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Bill Gates, who said he had no relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, reportedly met with the disgraced financier multiple times, including a 2011 meeting with billionaire Eva Dubin and her teenage daughter

Bill Gates, who said he had no relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, reportedly met with the disgraced financier multiple times, including a 2011 meeting with billionaire Eva Dubin and her teenage daughterThe disgraced financier sought to work with JPMorgan and Gates' foundation on multiple funds, per the New York Times.



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Friendship between Duke of York and Jeffrey Epstein ended after Duchess of York called financier a 'pedophile'

Friendship between Duke of York and Jeffrey Epstein ended after Duchess of York called financier a 'pedophile'The Duke of York's friendship with Jeffrey Epstein ultimately ended in acrimony after his wife called the financier a "pedophile" and refused to retract the statement.



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Jeffrey Epstein victim says Prince Andrew bought her vodka at a London club when she was 17 before having sex with her

Jeffrey Epstein victim says Prince Andrew bought her vodka at a London club when she was 17 before having sex with herVirginia Roberts Giuffre, who has accused Jeffrey Epstein of sex trafficking her, explained how the late financier's close associate Ghislaine Maxwell coerced her into having sex with Prince Andrew of Britain.



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Jeffrey Epstein told a journalist he funded Sophia the robot, who he claimed would have 'more empathy than a woman'

Jeffrey Epstein told a journalist he funded Sophia the robot, who he claimed would have 'more empathy than a woman'Sophia the robot garnered media attention for her quotable moments and diverse facial expressions. Jeffrey Epstein told a journalist he funded her.



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Jeffrey Epstein told a journalist he funded Sophia the robot, who he claimed would have 'more empathy than a woman'

Jeffrey Epstein told a journalist he funded Sophia the robot, who he claimed would have 'more empathy than a woman'Sophia the robot garnered media attention for her quotable moments and diverse facial expressions. Jeffrey Epstein told a journalist he funded her.



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Harvard accepted over $8 million in donations from Jeffrey Epstein. The university plans to redirect unused funds toward supporting victims of human trafficking and sexual assault.

Harvard accepted over $  8 million in donations from Jeffrey Epstein. The university plans to redirect unused funds toward supporting victims of human trafficking and sexual assault."Harvard is not perfect, but you have my commitment as president that we will always strive to be better," the university's president wrote.



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Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Sergey Brin, and Marissa Mayer reportedly attended an elite private dinner with Jeffrey Epstein just 2 years after he served a prison sentence for soliciting sex from a 14-year-old girl (AMZN, GOOGL, TSLA, MSFT)

Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Sergey Brin, and Marissa Mayer reportedly attended an elite private dinner with Jeffrey Epstein just 2 years after he served a prison sentence for soliciting sex from a 14-year-old girl (AMZN, GOOGL, TSLA, MSFT)The private dinners, known informally as the "billionaires' dinners," are held by the New York literary agent John Brockman.



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MIT Media Lab Rocked by New Jeffrey Epstein Revelations

MIT Media Lab Rocked by New Jeffrey Epstein RevelationsScandal has been swirling around the MIT Media Lab because of its ties to Jeffrey Epstein, with the prestigious university apologizing for taking $ 800,000 from the accused sex trafficker and several researchers quitting in protest.But the outcry is about to get much louder after a bombshell report by The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow that reveals the financial relationship was more deeply entangled than previously known—so much so that Epstein’s donations were kept anonymous and the lab ignored pushback from its staffers to keep the money rolling in.The report, which cites leaked emails and other records, appears to contradict lab director Joichi Ito’s recent claim that his decision to accept Epstein’s donations was simply an “error in judgement.”Among the biggest disclosures: EPSTEIN ALLEGEDLY ‘DIRECTED’ DONATION FROM BILL GATESEpstein acted as an intermediary to woo other wealthy donors, including Bill Gates, who donated $ 2 million in 2014, and investor Leon Black, who gave $ 5.5 million in 2015, according to the report. Ito is said to have let Epstein—who had already spent a year in jail after a sex-trafficking investigation—handle the discussions with donors. “Gates would like a write up on our one science program for tues next week,” Epstein allegedly wrote to Ito at one point. The donation from Gates was later described as having been “directed” by Epstein, according to the report. Once the donations were made, the lab reportedly went to great lengths to keep Epstein’s involvement secret. Documentation filed with the university did not mention Epstein by name, stating instead: “Gates is making this gift at the recommendation of a friend of his who wishes to remain anonymous.” A spokesperson for Gates told The New Yorker: “Any claim that Epstein directed any programmatic or personal grantmaking for Bill Gates is completely false.” THE LAB WENT TO GREAT LENGTHS TO HIDE EPSTEIN’S INVOLVEMENTThe Media Lab's efforts to keep Epstein’s involvement under wraps was so well-known among staffers that some employees in Ito’s office referred to the convicted sex offender as Voldemort, “he who must not be named” from the Harry Potter series, Farrow reported. In MIT’s official donor database, Epstein was listed as “disqualified”—and the lab took pains to make sure his dealings were kept secret.As recently as September 2014, Ito is said to have emailed Epstein seeking “another $ 100K” so the lab could extend a researcher’s contract. When forwarding the email to a staffer, Ito allegedly wrote, “Make sure this gets accounted for as anonymous.” The then-director of Development and Strategy, Peter Cohen, wrote, “Jeffrey money, needs to be anonymous. Thanks,” according to the report. Cohen is said to have echoed that language in a message about Gates’ donation, writing, “For gift recording purposes, we will not be mentioning Jeffrey’s name as the impetus for this gift.” He later reportedly said future records on donations involving Epstein should be made only “if there is a way to do it quietly.” EPSTEIN VISITED WITH ‘FEMALE ASSISTANTS’Epstein was reportedly invited to the Media Lab in 2015 to provide “input” on the projects his money was funding. Signe Swenson, a former development associate and alumni coordinator at the Media Lab, told The New Yorker she had pushed back against the visit in vain. Swenson said she ultimately resigned in 2016 partly because of the lab’s ties to Epstein. “I don’t think he should be on campus,” Swenson recalled saying at the time. “At that point it hit me: this pedophile is going to be in our office.” Swenson said Cohen conceded that Epstein was “unsavory” but told her “we’re planning to do it anyway—this was Joi’s project.” The visit was marked on Ito’s calendar without any mention of Epstein by name, Swenson said. “There was definitely an explicit conversation about keeping it off the books, because Joi's calendar is visible to everyone,” she was quoted as saying. Media Lab staffers were told to expect Epstein to bring his “two female ‘assistants,’” without whom he “never goes into any room.” Ito is said to have explicitly informed Cohen that Epstein would have two women in tow. When Epstein arrived, Swenson said she saw the two young women in question. “They were models. Eastern European, definitely.” All of the female staffers at the lab “made it a point to be super nice to them,” Swenson said. “We literally had a conversation about how, on the off chance that they’re not there by choice, we could maybe help them.” ‘Hundreds of People’ Could Be Named in Epstein-Related Documents: LawyerRead more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Jeffrey Epstein accuser denies Prince Andrew photo is a 'fake' in letter to the Duke of York

