(HorizonPost.com) – In 2008, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein received a controversial and sweetheart plea deal from prosecutors in Florida that allowed him to avoid federal sex trafficking charges when he pled guilty to soliciting an underage girl for prostitution. After serving a “prison” sentence — that allowed him work release privileges of 12 hours per day, 6 days per week — he met with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in 2011. Mr. Gates is now telling the world that taking meetings with him “was a huge mistake.”
Appearing on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°, Gates said it was a matter of having “several dinners” with the self-confessed pedophile for the purpose of “getting billions of philanthropy for global health… [and] when it looks like that wasn’t a real thing, that relationship ended.” However, spinning the interactions in that direction doesn’t explain why he would allegedly ask a casual business acquaintance for advice on how to end his “toxic” marriage to his wife, Melinda.
Bill Gates explains his past relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, saying they shared “several dinners” in which he hoped to raise “billions of philanthropy.”
“When it looked like that wasn’t a real thing, that relationship ended… it was a huge mistake to spend time with him.” pic.twitter.com/ljBMYD94Ei
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) August 5, 2021
It turns out that the simplest way for him to do so would have been to wait, because there are indications that after meeting Epstein in 2013, Melinda told her husband to end the interactions with him. The Wall Street Journal reported that she began seeking out divorce lawyers in October 2019, when her husband’s “ties to Jeffrey Epstein became public.”
The outing of Gates’ ties to the man accused of trafficking girls as young as 14 years old may have been the proverbial straw that broke the equally proverbial camel’s back. An article in the New York Times alleged Gates sought out extramarital affairs with women who worked for him and that he actually did consummate a relationship like that in the early 2000s.
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