An air-hostess on Jeffrey Epstein’s private plane who has accused him of raping her has spoken out for the first time about her flight to Africa with the pedophile, Bill Clinton, Chris Tucker and Kevin Spacey in September 2002.
Chauntae Davies recounted the five-day humanitarian trip – part of a project for Clinton’s foundation, which raised awareness about poverty and the AIDS crisis – in an interview with The Sun published Wednesday.
The star-studded group flew to Africa on Epstein’s private jet, dubbed the Lolita Express.
Davies, then 22, said everyone quickly began bonding after the plane took off from a New York airfield.
‘It was like I was at camp with the most unimaginable group of campers one could put together,’ she said.
‘Everybody cracked jokes at one another. Clinton was chiming in cracking jokes along with us, and we were all laughing and bonding over corny jokes.
‘A movie was put on, everyone took either a seat in the giant armchairs or on the floor, and watched it all together. Eventually, everyone fell asleep to the movie.’
Many of Epstein’s alleged victims have claimed that he used the plane to shuttle underage girls between his properties and that he organized orgies onboard.
There is no evidence to suggest that Clinton, Tucker or Spacey engaged in any sexual activities when they flew on the plane or that they knew of Epstein’s crimes.
Chauntae Davies, who worked on Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Lolita express’ private jet and also performed massages on him, has revealed new details about her trip to Africa with Bill Clinton
Davies, a massage therapist, has accused Epstein of raping her on multiple occasions. She spoke publicly about the allegations during a New York court hearing in August (left), weeks after the financier (right) died by apparent suicide in his prison cell while awaiting trial
Davies revealed that she was invited to join the trip he was hosting just one week before they departed.
‘That was all I was told, just a simple yes or no and can I leave in a week?’ she said.
‘Meaning, get all necessary shots, reschedule any existing appointments, pack a suitcase and meet us in New York to fly to Africa.
Davies said she was hesitant about traveling so far from home with Epstein, whom she accused of raping and sexually assaulting her on other trips, including at his private island in the Caribbean.
‘It did weigh heavy on my mind the remoteness of being on the other side of the world with Jeffrey, not knowing what to expect from him,’ she said.
‘I was praying Jeffrey wouldn’t make a move on me, desperately wanting everything about this trip to be kept professional.’
She said Epstein’s purported madam, Ghislaine Maxwell – the woman who recruited Davies into his inner circle in the first place – convinced her to go.
Maxwell later became hesitant about Davies joining because she had recently broken her finger.
‘Ghislaine, after first convincing me I didn’t want to miss out on this opportunity when I initially hesitated, had doubts I could help carry things and prepare food,’ Davies said.
Davies said she was hesitant about traveling so far from home with Epstein, whom she accused of raping and sexually assaulting her on other trips, including at his private Caribbean island
When Davies arrived to the airfield for the trip, she said a man handed her and three other assistants pilot uniforms to wear on board.
‘I felt like a goober but I was a good sport and put it on,’ she said. ‘We were given a briefing on the food that was available on the plane and our flight schedule, but then we took a seat.’
Davies described being shocked when she saw the A-listers that would be traveling with her.
‘I jumped out of my seat and was immediately aware that my travel mates had arrived. And in walks Bill Clinton,’ she told The Sun.
‘He continued to walk onto the plane, introducing himself. I thought him to be charming and sweet.
‘More of the guests arrived, and somehow, as the plane closed its doors, I stood looking around the room at all the new faces I just met.
‘Chris Tucker, Kevin Spacey and Bill – accompanied also of course by the Secret Service.
‘I was going to Africa with the most eclectic group of people imaginable.’
Many of Epstein’s alleged victims have claimed that he used his private jet (pictured) to shuttle underage girls between his properties and that he organized orgies onboard
Davies said her previous experiences cast a shadow over the trip, which included stops in Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Mozambique and South Africa.
‘I felt shamed by what had been happening with Jeffrey and I was doing my best acting performance to keep things looking as professional as I could,’ she said.
‘I had to cover it up for everyone. I still thought it was happening only to me and I couldn’t talk about it with any of the other assistants.’
Davies categorically denied that any misconduct occurred around Clinton and said he was a ‘complete gentleman’ the entire time.
‘Clinton was a great guy on the trip. He’d sit around on the plane with a cigar in his mouth, playing cards between flights,’ she said.
‘I wrote in my journal at the time that I wished he could be president again. He was charismatic and funny and kind and personable.
‘It was obvious he cared about not just our country but the world. He was a gracious host.’
Davies had previously spoken about how she went on a shopping trip with Clinton in Ghana and helped him pick out a bracelet for his daughter Chelsea.
‘He and I were bonding over the fact that my great uncle, Russel Cronkhite was the head chef for the Blair House, the guest house of the White House, during his Presidency,’ she said.
‘He was the chef that made Chelsea’s infamous pizzas for her thirteenth birthday party.’
Davies categorically denied that any misconduct occurred around Clinton and said he was a ‘complete gentleman’ the entire time. The former president is pictured in 2002, months before the trip
Clinton previously issued a statement regarding his travel on Epstein’s plane and insisted he knew nothing about the financier’s crimes.
‘President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein plead guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has previously been charged in New York,’ the statement said.
‘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 Clinton Foundation.
‘Staff, supporters of the Foundation, and his Secret Service detail traveled on every leg or every trip.’
Never-before-seen photos, obtained exclusively by The Sun, show Clinton posing next to Epstein’s alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell as they boarded the private jet.
Another photo showed Clinton with his arm around Davies.
Other images from inside the Boeing 727 show Clinton sucking on a cigar and playing cards.
Davies, now 40, said revisiting the photos made her question how such powerful people were pulled into Epstein’s circle as he was committing heinous sex crimes.
‘It’s clear that Epstein was using this private jet and his wealth to get close to rich and powerful people,’ Davies told The Sun.
‘Looking back at these images now it raises a lot of questions about why Bill Clinton was using the plane and what perhaps Jeffrey may have been trying to accomplish by having him around.’
Epstein was arrested on July 6 and pleaded not guilty to federal charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of girls as young as 14
Epstein was arrested on July 6 and pleaded not guilty to federal charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of girls as young as 14.
He was found dead on August 10 in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan and an autopsy concluded that he hanged himself.
Epstein’s death has triggered investigations by the FBI, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, which runs the detention facility.
His arrest in New York this year came more than a decade after Epstein avoided being prosecuted on similar federal charges in Florida by striking a deal that allowed him to plead guilty to state prostitution charges.
That deal, which has been widely criticized as too lenient, resulted in Epstein serving 13 months in a county jail, which he was allowed to leave during the day on work release.