UNITED STATES: The discovery of a long-forgotten controversy involving Jeffrey Epstein and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has caused a stir online. In response to Gates’ alleged affair with Russian bridge player Mila Antonova, Epstein allegedly tried to extort money from him.
Gates and Antonova connected over a common interest in bridge in 2010, when Antonova was in her 20s and Gates was in his.
Jeffrey Epstein attempted to use the affair against Bill Gates by sending him a threatening email in 2017 asking for reimbursement for Antonova’s coding school. The message had “blackmailing undertones” and appeared to be threatening to reveal Gates’ affair if he didn’t comply.
Jeffrey Epstein and Gates first spoke in 2011, after the former had been found guilty of sex offences. Melinda Gates, Gates’ ex-wife, admitted that she did not feel at ease with the encounters.
Jeffrey Epstein attempted to use a previous connection as leverage to threaten Gates but failed to persuade him to put aside the issues.
Jeffrey Epstein established a multibillion-dollar charitable fund to restore his reputation in the public eye, falsely claiming to be a close friend of Gates in order to launch it at JPMorgan Chase.
Jeffrey Epstein had registered as a sex offender and admitted guilt in 2008 for procuring and soliciting a minor for prostitution. In 2019, he was accused of conspiring to engage in sex trafficking and trafficking a minor, but he refuted the allegations and was not released on bail. He was found dead in his New York jail cell.
Mila Antonova met Epstein in 2013 when she was seeking funding for her business to teach others how to play bridge. Boris Nikolic, a close friend of Gates, brought her to Epstein, who offered to pay Antonova’s tuition for coding school but ultimately declined.
Antonova expressed her dissatisfaction with Epstein’s actions, saying he was affluent and wanted to help people. She was also given an apartment by Epstein in New York City, where she didn’t speak to anyone.
Mila Antonova expressed her anger with Epstein’s actions, claiming to have been unaware of his history. She chose not to address the topic of her alleged liaison with Bill Gates.