Nadia Marcinko

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Nadia Marcinko
Naďa or Nadežda Marcinková
Born1986 (age 33–34)[1]
NationalitySlovak
Other namesNada Marcinkova
OccupationPilot, model
Known forPilot for Jeffrey Epstein
WebsiteNadiaMarcinko

Nadia Marcinko, also known as Nada Marcinkova (Slovak: Naďa Marcinková) (born 1986), is a Slovakian-born model and FAA-certified commercial rated pilot, flight instructor, and CEO of Aviloop, an aviation website. She is known for her association with financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Career[edit]

Model[edit]

Various references are made by Marcinko herself, to being a model,[2] particularly in her teen years.[3] However, it is not clear whether her modeling was mainly conducted in Europe or after she came to America.[4] She also describes her transition from modeling to becoming a pilot, that she was "ready for longer runways,"[5] and that she went from "runway to runway."[6]

In August 2019, Business Insider reported that depositions taken in relation to the Epstein case disputed that she had been a model.[7] Other sources also dispute her modeling background.[8][9]

Pilot[edit]

Marcinko started flight training, at a flight school, at the Palm Beach County Florida Airport, and with 250 hours in her logbook, she accepted an offer from Jeffrey Epstein to obtain her Gulfstream II rating and was certified shortly thereafter.[3][10][6] As of 2019, she held three rating certificates: for single-engine aircraft, multi-engine aircraft, and various Gulfstream business jets (have individual certificates).[5][11][6][4]

Marcinko became popular on social media, under her label "Gulfstream Girl;"[5][4] however, Gulfstream Aerospace filed a trademark infringement suit (Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation v. Aviloop LLC et al.) against her on November 18, 2013.[12][5] Marcinko and Gulfstream reached an out of court settlement, filed on January 6, 2014, after Marcinko changed her online name to "Global Girl."[5]

As of 2019, she remains CEO of her own aviation business, Aviloop, that Wired described as a "supremely odd aviation branding business, whose website features flawless shots of her with Gulfstreams."[5][3] The business is based at an address in New York, that is in a property controlled by Mark Epstein, brother of Jeffrey Epstein.[13][1]

Jeffrey Epstein[edit]

Over the years, several news outlets have reported that Marcinko was previously known under the name of Nada Marcinkova and worked as a long-term assistant to Jeffrey Epstein, and that she was a regular pilot of Epstein's so-called Lolita Express.[1][5] It was reported that she was one of four accomplices of Epstein (including Sarah Kellen, Adriana Ross, and Lesley Groff), who were given immunity from prosecution in Epstein's controversial non-prosecution agreement from 2008 that was later ruled to be in violation of the Crime Victims Rights Act.[5][2][14] The Guardian reported that Marcinkova was questioned in 2010 concerning Epstein, who was convicted of soliciting an underage girl for prostitution.[1][5]

In 2015, The Daily Telegraph reported that Nadia, during questioning regarding alleged underaged sexual activities had "invoked her right not to incriminate herself, protected by the US constitution’s Fifth Amendment, when she was asked about the Duke of York", who was a frequent guest of Jeffrey Epstein.[15]

The Miami Herald reported that Marcinko had visited Epstein “more than 70 times when he was in Palm Beach custody,” after his first criminal conviction.[16]

In 2019, in written testimony given by Epstein's underage victims, Marcinko is also described as having encouraged and engaged in sexual acts with the underaged girls, sometimes involving sex toys, at the suggestion of Mr. Epstein.[5][16][2] In one account, according to police, Epstein told one victim Marcinkova was his "sex slave", and that Epstein had "purchased her" when she was 15 from her family in the former Yugoslavian republic,[17][2][18][19] a claim journalist Philip Weiss had made in New York Magazine in 2007.[20][6]

In September 2019, CNN reported that Marcinko could be considered as a "victim" of Epstein, rather than an "accomplice". CNN quoted Marcinko's lawyers who said: "Like other victims, Nadia Marcinko is and has been severely traumatized", and that "She needs time to process and make sense of what she has been through before she is able to speak out".[21]

Personal[edit]

