(PatriotWise.com)- Earlier this month, Microsoft founder Bill Gates announced that he was ending his marriage with his wife Melinda Gates. The pair announced their split in identical Twitter statements, but reports soon followed that Melinda Gates had been exploring divorce since 2019…and that her husband’s relationship with dead billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein may have played a role in it.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 3, 2021
Bill Gates has previously issued statements stating that it was an “error of judgment” to meet with Epstein on a handful of occasions and said that their meetings were focused on philanthropic work – something that the tech billionaire has spent much of his life working on. So that could well be true, and at this point, nobody truly knows what went on in their relationship.
However, fresh reports have suggested that Gates met Epstein dozens of times and may have even received marital advice during the process.
A source familiar with the couple told far-left media outlet The Daily Beast that Gates would visit Epstein’s $77 million Manhattan townhouse as an “escape” from his unhappy marriage and that he and Epstein were “very close.”
The report even suggests that their relationship blurred professional and personal lines and that they were much closer than Gates had claimed in official statements.
“Gates used the gatherings at Epstein’s $77 million New York townhouse as an escape from what he told Epstein was a ‘toxic’ marriage, a topic both men found humorous, a person who attended the meetings told The Daily Beast,” the outlet reported.
The meetings reportedly began in 2011 and continued through to 2014, and took place many more times than originally reported. Gated also reportedly encouraged Epstein to begin rehabilitating his public image after his guilty plea in 2008 for soliciting a minor for prostitution.
The sources said that Gates felt free in Epstein’s home, where he met a “rotating cast of bold-faced names and discussed world issued in between rounds of jokes and gossip.”
So it was effectively a men’s club.
“[It’s] not an overstatement. Going to Jeffrey’s was a respite from his marriage. It was a way of getting away from Melinda,” a source said.
While the source claimed that Gates would seek advice from Epstein, a spokesperson for Gates disputed the claim and said, “Bill never received or solicited personal advice of any kind from Epstein— on marriage or anything else. Bill never complained about Melinda or his marriage to Epstein.”
At this point it’s he-said-she-said.