BILL Gates reportedly asked Jeffrey Epstein for advice on how to end his “toxic” marriage with wife Melinda amid reports that he allegedly had an affair with a female staffer.
The Microsoft co-founder had a number of meetings at the pedophile’s $77million New York mansion where he used to complain about his wife, according to reports.
Bill Gates reportedly asked Jeffrey Epstein for advice about how to end his marriage with Melinda[/caption]
The meetings reportedly took place at Epstein’s New York mansion[/caption]
A representative for the Microsoft co-founder disputes the claims adding that Bill never received any advice from Epstein on his marriage.
They said that Bill never complained about Melinda or his marriage to the disgraced financier.
It comes amid reports that Gates was forced to quit the Microsoft board after he allegedly had an affair with a female staffer.
Board members are said to have carried out an investigation into the billionaire’s romantic relationship with a Microsoft engineer in late 2019 after she claimed in a letter she had a sexual relationship with Gates for a number of years.
The relationship was deemed by the board to be “inappropriate,” people familiar with events told The Wall Street Journal.
A representative for Bill Gates said the Microsoft co-founder never received any advice from Epstein[/caption]
It has also been claimed Gates “pursued” several women in his office after he wed now-estranged wife Melinda in 1994, according to a New York Times report.
The paper details two alleged instances where the tech mogul clumsily asked out women who worked for him at Microsoft and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
In one instance, Bill Gates is said to have asked out a female Microsoft employee in 2006, following a presentation, two people familiar with the exchange told the Times.
Years later, another woman, who worked for the Gates’ foundation told the Times, that he had allegedly asked her out during a work trip to New York.
Some of the employees who spoke to the Times said they didn’t see Gates’ behavior as predatory, adding he did not pressurize the women into submitting to his advances.
While the probe was being carried out, some board members decided it would not be suitable for Gates to sit as a director at Microsoft.
It’s reported that Gates was forced to quit the Microsoft board after an alleged affair with a female staffer[/caption]
Gates has been urged to come forward and give evidence about his ties to Epstein as he reportedly bought homes near the financier and his billionaire friends.
The Microsoft co-founder has always denied witnessing any wrongdoing during any of his meetings with Epstein.
Melinda was reportedly disturbed by Bill’s relationship with Epstein in 2013 as she told friends how uncomfortable she was in his company and that she wanted “nothing to do with them,” the Daily Beast reported.
One person told the outlet: “He just was an obnoxious guy. He almost made a point of having bad manners, not paying attention at dinner.
Melinda Gates was reportedly ‘disturbed’ by Bill’s friendship with Epstein[/caption]
“I could see how anybody, even without suspicions, would not want to be around him.”
They met with Epstein on the same day the pair accepted the Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award in the city, at the Pierre Hotel, and were photographed with former mayor Mike Bloomberg.
Gates’ spokesman said he “was referring only to the unique décor of the Epstein residence – and his habit of spontaneously bringing acquaintances in to meet Mr. Gates.”
Gates and Melinda announced they were ending their marriage earlier this month[/caption]
In 2013, the tech mogul flew on Epstein’s private plane – dubbed the ‘Lolita Express’ as it was allegedly an aircraft used to traffic underage girls – but his spokesperson claimed he was not aware that the plane belonged to the banker.
They met for dinner in New York later that year but were no longer in contact by the end of 2014, The New York Times reports.
A person familiar with the conversation told the outlet: “Mr. Epstein complained to an acquaintance at the end of 2014 that Mr. Gates had stopped talking to him.”
Earlier this month Gates and his wife Melinda announced they were ending their marriage after 27 years.
A joint statement posted on Twitter said: “We no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”
Most read in News
In a divorce petition, Melinda Gates said their marriage was “irretrievably broken.”
It was revealed last week Melinda had been consulting with lawyers at various firms since at least 2019 for a way to unwind the marriage.
No reason has been given for the split.