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    Epstein Threatened To Reveal Gates’ Alleged Affair With Russian Bridge Player: Report

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    The continuing narrative of the disgraceful life of the late financier Jeffrey Epstein continued over the weekend in a news report.

    According to sources who spoke with The Wall Street Journal, Epstein threatened Bill Gates after learning that the Microsoft co-founder had an affair with a Russian bridge player during his marriage to Melinda Gates.

    Around 2010, the co-founder of Microsoft met the woman when she was in her twenties. Epstein encountered her again in 2013 and subsequently paid for her to attend a software engineering school. According to the report, Epstein sent an email to Gates in 2017 requesting reimbursement for course-related expenses.

    The Journal noted that the email in question was sent after the convicted sex offender failed to persuade Gates to join a multibillion-dollar charitable fund alongside JPMorgan Chase. According to those who have seen it, its underlying implication was that Epstein might reveal their relationship if Gates did not maintain contact with him.

    “Mr. Gates met with Epstein solely for philanthropic purposes. Having failed repeatedly to draw Mr. Gates beyond these matters, Epstein tried unsuccessfully to leverage a past relationship to threaten Mr. Gates,” said a spokeswoman for the onetime Microsoft boss.

    In 2006, Epstein was accused of sexually exploiting minors, some as young as 14 years old. In 2008, he pled guilty to soliciting and facilitating the prostitution of a minor. The WSJ reported that following his conviction, Epstein served time in a Florida prison and was required to register as a sexual offender.

    Epstein was detained on sex trafficking-related charges in 2019 after the Miami Herald published an exposé in which a number of women claimed to have been victimized by him. Later that year, Epstein died in detention while awaiting trial; the medical examiner ruled his death a suicide, according to the outlet.

    “Gates, 67 years old, a technology adviser to Microsoft and one of its largest shareholders, has said he met Epstein a few times only to discuss philanthropy, which he regrets and calls a mistake,” the outlet said.

    Mila Antonova, the Russian bridge player, declined to comment on Gates and stated that she did not know Epstein’s identity during their encounter.

    “I had no idea that he was a criminal or had any ulterior motive,” she said regarding Epstein, the WSJ reported. “I just thought he was a successful businessman and wanted to help. I am disgusted with Epstein and what he did.”

    According to his own account, Gates learned bridge from his parents, and it became one of his favorite hobbies. He played with Antonova, who shared his enthusiasm for the game. According to Antonova’s LinkedIn profile, she attended a Russian university from 2000 to 2005 before establishing a bridge society in the United States. According to the report, she subsequently held multiple positions as a software engineer in the Bay Area.

    More on this story via Conservative Brief:

    In a video posted online in 2010, she discussed meeting Gates at a bridge tournament and playing against him. “I didn’t beat him, but I tried to kick him with my leg,” she quipped in the video. CONTINUE READING…

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