Bill Gates wanted Jeffrey Epstein to clean his act up he could be involved in Gates’ nonprofit organization, according to The Daily Wire.
Allegedly Gates and Epstein would meet up at Epstein’s New York Mansion to discuss their private lives and the possibility of working together.
Reports suggest that these meetings had a direct influence on Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce.
Gates “encouraged Epstein to rehabilitate his image in the media following his 2008 guilty plea for soliciting a minor for prostitution, and discussed Epstein becoming involved with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.”
“[It’s] not an overstatement. Going to Jeffrey’s was a respite from his marriage. It was a way of getting away from Melinda.”
Epstein and Gates “were very close.”
“My understanding was he wasn’t hanging out with Epstein to get women,” one of Gates’ employees stated.
A representative for Gates stated,”Your characterization of his encounters with Epstein and others about philanthropy is wrong, for example who engaged. Similarly, any claim that Gates talked of his union or Melinda at a disparaging way is untrue.”
“Bill never obtained or solicited personal information of any sort from Epstein– on marriage or anything else. Bill never whined about Melinda or his union to Epstein.”
“There was an affair nearly 20 years ago which ended amicably.”
“[Gates’] decision to transition off the board was in no way related to this matter.”
“In fact, he had expressed an interest in spending more time on his philanthropy starting several years earlier.”
Bill and Melinda Gates gave a statement:
“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage.”
“Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives.”
“We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”
“We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”