New evidence unmasks Jeffrey Epstein's network of power
The network includes Chris Rock, Peter Thiel, Richard Branson, and Irina Shayk, The Daily Mail reports, citing a trove of never-before-seen emails and calendars.
A pile of Jeffrey Epstein's private calendars and emails revealed Jeffrey Epstein's close relationships with presidents, prime ministers, and royalty, as per a report by the Daily Mail.
The trove, which was obtained by the Daily Mail, affirmed that Epstein maintained contact with the world's elite while spending 13 months in prison for sexual misconduct and being designated a registered sex offender.
The calendars revealed that Epstein contacted A-listers such as tech billionaires Bill Gates and Peter Thiel, music executive Tommy Mottola, artist Jeff Koons, magician David Blaine, and filmmaker Woody Allen - even after being registered as a sex offender.
Here's a window into the depth of the relationships between Epsiten and world elites broken down by The Daily Mail:
Prince Andrew and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson
Prince Andrew has confessed to having known Epstein for over a decade. According to witnesses, he went on his own jet several times, stayed at his residences, and even visited Epstein's Caribbean island.
One of Epstein's victims Virginia Roberts disclosed that she was forced to have physical intercourse with the Duke when she was 17. He denied the allegations. However, Andrew paid a reported $12 million to settle a civil case launched by Roberts last year.
Meanwhile, Ferguson was caught in a press trap in May 2010 asking for $550,000 for access to Andrew.
"That opens up everything you could possibly dream for," she told an undercover newspaper reporter. "I can and will open whatever door you desire."
Ferguson was supposedly pushed to such drastic steps by her $5.5 million debts, but in July 2011, she stated that they had been paid off owing to Andrew's intervention.
David Blaine and Chris Rock
The only previously known link between David Blaine and Epstein was in his black book of contacts, but the data indicate the two men had a friendship.
Epstein dined with futurist Pablos Holman and a Jessica Joffe, who looks to be the actress of the same name, in June 2013.
The schedule reads: "David Blaine will stop by toward the end of dinner."
According to the documents, Blaine attended another meal at Epstein's residence in September 2013 with Woody Allen, Jeff Koons, and his wife Justine. Epstein then scheduled another meal with guests in January 2014, including his fiancée, a young Eastern European named Karyna Shuliak, Woody Allen, and Jes Staley.
Blaine was also mentioned as attending, and the schedule stated that "Sarah and Brian" would stop by, Sarah being one of Epstein's top recruits.
The calendar also mentions that maybe Chris Rock will be there, which is the first time the comedian has been linked to Epstein. In 2002, Epstein did invite another comedian, Chris Tucker, on a trip to Africa on Epstein's private plane with former US President Bill Clinton.
According to a source close to Rock, he did not attend the dinner. The source acknowledged that Rock was friends with Woody Allen - the comedian has already stated that he had viewed the director's film Annie Hall more than 80 times - but that Epstein may have misidentified him with Tucker.
Epstein's connection with filmmaker Woody Allen was well known, but the calendars reveal how close they were.
They met many times each month, and on one occasion, Epstein left a message instructing him to go for a walk with Allen.
Allen and Previn will be coming for dinner at Epstein's house in New York, according to a July 2015 note. 'What should we have for dinner?' says the schedule. Soon after, Yi said,'Surprise them'.
Staley was the CEO of JP Morgan's elite private bank, which had Epstein as a customer. He took over as CEO of the British bank Barclays in 2015 and was sacked in 2021 because of his ties to Epstein.
According to the records, Staley met Epstein at least 31 times between 2010 and 2015, many of which occurred after work hours at 6 or 7 p.m.
Epstein blackmailed Bill Gates over affair: WSJ
Jeffrey Epstein discovered Bill Gates' connection with a Russian bridge player and later appeared to use his knowledge to threaten one of the world's richest men, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday citing people familiar with the matter.
The Microsoft co-founder met the woman, who was in her twenties in 2010. Epstein met her in 2013 and later sponsored her attendance at a software coding school. According to persons familiar with the situation, Epstein wrote Gates in 2017 and requested reimbursement for the cost of the course.
The email came after the convicted sex offender struggled and failed to persuade Gates to join a multibillion-dollar nonprofit fund Epstein attempted to establish with JPMorgan Chase. According to others who saw the communication, the suggestion was that Epstein may unmask the affair if Gates did not maintain contact between the two men.
A spokesperson for Gates affirmed the exchange, stressing that “Epstein tried unsuccessfully to leverage a past relationship to threaten Mr. Gates.” The new information regarding Epstein and Gates added another degree of complication to their connection and included additional insight into Epstein's behavior.
Gates, who has a net worth of more than $100 billion and is one of the world's biggest philanthropists, was one of the most well-known names on Epstein's calendar.
Gates' ties with Epstein would finally end his 27-year marriage to Melinda French Gates. French Gates told CBS News in 2022, a year after divorcing the software billionaire, that her ex-husband's relationship with Epstein was "one of many things" that led to the divorce.
Epstein and Gates first met in 2011, following Epstein's conviction for recruiting a kid for prostitution. According to a 2019 New York Times article, the couple met "many times", with Gates telling associates that Epstein's lifestyle was "very different and kind of intriguing, although it would not work for me."
Gates now calls his association with Epstein "a mistake", telling CBS News that he should have followed his ex-wife's counsel and severed ties with the child molester "sooner than I did."
According to The Wall Street Journal's sources, the cost of Antonova's coding lessons was "immaterial for the two men," and Gates did not pay.
Epstein's email was sent to inform Gates that he "knew about the affair and could expose it," the same sources stressed.
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