A new photo has been released by the WSJ showing Microsoft founder Bill Gates standing alongside a Polish model, who claims to be one of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims. The photo was taken in 2014, six years after Epstein pleaded guilty to procuring a child for prostitution. This comes after previous reports that Gates met with Epstein on numerous occasions, including at least three times at Epstein’s townhouse, and employees of Gates’s foundation paid multiple visits to Epstein’s mansion.
The Wall Street Journal also reported that Epstein threatened to expose an affair between Gates and a Russian woman after pushing Gates to participate in a multibillion-dollar charitable fund. Gates allegedly met the woman around 2010, and Epstein later paid for her to attend a software coding school. In 2017, after the affair had ended, Epstein asked Gates to reimburse him for the cost of the course, in an email that reportedly read like an implicit threat to reveal their affair if Gates did not maintain an association with Epstein.
Gates has downplayed his relationship with Epstein, stating that he “didn’t have any business relationship or friendship with him,” and that he regretted their relationship. He has also admitted that his meetings with Epstein were a “huge mistake”.