Jeffrey Epstein accuser denies Prince Andrew photo is a 'fake' in letter to the Duke of YorkLawyers for the Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre have denied claims that a photograph showing the Duke of York with his hand around her waist is a fake.  Two attorneys for Ms Roberts wrote to Prince Andrew in a letter dated Tuesday to push back on “troubling” suggestions that the image was doctored.  Their letter countered comments from “sources close to” the Duke which circulated in the UK press recently suggesting he is taller and has “much chubbier” fingers than in the photograph.  Ms Roberts Giuffre has claimed she was made to have sex with the Duke when she was 17 after being recruited by Epstein, a US financier and multimillionaire.  The Duke has always vehemently denied the allegation.  Ms Roberts Giuffre's lawyers, Brad Edwards and David Boies, wrote: “While your recent press statements indicate your sincere desire to help the victims of sexual abuse, we are concerned that certain statements attributed to you (which we hope do not reflect your actual views) are quite inconsistent with a desire to deal responsibly with the serious allegations that have been made. “We now see, for instance, a troubling assertion attributed to you that a well-documented photograph depicting you, Virginia Roberts Giuffre and Ghislaine Maxwell in each other’s company is a ‘fake’." Jeffrey Epstein in 2017  Credit: New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File They also request a meeting with the Duke to discuss the photograph and Ms Roberts Giuffre, suggesting a meeting in New York, London or another venue could be arranged.  The lawyers noted they had approached the Duke years ago for a meeting about the “long-held photograph”, writing: “We were puzzled and, we must admit, disappointed that you did not cooperate at that time.  They added: “Nevertheless, given your new attention to the subject and your pledge to cooperate, we renew our request for your cooperation.”  The photograph first emerged in 2011 when the Mail on Sunday published the image and detailed Ms Roberts Giuffre’s account of meeting Prince Andrew.  It is said to have been taken at the home of Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of media tycoon Robert Maxwell, in London in 2001, when Ms Roberts Giuffre was 17.  The allegation against the Duke is facing renewed attention after Epstein, 66, killed himself in prison last month following an arrest over sex trafficking of underage girls.  Prince Andrew was one spotted at the door of Jeffrey Epstein's New York home in 2010 Credit: Mail on Sunday/2010 by Mail on Sunday The Duke released a statement last month saying it was “a mistake and an error” to see Epstein after the financier had pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution in 2008.  The Duke said he did not “see, witness or suspect any behavior of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction”.  He added: “I deplore the exploitation of any human being and would not condone, participate in, or encourage any such behaviour.” Epstein’s death in prison has triggered an investigation in the US Department of Justice given he had been taken off suicide watch just days before.  Guards who were meant to be checking in on him every 30 minutes failed to do so. He was also meant to have another prisoner sharing his cell but was alone.  US prosecutors have vowed not to drop the investigation despite Epstein’s death, insisting that if there are any co-conspirators in his crimes they will be brought to justice.  A Buckingham Palace spokesman declined to comment on the letter. The spokesman reissued a previous statement: "It is emphatically denied that The Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts.  Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation."



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Sealed Jeffrey Epstein Court Documents Name at Least 1,000 People. A Judge Must Decide Whether to Release Them

Sealed Jeffrey Epstein Court Documents Name at Least 1,000 People. A Judge Must Decide Whether to Release ThemAn individual only named "John Doe" sent a letter to the court arguing that the documents should remain sealed.



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