Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet included stewardesses who appeared to be underage and dressed in ‘candy stripers’ outfits as well as ‘bedrooms’ in the back of the aircraft, a former co-pilot is said to have revealed.
Mike Fisten, a former police detective in Miami-Dade, Florida, told Fox News on Saturday that he learned of these details from a co-pilot who made several international flights on Epstein’s plane.
‘I’ll never forget sitting in this guy’s living room up in this really nice area of Wellington, Florida, and talking to him,’ Fisten said.
‘And he’s telling me, “I can’t tell you anything. I really want to, but I can’t”.’
Fisten, who was hired by a lawyer of one of Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking victims to investigate the financier, said he then noticed a photograph of the man with his daughters.
Mike Fisten, a former police detective in Miami-Dade, interviewed a co-pilot who flew aboard Jeffrey Epstein’s (right) private jet
Fisten said he was told by the co-pilot that Epstein would employ underage stewardesses dressed in ‘candy stripe’ outfits
‘I said, “Look at your daughters. They could have been victims.”
‘And the guy started tearing up and he started talking.’
The co-pilot told Fisten that he flew ‘all over the world’ with Epstein.
Fisten also claims that the co-pilot told him that former President Bill Clinton flew on Epstein’s plan ‘numerous times.’
‘Twenty-six times, I believe,’ Fisten said.
The former detective then added: ‘Hillary [Clinton] never flew on the plane – that we knew of.
The co-pilot is also said to have told Fisten that former President Bill Clinton flew on Epstein’s jet ’26 times’
The former president released a statement in July saying that he flew on Epstein’s jet four times
‘She was never recorded going on the plane and no one’s ever seen her on the plane.
‘[Chelsea Clinton] was never with him.’
The former homicide detective was first hired to trace Epstein back in 2009 by attorney Brad Edwards, who was representing alleged victims of the businessman in various civil suits.
In July, the former president denied that he had flown with Epstein as often as has been claimed.
‘President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York,’ a statement released by his office read.
‘In 2002 and 2003, President Clinton took a total of four trips on Jeffrey Epstein’s airplane: one to Europe, one to Asia, and two to Africa, which included stops in connection with the work of the Clinton Foundation.
‘Staff, supporters of the Foundation, and his Secret Service detail traveled on every leg of every trip.
‘He had one meeting with Epstein in his Harlem office in 2002, and around the same time made one brief visit to Epstein’s New York apartment with a staff member and his security detail.
Last month, a 31-year-old woman, only identified as Jane Doe 15, spoke out publicly for the first time to announce that she is filing a lawsuit against against Jeffrey Epstein’s estate
‘He’s not spoken to Epstein in well over a decade, and has never been to Little St. James Island, Epstein’s ranch in New Mexico, or his residence in Florida.’
Little St. James is the island Epstein owned near St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.
In a 2002 profile on Epstein by New York magazine, a spokesperson for Clinton said of him: ‘Jeffrey is both a highly successful financier and a committed philanthropist with a keen sense of global markets and an in-depth knowledge of twenty-first-century science.
‘I especially appreciated his insights and generosity during the recent trip to Africa to work on democratization, empowering the poor, citizen service, and combating HIV/AIDS.’
In September 2002, Clinton flew with Epstein on a week-long tour through Africa that included stops in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, and Mozambique.
Actors Kevin Spacey and Chris Tucker were reported to have also been on the trip.
Doe, pictured above when she was 15, described meeting Epstein’s secretary during a 2004 school trip to New York City and was later invited to fly to the millionaire’s New Mexico ranch in his private jet the ‘Lolita Express’
Last month, a woman who claims she was trafficked and sexually abused by Epstein when she was 15 says she once took his ‘good friend’ Bill Clinton’s seat on the late millionaire pedophile’s private plane.
The 31-year-old woman, only identified as Jane Doe 15, spoke out publicly for the first time on November 18 to announce a lawsuit against Epstein’s estate.
In her lawsuit, Doe described meeting Epstein’s secretary during a 2004 school trip to New York City and was later invited to fly to the millionaire’s New Mexico ranch in his private jet the ‘Lolita Express’.
‘When I chose a seat on the jet, Jeffrey told me that is where his good friend Bill Clinton always chose to sit,’ Jane Doe 15 said, adding that the name-dropping was ‘as if to reassure me of the elite normalcy of that kind of behavior’.
She said during the flight that Epstein also gave her a tour of his plane and showed her the bedroom.
‘He told me to get down and feel the carpeted floors of the room. He then asked if I noticed anything special about the floor,’ the woman said.
‘I responded that it felt very soft. He laughed and said was because the floors in the bedroom were foam mattress floors because he liked to have girls sleep around him on the floor while he slept in the bed.’
The lawsuit added that the description left Doe feeling confused and she didn’t understand why Epstein was telling her.
‘Epstein’s description of the women sleeping around him on the floor made her immediately think of slaves,’ the lawsuit said.
The complaint went on to say that ‘Jane Doe 15 found her interactions with Epstein on the plane strange’.
‘But she recognized one of the other girls on the plane as a model who had been on a magazine cover that month. Jane Doe 15 remembers finding that reassuring, and thinking, ‘If she’s here, it must be okay.’
Epstein’s death this past August at age 66 was ruled a suicide, and came five weeks after his arrest on federal charges he trafficked dozens of underage girls from at least 2002 to 2005.
He had pleaded not guilty.
Many accusers have said his abuses occurred last decade.
Epstein had originally escaped federal prosecution by pleading guilty in 2008 in a Florida state prostitution case. That plea is now widely considered too lenient.