passengers on the plane included Alan Dershowitz, a lawyer who denies allegations made by Prince Andrew prosecutor Virginia Roberts Giuffre that she was trafficked to him by Epstein.
Ms. Hazell worked as an interior designer, and the nature of her connection to Epstein isn’t entirely clear, but a friend said she considered him a financial aid.
Ms. Hazell studied at Ohio State University in the 1990s and reportedly owned a modeling agency and an apartment in Columbus, Ohio.
The girlfriend described her as being on Epstein’s “beck and call” saying how mutual plans would be canceled immediately if Epstein and Maxwell needed her.
They also remembered how Mrs. Hazell had spoken about going on vacation with her boyfriend on Epstein’s estate in the Caribbean.
Maxwell and Bill Clinton on the Lolita Express – Epstein’s private jet used to transport underage girls to his private island in the Caribbean and his ranch in New Mexico
Clare Hazell flew the Lolita Express (pictured) 32 times between 1998 and 2000, according to flight logs
One of Epstein’s accusers, Maria Farmer, recalled that Ms. Hazell “liked to have nice drinks, piles of cash and nice outfits.”
Mrs. Hazell became a countess when she married the Earl of Iveagh, Arthur Edward Rory Guinness in 2001, and gave birth to an heir, Arthur, in 2003.
According to reports, the Earl was the 30th richest man in Britain at £ 375 million ($ 470 million).
The couple owns the Elveden estate in East Anglia, which has been part of the Guinness family since the late 1800s.
Edward Cecil Guinness bought the land in 1894 and the current Earl describes it as a ‘world class producer and supplier of local and regional food quality’.
MailOnline has approached the Countess for comment on the Epstein probe, which continues despite the charges against Maxwell announced yesterday.
A major jury turned up a sealed charges against Sixwell on June 29, nearly a year after Epstein was charged.
The indictment states:
- Between 1994 and 1997, Maxwell cared for three unnamed girls, all under the age of 18, in London, New York and Florida and New Mexico
- She befriended them by taking them to the movies or while shopping and ‘normalized’ abuse by undressing them herself
- She encouraged them to travel to meet Epstein and engage in sexual acts with them and him, such as ‘group massage sex’ in Epstein’s homes
- Her acquaintance with them meant that he abused them when she was not there
- She lied in 2016 statements while charged by Virginia Giuffre Roberts that she had never nursed or had sex with underage girls herself
Maxwell, who has not yet made a plea, will face 35 years in prison if convicted. She previously denied any involvement in Epstein’s crimes.
Maxwell was picked up at 8:30 a.m. by the FBI and NYPD officers from the property in Bradford, New Hampshire, which she purchased from a public limited company called Granite LLC in December 2019 to protect her name
Audrey Strauss, United States acting attorney for New York’s Southern District, gestures at a news conference to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her alleged role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple underage girls by Jeffrey Epstein, Thursday, July 2 , 2020, in New York
The indictment reads in part: “Ghislaine Maxwell facilitated Jeffrey Epstein’s access to underage victims, knowing that he had a sexual preference for underage girls and that he intended to engage in sexual acts with those victims.”
Conspiracy to trick minors into traveling to engage in illegal sexual acts (5 years)
Temptation of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sexual acts (5 years)
Conspiracy to transport minors for the purpose of participating in criminal sexual activities (5 years)
Transport of a minor with the intention of participating in criminal sexual activities (10 years)
X 2 counts of perjury (10 years)
Prosecutors say Maxwell cared for three girls for Epstein between 1994 and 1997.
They are not mentioned in the charges, but she has reportedly attacked them in London, Florida, New York and New Mexico.
Maxwell reportedly befriended the girls by asking them about their lives and their education. She would put them at ease by taking them to the movies and letting them shop, and gaining their confidence for later delivery to Epstein, it is said.
In order to “normalize” the abuse that would come later, prosecutors say she undressed for the girls and asked them sexual questions.
She then facilitated Epstein not only by abusing them, prosecutors say, but she also participated in it herself.
The alleged sexual abuse includes ‘sexualized group massages’.
The charge also says Maxwell made the girl feel “owed” to Epstein by encouraging them to take money from him and make him pay for their education and travel.
One of the charges in the charges is that Maxwell nursed the girls, including one in London.
“Victim 1” met Maxwell when she was 14 in 1994, the charge goes.
Maxwell reportedly cared for her by taking her to the movies and on shopping trips, asking her about school, her classes, her family, and other aspects of her life.
“Then she tried to normalize inappropriate and abusive behavior, including by undressing for her and being present when she undressed for Epstein,” the indictment said.
The trio subsequently engaged in “group sexualized massages” more than once, the charge alleges. The victim was reportedly encouraged by Epstein and Maxwell to travel to the financier’s homes in New York and Florida “for the purpose of sexual encounters with Epstein.”
Victim 2 met Ghislaine in 1996 and was reportedly nursed by her at Epstein’s ranch in New Mexico.
The charge alleges that Maxwell gave her a ‘topless massage’ and ‘encouraged’ [her] Massage Epstein ‘.
Victim 3 met Maxwell in London in 1994 and was cared for until 1995, it is said. Maxwell encouraged her to massage Epstein “knowing that Epstein would be engaging in sexual acts” while doing so, the prosecutors claim.
The charge alleges that Maxwell knew that the three women were underage at the time.
At a news conference on Thursday afternoon, an acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Audrey Strauss said, “Maxwell lured underage girls, made sure they trusted her, and then trapped them and Epstein.
“She pretended to be a woman they could trust while setting them up to be sexually abused in some cases by Epstein, by Maxwell herself.
“Today, after many years, Ghislaine Maxwell is finally on trial for her role in these crimes.”
FBI Special Agent William Sweeney said the agency has been monitoring “Maxwell” for a while.
“We’ve been watching Maxwell discreetly for some time.
“She slipped away to a beautiful New Hampshire property, and continued to live a privileged life while her victims live with the trauma inflicted on them years earlier.”
Before Epstein’s shame, she and Maxwell had an amazing network of influential and important friends and acquaintances around the world, including Bill Clinton and Donald Trump.