Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has angered his wife Melinda Gates by sexually assaulting Jeffrey Epstein, the Daily Beast reported Wednesday.
The website says Melinda was “angry” in September 2013 when the Gateses and Epstein held an unreported meeting at their home on New York’s Upper East Side, the day they received the Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award at the nearby Pierre Hotel. The meeting could be “a turning point in Bill’s relationship with Epstein,” according to people familiar with the matter, after which Melinda told friends that she felt uncomfortable with the sex offender and didn’t want to have any more to do with him. Friends of the Gateses also say Bill and Epstein’s friendship has been bothering Melinda.
The report notes that Bill and Epstein are much closer to each other than the tech giant initially admitted. Bill Gates has met with Epstein several times since 2011, according to the New York Times. Two people close to Bill acted as intermediaries between the two: Boris Nikolic, a biotech investor and former adviser to Mr Gates, and Melanie Walker, a former gates foundation and Epstein’s scientific adviser. But a person close to Walker said walker neither participated nor helped arrange any meeting between Bill and Epstein.
Bill received U.S. media attention for his relationship with Epstein shortly after his arrest in July 2019. According to the New York Times, Bill met Epstein at his Manhattan townhouse in 2011. Bill visited Epstein several times between 2011 and 2013, and Epstein tried to sell a new charitable foundation to JPMorgan bosses and the Gates Foundation. Flight records reviewed by The New York Times show that in 2013, Bill also flew from New Jersey to Palm Beach, Florida, on Epstein’s private jet. CNBC also reported that Bill met Epstein in New York in 2013.
In September 2019, as media coverage of his relationship with Epstein heats up, Bill says, “I’ve seen him.” I don’t have any business relationship or friendship with him. I didn’t go anywhere like New Mexico, Florida, Palm Beach, etc. People around him are saying, ‘Hey, if you want to raise money for global health and do more charity work, he knows a lot of rich people. ‘Every time I’m with him, I’m meeting men. I’ve never been to any party or anything like that. As far as I know, he has never donated money anywhere. ”
‘It’s no surprise that Melinda doesn’t like Epstein, ‘ said one person familiar with the matter. “A lot of people are uncomfortable with Epstein, and it has nothing to do with his sex scandals,” he said. He’s a nasty guy. He behaved rudely and no one wanted to be with him. ”
Epstein also reportedly likes to boast about being an unofficial adviser to Bill Gates, a claim his spokesman denies. The New York Times reported that Epstein claimed to be the tech giant’s tax adviser. However, the relationship between Bill and Epstein appeared to break down in the fall of 2014, with a source familiar with the matter revealing that Epstein had complained to an acquaintance at the end of 2014 that Bill was no longer talking to him.