Harvard University admits it received a whopping $9 Million in contributions from sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been in hot water over accepting money from Epstein, resulting in the resignation of the Director of MIT’s Media Lab.
We reported earlier this week that MIT staff knew about Epstein’s injustices, so they made a point to note money coming directly from his was noted as “anonymous.” Harvard on the other hand is flat-out pleading ignorance.
USA Today reported that “Harvard received nearly $9 million in donations from financier Jeffrey Epstein before his 2008 guilty plea to sex charges, but the university rejected a proposed gift after the conviction, according to Harvard President Lawrence Bacow.”
In a transparent and desperate attempt at exoneration from accepting a large amount of tainted money, Bacow announced yesterday that “$186,000 in still unspent funds from the earlier donations will be given to organizations that support victims of human trafficking and sexual assault.”
Bacow said Epstein’s crimes are “repulsive and reprehensible” and added he “profoundly regret(s) Harvard’s past association with with.” 2008 was a very long time ago. Harvard has had 11 years knowing what a monster Epstein was. So why wait until now, conveniently after his second prison sentence and apparent suicide as well as the downfall of MIT staff to fess up? And does Harvard really believe that giving the tiniest percentage of an astounding $9 million dollars to victims of human trafficking will vindicate them when thy have been joyously spending the money for over 11 years?
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