The late Jeffrey Epstein, according to Bill Gates, was someone he should have avoided being friends with.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates replied to statements made by his ex-wife, Melinda French Gates, in a recent BBC interview that was broadcast yesterday. Gates’ association with Epstein, a prominent businessman and convicted sexual offender who died while serving time in jail in 2019, that Melinda called out in March.
According to The Week, Gates met with Epstein on a number of occasions in 2011 — even after his sex crime conviction in 2008 — and stayed at Epstein’s house late into the night on at least one occasion.
“I made a mistake ever meeting with Jeffrey Epstein. You know, maybe her [Melinda’s] instincts on that were keener than mine,” Gates told the BBC yesterday. “Any meeting I had with him could be viewed as almost condoning his evil behavior. So, that was a mistake.”
Despite the fact that Gates expresses remorse for the relationship, this is not the first time he has been the focus of controversy.
Among the claims against him are that he abused workers while developing a software monopoly, which came to light last year when it was revealed that he had to be told by Microsoft’s top council to cease hitting on staff at the software firm.
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