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Report: Jeffrey Epstein Advised Bill Gates About How to End His Marriage

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According to two sources that talked to the Daily Beast, Jeffrey Epstein gave Bill Gates advice on how to end his “toxic” marriage to Melinda. According to the sources, Gates often went to Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse to meet with him and the two met dozens of times. Apparently, Gates was extremely unhappy in his marriage and that was a topic of discussion with Epstein.

According to their reporting:

The billionaire met Epstein dozens of times starting in 2011 and continuing through to 2014 mostly at the financier’s Manhattan home—a substantially higher number than has been previously reported. Their conversations took place years before Bill and Melinda Gates announced this month that they were splitting up.

Gates, in turn, encouraged Epstein to rehabilitate his image in the media following his 2008 guilty plea for soliciting a minor for prostitution, and discussed Epstein becoming involved with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Although this does come from anonymous sources, it would better explain why Melinda Gates was reportedly so upset by Gates being around Epstein. Whatever anyone may think about having a public meeting where you discuss philanthropy with someone like Epstein, it’s undoubtedly worse to be pals with someone like that and hang out at his townhouse discussing the intimate details of your marriage.

This is on top of the news that according to the New York Times, Bill Gates allegedly cheated on his wife and had hit on several women at Microsoft.

In 2019, Microsoft’s board of directors, on which Mr. Gates sat, opened an investigation into one of those cases after being notified that he had “sought to initiate an intimate relationship with a company employee in the year 2000,” Frank X. Shaw, a Microsoft spokesman, said on Sunday. The board hired a law firm to investigate. The following year, Mr. Gates stepped down from Microsoft’s board. The Wall Street Journal reported the 2000 incident and the board’s investigation.

“There was an affair almost 20 years ago which ended amicably,” said Bridgitt Arnold, a spokeswoman for Mr. Gates. “Gates’s decision to transition off the board was in no way related to this matter.”

…Six current and former employees of Microsoft, the foundation and the firm that manages the Gates’s fortune said those incidents, and others more recently, at times created an uncomfortable workplace environment. Mr. Gates was known for making clumsy approaches to women in and out of the office. His behavior fueled widespread chatter among employees about his personal life.

Some of the employees said that while they disapproved of Mr. Gates’s behavior, they did not perceive it to be predatory. They said he did not pressure the women to submit to his advances for the sake of their careers, and he seemed to feel that he was giving the women the space to refuse his advances.

How believable is this? Well, Melinda Gates was a product manager at Microsoft, and the two of them met because they were seated next to each other at a business dinner. Then, you consider that Bill was supposedly hanging out with Jeffrey Epstein and does have a confirmed affair. On top of that, factor in his dorky personality along with his obsessive work schedule and it seems entirely plausible that he was hitting on women at work despite the fact he was rather famously married.

Of course, Melinda Gates comes across as a pretentious, joyless feminist who once publicly complained that her husband wasn’t doing his “fair share” around the mansion he earned for them being one of the greatest businessmen in history, so it doesn’t seem implausible that being married to her was a miserable experience.

It just goes to show you that money is awful nice, but it doesn’t buy you happiness or, for that matter, class.

John Hawkins is the author of 101 Things All Young Adults Should Know. You can find him on Parler here.

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