According to the Wall Street Journal, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein reportedly threatened Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates over an alleged affair with a Russian bridge player. The source claims that Epstein became aware of the affair between Gates and the woman, who was in her 20s at the time. The reported affair took place around 2010, and Epstein met the woman in 2013, paying for her to attend a software coding school.
In a bizarre turn of events, Epstein allegedly emailed Gates five years later, demanding reimbursement for the cost of the coding school. The email seemed to imply that if Gates did not comply, details of the supposed affair would be made public. It is unknown whether Gates complied with the request.
A spokesperson for Bill Gates stated that Gates had met with Epstein solely for philanthropic purposes and that Epstein attempted to leverage a past relationship to threaten Gates after failed attempts to involve him in a multibillion-dollar charitable fund.
Jeffrey Epstein first faced accusations of sexually abusing underage girls in 2006.
What is the alleged incident involving Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Gates?
According to sources, Epstein allegedly threatened Bill Gates over an alleged affair between Gates and a Russian bridge player. Epstein discovered the affair and later used it as leverage to demand reimbursement for expenses related to the woman’s coding school.
When did the reported affair between Bill Gates and the woman occur?
The affair is said to have taken place in 2010.
Did Bill Gates comply with Epstein’s demand?
It has not been disclosed whether Gates complied with Epstein’s demand for reimbursement.
What was Bill Gates’ response to Epstein’s alleged threats?
A spokesperson for Gates stated that he had met with Epstein for philanthropic purposes and that Epstein tried unsuccessfully to use a past relationship to threaten Gates.
What are the previous accusations against Jeffrey Epstein?
Jeffrey Epstein was first accused of sexually abusing girls as young as 14 in 2006.