Jeffrey Epstein was once in a relationship with a blonde Norwegian heiress who also dated Donald Trump, the Ghislaine Maxwell trial heard on Wednesday.
The pedophile was seeing Celina Midelfart in the mid 1990s around the same time he was dating other women, it was claimed.
Midelfart is the heir to her family’s cosmetics fortune and flight logs show she took at least 13 trips on Epstein’s private jet.
The claim was made by one of Maxwell’s lawyers during cross examination of Epstein’s former pilot on day eight of the trial of Maxwell, who denies recruiting and trafficking underage girls for Epstein.
The pedophile Epstein was seeing Celina Midelfart in the mid 1990s around the same time he was dating other women, it was claimed
Midelfart later dated former President Donald Trump and is allegedly the woman he dumped to be with his eventual third wife, Melania
Epstein appears with his arm around Ghislaine as he takes a phone call in this evidence photo
A treasure trove of never-before-seen photos show a loved up Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell jet setting and flaunting their opulent lifestyle. One of the most shocking photos shows Maxwell massaging Epstein’s feet on the Lolita Express
Pilot Dave Rodgers testified that Maxwell and Epstein were initially dating but later broke up.
Rodgers took the jury through flight logs of Epstein’s private plane, infamously known as the Lolita Express.
Maxwell was on many of those flights, sometimes with Virginia Roberts, who has pursued criminal and civil actions against both Epstein and Maxwell.
He said he flew Roberts a total of 32 times in the early 2000s. He also claimed he flew four flights with Maxwell accuser Jane on board.
Prosecutors read off flights from the log book that included trips to Spain and Morocco in 2001 where Roberts was on board.
Lawyer Christian Everdell asked Rodgers about a number of women who Epstein was dating in the 1990s and 2000s.
Celina Midelfart, Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump attend Valentine’s Day Birthday Party for Trump’s first wife Ivana in 1998
Epstein was a regular at Mar-a-Lago resort. Here he is with Midelfart at a reception on March 19, 1995
It appeared to be an attempt to put distance between Maxwell and Epstein as prosecutors have said they were in a relationship.
The girlfriends included Shelley Lewis, a British woman who dated Epstein between 1999 and 2002 – Rodgers confirmed he thought they had been a couple.
Everdell asked if Rodgers was aware Epstein was in a ‘romantic relationship’ with Midelfart around 1996, and he said yes.
He then asked if she was in her 20s or early 30s at the time and Rodgers said yes.
Midelfart is said to have been the woman that Donald Trump dumped to date Melania Trump, his third wife.
Ghislaine Maxwell, the Jeffrey Epstein associate accused of sex trafficking, attends her trial as Epstein pilot David Rodgers testifies in a courtroom sketch
This courtroom sketch shows Jeffrey Epstein’s pilot David Rodgers on the witness stand with flight records displayed on screen during Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-abuse trial
The former president supposedly ditched her in 1998, after she had been dating Epstein.
Trump and Midelfart were supposedly on a night out at the Kit Kat Club in New York when he saw Melania and asked her for her number. The former First Lady refused but Trump persisted and she eventually agreed.
Midelfart is the granddaughter of the founder of the Midelfart cosmetics company and in 2000 became the company’s chairman.
Now married with one child, she grew up in Oslo, studied at the London School of Economics and NYU.
Her other boyfriends include pop star Robbie Williams and Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway.
Day eight of the trial began Wednesday morning with the boyfriend of alleged victim Carolyn, who testified that she began going to Epstein’s house to give him massages when she was 14.
Boyfriend Shawn told the jury that he had driven his ex-girlfriend and two other teenage girls he was dating to Epstein’s Palm Beach home regularly from around 2002 to 2004.
Outside the courtroom former model Lisa Phillips was seen arriving. She previously claimed a friend of hers slept with Prince Andrew on the orders of Epstein
Shawn said on the stand Virginia told Carolyn could make a lot of money massaging Epstein.
There was a woman who spoke ‘proper English’ who called to book massages, and Carolyn said there was a lady named Maxwell. Shawn said that Carolyn ‘was a child’ when asked about her intelligence levels.
He testified that Maxwell bought her lingerie and a movie as a gift.
Nicole Hesse, who was the Palm Beach maintenance manager from 2003-2004 took the stand and said she took three messages during that time from a woman named ‘Carolyn.’
She said Maxwell instructed her where to leave messages when she wasn’t home.
Outside the courtroom former model Lisa Phillips was seen arriving. She previously claimed a friend of hers slept with Prince Andrew on the orders of Epstein.
Another alleged victim who claims Maxwell groomed her is expected to testify before the government rests its case this week.
The six charges against Maxwell:
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.
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