Kate, Alison Nathan, Ghislaine Maxwell
In this sketch, a witness testifies under the pseudonym "Kate," as Judge Alison Nathan seated far left, listens. A photo of Ghislaine Maxwell is shown on the screen, far right, during testimony in the sex-abuse trial of Maxwell, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, in New York. Maxwell 's family have written to Attorney General Merrick B. Garland requesting that authorities stop using four-point restraints to shackle her hands, waist and feet when she is moved from a holding cell to the courtroom, and that she receive a food pack and a bar of soap each day. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams) Elizabeth Williams/AP

A British woman named "Kate" testified Monday that Ghislaine Maxwell pressured her into giving Jeffrey Epstein sexual massages when she was still a teenager and asked if the then-17-year-old had any friends willing to give the disgraced financier oral sex because "it was a lot for her to do."

Kate, now 44, described how Maxwell taught her how to give Epstein sexualized massages and said that during one of the first encounters, the 59-year-old British socialite told her to "have a good time" before opening the door to reveal a naked Epstein. Kate said she was "frozen" and "terrified," but when the massage ended, Maxwell praised her for being "such a good girl" and "sounded really pleased."

Kate said Maxwell and Epstein promised to help her with her musical career and often bragged about the list of powerful people they knew, including former President Donald Trump and Prince Andrew.

"She was friends with Prince Andrew, friends with Donald Trump," Kate said. "Sometimes their names would just come up, or she would be talking on the phone about them with me present."

Kate, above the age of consent during the alleged abuse, said Maxwell made her wear a schoolgirl outfit to have sex with Epstein, who years earlier was fired from his job as a math teacher in New York.

This isn't the first time the court has heard about the couple's high-profile celebrity friends.

Last week, Larry Visoski, Epstein's private pilot for 30 years, testified he flew the prince, Trump, former President Bill Clinton, actors Kevin Spacey and Chris Tucker, tech mogul Bill Gates, former astronaut John Glenn, violinist Itzhak Perlman, former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.


Visoski, who logged about 1,000 trips between 1991 and 2019 for Epstein, did not say he saw any of the men engage in sexual acts with underage girls on board Epstein's planes, including the infamous "Lolita Express."

Also on Monday, FBI Special Agent Kelly Maguire testified about a 2019 raid on Epstein's Manhattan townhouse. Maguire said federal agents and NYPD officers found hundreds of images of nude underage girls stashed inside a safe.

Maxwell, Epstein's one-time love interest, is accused of recruiting and grooming girls, one as young as 14, to have sex with Epstein and his friends.

Maxwell faces six counts of trafficking-related charges, including enticing minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts. She is also accused of conspiracy, including using one of Epstein's accusers to recruit other girls to participate in "paid sex acts with Epstein." She's also charged with perjury for allegedly lying under oath during depositions in a civil lawsuit against her.


She has denied the charges. If convicted, she could get 80 years in prison.