A newly released set of photographs taken by Jeffrey Epstein and found at the office of Bill Gates appear to show the Microsoft founder nuzzling with a young woman who was later identified as a victim of the notorious pedophile.
Images circulating on X show Gates standing shoulder to shoulder with a blond-haired young woman whose face is obscured to hide her identity. Prosecutors who handled the Epstein investigation previously identified her as a Polish model in her early 20s. She was also photographed in the proximity of other sexual deviants like director Woody Allen and former CBS anchor Charlie Rose.
The photograph of the young woman with Gates was taken in 2014, years after Epstein had been originally convicted of pedophilia and raising questions about why Gates would continue to associate with him. The unidentified woman has not accused Gates of any wrongdoing.
Asked about their relationship, Gates denied knowledge of Epstein’s pedophilic track record and said he cut off meetings with the so-called philanthropist after promised contributions to his global health fund never materialized.
“I had dinners with him. I regret doing that. He had relationships with people he said would give to global health which is an interest I have… Those meetings were a mistake, they didn’t result in what he purported and I cut them off. That goes back a long time ago now, and there’s nothing new on that,” Gates said.
Despite his death in 2019, Epstein continues to garner outsized fascination among political observers for the circumstances of his death as well as his ability to ingratiate himself with figures like Gates, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., former President Bill Clinton, and other global leaders. Most recently, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has demanded that the Senate subpoena flight records from Epstein’s private jet in order to uncover who else may have been vacationing with the pedophile in the Virgin Islands. That request was denied by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
At the height of his power, Epstein was able to help craft sex offender laws for the Virgin Islands, site of his notorious getaway compound and where many of his sex crimes occurred. The continued revelations about his death, including that the jail holding him deleted the 911 phone calls reporting his hanging, have kept the trail tying powerful individuals to Epstein warm for years.