A new report claims that for about three years, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates would hang out with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The Sunday report by The Daily Beast, based entirely on unnamed sources, claims that Epstein offered Gates advice about getting out of his marriage with his wife, Melinda. The couple announced earlier this month they were divorcing.
The report claimed that Gates told Epstein his marriage was “toxic.”
Gates, in turn, tried to counsel Epstein about his public image, which suffered a serious blow in 2008 after he pleaded guilty to soliciting an underage girl for sex, according to The Daily Beast. Epstein died in a Manhattan prison in August 2019. His death has been listed as a suicide.
The topic of Epstein working for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was discussed, the report said.
“The billionaire met Epstein dozens of times starting in 2011 and continuing through to 2014 mostly at the financier’s Manhattan home — a substantially higher number than has been previously reported,” according to The Daily Beast.