Gates called his communication with Epstein a mistake
Microsoft founder Bill Gates admitted that he made a huge mistake when he kept in touch with former financier Jeffrey Epstein, accused of sex crimes, reports TASS.
“I had several dinners with him in the hope that what he said about receiving billions for global health through his contacts would be true,” he said.
In addition, he expressed regret over the fact that in the past he allowed an inappropriate relationship with one of his employees.
Epstein was detained in New York State in July 2019. The prosecutor's office said that in 2002-2005, he arranged for dozens of underage girls to visit his home in Manhattan. The youngest victim was 14 years old. Among the friends and acquaintances of the financier were many current and retired officials of the United States and other countries, among them were ex-heads of state, major businessmen and stars.
Epstein's criminal prosecution in the United States ended after he committed suicide in prison in August 2019.