During a recent interview with CNN host Anderson Cooper, billionaire Bill Gates stated that he regrets his relationship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
After allegations of Epstein’s relationship with children were revealed to the public, Gates decided that it would be a good idea to help rebuild Epstein’s public image behind the scenes.
The Daily Wire reports:
The Microsoft co-founder’s association with Epstein — a former financier and convicted sex offender who allegedly committed suicide in his jail cell — was reportedly a prevalent factor in Gates’ divorce with his wife, Melinda. The couple finalized the end of their twenty-seven-year marriage on Monday, although court documents did not reveal how they would allocate Gates’ $150 billion fortune.
Another report revealed that Gates pushed Epstein to remake his public image after his sex offenses began to circulate in the public eye. According to The Daily Beast, Gates “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.” A source told the outlet that meetings at Epstein’s mansion in New York was a “way of getting away from Melinda.”
Gates is now finally realizing that it was not a good idea to help an accused pedophile, stating that it “was a huge mistake to spend time with him.”
“It was a huge mistake to spend time with him, to give him the credibility of, you know, being there,” Gates said. “You know, there were lots of others in that same situation, but I made a mistake.”