New evidence has emerged that suggests Jeffrey Epstein was threatening to expose Bill Gates’s affair and was demanding favors from the Microsoft co-founder in return for keeping the secret.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Epstein tried to blackmail Gates after learning about an affair he had with a young woman.
Epstein learned that Gates had an affair with a Russian bridge player in 2010.
When Gates shot down a donation request from Epstein, the sex trafficker sent him an email reminding the Microsoft boss what he knew.
According to The Wall Street Journal: “The Microsoft co-founder met the woman around 2010 when she was in her 20s.
“Epstein met her in 2013 and later paid for her to attend software coding school.
“In 2017, Epstein emailed Gates and asked to be reimbursed for the cost of the course, according to the people familiar with the matter.
“The email came after the convicted sex offender had struggled and failed to convince Gates to participate in a multibillion-dollar charitable fund that Epstein tried to establish with JPMorgan Chase.
“The implication behind the message, according to people who have viewed it, was that Epstein could reveal the affair if Gates didn’t keep up an association between the two men.”
Mila Antonova, the Russian bridge player, said: “I had no idea that he was a criminal or had any ulterior motive.
“I just thought he was a successful businessman and wanted to help.
“I am disgusted with Epstein and what he did.”
Bill Gates had an affair with a Russian bridge player in 2010.
Jeffrey Epstein found out about the affair and later threatened Gates.
A spokesperson for Bill Gates confirms Epstein threatened him.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) May 21, 2023
🚨BREAKING: Jeffrey Epstein Appeared to Threaten Bill Gates Over An Affair With Russian Bridge Player
According to sources familiar with the matter, Epstein discovered that Gates had an affair with the Russian bridge player, and he seemingly used this knowledge to threaten the… pic.twitter.com/Vh8DistISG
— Mario Nawfal (@MarioNawfal) May 21, 2023
FLASHBACK: Bill Gates is asked if his ex-wife Melinda was warning him about Jeffrey Epstein sexually compromising him:
Bill responded “No — I had dinner with him, and that’s all.” pic.twitter.com/xaVincPcAA
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 21, 2023
Boris Nikolic, a Gates associate who introduced Antonova to Epstein, said:
“I deeply regret that I ever met Epstein.
“His crimes were despicable.
“I never saw anything like his illegal behavior.
“My heart goes out to his victims and their families.”
A spokesperson for Gates to the WSJ:
“Mr. Gates met with Epstein solely for philanthropic purposes.
“Having failed repeatedly to draw Mr. Gates beyond these matters, Epstein tried unsuccessfully to leverage a past relationship to threaten Mr. Gates.”