She was born Nada Marcinkova in eastern Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia).[1][10] It was reported that Nada Marcinkova was brought as a young girl to the U.S. from Yugoslavia, where her family had become based, to live with Epstein. However, after leaving Epstein, she changed her name to Nadia Marcinko.[16][2][1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Jon Swaine (7 January 2015). "Jeffrey Epstein scandal: women with new identities run firms from Epstein-linked property". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e Pilar Melendez (9 July 2019). "Where Are Jeffrey Epstein's Alleged Accomplices Now?". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 26 July 2019. Nadia Marcinkova, Epstein’s alleged “sex slave” who was accused of participating in sexual encounters with underage girls, is now an FAA-certified commercial pilot and flight instructor. Marcinkova, 33, who was allegedly brought from the former Yugoslavia to live with Epstein, now goes by the named “Global Girl” on social media, and has changed her last name.
  3. ^ a b c New York City First. "Girls In Tech:". nycfirst.org. Archived from the original on 2013-08-16. Retrieved 2014-03-01.
  4. ^ a b c Jeff Miller (19 November 2013). "Forbes: Facebook's Gulfstream Girl Takes Off With An Uplifting Message". Forbes Magazine. Retrieved 26 July 2019. As Gulfstream Girl, more than 77,000 people have “liked” Marcinko’s Facebook page in less than 18 months. That makes her a veritable Facebook phenomenon. By contrast, Gulfstream Aerospace has 18,000 “likes.”
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Heffernan, Virginia (23 July 2019). "The Twisted Flight Paths of 'Global Girl' and the Lolita Express". Wired. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d Christine Negroni (22 January 2015). "Did Popular Aviatrix Right-Seat for Epstein in Royal Sex Scandal?". Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  7. ^ Gabriel Bluestone (5 August 2019). "Inside the mysterious Manhattan apartment building on East 66th Street, where underage models, lawyers, and key players in Jeffrey Epstein's sex-trafficking circle all live. Ex-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is a frequent visitor". Business Insider. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  8. ^ Patterson, James; Connolly, John; Malloy, Tim (2016). Filthy Rich. New York: Little Brown and Company. pp. 129–130, 282–283. ISBN 9780316274050.
  9. ^ Winikoff, Janet (2019-08-13). "Nada Marcinkova: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.com. Retrieved 2020-02-06.
  10. ^ a b Mark C. Lee (22 January 2013). "Learning To Fly: All About Priorities | PlaneAndPilotMag.com". planeandpilotmag.com. Retrieved 26 July 2019. Unfortunately, travel was a way of life for the young teen, who was discovered by a modeling agency in her native Slovakia.
  11. ^ "FAA Registry - Airmen - Airmen Inquiry - Main". amsrvs.registry.faa.gov. Retrieved 2014-03-01.
  12. ^ "'Gulfstream Girl' Accused Of Ripping Off Jet Co.'s Trademark - Law360". law360.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01.
  13. ^ Vanessa Grigoriadis (18 July 2019). ""I Thought, Wow, Rich People Are Weird": Two Women Who Flew with Epstein Reveal Secrets of His Private World". Vanity Fair. Two alleged accomplices, now in their 30s, Nada Marcinkova and Sarah Kellen, who have since changed their names to Nadia Marcinko and Sarah Kensington, opened businesses this decade with an address at a business controlled by Epstein’s brother, Mark. Marcinkova, a pilot, now calls herself “Global Girl” and had a website that sold flying lessons.
  14. ^ White, Ken (2019-07-09). "The Jeffrey Epstein Case Is Like Nothing I've Seen Before". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2020-02-06.
  15. ^ Gordon Rayner (5 January 2015). "Prince Andrew's friend Jeffrey Epstein 'used aggressive witness tampering to prevent truth coming out'". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 26 July 2019. They include Nadia Marcinkova, described as “Epstein’s live-in sex slave”, who invoked her right not to incriminate herself, protected by the US constitution’s Fifth Amendment, when she was asked about the Duke of York.
  16. ^ a b c Julie K. Brown (28 November 2018). "Even from jail, sex abuser manipulated the system. His victims were kept in the dark". Miami Herald. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  17. ^ Daniel Engber (2 August 2019). "The "Girls" Were Always Around". Slate. Retrieved 2 August 2019. One young, Slavic-looking woman who spent lots of time with Epstein was his pilot and alleged sex slave, Nadia Marcinko (also known as the Gulfstream Girl). According to police reports, Epstein told at least one of his alleged victims that Marcinko had been "purchased from her family in Yugoslavia."
  18. ^ Christine Negroni (9 July 2019). "Will Jeff Epstein's Popular "Global Girl" Face Sex Crime Charges Too?". Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  19. ^ Brad Hunter (16 July 2019). "EPSTEIN ALLEGATIONS: Billionaire perv's 'Number One girl'". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 26 July 2019. Nada Marcinkova was Jeffrey Epstein’s “sex slave” and engaged in threesomes with him and other underage girls.
  20. ^ Philip Weiss (7 December 2007). "The Fantasist". New York Magazine. Retrieved 26 July 2019. A couple of the girls said they went all the way into the experience—one told police she visited 50 times, another hundred of times, both having sex with Epstein and Nada Marcinkova, a then-19-year-old beauty who Epstein told one of them was his “sex slave”; he’d purchased her from her family back in Yugoslavia.
  21. ^ Erica Orden; Kara Scannell (27 September 2019). "As prosecutors go after Epstein's alleged co-conspirators, the line between accomplice and victim may be blurred". CNN.

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