Scathing Report Links Jeffrey Epstein to Bill Gates, Gates Foundation
Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who also doubles as one of the world’s most prominent philanthropists, is coming under fire after a new report links the billionaire closely with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
This report is scathing, to say the least, and it gives rise to a slew of new questions.
Previously, it was assumed that Gates knew Epstein, but their relations were few and far between. But the new details raise concerns that Gates was far more linked to Epstein than the public and media understood.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Gates merely used Epstein to gain access to his elitist connections. The red flag here doesn’t go unnoticed considering Gates is one of the richest people in the world who’s connections to other wealthy people should be unrivaled. Gates claimed he had no business dealings with Epstein, he also claimed he never attended mutual parties with him. Gates’ spokesperson also clarified that Epstein never helped fund or direct any of Gates’ philanthropy. I assume this to mean Epstein never helped with the Gates Foundation or other philanthropic thoroughfares.
But a scathing fresh report in the New York Times brings all previous assumptions and statements into question. The report claims that Gates not only interacted with Epstein, but he visited Epstein’s lavish Manhattan residence frequently. On one of those visits, it’s claimed that Gates stayed late. Further, the report claims Gates’ employees frequented Epstein’s residence as well.
In one instance, it is reported that Epstein attempted to gain financial relations from JPMorgan Chase for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Worse more, Epstein stood to make huge revenue from the deal had it went through.
Let’s break down some of the specifics of the Gates/Epstein report (because things get worse)
Jan. 31, 2011
This is reportedly Gates and Epstein’s initial meeting. Miss Sweden Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin and her 15-year-old daughter also attended this meeting. Remember, this was 2011, a point in time after accusations of Epstein’s unsavory behavior was known in the media.
“A very attractive Swedish woman and her daughter dropped by and I ended up staying there quite late.” Gates described the event to friends the following day.
The same year, Gates was seen talking to Epstein at a TED Talk and he was seen at another Epstein townhome meeting with JPMorgan exec James E. Stanley.
And it gets worse (because, of course, it does)
According to the report, Epstein was in fact, pitching Gates and JPMorgan on a new charitable fund related to global health. One claim says that Gates’ employees say that Epstein referred to his 2007 controversial plea deal the same as “stealing a bagel.”
Gates also reportedly wrote an email in the same year (2011) saying that Epstein’s “lifestyle is very different and kind of intriguing although it would not work for me.”
Now things get even more interesting.
One of Gates’ biggest charitable action items is gender equality. You know, empowering young women. If there’s ever been a worse representative of such things, it’s Jeffrey Epstein. This leads to the question, is Melinda Gates’ recent $1 billion donation to women’s equality a reaction to this report? Did she in fact, understand the report was near publication and go into PR mode?
Bill Gates’ spokesperson released the following statement over the matter:
“Bill Gates regrets ever meeting with Epstein and recognizes it was an error in judgment to do so. Gates recognizes that entertaining Epstein’s ideas related to philanthropy gave Epstein an undeserved platform that was at odds with Gates’s personal values and the values of his foundation… Over time, Gates and his team realized Epstein’s capabilities and ideas were not legitimate and all contact with Epstein was discontinued.”
Were the Gates’ prepping for damage control with their big donation that dominated media headlines in the days prior to the release of this report? Why did Gates’ lie about the extent of his Epstein dealings?
Really, there are a lot of questions that need to be answered. Unfortunately, given the players involved, it’s unlikely that ever happens.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.