Just when you thought that it could not get any more scandalous, another big name has been linked to sicko Jeffrey Epstein, and this time it is Microsoft founder Bill Gates!
Though the well-known philanthropist is denying the claims, it has been reported by the New Yorker, and other reputable news outlets, that Gates donated $2 million to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab through pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
The New Yorker reported on Friday that Epstein secured at least $7.5 million in donations to the prestigious university — including $2 million that Epstein said came from the Microsoft founder.
However, a rep for Gates said the money was given directly to the university in 2014, and it wasn’t dedicated to the Media Lab program, which has already been linked to Epstein, and which resulted in the resignation of the Lab’s head, Joi Ito.
Gate’s denial was part of the New Yorker’s original story, which also included an email exchange between then-Media Lab director Joi Ito and Peter Cohen, who was the lab’s director of development and strategy.
“This is a $2M gift from Bill Gates directed by Jeffrey Epstein,” Ito wrote in a 2014 email to Cohen, who responded, “For gift recording purposes, we will not be mentioning Jeffrey’s name as the impetus for this gift.”
According to the New York Post, Gates allegedly met with Epstein more than once — even after the former hedge fund manager was convicted of soliciting an underage prostitute in 2008.
However, representatives for Gates have previously said the two never had an official working relationship.