A new report revealed that Bill Gates visited Jeffrey Epstein “many times” despite knowing his criminal record that had led him to serve a prison sentence for sexual crimes against children, according to The New York Times.

The second richest man in the world began his friendship with Epstein in 2011, after he acknowledged that he was a pedophile in order to avoid further condemnation in the face of a barrage of accusations against him for sexual abuse, which were filed by dozens of minors.

Now, New York Times investigators said that after interviewing more than a dozen people familiar with the relationship between Gates and Epstein, they found some interesting testimonies, mainly from employees of the Gates Foundation.

These workers pointed out that the millionaire co-founder of Microsoft, whose fortune amounts to more than $100,000 million, justified his relationship with Epstein by minimizing his sentence.

They also recalled that on one occasion, Epstein, with whom they claimed to have had several meetings for the creation of a multimillion-dollar charity fund that also included JPMorgan, went so far as to tell them that his crimes were no worse than stealing a bagel.

It should be noted that Gates also appears on the flight logs of Epstein’s private plane nicknamed the “Lolita Express,” where continuous child abuse was reported.

Detail of the flight log of Epstein's private plane, where Bill Gates appears.
Detail of the flight log of Epstein’s private plane, where Bill Gates appears.

The new report, which exposes the link between the two tycoons, was released after Gates told the Wall Street Journal last month that he “had no business or friendship” with Epstein.

The co-founder of Microsoft also told Axios last month, “I wish I hadn’t met with him,” and insisted that he had no “business or personal relationship” with the deceased.

However, Gates visited Epstein’s mansion in New York at least three times. After one of the meetings, he wrote to his colleagues, according to an email obtained by The New York Times: “A very attractive Swedish woman and her daughter dropped by and I ended up staying there quite late.”

Months later, the two could be seen talking at a TED conference in Long Beach, California, according to Daily Mail.

The late child sex offender,  Epstein, also acted as an intermediary, channeling “anonymously” a large donation made by Bill Gates to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, the New Yorker reported.

Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his cell while awaiting trial for running a child sex trafficking ring linked to rich, powerful, and famous people.

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