A recent report by the Wall Street Journal has brought forth a scandalous revelation involving Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and the notorious Jeffrey Epstein.
According to the report, Gates allegedly had an affair with a Russian bridge player named Mila Antonova in 2010, while he was still married to Melinda Gates.
The affair supposedly began when Gates and Antonova, both avid bridge players, crossed paths during a national tournament. It is said that they connected and developed a relationship during this time. This claim is supported by a 2010 YouTube video where Antonova mentioned meeting Gates at a national bridge tournament.
Later on, in 2013, Antonova encountered Epstein while seeking financial support for her business venture, BridgePlanet. She stated that she was unaware of Epstein’s criminal background and believed him to be a successful businessman who could assist her.
Epstein, known for his connections and his efforts to establish a large charitable fund with JPMorgan, approached Gates multiple times to join his philanthropic endeavors. However, Gates declined these requests, which strained their interactions. In 2017, Epstein resorted to sending a threatening email to Gates, leveraging his knowledge of the affair and demanding reimbursement for Antonova’s coding camp tuition. It remains uncertain if Gates and Epstein had any further contact following this incident.
Epstein’s connections with JPMorgan have come under scrutiny due to an ongoing lawsuit. The report suggests that he misrepresented his relationship with Gates to JPMorgan executives, trying to present it as a close personal bond. However, the bank expressed regret for its association with Epstein and clarified that they did not rely on his introductions.
Epstein tragically met his demise in a New York jail in 2019, with his death ruled as a suicide. He left behind a legacy of alleged abuse and trafficking, leading his associate Ghislaine Maxwell to receive a 20-year prison sentence in 2022.
Mila Antonova, now working as a software engineer, expressed her repulsion towards Epstein’s actions and emphasized her lack of knowledge regarding his crimes when she approached him for business support. The report also mentions a statement from Gates’ spokesperson, who claims that Gates met with Epstein solely for philanthropic purposes and regrets their association.