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Jeffrey Epstein gave Bill Gates advice on ending the “toxic” marriage, sources say
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photo GettyBachelor’s sex offender Jeffrey Epstein gave Bill Gates advice on ending his marriage to Melinda after the Microsoft co-founder complained about her during a series of meetings at the money manager’s mansion that Gates took advantage of the meetings at Epstein’s 77 Million dollar townhouse in New York as an escape from what he said Epstein was a “toxic” marriage, an issue both men found humorous. One person who attended the meetings told The Daily Beast. The billionaire Epstein started dating dozen of times from 2011 and lasted through 2014, mostly at the financier’s house in Manhattan – a far higher number than previously reported. Their conversations took place years before Bill and Melinda Gates announced earlier this month that they would break up. Gates, in turn, encouraged Epstein to rehabilitate his media image following his 2008 guilty pledge of soliciting a minor for prostitution, and discussed that Epstein would meddle with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Those familiar with the matter said Gates found freedom in Epstein’s hiding place, where he met a rotating cast of brave names and debated worldly issues amid rounds of jokes and gossips – a “men’s club”. Atmosphere that irritated Melinda. “[It’s] no exaggeration. Going to see Jeffrey was a break from his marriage. It was a way to get away from Melinda, ”said one of the participants in several meetings, adding that Epstein and Gates were“ very close ”. A representative for Bill told The Daily Beast, “Your characterization of his meetings with Epstein and others about philanthropy is inaccurate, including who attended. Likewise, any claim that Gates spoke derogently about his marriage or Melinda is false. “A representative from Melinda did not respond to a request for comment on this report. As The Daily Beast exclusively reported, Melinda Gates was furious with Bill’s relationship with Epstein and was greeted by the creepy financier after meeting in September 2013 after the couple received an award at a New York hotel. Melinda’s anger, so those familiar with the matter said, eventually led to the downfall of Bill and Epstein’s friendship. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Melinda Gates consulted divorce lawyers in October 2019 when it became publicly known that Bill was meeting with Epstein – the Melinda Gates warned Bill about Jeffrey Epstein On May 3, the senior couple announced they were turning 27 -year-old marriage I no longer believe that we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our families as we begin to orientate ourselves in this next life. “In her petition for divorce, Melinda said their marriage was” irretrievably broken “and said the couple had agreed on a plan to divide their vast fortunes outside of the courtroom. Last week, the New York Post reported that Gates told his golf pals he was in a “loveless” marriage that “had been over for some time,” while people cited Epstein as a “sore spot” in the couple’s relationship. But Epstein wasn’t the couple’s only point of contention. On Sunday, the New York Times reported that Gates reportedly made progress with women who worked at Microsoft and its foundation while he was married to Melinda. The Journal then released its own report showing that Gates stepped down from Microsoft’s board of directors in 2020 after an internal investigation into alleged sexual relationship with a corporate engineer that was brought forward in late 2019 ended amicably, “one said Gates spokeswoman told Journal, adding that his departure from the board had nothing to do with the relationship.) People close to Bill Gates told The Daily Beast that their relationship was deteriorating in Bill and Melinda’s bodies be language. The couple used to interact with “more laughter and ease,” said a friend of Bill’s, who eventually added that “being around them is like arriving at a peak.” something; It was more like two heads of state, ”added the friend. “So Epstein could have been a factor [in their split]but was it the factor? I don’t think so in principle. “The friend said the couple’s strictly regulated existence as billionaire philanthropists supplanted the more normal life and ease they had enjoyed when they were younger. “Bill is far less comfortable being out in the world,” said the person. “It was so rare for Bill to be allowed to do normal things that he really longed for.” For Bill, those “normal” things included meeting new people over dinner at Epstein’s – a break from tight tech mogul choreographed schedule of events where he would sit at the main table with the most prominent guests. “Bill was embarrassed about the attention an entourage would have brought,” said the person. “His entourage was security, and he never looked good with it. With Melinda it was very imperious that “The Queen has arrived”. “Here’s what the feds found at Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan MansionGates may have visited Epstein, the person said because Gates” likes to talk and have ideas and basically argue with people and he can be a really brutal person to argue with can. “” He likes nothing better than to get together and discuss or teach people or tell everyone what he’s doing with the polio vaccine. Like no other person I have ever met, he has the ability to speak in front of a table without stopping for an hour. “Anyone who set him up for a performance and said, ‘Bill, come and talk to us about what you think would be fun.” Even so, the person was surprised by the couple’s divorce notification earlier this month : “I thought they made each other miserable for the rest of their lives.” Meanwhile, a former Gates Foundation employee told The Daily Beast that Gates would like to capitalize on some of Epstein’s professional connections. “My understanding was that he wasn’t hanging out with Epstein to get women,” said the clerk. “Bill is not available to anyone telling him what to do or not to do,” added the person. “If someone said, ‘I don’t think you should hang out with them [Epstein]”It would have been Melinda.” The ex-employee said Bill and Melinda seemed a long way off and separated their lives more than a decade ago. “That took a long time,” the source said, adding that Melinda was “bitter” and “not that keen on him”. “Their body language when they were together was like a Melania and Donald thing: ‘Don’t hold my hand, go to the other side of the table,’ ‘the person said, referring to reports from the former first lady that appeared to be Her hand was torn from then-President Trump during public appearances over the years. Melinda Gates Named Divorce Attorney in 2019 According to Epstein Report: WSJ According to the ex-employee, Melinda appeared to have a chip on her shoulder because “no one really equated her with Bill “and her work didn’t get that much media attention.” It really irritated them that people were more into Bill, “they said. Another former employee told The Daily Beast that Epstein was back in 2017 – three years after the men’s friendship allegedly faltered – a topic of conversation among staff because of Gates’ concerns, “Previous connections with Epstein could s damage a reputation. “When you work at the Foundation, your entire job in life is protecting, maintaining, and building the reputations of Bill and Melinda Gates,” the person said. “I think that’s why it still showed up.” Read more at The Daily Beast. Do you have a tip? Submit it to The Daily Beast here. Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now! 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